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HARRISBURG – Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks) said he is encouraged by the budget proposal Gov. Tom Wolf presented to a joint session of the General Assembly today because it reflects Pennsylvania’s fiscal realities.
HARRISBURG – By a unanimous vote this morning, the House Education Committee passed a bill, sponsored by committee member Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks), which would require Pennsylvania public schools to conduct annual security drills in each of its school buildings.
HARRISBURG – This week, the House met and finalized assignments for its 27 standing committees. In the 2017-18 legislative session, Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks) has been reappointed to the House Education Committee and the Aging and Older Adult Services Committee. Staats will also take a seat on the House Liquor Control and State Government committees.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks) today announced that forms for the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program for the 2016 tax year are now available.
QUAKERTOWN – In an effort to provide quality outreach opportunities to residents of the 145th Legislative District, Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks) is offering two outreach events in October. Both events will be held at his district office, located at 10 S. Third St. in Quakertown.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks) today announced over $3 million in grants for projects at three Bucks County airports. Grants will be disbursed to Doylestown, Pennridge and Quakertown airports through the Aviation Transportation Assistance Program. The grant program is authorized by the General Assembly and grants are administered by PennDOT’s Bureau of Aviation.
HARRISBURG – The House voted to pass several code bills which served as the final pieces of the 2016-17 budget, said Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks). Included in the package was the tax code (House Bill 1198), the education code (House Bill 1605) and the fiscal code (House Bill 1606). Staats opposed the tax code and supported the education and fiscal codes.
HARRISBURG – A measure introduced by Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks) as House Bill 859 was included in one of the 2016-17 budget code bills passed by the House on Wednesday afternoon.
HARRISBURG – For the second consecutive year, Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks) voted for an on-time, balanced budget that includes no broad-based tax increases. The $31.5 billion budget spends nearly $2 billion less than Gov. Tom Wolf proposed in his February budget address.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks) issued the following statement after the House voted 136-59 to pass a historic pension reform bill:
HARRISBURG – A bill intended to increase safety measures in Pennsylvania’s schools passed the House on Monday, June 13, and now moves to the Senate, said Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks).
HARRISBURG – In order to move Pennsylvania’s liquor laws into the 21st century and to provide convenience to consumers, Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks) voted in favor of House Bill 1690, which would permit the sale of wine in grocery stores, increase opportunities for the sale of beer, and improve customer convenience for overall liquor sales.
HARRISBURG – Legislation coauthored by Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks), Rep. Gary Day (R-Berks, Lehigh) and Rep. Sid Kavulich (D-Lackawanna), which would require public schools to complete one school security drill annually, advanced this week out of the House Education Committee.
HARRISBURG – Richland Township will receive over $38,000 in order to improve traffic signal timing at two intersections in Richland Township, Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks) announced today.
HARRISBURG – Volunteer fire and EMS companies in the 145th Legislative District will receive nearly $110,000 in grants from the Office of State Fire Commissioner, Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks) announced today.