HARRISBURG – Following a vote in favor of the measure today, Rep. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver/Washington) released the following statement on the passage of House Bill 466, a measure to end the state monopoly of liquor sales:
HARRISBURG – In a historic step aimed at proactively tackling the state’s largest economic challenge to date, Rep. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver/Washington) today joined a majority of his House colleagues in support of Senate Bill 1, which seeks to reform Pennsylvania’s two public pension systems.
HARRISBURG – The Beaver County Republican Delegation, including Reps. Jim Christiana (R-15) and Jim Marshall (R-14), along with Sen. Elder Vogel, Jr. (R-47), voted to send to the governor’s desk a provision granting approved private school status to a western Pennsylvania school, which provides specialized education services to students with multiple and/or profound disabilities.
HARRISBURG – As chairman of the House Subcommittee on Higher Education, Rep. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver/Washington) Sunday expressed his disappointment in House Democrats, who amidst debate on budget-related legislation voted against state appropriations for all state-related universities in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG — Rep. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver/Washington) today released the following statement in response to the House of Representatives’ approval of the state budget plan, which includes no new taxes, more than $400 million in new education investments and funding for essential government services:
CENTER TOWNSHIP – In an effort to reach as many residents of the 15th Legislative District as possible, Rep. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver/Washington) today announced he will offer satellite hours in three municipalities located in the Washington County area.
HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives today approved legislation, authored by Rep. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver), which aims to provide more Pennsylvania students and parents with options in pre-K-12 education with the expansion of the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) programs.
HARRISBURG –Taking a major step toward improving a valuable academic support program, the House of Representatives today unanimously approved legislation, authored by Rep. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver/Washington), to ensure low-income students are connected with the educational resources necessary to land family-sustaining jobs.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver/Washington) voiced his concerns about future risks to community hospitals, patients and employees during a hearing held today by the Pennsylvania Insurance Department.
HARRISBURG – A party line vote against a $100 million increase to education left Rep. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver/Washington) puzzled at a meeting of the House Education Committee today. Christiana, who proposed House Bill 752 to increase the amount of available tax credits for the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) programs, offered the following statement:
MONACA – State Rep. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver/Washington) announced today that U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey’s (R-Zionsville) staff will host a casework day at Christiana’s office in Monaca on Tuesday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver) issued the following statement today in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2015-16 budget proposal:
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.