HARRISBURG – With Election Day looming, Reps. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) and Dawn Keefer (R-York/Cumberland) were joined by more than a dozen of their House colleagues in sending a letter to acting Secretary of State Leigh Chapman today, insisting that she immediately issue a directive to county election officials on the proper handling of absentee and mail-in ballots.
HARRISBURG – The House Judiciary Committee held a public hearing Wednesday on a bill sponsored by Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon), which would streamline the process for individuals wrongly convicted of felony crimes and incarcerated to seek compensation.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) was recently joined by several other public officials, family and friends to honor decorated U.S. Army veteran William G. Carpenter by naming a section of Route 72 in Lebanon County in his name.
WHAT: Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) will host a ceremony marking the designation of a portion of Route 72 in Lebanon County as the William G. Carpenter Highway. Carpenter, who has lived a life of public service, is a decorated U.S. Army veteran with service in Vietnam, a long-time Lebanon County Commissioner and former member of Cornwall Borough Council. Ryan sponsored Act 23 of 2022, which designates the stretch of Route 72 from the Lancaster/Lebanon county line to the Lebanon city line at North Cornwall Township in Carpenter’s honor.
HARRISBURG – In his last state budget as a state lawmaker, Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) voted ‘no’ on the spending plan passed by the General Assembly and now heading to the governor’s desk.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) and about two dozen of his House colleagues sent a letter to the enforcement division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today, raising concerns that publicly traded corporations are increasingly becoming involved in environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues outside their stated mission, which “creates a moral hazard for the organization, the investing public, the employees and an entire supply chain.” They contend the fiduciary responsibilities of boards of directors must be examined as corporations go down this uncharted path.
HARRISBURG – State Reps. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) and Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon), and Sen. Chris Gebhard (R-Dauphin/Lebanon/York), will hold a REAL ID seminar in Lebanon to inform constituents about the REAL ID law and the process for obtaining a REAL ID before next spring. Enforcement of the REAL ID Act will begin May 3, 2023.
HARRISBURG – Together with the Palmyra Sportsmen’s Association, Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) announced today he will host a Concealed Carry Seminar next month for residents of the 101st Legislative District.
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.