Latest Audio Your browser does not support HTML5 video. 00:00 00:00 00:00 Rep. Emrick says Budget Designed to Protect Taxpayers Jul. 08, 2022 Download Rep. Joe Emrick (R-Northampton) says this budget spends wisely, paying off debt, adding to the rainy day fund, and keeping spending under control. Your browser does not support HTML5 video. 00:00 00:00 00:00 Rep. Joe Emrick on State Budget Jun. 25, 2021 Download Rep. Emrick says there will be no tax increase, and that money is being managed wisely. Your browser does not support HTML5 video. 00:00 00:00 00:00 Rep. Davanzo Says We Need to Get Back to Work Safely Apr. 21, 2020 Download Rep. Eric Davanzo (R-Westmoreland) comments on efforts to get back to work safely in the wake of Covid-19. Your browser does not support HTML5 video. 00:00 00:00 00:00 Rep. Emrick 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. Joe Emrick (R-Northampton) offered the following comments on the spending priorities of the budget plan. Your browser does not support HTML5 video. 00:00 00:00 00:00 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. Your browser does not support HTML5 video. 00:00 00:00 00:00 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. Your browser does not support HTML5 video. 00:00 00:00 00:00 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. Your browser does not support HTML5 video. 00:00 00:00 00:00 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.