‘Less Government’ Suits York County House Republicans
HARRISBURG – Legislation which would reduce the size of Pennsylvania’s General Assembly was passed today by the House and supported by members of the York County Republican delegation, Reps. Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam), Seth Grove (R-Dover), Ron Miller (R-Jacobus), Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion) and Will Tallman (R-Hanover). House Bill 153, which passed 140-49 and now goes to the state Senate, would trim the number of House districts from 203 to 153, and the number of Senate districts from 50 to 38.

Following the vote on the bill, the members issued this statement:

“Day after day, our constituents are making tough decisions, particularly in these difficult economic times. We as a legislative body often ask them to do more with less as we attempt to determine the best use of taxpayer dollars. Today, our vote mirrors these things which we ask those whom we represent to do.

“Reducing the size of the state legislature should not impact our ability to enact meaningful and substantive legislation. While individual districts would be larger as a result of this legislation, today’s ever-improving technology allows us to keep in touch with individuals and groups in more and better ways than ever before. Increased use of email and social media offers constituents more avenues to communicate their opinions to us, and we in turn to measure the general consensus and serve as effective voices in Harrisburg.

“Streamlining state government would also result in a lower cost to the taxpayer, and their effectively getting more for their hard-earned dollar. ‘Less government’ is often the theme of legislation we offer, and House Bill 153 is a mere example of us ‘practicing what we preach’.”

York County House Republican Delegation
Contact: Scott Little
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