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Rep. Moul Comments on House Passage of Budget

Jun. 26, 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.” Rep. Dan Moul (R-Adams) offered the following comments on the budget legislation.

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Rep. Dan Moul Comments on AG's Report on Susquehanna River Basin Commission

Nov. 08, 2018  Download

Following the release of Auditor General Gene DePasquale’s performance audit on the spending of the Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Rep. Dan Moul (R-Adams) said the report clearly indicates that the federal interstate compact engaged in gratuitous spending on food and alcohol, and that more oversight is needed to prevent the misuse of taxpayer dollars.

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Rep. Moul Comments on House Passage of 2018-19 State Budget

Jun. 21, 2018  Download

The Fiscal Year 2018-19 General Appropriation bill (House Bill 2121) is on its way to the state Senate for consideration after the House of Representatives passed it Thursday by a vote of 188-10. The $32.7 billion spending plan increases growth by 1.7 percent, which is below the rate of inflation (2.13 percent), requires no additional taxes or revenues and officially erases a deficit. The budget also includes a record high $12.3 billion investment in education from pre-k through 12th grade, with additional increases in funding for career and technical education as well as higher education. The budget bill is expected to be sent to the governor prior to June 30, after anticipated Senate passage.

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Rep. Moul Comments on Bill to Prohibit Down Syndrome Abortions

Mar. 12, 2018  Download

Eliminating abortion procedures that are performed specifically to prevent the birth of Down syndrome children was the topic of a rally held Monday in the state capitol. House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) and Rep. Judy Ward (R-Blair) were joined by other lawmakers in support of their bill, which would amend the Pennsylvania Abortion Control Act to prevent the abortion of any child solely due to a diagnosis of possible Down syndrome. Rep. Dan Moul (R-Adams) commented on the proposed legislation.

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Rep. Moul Comments on Legislation to Streamline State Government

Feb. 21, 2018  Download

A package of legislation designed to streamline state government was the topic of a press conference held recently in Harrisburg. A group of House Republicans have introduced several pieces of legislation that would consolidate disparate government agencies that offer similar or duplicative services, as well as eliminate obsolete programs. Rep. Dan Moul (R-Adams) offered his support of the legislation to control the size of state government.

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Rep. Dan Moul Comments on Upcoming Audit of Susquehanna and Delaware River Basin Commissions

Feb. 13, 2018  Download

An examination of the inner workings of the Susquehanna and Delaware River Basin Commissions was the topic of discussion at a press conference held recently by Reps. Dan Moul (R-Adams) and Kristen Phillips-Hill (R-York). Both Moul and Phillips-Hill lauded the first-time audit of these commissions which are have been operating for years without any oversight or accountability. Moul said these commissions have expanded their reach beyond their authority, and need to be reined in.

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Rep. Moul Comments on Efforts to Rein In Budget Spending

Feb. 01, 2018  Download

In anticipation of the Governor’s Budget Address next week, a group of lawmakers gathered in Harrisburg on Thursday to ask the Governor and legislators to craft a state spending plan that forces Pennsylvania to live within its means. Members of the Commonsense Caucus commented on the economic impact of overregulation, the burden of duplicitous government programs, and the stagnating effect of welfare programs which discourage workforce participation, as well as the hole the state has dug for itself by allowing spending to outpace our rate of growth.

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Moul Joins Business Leaders in Call for State Regulatory Reforms to Spur Job Creation and Economic Growth

Jan. 16, 2018  Download

House Republican lawmakers and business leaders introduced a package of Regulatory Reforms Tuesday in Harrisburg aimed at improving the state’s business climate and reining-in government regulatory overreach. The bill are based on information gathered in the House State Government Committee’s Regulatory Overreach Report, which included findings from a series of public hearings held across the state last year that included testimony from various employers, organizations and experts on state regulatory policy. The report called for reforms to Pennsylvania’s restrictive regulatory system that is credited with holding back business development, limiting job creation and crippling economic growth. Rep. Dan Moul (R-Adams) offered comments on the package of legislation.

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Rep. Moul Comments on House Republican Welfare Reform Plan

Jan. 02, 2018  Download

House Republican lawmakers called for action on legislation to help contain costs and bring real reform to Pennsylvania’s welfare system. Reps. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) and Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) announced a package of bills Tuesday in Harrisburg to give more Pennsylvania families an opportunity to improve their quality of life, while tackling waste, fraud and abuse from within the current benefit system. The package also contains measures aimed at enhancing the value of work and strong families, while recognizing that those receiving benefits need help to gain financial independence, not continue a life of dependence. Rep. Dan Moul (R-Adams) attended the news conference and offered comments on the package of legislation.

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Rep. Moul Calls on Gov. Wolf to Sign His Cost Saving Welfare Reform Legislation

Oct. 17, 2017  Download

House Republican lawmakers are calling on Governor Wolf to sign welfare reform legislation now on his desk to help control spending on state human services programs that are growing at a rate that outpaces available revenue. House Bill 59 would help contain costs for entitlement programs and includes reasonable reforms like work or job search requirements for able-bodied Medicaid recipients. House Republican leaders and a large number of rank and file members joined Tuesday in asking for the governor to sign the reform bill and not follow through on his threatened veto. Rep. Dan Moul (R-Adams), prime sponsor of the legislation, commented at the Capitol press conference.