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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. Heffley Voices Support for Maintaining Independent Status of the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs
Advocates who are opposed to the consolidation of state social service agencies, including the state Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, into a larger state bureaucracy rallied in the state Capitol Wednesday. Public testimony was heard about budget related agency consolidation proposals and questions were raised about the future status of specific state programs, the effects on customer service and how consolidation could limit input from populations served by as many as four state agencies. State lawmakers joined in the show of support for the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs and how it has played a positive role in helping many citizens to recover from opioid drug addiction. Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) offered comments on this issue.
Rep. Heffley Comments on House Budget Passage
House Republican lawmakers moved to adopt a new state budget plan Tuesday in Harrisburg that would provide greater government efficiency, reduce overall state spending and avoid broad based tax increases. The $31.52 billion House budget is $246 million less than the current state spending plan and $815 million less than the budget proposal put forth by Governor Wolf earlier this year. The House budget also increases basic education funding by $100 million and provides an additional $25 million for both early childhood education and special education programs. House Bill 218 passed the House by a vote of 114 to 84 and now goes to the Senate for consideration.Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) offered comments on the budget legislation following the vote.
Heffley Comments on Bills to Curb Illegal Immigration
A package of bills designed to reduce illegal immigration curtail the government incentives that draw noncitizen aliens to Pennsylvania was unveiled on Monday in Harrisburg. The National Security Begins at Home package of bills would mandate employer compliance with the national E-Verify program, introduce penalties for those who knowingly employ illegal aliens, and require state and local law enforcement compliance with U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.
Heffley Comments on Governor's Budget Address
Governor Tom Wolf delivered his annual budget address before a joint session of Pennsylvania’s House and Senate on Tuesday in Harrisburg. The Governor proposed a $32.3 billion spending plan with no new major taxes for the upcoming fiscal year. House Republicans were encouraged by the Governor’s decision to work with lawmakers to explore several cost-saving measures in order to balance the budget.
Rep. Heffley Comments on Opioid Abuse Prevention Legislation Signed into Law
On Wednesday, a package of legislation designed to arrest the growing opioid abuse epidemic in Pennsylvania was signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf. The legislation will address drug availability and access as well as treatment for those who have become dependent. Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) said these bills are going to positively affect every community in Pennsylvania.
Heffley Recognizes September as Down Syndrome Awareness Month
In order to draw attention to Down syndrome, as well as the challenges and opportunities presented by the condition, Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) today recognized September as Down Syndrome Awareness Month in Pennsylvania with House Resolution 999. Rep. Heffley was joined at an event in the Capitol Rotunda by Eric Waksmunski, a Down syndrome advocate; the Waksmunski children, Jesse, Wyatt and Shane; Josh Stranix, board member at the Arc of Pennsylvania; fourth-grade students from Mahoning Valley Elementary School; along with other supporters. Both Shane and Wyatt have been diagnosed with Down syndrome. Heffley spoke about the impact of Eric’s family on his understanding of Down syndrome and the importance of raising public awareness to help facilitate greater acceptance of those with disabilities.
Heffley Votes to Send On-Time Budget to Governor
In a broad bipartisan vote on Thursday, the Pennsylvania House passed a state budget for fiscal year 2016-17. Senate Bill 1073 contains no new or broad-based tax increases, and was approved by overwhelming margins in both the House and the Senate. Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) said lawmakers in both parties and chambers worked together to ensure an on-time budget and end taxpayers’ anxiety over another protracted budget battle. Senate Bill 1073 now awaits the Governor’s signature.
Rep. Heffley Comments on Ongoing Efforts to Combat Opioid Addiction
Legislative efforts to combat the Commonwealth’s growing problem with heroin and opioid addiction was the topic of discussion at a press conference held in the State Capitol on Thursday. House Leaders, joined by the Governor and other lawmakers, announced the completion of the recommendations set forth by the Task Force and Advisory Committee on Opioid Prescription Drug Proliferation, and outlined plans to move the issue forward by initiating a special legislative session to tackle the problems associated with prescription drug abuse.
Heffley Comments on House Passage of Historic Pension Reform
The Pennsylvania House approved landmark public pension reform legislation on Tuesday that would place new state workers and public school employees into a hybrid retirement system which includes a mandatory 401(k)-type plan. Pennsylvania’s existing defined benefit pension systems, the State Employees’ Retirement System and the larger Public School Employees’ Retirement System presently face billions in unfunded liability and require an increasingly large share of state and school district budget dollars to maintain funding requirements. Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) said this historic pension reform bill would take an important step toward addressing the state’s pension crisis without impacting current employees or retirees. Senate Bill 1071 now returns to the Senate for concurrence.
House Approves Heffley Amendment to Child Protection Bill
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College and university employees who interface with minors as part of their job would have to undergo background checks under an amendment recently approved by the Pennsylvania House. The amendment, sponsored by Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon), is attached to Senate Bill 1156, and is designed to eliminate an existing exemption in the Commonwealth’s Child Protective Services Law. Heffley said staff at Pennsylvania’s institutions of higher learning which host programs for students under 18 should not be excused from a law designed to protect all children. Chuck Nichols Reports – Story and Bite available.