HARRISBURG – As co-chairs of the Basic Education Funding Commission, state Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill, R-York, and Rep. Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, today announced details of the commission’s tenth hearing:
HARRISBURG – Following passage of legislation to freeze tuition for students of Pennsylvania’s four state-related universities, Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Fulton), the Republican chairman of the House Education Committee, issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG –Democrats interrupted Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Fulton) on the floor of the House late Wednesday night when he raised concerns about a procedural move that will jeopardize tens of millions of dollars for Penn State Ag Extension offices.
HARRISBURG – In response to educators and school districts asking for more flexibility in providing educational opportunities for all Pennsylvania students, today the House unanimously approved legislation by Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Fulton) to change the instructional time requirement to 180 days or 990 secondary and 900 elementary hours.
HARRISBURG – As the Republican House members on the Basic Education Funding Commission, Republican chairman of the House Education Committee Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Fulton) and Reps. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) and Ryan Warner (R-Fayette) issued the following statement:
If there is anything that should promote unity and non-partisan work among government officials, it’s the education of our children. Instead, education has become the center of many of our partisan battles. This year felt different, almost hopeful, especially following a dramatic court ruling that essentially handed down a directive that we need to revamp our educational system in Pennsylvania so every child has access to a high-quality education.
HARRISBURG – To further modernize Pennsylvania’s educational opportunities, the House Education Committee today advanced with unanimous, bi-partisan support legislation by Republican Chairman Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Fulton) to change the instructional time requirement to 180 days or 990 secondary and 900 elementary hours.
BEDFORD – Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Fulton) is teaming up with the Pennsylvania State Police and Bedford Borough Police to help constituents with free replacement of license plates that have become difficult to read.
BEDFORD – Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford and Fulton) announced that copies of this year’s Pennsylvania trout stocking schedule are now available in his district offices in Bedford and McConnellsburg.
HARRISBURG— Following today’s hearing on school funding, House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Joshua D. Kail (R-Beaver/Washington), House Republican Education Committee Chairman Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Fulton) and Deputy Policy Committee Chairman David Rowe (R-Snyder/Juniata/Mifflin/Union) held a press conference urging Democratic lawmakers to get back to work immediately.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Fulton) has been tapped to be the Republican voice on education when he was selected as the Republican chairman of the House Education Committee for the 2023-24 Legislative Session.
BEDFORD – Property Tax/Rent Rebate forms for the 2022 tax year, as well as local, state and federal tax filing forms, are now available at the Bedford and McConnellsburg district offices of Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Fulton).
WHAT: Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton), local and state dignitaries, and family members of U.S. Army Cpl. William Glen Imler will gather to dedicate a bridge in Imler’s honor. Imler served our nation in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He was killed in action in 1944 at age 29.
Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton), local dignitaries and family members of U.S. Army Pfc. James E. Williams will dedicate a bridge in Williams’ honor. The Bedford County-native died while held in captivity by Chinese forces as a prisoner of war during the Korean War.
WHAT: Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton), local dignitaries and family members of U.S. Air Force Colonel Joseph M. Stine will dedicate a bridge in Stine’s honor. Stine, who was from Everett, was killed in 1966 during a mission into North Vietnam.
HARRISBURG – To ensure state-related universities are returning the fullest return of investments from state taxpayer dollars, the House approved House Bill 2619, a performance-based funding incentive, said bill sponsor Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton).
HARRISBURG – As businesses continue to struggle with staffing issues and high inflation, the House unanimously advanced legislation by Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) to provide relief from prepaying Sales and Use Taxes to the state.
HARRISBURG - Seeking to make Pennsylvania’s tax code easier to navigate for businesses, the House Finance Committee approved legislation by Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton).
HARRISBURG – Reps. Carl Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) and Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) announced today that approximately $193,000 in grant funding, from a program administered by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner, were awarded to 16 fire and EMS companies in Bedford County.
HARRISBURG – During his final budget address to the Legislature, Gov. Tom Wolf again proposed an unrealistic spending plan, this time to the tune of $43.7 billion. In response, Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton), vice chairmen of the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement: