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:
Lawmakers to unveil a comprehensive agenda to move Pennsylvania forward.
HARRISBURG – Legislation by Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) aims to end the antiquated practice of requiring Pennsylvania businesses to pay an estimated sales tax in advance, replacing it with the policy that businesses pay only the sales tax they actually collect.
BEDFORD – Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) announced that forms for the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program are now available at his offices.
BEDFORD – State and federal tax forms for the 2021 tax year are now available at the district offices of Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) located in Bedford, McConnellsburg and Mercersburg.
BEDFORD – To better serve the community, Rep. Jesse Topper’s (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) McConnellsburg office, located at 421 Lincoln Way East, will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. starting on Wednesday, Dec. 1.
HARRISBURG – Recognizing that education is not a one-size fits all solution for every child, the House today advanced legislation by Rep. Jesse Topper’s (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) to give parents and students the ability to design a more individualized educational model.
WHAT: U.S. Army Sgt. Charles Warsing was killed in action during the Vietnam War in in 1968. To ensure his sacrifice is remembered, the Pennsylvania Route 913 bridge over the Raystown Branch Juniata River in Liberty Township, Bedford County, will be designated as the Sgt. Charles Warsing Memorial Bridge.
HARRISBURG – Reps. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton), chairman of House Education Committee’s Subcommittee on Higher Education, and Natalie Mihalek (R-Allegheny/Washington), chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Education, held a joint hearing this morning on higher education funding in Pennsylvania.
WHAT: The House Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Education and the House Education Committee Subcommittee on Higher Education will hold a joint hearing to review higher education funding in Pennsylvania. This year’s budget spends $1.86 billion on higher education and it is prudent for the House to review expenditures to ensure taxpayers’ dollars are being spent appropriately.
BEDFORD – In response to the governor issuing a mask mandate for K-12 schools and day care facilities, Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) issued the following statement: