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Speaker Turzai Calls for Full Protection of Marcellus Shale-Related Jobs

PA House GOP News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 11:13pm
WHAT: Press event with Pennsylvania Speaker of the House Mike Turzai to discuss the necessity of protecting Marcellus Shale-related jobs.
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Jozwiak Meets with U.S. Marshals Who Helped to Capture Frein

PA House GOP News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 9:10pm
Rep. Barry Jozwiak (R-Berks) this week in Harrisburg met Director of the U.S. Marshals Service Stacia Hylton and U.S. Marshal for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Martin J. Pane during their visit to the state Capitol. Hylton and Pane were part of a large team – along with other U.S. Marshals, Pennsylvania State Police officers and other law enforcement personnel – who worked together to track down and arrest Eric Frein. The Marshals involved received a House citation honoring their work. Frein hid in the woods for weeks after allegedly killing one Pennsylvania State Police officer and seriously wounding another Pennsylvania State Police Officer in September 2014.
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Reese Charter Education Reform Bill Receives Committee Approval

PA House GOP News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 5:23pm
HARRISBURG -- A bill authored by Rep. Mike Reese (R-Westmoreland/Somerset) aimed at improving charter and cyber education in Pennsylvania was passed by the House Education Committee on Wednesday.
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Bill to Allow Private Sales of Wine and Liquor Clears House, Heads to Senate

PA House GOP News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 4:32pm
HARRISBURG – The House today voted in favor of legislation sponsored by Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) aimed at reforming the way alcoholic beverages are sold in Pennsylvania. This fiscally responsible and consumer-driven wine and spirits privatization legislation would end the post-Prohibition state store system put in place by Pennsylvania’s then pro-temperance governor, Gifford Pinchot.
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House Education Committee to Focus on Technical Education and Career Readiness, Tobash Says

PA House GOP News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 4:29pm
HARRISBURG – Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) joined his colleagues on the House Education Committee to unanimously pass House Resolution 102, which will establish the Select Subcommittee on Technical Education and Career Readiness.
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Helm Votes to End Pennsylvania’s Inefficient Liquor Store System

PA House GOP News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 2:18am
HARRISBURG – Citing concern over the increasing inefficiency of the state-owned liquor store system, Rep. Sue Helm (R-Dauphin) today joined a majority of her colleagues in the House of Representatives in approving legislation that would turn the sale of wine and spirits over to private enterprise. Helm is a co-sponsor of House Bill 466, which now heads to the Senate for consideration. Similar legislation was approved by the House during the 2013-14 session but the Senate failed to take action.
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House Passes Legislation That Would Privatize Alcohol Sales, Heffley Says

PA House GOP News - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 11:40pm
HARRISBURG – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) today voted for a bill that would remove the government from the alcohol business by privatizing the sale of wine and spirits in Pennsylvania. House Bill 466 passed the House by a vote of 114-87 and now goes to the Senate for consideration.
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Irvin Votes to End State Monopoly of Liquor Sales

PA House GOP News - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 11:24pm
HARRISBURG – In order to finally remove state government from the business of selling alcohol, state Rep. Rich Irvin (R-Huntingdon/Center/Mifflin) today voted with the majority of his colleagues in the House to privatize wine and spirit sales with the passage of House Bill 466.
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Committee Advances Gingrich Bill to Prepare Disabled Students for Workforce

PA House GOP News - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 11:22pm
HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Mauree Gingrich (R-Lebanon), to provide work experience for high school students with disabilities, received unanimous support in the House Labor and Industry Committee today.
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Diamond Votes ‘Yes’ to Privatize State Liquor Stores

PA House GOP News - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 11:04pm
HARRISBURG -- Rep. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon) voted “yes” on House Bill 466, legislation that today passed the House and that would, if enacted, privatize the sale of wine and spirits in Pennsylvania.
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York-Adams County House Republican Delegation Supports Private Sales of Wine and Liquor

