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Rep. Kail Comments on House Passage of Budget

Jun. 26, 2019  Download

House lawmakers have voted to support a 2019-20 General Fund budget that continues a multi-year effort to hold the line on taxes, fees and spending. Total state spending would be set at $33.997 billion, a 1.8% increase over the current fiscal year, which is in line with the rate of inflation. The plan provides for a record level of spending on education and includes a deposit of more than $250 million into the Rainy-Day Fund, the state’s primary “savings account.” Rep. Joshua Kail (R-Beaver/Washington) offered the following comments on the budget legislation.

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Kail Prime Sponsors Bill in Energize PA Package

Apr. 30, 2019  Download

House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) and fellow legislators unveiled “Energize PA,” a pro-growth, pro-jobs legislative package that will create jobs and redevelop infrastructure with no new fees or taxes. Turzai and House Republican bill sponsors spoke at a Capitol press conference this week in Harrisburg about the package that is designed to create jobs, re-use abandoned manufacturing sites, and streamline permitting processes for brownfields and other sites.Rep. Joshua Kail (R-Beaver/Washington) is the prime sponsor of a bill in this package.

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Rep. Kail Concerned over Funding Sources for Governor's Budget Proposal

Feb. 05, 2019  Download

Gov. Tom Wolf unveiled his 2019-2020 state budget proposal on Tuesday in Harrisburg. The $34.15 billion spending plan represents a nearly 1 billion dollar increase in state spending over last year. House Republicans said the Commonwealth should be focused on controlling spending and the education and development of our workforce..

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Rep. Kail Encouraged by Tone of the Governor’s Inauguration Speech

Jan. 15, 2019  Download

The House of Representatives was in session Tuesday in the state capitol and members had the opportunity to attend Governor Wolf’s inauguration ceremony for his second term. In his speech, the Governor struck a conciliatory note and called for increased spirit of cooperation between the General Assembly and the administration. Rep. Josh Kail (Beaver/Washington) said he was impressed with the Governor’s positive tone and is looking forward to working cooperatively to move Pennsylvania ahead.

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Rep. Kail Comments Following the PA House Swearing-In Ceremony and the Opening of the 2019-20 Legislative Session

Jan. 01, 2019  Download

Members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives were sworn in Tuesday in Harrisburg with the members taking the oath of office in the House chamber at noon to officially begin the 2019-20 legislative session. Republicans hold a 110-93 majority in the House with 19 newly elected Republican members. This is the fifth consecutive term that Republicans have retained majority control of the PA House. Rep. Josh Kail (Beaver/Washington) offered comments on the swearing-in ceremony and opening of the new legislative session.