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.
MONACA – State Rep. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver) invites residents of the 15th Legislative District to join him for a district-wide town hall meeting on Thursday, April 3, at 6 p.m., at the Penn State Beaver auditorium, located at 100 University Drive in Monaca.
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania’s servicemen and servicewomen are now able to have their veteran status included on their state-issued driver licenses or non-driver identification cards, Rep. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver) announced today.
HARRISBURG – Reps. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver) and Mark Mustio (R-Allegheny) today expressed their frustration with a request made by the chairman of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) during a House Appropriations Committee budget hearing.
MONACA – State Rep. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver) announced today that 24 volunteer fire and ambulance organizations in the 15th Legislative District have been awarded more than $285,000 in funding through the 2013-14 Pennsylvania Fire Company and Ambulance Service Grant Program.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver) today issued the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Corbett’s state budget proposal for the 2014-15 fiscal year:
WHAT: The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will host a press conference to announce its support of legislation, authored by State Reps. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver) and Dan Frankel (D-Allegheny), which seeks to protect patient access and choice in the health care marketplace.
HARRISBURG – Taking another step toward providing greater transparency to Pennsylvania taxpayers, the House of Representatives today approved legislation, authored by Rep. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver), to open the checkbooks of Pennsylvania public schools to the eyes of the public.
WHAT: The House Health Committee will hold a public hearing on House Bills 1621 and 1622, sponsored by Rep. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver). The bipartisan legislative package is aimed at protecting patient access and choice in the health care marketplace.
HARRISBURG – State Reps. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver) and Dan Frankel (D-Allegheny) today denounced a campaign-style attack University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) mounted last weekend at Christiana and their bipartisan legislation aimed at protecting patient access and choice in the health care marketplace (House Bills 1621 and 1622).