Topper Comments on Rushed Education Funding Bill

Jun. 04, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – Following the House Education Committee meeting to rush through legislation to address Basic Education Funding, Republican Chairman Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Fulton) issued the following statement:

Topper Bill to Increase Learning Flexibility Now Law

Dec. 18, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – A new law on the books gives Pennsylvania schools more flexibility when it comes to providing educational opportunities to students, said Republican Chairman of the House Education Committee, Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Fulton), who sponsored the bill.

Topper: House Moves to Freeze Tuition for PA Students

Oct. 31, 2023 /

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:

House Approves Topper Bill to Increase Learning Flexibility

Sep. 27, 2023 /

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.

Topper, Ortitay Warner Issue Statement on BEF Commission

Sep. 15, 2023 /

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:

Lifeline Scholarships Bridged the Political Divide

Jul. 26, 2023 /

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.

Topper Proposal to Increase Learning Flexibility Advances

Jun. 28, 2023 /

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.

Topper to Hold Damaged License Plate Replacement Event

May. 31, 2023 /

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.

Lawmakers Call on Democrats to End Partisan Charade and Return to Work

Jan. 30, 2023 /

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.

Topper to Host Bridge Dedication for Local World War II Hero

Oct. 12, 2022 /

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.