Everyone in today’s General Assembly can agree on one thing (and perhaps only one thing): we, as a legislative body, are rather polarized. We are a polarized state within a polarized country.
HARRISBURG – To ensure Pennsylvanians with disabilities won’t become ineligible for a valuable medical assistance program because they make too much money, Gov. Tom Wolf signed into law the companion bill to Rep. Kate Klunk’s (R-Hanover) House Bill 1115.
HARRISBURG – Senior citizens will now have another layer of protection against exploitation from caregivers with the governor’s signing of House Bill 1431, now known as Act 49 of 2020.
HARRISBURG – Legislation to combat elder abuse by Rep. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) was approved by the Senate and sent to the governor for his signature.
WHAT: To mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Hanover-based Utz Brands, Rep. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) will host a celebratory press conference. For 100 years, Utz has produced some of the most well-known snacks, ranging from potato chips to cheeseballs and everything in between, while being a good neighbor in the Hanover area and strengthening our regional economy. Utz currently employees more than a thousand workers and supports area farmers and other businesses.
HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives took a firm stand against elder abuse when it approved House Bill 1431, part of a package of anti-elder abuse legislation, its sponsor, Rep. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) said.
HARRISBURG – The House today approved legislation by Rep. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) to protect the lives of children with a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome.
HARRISBURG – The House today moved forward with reviewing the merits of regulations when it approved House Bill 939, it’s prime sponsor, Rep. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover), announced.
HARRISBURG – To further protect workers from sexual harassment and retribution from exposing such behavior, the House today unanimously approved bi-partisan legislation sponsored by Reps. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) and Morgan Cephas (D-Philadelphia).
HARRISBURG – Reps. Kate Klunk (R-York) and Jared Solomon (D-Philadelphia) announced the Department of Labor and Industry (L&I) has allocated $2.6 million for the Schools-to-Work program, which was formed through bipartisan legislation the representatives jointly created, to prepare students for good, well-paying jobs.
HARRISBURG – It was announced today that the House Government Oversight Committee will investigate the Wolf administration’s handling of nursing homes and long-term care facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, the York County House Republican delegation, consisting of House Appropriations Chairman Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion) and Reps. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover), Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam), Seth Grove (R-Dover), Dawn Keefer (R-Dillsburg) and Mike Jones (R-York Township), issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG – In response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget proposal, the York County House Republican delegation consisting of House Appropriations Chairman Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion), House State Government Committee Chairman Seth Grove (R-Dover) and Reps. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover), Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam), Dawn Keefer (R-Dillsburg) and Mike Jones (R-York Township) issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG – In response to the storming of the United States Capitol by protestors, local Republicans, Appropriations Chair Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion), House State Government Chairman Seth Grove (R-Dover) and Reps. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover), Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) Mike Jones (R-York Township), Dawn Keefer (R-York/Cumberland) and Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam); and Sens. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York), Dave Arnold (R-Lebanon/Dauphin/York) and Mike Regan (R-York/Cumberland) issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) has been appointed to serve as a deputy whip in the 2021-22 Legislative Session, which begins in January, by House Majority Whip, Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Armstrong/Clarion/Forest).
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.