HARRISBURG – At a press conference today, Gov. Tom Wolf announced his proposal to enact a 5 percent tax on the natural gas industry in Pennsylvania. Rep. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver) issued the following reaction to the governor’s plan:
HARRISBURG –As a strong advocate for government transparency, Rep. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver) today announced the launch of a new online tool that gives taxpayers and the media greater access to the checkbooks of Pennsylvania’s public school districts.
WHAT: As a strong advocate for government transparency, Rep. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver) will hold a press event to announce the launch of the SchoolWATCH feature on the Pennsylvania School Performance Profile (SPP) website. This new feature is a compilation of fiscal data from all Pennsylvania public schools implemented as a result of legislation authored by Christiana in the House.
HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives today approved legislation, introduced by Rep. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver), which aims to improve the nationally acclaimed Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Educational Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) programs by eliminating bureaucratic hurdles and enhancing the flexibility of the funding to allow more Pennsylvania students to benefit.
HARRISBURG – Three state lawmakers today commended their colleagues in the House of Representatives for approving a comprehensive education reform bill that aims to increase transparency in Pennsylvania school districts and enhance student academic outcomes, while also reforming the antiquated Planning and Construction Workbook process, also known as PlanCon, among other improvements.
MONACA – Rep. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver) would like to invite veterans and their family members who reside in the 15th Legislative District to participate in his veterans’ recognition breakfast on Thursday, Sept. 11, at 9 a.m. at the Monaca Turners, located at 1700 Old Brodhead Road, Monaca.
MONACA — Due to a scheduling conflict, Rep. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver) today announced a new date for his town hall meeting in Hanover Township, Washington County. The event, which was originally scheduled on Thursday, Sept. 4, will now take place on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 6 p.m. at the Hanover Township Municipal Building, located at 11 Municipal Drive, Burgettstown.
MONACA- Rep. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver) invites families of the 15th Legislative District to participate in his 2014 Kidz Day event on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. near the center fountain at the Beaver Valley Mall.
MONACA – Rep. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver) invites seniors who reside in the 15th Legislative District to his sixth annual Senior Citizen Showcase from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, at Center at the Mall, located inside the Beaver Valley Mall, 570 Beaver Mall Drive in Monaca.
HARRISBURG – As a leading advocate for increased transparency, Rep. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver) today applauded the School District of Philadelphia for its recent decision to add salary information to the compilation of data it currently makes available to the public online.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver) today joined the majority of his colleagues in the General Assembly in supporting a $29.1 billion state budget, which increases support for education and senior citizens without asking more from taxpayers:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver) today applauded Gov. Tom Corbett, Attorney General Kathleen Kane and competing health care giants UPMC and Highmark as they announced a comprehensive transition agreement has been reached to protect patients and consumers after the contract between the two organizations expires at the end of the year.
HARRISBURG –Setting the stage for final budget negotiations, the House of Representatives today sent to the Senate a fiscally responsible state budget plan, which closes the looming $1.4 billion budget gap while maintaining a commitment to avoid raising taxes on hard-working Pennsylvanians. Rep. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver), who voted in favor of the plan, issued the following statement:
WHAT: As majority chairman of the Subcommittee on Higher Education, Rep. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver) will host House Education Committee members for a public hearing on the link between Pennsylvania higher education programs and preparing students for 21st century jobs.
HARRISBURG –Rep. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver) today introduced legislation to modify the funding mechanism by which Pennsylvania’s cyber charter schools receive certain funding.