Once again House Bill 76 was introduced in the Legislature and once again it is stalled by ignorance and special interests. House Bill 76 would eliminate the school property tax and replace it with a 1 percent increase in sales tax and about the same increase in Personal Income Tax (PIT). It would also subject more items to the sales tax, like chewing gum, magazines and some services, but not food on the WIC list and not on clothes under $50.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Washington/Allegheny), joined by Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) and nine other members, was flanked by pro-life advocates today at a news conference to mark the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln calling for a national day of fasting and prayer.
A news conference to discuss House Resolution 17, which honors the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln declaring a national day of fasting. Participants will discuss the wisdom of Lincoln’s proclamation, its relevance to today, and how various organizations and individuals across the Commonwealth will mark “National Fast Day” on April 30.
The majority of state legislators in Pennsylvania House of Representatives believe that the right to bear arms must be vigorously defended, as evidenced by the pass of Castle Doctrine (Act 10 of 2011).
HARRISBURG – In a move to protect the children from online sexual predators, the House unanimously approved legislation authored by Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Washington/Allegheny) on April 8. The measure, House Bill 90, enjoyed the support of both Democrats and Republicans and earned the endorsement of Attorney General Kathleen Kane.
I read with great disappointment misinformed editorials in some media outlets on House Bill 90, which allows law enforcement to aggressively pursue child sex predators on the Internet. On any given day, we combat nearly 3,000 of these deviants exchanging the most vile child pornography one can imagine. Every child in those pictures has been sexually exploited and may be in continuous and imminent danger.
HARRISBURG – In March 1863, President Abraham Lincoln signed a proclamation declaring April 30 as a “National Fast Day” so that the citizens of the United States might “recognize the sublime truth that those nations are blessed that honor God.” To honor the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s proclamation, Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Washington/Allegheny) introduced House Resolution 17.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Washington/Allegheny) joined the majority in the House of Representatives to pass House Bill 790, historic legislation that transitions Pennsylvania state government out of the liquor business and ends a monopoly that dates back to the era of Prohibition. Following passage of the bill tonight, Saccone issued this statement:
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane publicly urged lawmakers this week to support legislation authored by Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Washington/Allegheny) to crack down on sexual predators who use the Internet to exploit children. The Saccone measure, House Bill 90, passed the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday and is headed to a vote before the full House.
HARRISBURG – Once again, Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Allegheny/Washington) has joined a bipartisan coalition of legislators and taxpayer advocates to endorse the Property Tax Independence Act (House Bill 76). A news conference was held today at the Capitol to announce the bill’s introduction this session.
The debate about privatizing the liquor stores is flaring into a firestorm. Now that the Legislature finally appears serious about privatizing the antiquated state store system, the unions are pulling out all the stops to turn the tide against it.
JEFFERSON HILLS – Pennsylvanians can demonstrate their support for the state’s servicemen and women with an “Honoring Our Veterans” license plate now available from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Allegheny/Washington) said today.
After, listening to many of the questions raised during the first week of state budget hearings in Harrisburg, I now better understand why there is so much confusion and debate in the public over gun ownership.
JEFFERSON HILLS – Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Allegheny/Washington) would like to let residents know that forms for the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program for tax year 2012 are now available through his Jefferson Hills district office and online at RepSaccone.com.
JEFFERSON HILLS – In preparation for the opening day of trout season this coming April, 2013 trout stocking schedules are now available from Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Allegheny/Washington) at both his Jefferson Hills district office and online at RepSaccone.com.