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.

The pay freeze would apply to members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, the governor, lieutenant governor, treasurer, attorney general, auditor general, the heads of departments, members of boards and commissions, and the judiciary. Earlier this year, the House Republican Caucus placed a freeze on hiring and froze the salaries of its employees for at least one year.

“This is the right and appropriate action at this time,” said Ryan. “Many Pennsylvania citizens are suffering from job losses and struggling to get by. The pandemic is also taking a tremendous toll on state revenue, which will impact state budgets for years to come. We are committed to sharing in the sacrifices to restore financial stability to our citizens and our Commonwealth as we prepare to face the very difficult fiscal challenges ahead.”

Click this link for Ryan’s remarks following passage of his legislation today in the Senate.

Representative Frank Ryan
101st Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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