Aug. 10, 2022 Download
State Rep. Torren Ecker (R- Adams, Cumberland) interviews fellow lawmaker Rep. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette, Westmoreland) about his legislation dealing with Video Tolls on the PA Turnpike.
Oct. 30, 2019 Download
The Pennsylvania House this week continued work on a package of bills designed to bolster the volunteer fire and ambulance companies that form the backbone of the Commonwealth’s emergency response network. The Helpers and Heroes Package addresses the crisis facing our first responders, with most companies having lost more than three quarters of their volunteer force.
Jun. 25, 2019 Download
House lawmakers have voted to support a 2019-20 General Fund budget that continues a multi-year effort to hold the line on taxes, fees and spending. Total state spending would be set at $33.997 billion, a 1.8% increase over the current fiscal year, which is in line with the rate of inflation. The plan provides for a record level of spending on education and includes a deposit of more than $250 million into the Rainy-Day Fund, the state’s primary “savings account.”
Apr. 30, 2019 Download
Pennsylvania’s roadways must be made safer, and legislation that would address distracted driving by mandating usage of “hands-free-only” technology is drawing bipartisan support in Harrisburg.
Feb. 05, 2019 Download
Gov. Tom Wolf unveiled his 2019-2020 state budget proposal on Tuesday in Harrisburg. The $34 billion spending plan represents a nearly 1 billion dollar increase in state spending over last year. Rep. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette & Westmoreland) said he is concerned about the Governor's call for increased state spending and his failure to address funding for fire and EMS issues.
Feb. 06, 2018 Download
The Governor unveiled his 2018-19 state budget proposal before a joint session of the Pennsylvania House and Senate in Harrisburg on Tuesday. The Governor’s plan calls for $33 Billion in state spending, approximately $1 Billion more than the Commonwealth spent last year.
Sep. 13, 2017 Download
The Pennsylvania House approved an amended state revenue plan on Wednesday that puts taxpayers first and does not require any increase in state taxes. The revenue plan authored by House Republicans is viewed as a financially responsible effort that not does not rely on additional state borrowing and calls for the utilization of existing funds in dormant state accounts to help balance the nearly $32 billion state budget. The amended revenue plan now returns to the Senate for consideration. Rep. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette/Westmoreland) commented on passage of the legislation:
Jun. 30, 2017 Download
The Pennsylvania House has passed a spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year which holds the line on state expenditures by consolidating agencies and streamlining government programs. House Bill 218 spends $32 Billion, representing an increase of less than one percent over last year’s spending plan. However, the legislature has yet to approve legislation to generate the revenue to fund the budget. House Bill 218 now awaits the Governor’s signature. Rep. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette, Westmoreland) said he cannot support a spending plan until a viable revenue bill is in place.
Mar. 13, 2017 Download
A package of bills designed to reduce illegal immigration curtail the government incentives that draw noncitizen aliens to Pennsylvania was unveiled on Monday in Harrisburg. The National Security Begins at Home package of bills would mandate employer compliance with the national E-Verify program, introduce penalties for those who knowingly employ illegal aliens, and require state and local law enforcement compliance with U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.
Feb. 07, 2017 Download
Governor Tom Wolf delivered his annual budget address before a joint session of Pennsylvania’s House and Senate on Tuesday in Harrisburg. The Governor proposed a $32.3 billion spending plan with no new major taxes for the upcoming fiscal year. House Republicans were encouraged by the Governor’s decision to work with lawmakers to explore several cost-saving measures in order to balance the budget.