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:
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and Sec. of Health Dr. Rachel Levine today signed new orders for targeted mitigation efforts in response to the recent rise in COVID cases, primarily in southwest Pennsylvania, but also in other counties in the state, influencing the decision for statewide mitigation efforts for bars and restaurants, gatherings and telework. The new orders take effect at 12:01 a.m., Thursday, July 16, 2020.
HARRISBURG – In a bipartisan vote today, the House passed legislation sponsored by Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) to develop a roadmap for improving the Commonwealth’s financial condition.
HARRISBURG - Today, the House unanimously passed legislation sponsored by Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) to freeze Cost of Living Adjustments (COLAs) for state government officials through 2021. The vote was 202-0.
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.