HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives today sent to the governor’s desk legislation making Pennsylvania schools more accountable to taxpayers, parents and students, said Rep. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver/Washington), who authored House Bill 1606, which became the Public School Code.
HARRISBURG – The state House today advanced Senate Bill 1073, the key piece in the package of legislation that forms the 2016-17 state budget. If signed by the governor, the bill will require $31.6 billion in spending, a more than $1.6 billion increase over the 2015-16 fiscal year.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver/Washington) today unveiled his plan to provide permanent elimination of property taxes in Pennsylvania by next summer. He issued the following statement on his solution to a problem that has confounded the General Assembly for years:
HARRISBURG – PennWATCH Champion Rep. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver/Washington) today announced plans to introduce legislation that would improve the state government database launched in 2012.
MONACA – Rep. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver/Washington) is inviting residents from the 15th Legislative District to join him for a town hall meeting on Wednesday, March 30, from 6-8 p.m. at the South Franklin Community Building, located at 100 Municipal Road, Washington.
HARRISBURG – In an effort to keep schools open and finish the 2015-16 state budget, Rep. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver/Washington) today voted to send a supplemental budget plan to the governor’s desk. House Bill 1801 restores cuts made by the governor when he signed the majority of the current budget into law in December.
HARRISBURG — Rep. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver/Washington) today voted in favor of legislation (Senate Bill 3) that would permit the use of medical cannabis in Pennsylvania in a controlled fashion. As a concerned parent, he released the following statement explaining his support for the long-debated issue:
HEIDELBERG (Allegheny County) – A group of local Republican state House members today called for Gov. Tom Wolf to drop his demands for massive tax increases and release $3 billion in state education funding.
MONACA – Rep. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver/Washington) is inviting residents from the 15th Legislative District to join him at two upcoming town hall meetings he has planned in March.
HARRISBURG — In an effort to ensure safety of public water supplies and increase consumer protection, the House Professional Licensure Committee today heard testimony from Pennsylvania plumbers on the importance of a state licensing program for the trade, said Rep. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver/Washington), author of a bill to establish such a program.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver/Washington) today issued the following statement following Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2016-17 budget address:
HARRISBURG – On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Treasury announced that a $2 billion line of credit has been extended to the Commonwealth due to the General Fund’s “historic low [balance] for this time of year,” according to a Jan. 6 press release issued by the Treasury.
HARRISBURG– Reps. Jim Christiana(R-Beaver/Washington) and Jim Marshall (R-Beaver/Butler) issued the following statement after the Senate voted to join the House in bringing an end to the state’s budget impasse:
Report reveals $30.4 billion in spending without budget, lack of transparency
WHAT: State Reps. Seth Grove (R-York), Cris Dush (R-Jefferson/Indiana) and Jim Christiana (R-Beaver) will hold a press conference to release a report on Wolf Administration budget impasse spending.