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07/12/2017
HARRISBURG – The state House on Tuesday passed House Bill 59, a key piece of the state budget package, on a predominately party-line vote. The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Dan Moul (R-Gettysburg), amends the Human Services Code to mandate work requirements for individuals on public assistance who are able to work and choose not to. It also reforms Pennsylvania’s Medical Assistance program to ensure the administration operates these critical programs within the appropriated budget to reduce executive overspending, while ensuring care for the Commonwealth’s most vulnerable citizens.
07/06/2017
One year ago, photos of an animal found on a Lancaster County farm dominated the news. This was not the first instance of animal cruelty in our area; however, the case of a Boston terrier named Libre ignited a fire that quickly grew. Last week, that fire was “extinguished” when Gov. Tom Wolf signed into law House Bill 1238 as Act 10 of 2017.
06/20/2017
The House Game and Fisheries Committee, chaired by state Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-York), will hold an informational meeting to discuss legislation that could impact the cost of hunting and fishing licenses in the Commonwealth.
06/08/2017
HARRISBURG – The state House on Thursday approved legislation to reform Pennsylvania’s pension systems – the State Employees’ Retirement System (SERS) and Public School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS). The bill now goes to Gov. Tom Wolf, who has indicated he will sign it.
06/02/2017
WRIGHTSVILLE - State Reps. Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion) and Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam) met Thursday with members of the Wrightsville American Legion to demonstrate a new website geared toward veterans. The state-funded site, www.networkofcare.org, gives men and women who are serving or have served our country a central location for information about federal, state and local services.
05/10/2017
My March column on property tax references made during the House Appropriations Committee budget hearings drew a great deal of feedback. The responses were interesting and varied. This is a good time to explain the four-bill package I have introduced.
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the state House advanced the following four pieces of legislation that would continue efforts to reform Pennsylvania’s outdated system of selling wine and spirits: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.