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My Audio Updates
Here you will find audio clips about important events that have taken place during the current and past Legislative Sessions.
Rep. Saccone Joins Grassroots Organizers to Rally Behind ‘In God We Trust’
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Dozens of grassroots organizers and concerned citizens joined at a rally in the state Capitol on Wednesday to urge passage of legislation calling for the public display of the official national motto “In God We Trust.” Bill sponsor, Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Washington & Allegheny), said his legislation calls for the public posting of the motto in school buildings throughout the Commonwealth as an educational aid to remind students about the underlying values held by the nation’s founders. Mike Davies reports... story and bite available.
Rep. Saccone Comments on Legislation to Reduce RACP Borrowing Limit
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Legislation designed to reform the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) received unanimous bipartisan support from the Pennsylvania House on Wednesday. House Bill 493 would reduce the RACP debt ceiling by $600 million dollars and implement controls to ensure new projects are worthy of inclusion in the program which has long been plagued by spending abuse. Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Allegheny, Washington) said added transparency and borrowing limits will ensure that RACP projects are not wasteful. House Bill 493 now awaits the Governor’s signature. Chuck Nichols reports... wraps and stand alone bites are available.
Rep. Saccone Comments on Committee Hearing on His Bills to Update State Ethics Act
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A series of bills designed to update the state’s ethics act were the topic of discussion at a recent hearing held by the House State Government Committee. Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Washington & Allegheny), prime sponsor of five ethics reform bills, said that in order to restore faith in government, lawmakers and other officials must be held to a very high standard, and that there is no room for any questionable practices. Chuck Nichols reports... story and bite available.
Rep. Saccone Bill Would Fund Repairs for Structurally Deficient PA Bridges with Proceeds from Natural Gas Development
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On the heels of an announcement that PennDOT plans to place weight restrictions on 1,000 structurally deficient Pennsylvania bridges due to insufficient funding for essential maintenance, lawmakers are putting forth their ideas to address the problem. Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Washington & Allegheny) said he is introducing legislation to raise revenue for bridge repair by increasing natural gas exploration and development on state land, which would not place new burdens on taxpayers. Mike Davies reports... story and bite available.
Rep. Saccone Comments on 2nd Amendment Rally in Harrisburg
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Lawmakers were joined by hundreds of responsible gun owners in Harrisburg on Tuesday for the annual Second Amendment Action Day. The rally, held on the front steps of the Capitol Building due to the number of participants, featured speakers including retired military officers, congressmen, and state legislators. Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Washington & Allegheny) said lawmakers are striving to pass legislation to enhance the peoples’ right to defend themselves. Chuck Nichols reports... story and bite available.
Rep. Saccone on House Passage of His Child Protection Legislation
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Legislation that would allow district attorneys to issue a subpoena to internet providers to procure subscriber or customer information related to cases of child sexual exploitation or abuse received unanimous approval from the Pennsylvania House this week. Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Washington & Allegheny), prime sponsor of House Bill 90, said his bill would not allow warrantless searches, but would give DA’s the ability to discover the names associated with accounts involved in internet child sexual abuse. Saccone’s bill now moves to the Senate for consideration. Chuck Nichols reports... story and bite available.
Rep. Saccone Comments on Unveiling of Property Tax Independence Act
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A bipartisan coalition of state lawmakers on Tuesday unveiled the latest version of the Property Tax Independence Act, a proposal to completely replace school district property taxes in Pennsylvania. The bill calls for replacing revenues currently collected through school district property taxes with statewide funding sources including modest increases in the personal income tax and state sales tax. Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Washington & Allegheny) said the new legislation would broaden the funding base to make school taxation more equitable and give some protection to school boards facing skyrocketing costs for teacher contracts. Mike Davies reports... story and bite available.
Rep. Saccone Comments on Bills to Reform State Pensions Systems
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Legislation to address the underfunding of Pennsylvania’s state employee and school employee pension systems has been introduced in Harrisburg. The two bill package would shift future state and school district employees to a defined contribution retirement plan similar to 401(k) plans prevalent in the private sector, rather than the present defined benefit state retirement system. Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Washington & Allegheny) said lawmakers must get a handle on the expanding pension crisis, before the situation grows even worse. Chuck Nichols reports... story and bite available.
Rep. Saccone Comments on Annual Right to Keep and Bear Arms Rally
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Hundreds of supporters of Second Amendment rights joined lawmakers in Harrisburg on Tuesday for the annual Right to Keep and Bear Arms Rally. Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Washington & Allegheny) addressed the crowd and said that legislators must remain vigilant in opposing those who would seek to curtail the self-defense rights of law-abiding citizens. Chuck Nichols reports... story and bite available.
Rep. Saccone Supports Constitutional Amendment to Expand Homestead Tax Property Exemption to Full Value of Primary Residence
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Legislation to amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to allow for the exclusion of up to 100 percent of the value of a principal residence from property taxes has been was unanimously approved by the state House. Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Washington & Allegheny) said this begins the process to remove the constitutional hurdles that have prevented the passage of legislation to protect Pennsylvania homeowners from the burden of skyrocketing property taxes. Mike Davies reports... story and bite available.