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District Office
Eberly Business Center
1040 Eberly Way, Suite 250
Lemont Furnace, PA 15456
Phone: (724) 437-1105
Fax: (724) 437-1106
Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Satellite Offices
Perryopolis Borough Building
312 E. Independence St.
Perryopolis, PA 15473
Phone: (724) 736-2290
Fax: (724) 736-2293
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(NO MAIL)

Scottdale Public Library
106 Spring St.
Scottdale, PA 15683
Phone: (724) 887-6140
Wednesdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
(NO MAIL) 

Capitol Office
Room B-11, Main Capitol Building
PO Box 202052
Harrisburg PA 17120-2052
Phone: (717) 787-1540
Fax: (717) 783-2945
House Passes My Taxpayer Protection Legislation
12/12/2017
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House Passes My Taxpayer Protection Legislation
This week, the House approved my legislation to limit state budget increases through the Taxpayer Protection Act.

This legislation is another step in the right direction to fixing the Commonwealth’s broken budget process. I have opposed the past two budgets due to excessive spending increases which were dependent on borrowing and mortgaging our future. This bill will help bring spending under control. Since 1970, total government spending, even when adjusted for inflation, has increased 85 percent.

House Bill 110 would amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to establish spending limits that the Commonwealth must abide by each fiscal year. The proposed constitutional amendment would limit the rate at which the Commonwealth’s spending may increase based on the sum of the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index and population growth each year.

The legislation would need to be approved by the General Assembly in two consecutive sessions and then presented to Pennsylvania voters as a referendum before it could be enacted. Once established, this amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution could only be temporarily suspended at the request of the governor in specific cases of declared emergencies or to fund pension obligations by a 75 percent majority vote of the General Assembly.

The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.


Thank you, Veterans!

Last month, I honored veterans from the 52nd Legislative District with a pancake breakfast at DL&V Volunteer Fire Department. A wonderful time was had by all. We are forever grateful to the service of our veterans and this event is just a small way to say “thank you.” The Connellsville Walmart and Chevron helped make this event possible.
 

Lions Club Meeting

Recently, I spoke to members of the Indian Creek Valley Lions Club. I provided an update on what is happening in the legislature, including information on the final 2017-18 state budget. In addition, I spoke about my legislation to put the taxpayers first and control the out-of-control state budget growth over the past several decades.
 

Real Men Do Wear Pink

In November, I served as guest bartender at the Ye Olde Inn in Connellsville during a Real Men Wear Pink event on behalf of Dr. Scott Tracy. Dr. Tracy was a member of the Class of 2017 Real Men Wear Pink of Westmoreland County. During the course of his campaign, Dr. Tracy raised more than $3,800 for the American Cancer Society for early detection and prevention of breast cancer, innovative breast cancer research and patient support.
 

Honoring a Long-Time AAA Employee


Gwendolyn Ridgeway recently retired from the Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging. Ms. Ridgeway touched the lives of thousands of area seniors during her 44 years of dedicated and compassionate service on behalf of the agency. Her legacy of good works will continue on for a long time. Rep. Matt Dowling, Rep. Pam Snyder and I presented a House citation to Ms. Ridgeway recognizing her. Congratulations, Gwendolyn!
 

Chamber Dinner Held

The 92nd annual Fayette Chamber of Commerce Dinner and Awards was held last week. This year’s theme was “Lights, Camera, Take Action!” Seven awards were presented to businesses, community agencies, educational institutions and individuals. All winners received House citations signed by Reps. Pam Snyder, Matt Dowling and myself. Among the winners was Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus, which received the 2017 Workforce Champion Award. Pictured during the awards presentation (from left) are Nate Regotti, of Rep. Snyder’s office; Amanda Cuteri, of Rep. Dowling’s office; Chancellor Dr. Charles Patrick; Dr. Dean Julian, director of admissions; Barbara Croftcheck, director of continuing education; Melissa Tzan, of my office; Lori Omatick, director of development; Sen. Pat Stefano; and Muriel Nuttall, of the Fayette Chamber of Commerce. 
 
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Office Locations                                                                                                                                                                      
Capitol Office: Room B-11, Main Capitol Building, PO Box 202052, Harrisburg PA 17120-2052 | (717) 787-1540 
District Office: 1040 Eberly Way, Suite 250, Lemont Furnace, PA 15456 I Phone: (724) 437-1105
Email: rwarner@pahousegop.com
 
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