HARRISBURG – Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon), Colonel USMCR (Ret), who spent time in eastern Europe in the late 1990s, said he is deeply troubled by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the destruction of its cities and the killing of innocent civilians, including children. Ryan believes the U.S. government and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) could and should be doing more to help them.
HARRISBURG – Today, Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) introduced new legislation to eliminate school property taxes and establish a more modern and reliable way to fund education in the Commonwealth.
WHAT: Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) will hold a Capitol news conference next week on his legislation to establish reliable funding sources for Pennsylvania schools while eliminating property taxes that threaten to price middle- and lower-income residents out of their homes.
HARRISBURG -- In his annual state budget address today, Gov. Tom Wolf proposed a $43.7 billion budget for fiscal 2022-23, which would increase state spending by a whopping $6.2 billion or 16.6%. That’s $17 million more a day than the current budget. The governor’s budget also proposes to spend the balance of the federal pandemic funding it received.
HARRISBURG – Today, Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) announced he will not be seeking re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives this fall.
HARRISBURG – The board of the Pennsylvania School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS) met Thursday and elected Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) to a second term as its vice chairman.
HARRISBURG – Today, the House Judiciary Committee advanced legislation, sponsored by Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon), which proposes to amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to limit the terms of justices and judges serving on state appellate courts.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) introduced legislation in December to extend the pay freeze for public officials that he succeeded in enacting last year. Act 79 of 2020 placed a freeze on Cost of Living Adjustments (COLAs) for 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 through this year. House Bill 583 would have extended the freeze through 2022.
On Aug. 30, 2021, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Republican Policy Committee conceded to my request to hold a public hearing on the property tax elimination efforts that have been going on for decades for others and for over four years for me personally.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) won a major victory this week when the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) finally surrendered data he requested more than a year ago. At issue is the data the Wolf administration used to prevent Lebanon County businesses from reopening following the statewide shutdown.
HARRISBURG -Republican state lawmakers Frank Ryan and Russ Diamond, both of Lebanon County, are calling out Pennsylvania’s acting secretary of Health for inaccurate comments she made concerning the Annville-Cleona football team and COVID-19. They issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG - Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon), a leading advocate for property tax elimination, hosted a public hearing of the House Majority Policy Committee at the Lebanon Valley Expo Center today to examine the complexities of property tax elimination in Pennsylvania and gain a better understanding of what is needed for such a plan to be successful.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) a retired Marine reserve colonel who served during the Vietnam era, and in Afghanistan and Iraq, is appalled at the events now unfolding in Afghanistan and the Biden administration’s handling of the U.S. withdrawal there.
WHAT: Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) and the House Majority Policy Committee, will hold a public hearing next week in Lebanon to take testimony from Pennsylvania’s leading proponents and opponents of property tax elimination. Ryan has long supported property tax elimination and believes it would be advantageous for his constituents, but it is a complex issue across the Commonwealth. The hearing will provide the committee and public with a deeper understanding of these complexities.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) is calling on the U.S. Department of Justice (DOH) to reconsider its decision to drop its investigation into COVID-19 related deaths among patients and staff at Pennsylvania nursing homes.
HARRISBURG –Rep. Francis X. Ryan (R-Lebanon), a retired Marine Reserve Colonel and veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, was joined by Reps. Rob Mercuri (R-Allegheny), Abby Major (R-Armstrong), Tim O’Neal (R-Washington), and Tracy Pennycuick (R-Montgomery), in expressing grave concerns and reservations about the Biden administration’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, which is well underway and nearly complete.
HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) that would help the General Assembly to better track and anticipate state spending became law today without the governor’s signature.
HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed House Bill 1300, sweeping election reform legislation that passed by the General Assembly last week.
HARRISBURG - Today, the House passed comprehensive election reform legislation aimed at improving the security and accessibility of Pennsylvania elections, and would help restore voter confidence, according to Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon).
HARRISBURG - This week, legislation co-sponsored by Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) was introduced, which would change Pennsylvania’s election process to restore integrity, faith and trust in elections. The legislation follows a series of 10 public hearings this spring by the House State Government Committee of which Ryan is a member.