HARRISBURG - Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) voted Tuesday in favor of a short-term state budget bill that will fund the Commonwealth into November, allowing lawmakers time to assess the fiscal realities of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting statewide shutdown. After revenue figures are in this fall, lawmakers will work on another short-term plan to fund the balance of the fiscal year.
HARRISBURG - Several state lawmakers who are military veterans are demanding Gov. Tom Wolf apologize for offensive statements he made today, directed at those critical of his executive order closing Pennsylvania businesses.
HARRISBURG - Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) has introduced legislation to freeze Cost of Living Adjustments (COLAs) for Pennsylvania public officials through 2021 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the financial turmoil it is causing at all levels of government and in the lives of Pennsylvania residents.
HARRISBURG – When it comes to openness and government transparency, state Reps. Andrew Lewis (R-Dauphin) and Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) have issues with the manner in which Gov. Tom Wolf is allowing certain businesses to open their doors during the COVID-19 pandemic.
HARRISBURG: Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) is asking the Wolf administration to support the General Assembly’s plan to help the Commonwealth recover from the economic strain of the COVID-19 pandemic.
HARRISBURG – A bill sponsored by Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon), which would provide relief to businesses and their employees impacted by mitigation efforts to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus, is now on its way to the governor’s desk.
HARRISBURG —Reps. David Rowe (R-Union/Snyder) and Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) are sponsoring legislation to suspend the personal income tax and state sales tax to protect working families adversely impacted by mitigation efforts to control the spread of COVID-19.
HARRISBURG — Due to the national health emergency, Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) announced this morning that his Palmyra office is closed to walk-in service through March 27 at which time the policy will be reviewed. In the meantime, however, constituents can still contact his office via phone or email for help with any state-related matter.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon), a retired Marine reserve colonel with expertise in economic warfare, urged calm today following the World Health Organization’s declaration that COVID-19 is now a worldwide pandemic that is threatening public health and the world economy.
HARRISBURG – Christopher SantaMaria, chairman of the board of trustees of the Public School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS), has named Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) chairman of the PSERS Audit and Compliance Committee, a key committee as PSERS prepares for its annual audit and moves to address its $44 billion unfunded pension liability.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) said schools in the 101st Legislative District will receive $496,000 in School Safety and Security Grants to improve school security measures and to support programs and personnel to address the safety and well-being of students.
HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf kicked off the state budget process today, when he delivered his annual budget address to a joint session of the General Assembly. The governor’s budget proposes to spend $36 billion, up $2 billion from the budget approved last June. Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon), a certified public accountant who has been working aggressively on strategies in the House to bring state spending under control, said the governor’s plan is unrealistic and unsustainable.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) today announced that forms for Pennsylvania’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program for the 2019 tax year are now available.
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania ranks 10th in the nation in human trafficking, a form of modern day slavery, but today Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon), a long-time advocate for victims of human trafficking, voted with his House colleagues to pass a package of bills he co-sponsored, which take aim at this worldwide problem. The legislation is now headed to the Senate.
HARRISBURG – Reps. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) and Seth Grove (R-York) held a Capitol news conference today to unveil an aggressive plan to put Pennsylvania on a sound financial course and prevent it from going into default, which they say is inevitable if nothing changes.
WHAT: Reps. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) and Seth Grove (R-York) will hold a news conference at the Capitol tomorrow to announce an aggressive plan to improve Pennsylvania’s financial condition before it joins other state governments on the path to financial default. Ryan, a certified public accountant, and Grove are active members of the Commonsense Caucus, a group of Republican legislators credited with scrutinizing the annual state budget and uncovering millions of dollars in needless or wasteful spending. Ryan believes if Pennsylvania continues on its present course, it will face certain default within the next 12 years.
There have been discussions about eliminating property taxes for decades. Now, the day of reckoning has arrived. The School Property Tax Elimination Act – House Bill 13 – is in its final draft after two years of meetings and extensive discussions with affected groups and individuals to determine how best to proceed.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) unveiled his proposal to eliminate school property taxes at a Capitol press conference today. The measure, House Bill 13, the School Property Tax Elimination Act, would replace 100% of all school property taxes. The entire press conference can be viewed on Ryan’s Facebook page, Facebook.com/RepFrankRyan.
WHAT: A press conference to detail and answer questions about the School Property Tax Elimination Act (House Bill 13) that would replace school property as a means of funding basic education with a modification in the Sales and Use Tax and the Personal Income Tax.
WHAT: A press conference to detail and answer questions about House Bills 52 through 58, bills that would merge eight existing state agencies into four new state agencies. These measures would establish BEST practices (Better Government, Economic Prosperity, Stronger and Healthier Communities for Taxpayers) in Harrisburg.