No Wells? No Worries! York County Continues to Benefit from Natural Gas

Jul. 01, 2020 /

YORK – A former feed mill in York County, once used as a prop for Gov. Tom Wolf’s severance tax tour, is being torn down despite the absence of a severance tax on Pennsylvania’s natural gas consumers. To date, York County has received nearly $3.5 million dollars, including more than $378,000 it received today, in impact fees from taxes on unconventional gas wells in Pennsylvania despite there not being a well in the county.

Local Lawmakers Announce Funding for York County Senior Centers

Jun. 24, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Senior Centers in York County will receive nearly $60,000 in 2019-20 Senior Community Center grants, Reps. Seth Grove (R-Dover), Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) and Dawn Keefer (R-Dillsburg); and Sens. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York), Mike Regan (R-York) and Dave Arnold (R-York) announced today.

House Takes Stand Against Elder Abuse, Passes Klunk Bill

Jun. 10, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – The House today took a strong stance against the abuse of elderly residents when it unanimously approved Rep. Kate Klunk’s (R-Hanover) House Bill 400. The legislation seeks to end the public shaming of care-dependent Pennsylvanians on the internet, specifically on social media.

York County House GOP Delegation Votes to Reopen PA Business

May. 29, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – With the governor stopping legislative efforts at every turn to safely reopen the state’s economy, the York County GOP delegation to the state House joined a bipartisan vote last night to terminate the portion of the governor’s emergency declaration that has held millions of business owners and employees across the state hostage.

How Did Unemployment Fail?

May. 28, 2020 / Press Release

Some of the most gut-wrenching conversations I’ve had with constituents have come over the past two months or so. They all carried a common theme: Unemployment benefits…or more like the lack thereof.

Representatives from York/Adams Counties Issue Statement on Budget

May. 26, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives today approved a responsible, short-term $25.8 billion budget that runs through November. In response, the Republican House delegation from York and Adams counites, who are House Appropriations Chair Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion) and Reps. Torren Ecker (R-Abbottstown), Kate Klunk (R-Hanover), Dan Moul (R-Gettysburg), Seth Grove (R-Dover) and Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam), issued the following statement:

Klunk, Farry and Hershey Bill to Aid Social Organizations During COVID-19 Crisis Heads to House

May. 05, 2020 /

HARRISBURG –During this time of crisis and economic uncertainty, social organizations are also feeling the financial constraints of a closed economy. To aid this these organizations, which provide charity contributions to our communities, Reps. Kate Klunk (R-York), Frank Farry (R-Bucks) and John Hershey (R-Mifflin/Juniata/Franklin) have introduced House Bill 777 to allow social organizations to utilize small games of chance profits to meet financial obligations during the COVID-19 crisis.

Southcentral House Republicans Move to Expand COVID-19 Testing

Apr. 29, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – House Democrats today blocked a measure which would have provided the Wolf administration with necessary COVID-19 testing tools it requested to help protect Pennsylvanians and reopen the state. Southcentral region state legislators, including House Appropriations Majority Chairman Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion) and Reps. Torren Ecker (R-Abbottstown), Dawn Keefer (R-Dillsburg), Kate Klunk (R-Hanover), Dan Moul (R-Gettysburg), Seth Grove (R-Dover), Mike Jones (R-York Township), Greg Rothman (R-Camp Hill), Sheryl Delozier (R-Lower Allen Township), Paul Schemel (R-Franklin), Mark Keller (R-Perry/Cumberland) and Barb Gleim (R-Carlisle), issued the following statement:

Diamond, Klunk, Ecker Sponsor Bill to Open Local Garden Centers

Apr. 24, 2020 /

HARRISBURG - Rep. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon) has introduced House Bill 2429, which would grant a waiver to the governor's COVID-19 Business Closure Order to all lawn and garden equipment and supplies stores that can adhere to the social distancing practices and other mitigation measures defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), effectively opening them up for in-person operations.

House Republicans Along Pennsylvania’s Southern Tier Issue Statement on Wolf’s Regional Council

Apr. 23, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf took the unprecedented step to join a regional council of governors to dictate how and when stay-at-home orders will be lifted, and Pennsylvania businesses will reopen during the COVID-19 crisis. In response, a group of Republican members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, comprised of Reps Kate Klunk (R-York), Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton), Paul Schemel (R-Franklin), Dan Moul (R-Adams), Mike Jones (R-York), John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster) Matt Dowling (R-Somerset/Fayette), Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) and House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) and House Appropriations Chair Stan Saylor (R-York), whose districts are along the state’s southern tier issued the following statement:

Local House Republicans Vote to Bring Parity to Pennsylvania Businesses

Apr. 14, 2020 /

HARRISBURG –The House today approved Senate Bill 613 to require the governor to follow federal guidelines to determine which businesses are considered life-sustaining, bringing parity to the Pennsylvania business community and keeping in line with practices of surrounding states. In response, area House Republican members, who are House Appropriations Chair Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion) and Reps. Torren Ecker (R-Abbottstown), Dawn Keefer (R-Dillsburg), Kate Klunk (R-Hanover), Dan Moul (R-Gettysburg), Seth Grove (R-Dover), Mike Jones (R-York Township), Greg Rothman (R-Camp Hill), Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland), Mark Keller (R-Perry/Cumberland) and Barb Gleim (R-Carlisle) issued the following statement:

House Republicans from York, Adams and Cumberland Counties Urge Wolf to Allow Construction Workers to Work

Mar. 26, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – After hearing from local business owners, construction workers and others, members of the House of Representatives from York, Adams and Cumberland counties joined together to urge Gov. Tom Wolf to allow construction projects to be completed and to allow workers to return to job sites. Previously, Wolf included construction on the list of “non-essential” businesses, which put a halt to construction projects in Pennsylvania. In response, the members, who are House Appropriations Chair Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion) and Reps. Torren Ecker (R-Abbottstown), Dawn Keefer (R-Dillsburg), Kate Klunk (R-Hanover), Dan Moul (R-Gettysburg), Seth Grove (R-Dover), Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam) Barb Gleim (R-Carlisle), Greg Rothman (R-Camp Hill) and Mike Jones (R-York Township) issued the following statement:

We Lost Glatfelter. What’s Next?

Mar. 04, 2020 / Press Release

There are several names synonymous with York County. There’s Utz and Martin’s, the snack food giants based in the western end of the county, Wright, who gave Wrightsville its name, and many others that have withstood the test of time.