HARRISBURG – Tax-free savings accounts aimed at helping people with disabilities save money for future care and services are now available through the Pennsylvania Treasury, Rep. John McGinnis (R-Blair) announced today.
HARRISBURG – Rep. John McGinnis (R-Blair) today voted against House Bill 218, the budget bill for fiscal year 2017-18 which was passed by the House of Representatives by a vote of 114-84. The spending plan totals $31.52 billion, which is $815 million less than Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposal, and includes no tax increases or borrowing.
HARRISBURG – Fire and ambulance organizations in the 79th Legislative District have been awarded more than $71,000 in funding through the 2016-17 Pennsylvania Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program, Rep. John McGinnis (R-Blair) announced today.
HARRISBURG – Joined by other pension reform advocates, Reps. John McGinnis (R-Blair) and Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) today took part in a news conference at the state Capitol to reset Pennsylvania’s Pension Debt Clock and call for a real solution to the public pension crisis. The clock, which is located in the East Wing Rotunda, was unveiled last year to bring attention to the Commonwealth’s growing and enormous pension debt.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. John McGinnis (R-Blair) today announced that he has been appointed to serve on four House committees during the 2017-18 legislative session.
WHAT: Rep. John McGinnis (R-Blair) will take part in a news conference concerning the recalibration of the Pennsylvania Pension Debt Clock, which was unveiled a year ago by state retiree and pension reform activist Barry Shutt. The clock reports every second of the growing and enormous pension debt that is being imposed on state taxpayers into the distant future. The new figure will be over $70 billion, an amount that has grown from last February’s figure by nearly $30 million a day. McGinnis will speak on the failure of Act 120 and the two necessary approaches to producing a contribution schedule to properly pay off the debt.
WHAT: Rep. Judy Ward (R-Hollidaysburg), Sen. John H. Eichelberger, Jr. (R-Blair) and Rep. John McGinnis (R-Altoona) are hosting a special seminar on chronic wasting disease (CWD) and its impact on the state’s deer herd. Wayne A. Laroche, director of the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Bureau of Wildlife Management, will be the evening’s presenter. He will provide information on Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), including how to visually spot CWD and the management challenges that go along with finding the disease in free-ranging deer. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.
HARRISBURG – Sen. John H. Eichelberger, Jr. (R-Blair), Rep. Judy Ward (R-Hollidaysburg), and Rep. John McGinnis (R-Altoona) are hosting a special seminar on chronic wasting disease (CWD) and its impact on the state’s deer herd. The seminar is scheduled for Friday, January 13, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. at Central High School in Martinsburg.
HARRISBURG – High school seniors can now apply for a Pennsylvania House of Representatives Scholarship to help cover the costs of higher education, Rep. John McGinnis (R-Blair) announced today.
HARRISBURG – Last Wednesday’s presentation by the Pennsylvania School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS) Board of Trustees of its annual valuation report confirms that PSERS continues on a path to insolvency, according to Rep. John McGinnis (R-Blair).
ALTOONA – In his continuing effort to stay in touch with constituents, Rep. John McGinnis (R-Blair) is hosting a combined open house and town hall meeting in Altoona on Thursday, Nov. 17. The event will take place at his district office, 1331 12th Ave. (the former Gables building).
HARRISBURG – Rep. John McGinnis (R-Blair) is advising residents of the 79th District of the possibility they may be impacted by a data breach involving the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue. In late June, four of the department’s laptop computers were stolen from a locked rental vehicle. They have not been recovered.
HARRISBURG – Rep. John McGinnis (R-Blair) today cast a no vote on the Commonwealth’s General Fund budget plan for fiscal year 2016-17. The proposal was passed by the House of Representatives by a vote of 132-68.
HARRISBURG – The deadline to apply for the state’s 2015 Property Tax/Rent Rebate program is being extended from June 30 to Dec. 31, Rep. John McGinnis (R-Blair) announced today.
ALTOONA – In his continuing effort to stay in touch with constituents, Rep. John McGinnis (R-Blair) is hosting a town hall meeting in Altoona on Thursday, June 2. The meeting will be held in the theater at the Altoona Area Public Library, 1600 5th Ave., from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The theater is located in the library’s lower level.