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 House Passage of 2018-19 State Budget - 6/20/2018
The Fiscal Year 2018-19 General Appropriation bill (House Bill 2121) is on its way to the state Senate for consideration after the House of Representatives passed it Thursday by a vote of 188-10. The $32.7 billion spending plan increases growth by 1.7 percent, which is below the rate of inflation (2.13 percent), requires no additional taxes or revenues and officially erases a deficit. The budget also includes a record high $12.3 billion investment in education from pre-k through 12th grade, with additional increases in funding for career and technical education as well as higher education. The budget bill is expected to be sent to the governor prior to June 30, after anticipated Senate passage.
Rep. Saccone Comments on Governor's Budget Address - 2/6/2018
The Governor unveiled his 2018-19 state budget proposal before a joint session of the Pennsylvania House and Senate in Harrisburg on Tuesday. The Governor’s plan calls for $33 Billion in state spending, approximately $1 Billion more than the Commonwealth spent last year.
Rep. Saccone Introduces Legislation to End License Suspensions for Individuals with Drug and Non-Driving Convictions - 10/30/2017
Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Allegheny/Washington) has introduced two bills aimed at ending driver’s license suspensions for people convicted of a non-vehicle related crimes. House Bill 42, would remove the driver’s license suspension for non-driving related convictions such as theft and the purchase of tobacco or alcohol by a minor. Additional legislation would also eliminate the driver’s license suspension for any individual convicted of a crime related to the possession of a controlled substance. Saccone said these pieces of legislation are designed to eliminate unfair punishments and help ensure those who are convicted of non-driving related offenses can reenter society as productive citizens.
Rep. Saccone Comments on House Approval of Revenue Plan to Complete Funding of the State Budget without Tax Increases - 9/13/2017
The Pennsylvania House approved an amended state revenue plan on Wednesday that puts taxpayers first and does not require any increase in state taxes. The revenue plan authored by House Republicans is viewed as a financially responsible effort that not does not rely on additional state borrowing and calls for the utilization of existing funds in dormant state accounts to help balance the nearly $32 billion state budget. The amended revenue plan now returns to the Senate for consideration. Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Allegheny/Washington) commented on passage of the legislation:
Rep. Saccone Comments on House Passage of Budget - 6/30/2017
The Pennsylvania House has passed a spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year which holds the line on state expenditures by consolidating agencies and streamlining government programs. House Bill 218 spends $32 Billion, representing an increase of less than one percent over last year’s spending plan. However, the legislature has yet to approve legislation to generate the revenue to fund the budget. House Bill 218 now awaits the Governor’s signature. Rep. Rick Saccone(R-Allegheny,Washington) said he could not vote for a spending plan without a revenue bill.
Rep. Saccone’s Stolen Valor Legislation Signed into Law - 6/27/2017
Legislation that will prohibit anyone from deriving economic benefit from lying about their service in the military or military decorations was signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Wolf. Prime sponsor of the legislation, Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Washington & Allegheny), said he feels this new law offers much needed protections for the honor and valor of Pennsylvania’s veterans and their families.
Saccone Comments on Passage of Landmark Pension Reform Legislation - 6/8/2017
Legislation designed to reform Pennsylvania’s state employee and public school employee retirement systems has been approved by the Pennsylvania House. Senate Bill 1 would establish a hybrid retirement benefit plan, including defined benefit and defined contribution components. New employees would be mandatory members of the new hybrid plan.
Rep. Rick Saccone interviewed by KDKA Radio on His Bill to Prevent Lawmakers from Accepting Gifts from Lobbyists - 6/1/2017
Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Allegheny & Washington) was interviewed on KDKA Radio's Afternoon News program with Robert Mangino on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 about his legislation to eliminate the ability of state lawmakers to accept personal gifts from lobbyists.
Rep. Rick Saccone interviewed by KDKA Radio on His Bill to Eliminate the Sunset Provision in an Existing Law that Protects PA Children from Online Sexual Predators - 5/25/2017
Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Allegheny & Washington) was interviewed on KDKA Radio's Mike Pintek program on Thursday, May 25, 2017 about recent House action on his bill to eliminate the sunset provision in a law that protects the children of Pennsylvania from online sexual predators.
Rep. Saccone Joins Hundreds of PA Gun Owners at Capitol Second Amendment Rights Rally - 5/22/2017
Hundreds of gun owners and gun rights advocates were joined by a large bipartisan group of lawmakers in the state Capitol rotunda on Monday to voice their support for the second amendment rights of Pennsylvania citizens. This was the twelfth annual second amendment rights rally to be held in Harrisburg and a number of nationally noted speakers shared their perspectives on legislative and judicial efforts to protect and preserve the constitutional right to keep and bear arms.Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Allegheny & Washington) was a featured speaker at the annual event and sponsor of legislation to make Constitutional Carry legal for citizens in the state of Pennsylvania.