Bill to Aid Social Organizations During COVID-19 Crisis Heads to Governor, Says Klunk, Farry, Hershey

Nov. 20, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – The Senate and House today affirmed its commitment to veterans clubs and similar organizations when it forwarded to the governor for his signature a bill to provide relief by permitting them to use a larger share of small games of chance revenue for operating expenses during the emergency declaration. House Bill 777 is the result of a collaborative effort between Reps. Kate Klunk (R-York), Frank Farry (R-Bucks) and John Hershey (R-Mifflin/Juniata/Franklin).

House Calls for Audit of All COVID-19 Data in the Commonwealth, Klunk Says

Nov. 20, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – To ensure state officials are using accurate data to shape their response to COVID-19, the House today approved House Resolution 1087 by Rep. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) to direct the Legislative Budget and Finance Commission (LBFC) to review data collected by the Department of Health.

York County House Delegation Agrees with Call to Audit Election

Nov. 09, 2020 /

HARRISBURG - Earlier today, House Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-Centre) called on Gov. Tom Wolf to audit the pending results of the 2020 election. In response, the York County House Republican Delegation consisting of House Appropriations Chair Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion) and Reps. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover), Seth Grove (R-Dover), Dawn Keefer (R-Dillsburg) and Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam), issued the following statement:

York County Legislators Tell Wolf: ‘Your Money’s No Good Here’

Oct. 23, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Members of the York County Republican delegation are questioning the timing and business acumen of Gov. Tom Wolf, who on Thursday announced an effort to address the financial struggles of Pennsylvania’s restaurants, bars and taverns during the COVID-19 pandemic. The governor, who this week vetoed legislation that would have removed certain operating restrictions on the hospitality industry, is pushing to have standard liquor licensing fees waived for the 2021 calendar year.

Klunk Questions Unemployment Officials About State Response to Record Unemployment

Oct. 20, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – As Right-to-Know (RTKs) requests filed with the Department of Labor and Industry go unanswered, Rep. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) continued today during a House Labor and Industry Committee to seek answers to the Wolf administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic that left millions of Pennsylvania out of work.

Give Police More Tools to Help Victims of Domestic Violence

Oct. 19, 2020 / Press Release

One of the unfortunate side effects of the mandates in response to COVID-19, such as the stay-at-home order, is a sharp increase in domestic violence. During the height of the stay-at-home order. Police departments in York County saw upticks in the number of domestic violence calls, including York Area Regional Police that saw a 36% increase, according to media reports.

Klunk: Local Organization that Supports Armed Forces Members Saved by Grant

Sep. 18, 2020 /

HANOVER – The Hanover-based For the Love of a Veteran Inc. received a $45,000 grant, essentially saving it from closing, Rep. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) announced. The Veterans Trust Fund grant will be used to supply care packages to members of the United States Armed Services who are serving throughout the world.

York House Republicans Respond to Judge Ruling Wolf Orders Unconstitutional

Sep. 14, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – In response to a federal judge ruling that Gov. Tom Wolf’s COVID-19 restrictions are unconstitutional, the York County House Republican Delegation, which includes House Appropriations Chair Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion) and Reps. Mike Jones (R-York Township), Kate Klunk (R-Hanover), Seth Grove (R-Dover), Dawn Keefer (R-Dillsburg) and Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam), issued the following statement:

Klunk to Host Free Shredding Event in Hanover on Sept. 19

Sep. 02, 2020 /

HANOVER – As part of efforts to protect private information, Rep. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) will host a free shredding and identity theft prevention event for residents of the 169th Legislative District. The event will be held in the parking lot of her office located at 118 Carlisle St. in Hanover on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Governor Continues Assault on Transparency, Say York and Adams Lawmakers

Jul. 22, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf plans to veto a transparency bill that received unanimous support in the Legislature, continuing his attempts to quash the right of the public and press to question state government officials. In response, local House Republicans from York and Adams counties, which include Reps. Seth Grove (R-Dover), who authored House Bill 2463; Kate Klunk (R-Hanover); Dawn Keefer (R-Dillsburg); Dan Moul (R-Gettysburg); Torren Ecker (R-Abbottstown); Mike Jones (R-York Township) and House Appropriations Chairman Rep. Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion) issued the following statement:

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.