WHAT: U.S. Army Cpl. Earl H. Markle was just 19 years old when he gave his life in the service of the nation during the Korean War. Markle was serving with the 1st Calvary Division when the unit was attacked during the Battle of Unsan in present day North Korea. Following the battle, Markle was reported missing and, three years later, declared deceased. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star and other military honors.
HARRISBURG – Five local schools are receiving grants totaling $175,000 from the Pennsylvania Department of Education today to expand computer science programs for students, according to members of the PA General Assembly’s York County Republican delegation.
HARRISBURG – The House Judiciary Committee unanimously approved legislation today aimed at targeting individuals who solicit services from victims of human trafficking, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York).
HARRISBURG – To ensure taxpayer dollars are used to fund the priorities of Pennsylvanians and not being used fraudulently or misspent, Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) and a bipartisan group of lawmakers joined Attorney General Josh Shapiro to unveil a comprehensive plan to guarantee funding is being used on the people who truly need assistance.
WHAT: Because of the considerable amount of taxpayer money used to fund Pennsylvania’s Medical Assistance Program, or Medicaid, the third largest in the nation, and the vulnerable population the program it serves, it is important to ensure taxpayer money is used to assist those in need. With this in mind, a bipartisan group of lawmakers from the House and Senate will introduce a package of bills to reform how services are provided. This package will codify the recent grand jury recommendations along with enacting statutes which mirror federal law to allow the Commonwealth to combat fraud in the program and recoup state tax dollars. The package of bills and issues facing the program will be discussed at a press conference.
On Jan. 1, Pennsylvanians awoke to not only a new year, but a new decade. Little did they know, on New Year’s Eve the checking account of the Commonwealth was overdrawn by $904 million.
Nearly a year ago, I was honored to have been named the first chairman of the newly formed House Government Oversight Committee. As someone who has long espoused the need for greater oversight in state government, this appointment was particularly meaningful to me.
HARRISBURG – The York County House Republican delegation announced today that the York County School of Technology is the recipient of a $50,000 grant to improve career and technical education (CTE).
HARRISBURG – No tax dollar collected, held or spent by state government belongs to the government. The money belongs to the people who entrust elected officials to be fair stewards of their money.
WHAT: No dollar collected, held or spent by state government belongs to the government. As stewards of taxpayer money, a group of representatives will unveil their proposed reforms to strengthen the financial management of the Commonwealth.
DOVER – A Spring Grove man killed in action during the Korean War will be posthumously honored by having a road dedicated to him, Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover) announced today.
DOVER – A Pennsylvania grand jury recently issued a report finding the state’s Keystone Innovation Zone and Pennsylvania Research and Development tax credit programs are susceptible to fraud. In response to the report, Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover) issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG – Reps. Seth Grove (R-York), Eric Nelson (R-Westmoreland) and Jim Cox (R-Bucks/Lancaster) were joined by advocates to discuss a package of legislation to put small businesses on equal footing when it comes to taxes.
HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a series of bills to protect consumers from unethical practices causing consumers to pay more for prescription drugs and drive out small family-owned pharmacies. Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover), who authored, House Bill 942, issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG – Reps. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) and Seth Grove (R-York) held a Capitol news conference today to unveil an aggressive plan to put Pennsylvania on a sound financial course and prevent it from going into default, which they say is inevitable if nothing changes.
WHAT: To remove unnecessary impediments to small businesses, three state lawmakers introduced the Small Business Tax Package, House Bills 105, 333 and 1603. Small businesses, which create about 65% of Pennsylvania’s jobs, are driving forces in the state’s economy. The bills will be discussed during a press conference.
WHAT: State lawmakers will discuss the Small Business Tax Package, House Bills 105, 333 and 1603, which is expected to be voted out of the House Finance Committee. The bills would remove unnecessary impediments to small businesses, which create about 65% of Pennsylvania’s jobs.
DOVER – Projects to covert two former golf courses in the 196th Legislative District to parks each received $250,000 in grants through the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s (DCNR) Bureau of Recreation and Conservation, Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover) announced today.
HARRISBURG – Language crafted by Reps. Seth Grove (R-Dover) and Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) to improve career and technical education (CTE) in Pennsylvania and included in House Bill 265 was signed into law Wednesday, the representatives announced.
HARRISBURG – A report by the House Oversight Committee recommends new legislation to update lobbying disclosure laws, committee Chairman Seth Grove (R-Dover) and minority Chairman Matthew Bradford (D-Montgomery) announced today.