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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 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.
Rep. Saccone Comments on Property Tax Independence Act to Eliminate School Property Taxes in PA
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New legislation to replace the use of property taxes to pay for local schools in Pennsylvania with a broad based combination of sales and income tax has been introduced in Harrisburg. Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Washington & Allegheny) said he supports this legislation that would completely eliminate school property tax in the commonwealth. (Saccone cut :27) “The number one issue on people’s minds is property tax. They’ve just had enough. So many people are losing their homes. They feel like they are in jeopardy. They feel like they are being overtaxed. The burden is so great, that they want us to do something about it. They want us to eliminate it. Partial reductions never work, because the school districts just keep raising their taxes. So, we’ve got to eliminate this tax and protect people’s homes and broaden the base across the state, and the sales tax helps do that. This is really critical that we go for the full elimination and not some partial elimination.” Chuck Nichols reports... story and bite available.
Rep. Saccone Comments on Final Passage of Voter ID Bill
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The state House has voted to approve legislation that requires photo ID’s for voters in Pennsylvania to eliminate the possibility of election fraud. Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Washington & Allegheny) said this legislation will help ensure the integrity of the voting process in Pennsylvania. The bill now moves to the Governor’s Desk for his signature. Chuck Nichols reports... story and bite available.
Rep. Saccone to Hold Public Forum on Property Tax Reform
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A southwestern Pennsylvania lawmaker will hold a public forum focusing on local property tax reform on Wednesday, September 21st at 7:00 PM at the Gill Hall Fire Department in Jefferson Hills. Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Washington & Allegheny) is hosting the event and says this is part of a an effort by legislators to bring citizens up to date on the fight to reform the property tax system now used to support schools and local government in Pennsylvania. Mike Davies reports... story and bite available.
Rep. Rick Saccone Comments on House Passage of State Budget
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The Pennsylvania House has passed a $27.15 billion spending plan, completing the budget before the constitutional deadline of June 30. The budget includes no tax increases, and reduces overall spending from the previous year. Rep. Rick Saccone (Allegheny, Washington) expressed his support of the budget plan which increased state funding of education, and reduced wasteful welfare spending. Chuck Nichols Reports – Story and Bite available.