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04/26/2017
HARRISBURG – On Tuesday, the state House advanced the following four pieces of legislation that would continue efforts to reform Pennsylvania’s outdated system of selling wine and spirits:
04/25/2017
WHAT: The House Game and Fisheries Committee, chaired by state Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-York), will meet to vote legislation that would give both the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) and Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) the authority to increase the cost of hunting and fishing licenses in Pennsylvania. Both commissions have expressed a need to raise the price of licenses.
03/02/2017
The final week of budget hearings conducted by the House Appropriations Committee begins Monday. My York County colleague, Majority Chairman Stan Saylor, has done a fine job keeping testifiers on topic and on time, just as he said he would. All the testimony is being streamed through my website, www.RepGillespie.com.
02/13/2017
WHAT: The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) will present its annual report to the House Game and Fisheries Committee, chaired by state Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-York). Members of the committee will have the chance to ask questions of commission representatives, who are expected to advocate for legislation that would allow them to set their own license fees.
02/13/2017
WHAT: The Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) will present its annual report to the House Game and Fisheries Committee, chaired by state Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-York). Members of the committee will have the chance to ask questions of commission representatives, who are expected to advocate for legislation that would allow them to set their own license fees.
02/07/2017
HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf today unveiled his budget address for the 2017-18 fiscal year to the Pennsylvania General Assembly. The governor’s proposed $32.34 billion spending plan includes no broad-based tax increases and sends more money to our public schools for basic education funding, PreK Counts, special education and Head Start Assistance.
01/05/2017
HARRISBURG – For the second consecutive session, state Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam) has been appointed to serve as majority chairman of the House Game and Fisheries Committee. This will be Gillespie’s third stint as a majority chairman, having served in this same capacity during the 2015-16 session after leading the House Urban Affairs Committee in the 2013-14 session.
01/05/2017
HARRISBURG – For the second consecutive session, state Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam) has been appointed to serve as majority chairman of the House Game and Fisheries Committee. This will be Gillespie’s third stint as a majority chairman, having served in this same capacity during the 2015-16 session after leading the House Urban Affairs Committee in the 2013-14 session.
12/13/2016
HARRISBURG – The York County Republican delegation to the House of Representatives reminds residents the deadline to apply for the 2015 Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program is Dec. 31.
11/17/2016
One of the most enjoyable aspects of serving in the General Assembly involves building relationships with other representatives and senators and learning their backgrounds. Sometimes I get the feeling the public believes we are all practicing or retired attorneys, and that is far from the truth. In 1972, I began what evolved into a 34-year career in health care as one of the country’s first certified paramedics through a national pilot program. I even served briefly as a deputy coroner.
11/15/2016
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion) has been elected majority chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, which is charged with passing legislation related to state government spending and evaluating the fiscal impact of individual bills. During the 2015-16 session, Saylor served as majority chairman of the House Education Committee and was elected majority whip for the 2013-14 session, the highest-ranking position achieved by any York County Republican in state government.
10/20/2016
HARRISBURG – The York County House Republican delegation joined its colleagues Wednesday in advancing legislation that would more accurately measure the academic proficiency of students in vocational education programs. House Bill 2381, which passed unanimously, may now be taken up by the state Senate.
10/18/2016
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam) and Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion) invite senior citizens, their families and caretakers from the 47th and 94th Legislative districts to their annual Senior Information Seminar, which will be held Friday, Oct. 21, from 8 -10 a.m., at The Links Center at Heritage Hills, 2700 Mt Rose Ave., York.
10/18/2016
HARRISBURG – In a strong showing of support, members of the York County House Republican delegation joined a bipartisan mix of lawmakers to approve legislation by a veto-proof majority that would hold cities and municipalities liable for damages caused by unauthorized aliens who commit a crime in so-called “sanctuary cities.”