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).
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
HARRISBURG – More than five months after announcing his intention to audit Gov. Tom Wolf’s business shutdown waiver program, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today offered a progress report - not a final report - on his findings.
HARRISBURG – To get answers to numerous questions about problems that have plagued the state’s Unemployment Compensation System, Rep. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) filed with the Department of Labor and Industry four Right-to-Know requests (RTK).
HARRISBURG – The House Judiciary Committee unanimously approved legislation by Rep. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) to further protect victims of domestic violence. House Bill 175 now goes to the full House for consideration.
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.
HARRISBURG – Since March, Pennsylvania’s Unemployment Compensation System has been plagued with problems, leaving millions of workers without benefits as they need to feed their families and keep a roof over their heads.
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:
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.
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:
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.
HANOVER – Continuing efforts to revitalize downtown Hanover received a boost when the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board approved economic development liquor licenses to two establishments, Rep. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) announced.
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.
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.
HARRISBURG – The York County delegation to the House of Representatives joined fellow members Tuesday to end the more than three-month-long emergency declaration, which gave Gov. Tom Wolf sweeping powers, when they approved House Resolution 836.
HARRISBURG– Fire and EMS companies in York County received nearly $800,000 through the Fire Company Grant and Emergency Medical Service Grant programs during fiscal year 2019-20, the county’s House Republican delegation announced.