Topper Responds to Wolf’s Spend-More, Tax-More Budget Proposal

Feb. 04, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – During a joint session of the General Assembly on Tuesday, Gov. Tom Wolf gave his yearly budget address. Like in years past, he’s asking for increased spending as part of his $36.6 billion budget plan, an increase of $2.05 billion over the enacted current budget. In response to the address, Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) issued the following statement:

State Tax Forms Available in Topper’s Offices

Jan. 28, 2020 /

BEDFORD – State tax forms for the 2019 tax year are now available at the district offices of Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) located in Bedford, McConnellsburg and Mercersburg.

Sonney, Topper and Schroeder Unveil Legislative Package to Reform and Update PASSHE

Jan. 21, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Today, House Education Committee Chairman Curt Sonney (R-Erie) and Reps. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) and Meghan Schroeder (R-Bucks) joined together with Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Chancellor Daniel Greenstein and chair of PASSHE’s Board of Governors Cynthia Shapira to unveil a package of bills designed to update, improve and reform PASSHE.

Hours Extended at Topper’s McConnellsburg Office

Jan. 16, 2020 /

BEDFORD – To better serve the community, Rep. Jesse Topper’s (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) McConnellsburg office, located at 421 Lincoln Way East, will now be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursdays.

House Passes Topper Bill to Dedicate Bedford County Bridge for Fallen Hero

Jan. 13, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – On Dec. 21, 1969, a young man from Bedford County gave his life in the service of his country. On Jan. 13, 2019, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved legislation by Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) to dedicate a bridge for the young man, U.S. Army Ranger Sgt. David Leon Barber.

Topper, Ward, Langerholc Announce Funding for Old Turnpike Bike Trail

Aug. 02, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Efforts to transform a portion of the old Pennsylvania Turnpike in Bedford and Fulton counties will receive a funding boost through a $1 million state Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant awarded to the Bedford-Fulton Joint Recreation Authority, Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Fulton/Franklin) and Sens. Judy Ward (R-30) and Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35) announced.

Topper, Metzgar to Host Senior Expo in Bedford

Jul. 31, 2019 /

BEDFORD – State Reps. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) and Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) are teaming up to host a free Senior Expo at Jordan Hall in the Bedford Fairgrounds, 702 W. Pitt St., on Wednesday, Aug. 14, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Topper’s McConnellsburg Office Open Additional Hours

Jul. 11, 2019 /

BEDFORD – The hours of operation at Rep. Jesse Topper’s (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) McConnellsburg office, located at 421 Lincoln Way East, McConnellsburg, will be extended starting Thursday, July 18.

Topper Issues Statement on No-Tax-Increase Budget

Jun. 25, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) joined fellow representatives Tuesday to approve a no-tax-increase state budget that respects taxpayers, spends less than what Gov. Tom Wolf wanted and sets money aside in the Rainy Day Fund. In response to the spending bill, Topper issued the following statement:

House Passes Charter School Reform Package

Jun. 13, 2019 /

House Passes Charter School Reform Package

HARRISBURG – Today, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed four pieces of legislation designed to update and improve the Commonwealth’s charter school law. These measures are authored by Reps. Mike Reese (R-Westmoreland/Somerset), Matt Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset), Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) and Jim Marshall (R-Beaver/Butler).

Topper Bill to Protect Minors Gains House Approval

Jun. 05, 2019 /

HARRISBURG –The House today approved legislation by Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) to increase the legal age a person can get married to 18 as part of efforts to address the heinous crime of human trafficking.

Topper to Hold Bridge Dedication Ceremony for Fallen Marine

May. 23, 2019 /

WHAT: Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) will honor U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Darrell Magruder during a ceremony to dedicate the Woodberry Pike bridge over Three Springs Run in South Woodbury Township as the Marine Lance Corporal Darrell Magruder Memorial Bridge. Magruder was killed at age 21 in 1966 while fighting in the Vietnam War.

Topper Opens New McConnellsburg Office

May. 22, 2019 /

BEDFORD – To better serve the people of Fulton County, Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) relocated his office in McConnellsburg. The new office is located at 421 Lincoln Way East, McConnellsburg and opened on Thursday, May 23.

Bipartisan Bill to End Child Marriage Moves Out of Committee

May. 14, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – State Reps. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Fulton/Franklin) and Perry Warren (D-Bucks) announced that legislation that would prohibit child marriage in Pennsylvania before the age of 18 was approved by the House Judiciary Committee today and can now be considered by the full House.

Topper Bill to Close Alcohol Sales Loophole Approved by House

May. 10, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – To give voters more say in their community and to close a loophole in the updated liquor laws, the House approved on Wednesday Rep. Jesse Topper’s (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) House Bill 423 to allow for ballot referendums to authorize “dry” municipalities to issue special liquor licenses to manufacturers.