PA House GOP News - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 11:00pm
HARRISBURG – Members of the York-Adams County House Republican Delegation today voted in favor of House Bill 466, which would end the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s role in the sale and marketing of wine and liquor so it would instead focus on enforcing state liquor laws. Members of the delegation, including Reps. Seth Grove (R-Dover), Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion), Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam), Kate Klunk (R-Hanover), Mike Regan (R-Dillsburg), Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York Township), Will Tallman (R-Adams/Cumberland) and Dan Moul (R-Adams), released the following statement:
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Simmons Votes in Favor of Liquor Privatization, Urges Senate to Do the Same

PA House GOP News - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 10:58pm
HARRISBURG – Rep. Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton) today joined a majority of his colleagues in the House of Representatives in passing historic legislation that would privatize liquor sales in Pennsylvania. Simmons is a co-sponsor of House Bill 466, which now heads to the Senate for consideration. Similar legislation was approved by the House during the 2013-14 session but the Senate failed to take action.
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State House Passes Liquor Privatization Measure, Kaufer Says

PA House GOP News - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 10:57pm
HARRISBURG – Today, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted in favor of House Bill 466, legislation to privatize the sale of wine and spirits in the Commonwealth. Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne), who supported this measure, issued the following statement after the vote:
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Schemel Votes to End State Monopoly of Liquor Sales

PA House GOP News - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 10:55pm
HARRISBURG – Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) today voted in favor of historic legislation that would privatize liquor sales in Pennsylvania, which passed in the House of Representatives by a vote of 114 to 87. Schemel is a co-sponsor of House Bill 466, which now heads to the Senate for consideration. Similar legislation was approved by the House during the 2013-14 session but the Senate failed to take action.
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Ending State Liquor Monopoly Is ‘The Right Thing to Do,’ Say Gabler, Sankey

PA House GOP News - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 10:55pm
HARRISBURG – State Reps. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) and Tommy Sankey R-Cambria/Clearfield) today joined the majority of their House colleagues in passing legislation which would increase convenience for consumers while getting Pennsylvania out of the business of selling liquor. House Bill 466 may now be taken up by the state Senate.
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House Takes Step toward Moving PA Out of Liquor Business, Staats Says

PA House GOP News - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 10:54pm
HARRISBURG – The House today passed legislation that would move Pennsylvania out of the liquor business by privatizing alcohol sales in the Commonwealth, Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks) said upon passage of House Bill 466 by a vote of 114-87.
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Day Applauds House Vote on Privatizing State Store System

PA House GOP News - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 10:53pm
HARRISBURG – Citing an inherent conflict of interest in the current structure of the state’s liquor store system, Rep. Gary Day (R-Lehigh/Berks) today voted in support of legislation removing the state from the sale of alcohol in Pennsylvania.
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Ellis Votes to End State Liquor Store Monopoly

PA House GOP News - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 10:36pm
HARRISBURG – Rep. Brian Ellis (R-Butler) joined the majority of his colleagues in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in voting in favor of House Bill 466, legislation to privatize the sale of wine and spirits in the Commonwealth. After today’s vote, Ellis made the following statement:
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Let’s Get Pennsylvania Government Out of the Liquor Business, Says Bloom

PA House GOP News - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 10:35pm
HARRISBURG – Rep. Stephen Bloom (R-Cumberland) issued a statement today in response to the passage of House Bill 466, a measure to end full government control of wine and spirits sales in the Commonwealth:
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House Passes Measure to End State-Owned Liquor Monopoly, Masser Says

PA House GOP News - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 10:35pm
HARRISBURG – Rep. Kurt Masser (R-Columbia/Montour/Northumberland) voted in favor of House Bill 466, a bill to privatize the sale of wine and spirits in the Commonwealth in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives today. Masser, a member of the House Liquor Control Committee, made the following statement after today’s vote:
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