Wolf Budget Ignores Financial Forecast, Ryan Says

Feb. 03, 2021 /

HARRISBURG ? Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) said Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2021-22 budget plan ignores the significance of the Independent Fiscal Office’s (IFO) five-year revenue projections, the state’s risks to growth and proposes to “cure” Pennsylvania’s $2 billion structural deficit with a 46% Personal Income Tax hike on working Pennsylvanians. Despite claims that certain income would be excluded from taxation, the governor’s proposal ignores economic reality and the trends of higher costs related to the needs of seniors, the impact of the pandemic on our citizens, and devastation created by excessive shutdown orders.

Ryan Questions Top Election Official About Election Processes

Jan. 22, 2021 /

HARRISBURG ? The House State Government Committee held the first of 14 planned public hearings on election integrity this week at the state Capitol. The intent of the hearings is not to relitigate the 2020 election, but to enable the committee to take a closer look at election laws, processes and procedures to determine what legislative action may be necessary.

Ryan Reappointed to Four Key House Committees

Jan. 12, 2021 /

HARRISBURG -House Republican leaders have announced committee assignments for the 2021-22 Legislative Session, reappointing Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) to the Aging and Older Adult Services, Finance, State Government, and Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness committees.

Ryan Sworn in to Third Term in PA House

Jan. 05, 2021 /

HARRISBURG - Today, Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) took the oath of office and officially began his third term as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

PA Lawmakers: Numbers Don’t Add Up, Certification of Presidential Results Premature and In Error

Dec. 28, 2020 /

PA Lawmakers: Numbers Don’t Add Up, Certification of Presidential Results Premature and In Error

HARRISBURG – A group of state lawmakers performing extensive analysis of election data today revealed troubling discrepancies between the numbers of total votes counted and total number of voters who voted in the 2020 General Election, and as a result are questioning how the results of the presidential election could possibly have been certified by Secretary of the Commonwealth Kathy Boockvar and Governor Tom Wolf. These findings are in addition to prior concerns regarding actions by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the Secretary, and others impacting the conduct of the election.

Wolf Administration Appeals Order to Comply with Ryan Request for Data Used to Delay Lebanon County Re-Opening

Oct. 30, 2020 /

HARRISBURG - Last month, the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records (OOR) ordered the Wolf Administration to comply with a Right-to-Know (RTK) request, filed by Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon), which seeks justification for the administration’s delay in re-opening Lebanon County businesses, action Ryan said caused unnecessary hardship on the business owners and their employees.

Impeachment of Justice David N. Wecht

Oct. 14, 2020 /

Recently, I filed articles of impeachment against a sitting justice on the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This is not a path I take lightly or delight in. In fact, it saddens me.

Ryan Pay Freeze Bill Headed to Governor’s Desk

Sep. 21, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) to freeze Cost of Living Adjustments (COLAs) for state government officials through 2021 received unanimous approval today in the state Senate. House Bill 2487 is now on its way to the governor’s desk.

Area Schools Receive $117,000 to Assist Students with Special Needs

Aug. 21, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Schools and education agencies statewide are receiving about $20 million in additional funding to provide education services for students with disabilities negatively impacted by COVID-19 mitigation efforts and who may face additional challenges through the new academic year.

Ryan, Grove Letter Seeks Answers on State Employees Working Remotely

Aug. 10, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – With most state agency’s office still closed in response to COVID-19, Reps. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) and Seth Grove (R- York) sent to the Office of Administration a letter requesting information in regard to residents having trouble contacting employees about core government services.

Wolf Reluctantly Allows Transparency Bill to Become Law

Jul. 27, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) expressed relief that the Wolf administration will no longer be able to keep Pennsylvania citizens in the dark during the COVID-19 pandemic – a time when information and answers are sorely needed. Last evening, Gov. Tom Wolf permitted a key government transparency bill to become law without his signature.

Ryan Lauds County Action to Secure Funding Denied by Wolf

Jul. 22, 2020 /

HARRISBURG –Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon)offered his support for Lebanon County officials after they filed suit against the Wolf administration today to recover nearly $13 million in federal CARES Act funding the administration is withholding from the county. Ryan released the following statement: