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House members gathered for a Capitol news conference in support of House Bill 59 – the human services code bill to this year’s budget, which is sponsored by Rep. Dan Moul (R-Adams).
Legislation to help those truly in need, prevent waste, pave pathway to prosperity
By State Reps. Joe Emrick (R-Northampton County) and Dan Moul (R-Adams County)
WHAT: In light of the absence of a final revenue plan for the 2017-18 fiscal year, a 17-member group of state House legislators will present its plan to close out and fully fund the state budget without the need for raising taxes on hard-working Pennsylvanians. The proposal is an alternative to legislation passed by the Senate and endorsed by Gov. Tom Wolf that would increase taxes on consumers’ natural gas, electric and telephone bills; as well as borrow more than $1.3 billion.
NEW CUMBERLAND – House members of the Pennsylvania Taxpayers’ Caucus received input during a hearing at the Fairview Township Fire Company on Tuesday about how the proposed Senate tax increases would drive businesses from the state and people from their homes if the legislation is signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf.
Faced with a budget deficit that exceeds $2 billion, the House this week passed a welfare reform bill that I sponsored, which would establish work requirements for people on public assistance and preserve the continuity of care for Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable citizens.
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.
WHAT: Rep. Dan Moul (R-Adams) will testify next week before the House State Government Committee, which is investigating concerns of unchecked authority and financial and regulatory abuse by the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC). The committee will examine concerns raised by lawmakers, as well as representatives of municipalities and businesses regulated by the SRBC to determine if corrective legislation is warranted. The SRBC is an interstate compact that includes Pennsylvania, Maryland and New York.
President giving power to educate back to states
HARRISBURG — The House this week passed legislation, sponsored by Rep. Dan Moul, which would enable volunteers of charitable organizations to produce fundraising mailers on behalf of the organization, without triggering burdensome annual state registration requirements.
HARRISBURG- The state House today took the latest step in passing a spending plan for the 2017-18 fiscal year by approving House Bill 218, the General Fund appropriations portion of the state budget. The bill may now be taken up by the state Senate.
HARRISBURG – Members of the General Assembly met today with representatives of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), including Acting Secretary Patrick McDonnell, to discuss what they feel are abuses of power, redundancy of services and overall wasting of taxpayer dollars by the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC).
HARRISBURG – This week, Rep. Dan Moul (R-Adams) presented House Resolution 168, which commemorates the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Pennsylvania Gettysburg Monuments Project, on the House floor.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Dan Moul (R-Adams), who has served on the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee for several years, placed second in the annual Celebrity Draft Horse Driving Competition at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex on Tuesday.