Rep. Christiana discusses paid maternity leave proposal

Rep. Christiana discusses paid maternity leave proposal

Rep. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver) sat down with The PLS Reporter to discuss his proposal which would allow House staffers twelve weeks of paid maternity leave.

Thursday, April 20, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
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House Speaker supports paid maternity leave for House employees

House Speaker supports paid maternity leave for House employees

After a review of the benefits for employees of the House of Representatives, Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) issued a statement earlier this week noting his support for providing House employees with twelve weeks of paid maternity leave.

 

"After conducting an extensive review of our benefit policies, as well as those offered by other employers in both the private and public sector, I support instituting a paid maternity leave policy for House employees," he said.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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School choice expansion sought at state, national level

School choice expansion sought at state, national level

The movement for increased school choice gained some traction in recent days as a bipartisan group of legislators, including Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny), introduced legislation to expand the EITC/OSTC tax credit programs

 

These programs allow businesses to take a tax deduction for donating scholarship funds for low-and-middle-income students and/or providing funds for innovative programs within schools.

Monday, January 30, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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House loads somewhat agreed-to $31.55 billion budget

House loads somewhat agreed-to $31.55 billion budget

The House Appropriations Committee Monday evening loaded into Senate Bill 1073—a budget bill left over from the FY 2015-2016 budget impasse—a $31.55 billion state spending plan for FY 2016-2017 that has sign-off from House Republican and Democratic leadership.

Monday, June 27, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Rep. Christiana goes in depth about his property tax elimination plan

Rep. Christiana goes in depth about his property tax elimination plan

Rep. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver) discussed House Bill 2145 with The PLS Reporter Wednesday morning.

The bill, if passed, would abolish all property taxes in Pennsylvania. 

Rep. Christiana stated in his interview that he believed, "property taxes are the most unfair, anti-american tax" in Pennsylvania. He said that if the property tax was eliminated then there would be four ways to make up the money. 

His four ways included an increase in personal income tax, an expansion of the personal income tax, an increase in the sales tax and an expansion in the sales tax. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016/Author: Kara Barmoy
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