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Rep. Joe Emrick Legislative Radio Report/Podcast

Oct. 05, 2018  Download

The weekly Legislative Report Program with Rep. Joe Emrick (R-Northampton) is now available on the House Republican Radio News Service. This brief public affairs report may be used in its entirety or edited for actualities to use in state government news coverage.

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House Approves Emrick Bill to Improve Public Oversight of the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission

Oct. 04, 2018  Download

Efforts by state Rep. Joe Emrick (R-Northampton) to tighten control over activities of the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission (DRJTBC) are a step closer to becoming law following overwhelming bipartisan support of House Bill 652. The legislation, which passed unanimously, may now be considered by the Senate.

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Rep. Emrick 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. Emrick Comments on "Taxpayer Budget"

Sep. 06, 2017  Download

In an effort to protect Pennsylvanians from widespread tax increases proposed as a method to close the state’s budget deficit, a group of House Republican Lawmakers unveiled a proposal to bring the Commonwealth’s spending plan into balance without dipping into the checkbooks of taxpayers. The “Taxpayer’s Budget” would utilize money currently sitting idle in over 200 state-held accounts and redirect it to close budgetary shortfalls.