Wolf Administration Appeals Order to Comply with Ryan Request for Data Used to Delay Lebanon County Re-Opening

Oct. 30, 2020 /

HARRISBURG - Last month, the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records (OOR) ordered the Wolf Administration to comply with a Right-to-Know (RTK) request, filed by Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon), which seeks justification for the administration’s delay in re-opening Lebanon County businesses, action Ryan said caused unnecessary hardship on the business owners and their employees.

Impeachment of Justice David N. Wecht

Oct. 14, 2020 /

Recently, I filed articles of impeachment against a sitting justice on the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This is not a path I take lightly or delight in. In fact, it saddens me.

Ryan Pay Freeze Bill Headed to Governor’s Desk

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.

Area Schools Receive $117,000 to Assist Students with Special Needs

Aug. 21, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Schools and education agencies statewide are receiving about $20 million in additional funding to provide education services for students with disabilities negatively impacted by COVID-19 mitigation efforts and who may face additional challenges through the new academic year.

Ryan, Grove Letter Seeks Answers on State Employees Working Remotely

Aug. 10, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – With most state agency’s office still closed in response to COVID-19, Reps. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) and Seth Grove (R- York) sent to the Office of Administration a letter requesting information in regard to residents having trouble contacting employees about core government services.

Wolf Reluctantly Allows Transparency Bill to Become Law

Jul. 27, 2020 /

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.

Ryan Lauds County Action to Secure Funding Denied by Wolf

Jul. 22, 2020 /

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:

Wolf Administration Announces Targeted Mitigation Efforts in Response to Recent COVID Case Increases

Jul. 16, 2020 /

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.

Ryan Votes for Interim State Budget While Assessing Ongoing Impact of Statewide Shutdown

May. 27, 2020 /

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.

Ryan Introduces Bill to Freeze Pay for Public Officials

May. 04, 2020 /

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.