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.
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.
HARRISBURG - Upon learning of Lebanon County Sen. Dave Arnold’s passing today after losing his battle with brain cancer, Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) issued the following statement:
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.
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.
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.
HARRISBURG - On Thursday, Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) joined 69 other members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly in filing an amicus curiae or friend-of-the-court brief with the Supreme Court of the United States in the Texas case challenging the administration of the 2020 General Election in Pennsylvania and three other states.
HARRISBURG - Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) will sponsor legislation next month aimed at preventing child abuse and neglect like that which killed 12-year-old Maxwell Schollenberger of Annville.
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.
HARRISBURG – Today, Gov. Tom Wolf signed a bill sponsored by Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) that will freeze Cost of Living Adjustments (COLAs) for state government officials beginning Dec. 1, 2020, through Nov. 30, 2021.
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.
HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania Office of Open Records granted an appeal to Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon), after a Right-to-Know request he filed with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, seeking justification for delaying the re-opening of Lebanon County businesses, was denied.
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.
HARRISBURG – Reps. Seth Grove (R-York) and Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) are calling on Gov. Tom Wolf’s Office of Administration to answer questions it failed to respond to when previously asked.
This week, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) sent letters to Gov. Tom Wolf and the governors of New York, New Jersey and Michigan, requesting data regarding COVID-19 and nursing homes.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) announced today that Lebanon High School will receive about $142,000 in additional Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding for historically disadvantaged students.
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.
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.
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.
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: