HARRISBURG – State lawmakers earlier this year approved a short-term stabilizing budget to fund state government through the end of November. State Rep. Mark Gillen (R-Berks/Lancaster) and his colleagues in the House today passed a balanced supplemental budget with no new taxes or borrowing that would fund state programs and services through the end of the fiscal year in June 2021. Gillen released the following statement after the vote:
WHAT: A ceremony to unveil a new highway sign officially marking the newly designated Cpl. Mahlon L. Fink Iwo Jima Memorial Highway Interchange in Cumru Township. Fink was a Cumru Township resident and World War II veteran who served in the Marines and received a Purple Heart for his service at the Battle of Iwo Jima.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Mark Gillen (R-Berks/Lancaster) today issued the following statement after voting for the temporary state budget bill that was approved by the House and would fund most of the state government for five months while providing a full year of funding for Pennsylvania schools, colleges and universities:
HARRISBURG – After Pennsylvania’s governor delivered his annual budget address today in Harrisburg to a joint session of the state House and Senate, state Rep. Mark Gillen (R-Berks/Lancaster) issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG – With the number of volunteer emergency responders in Pennsylvania plummeting in recent decades, state Rep. Mark Gillen (R-Berks/Lancaster) helped launch an effort to reverse the trend and voted for several bills to help retain existing volunteer first responders and recruit new ones.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Mark Gillen (R-Berks/Lancaster) on Thursday was in the state Capitol as U.S. Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced the U.S. Navy’s newest warship will be named the USS Harrisburg.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Mark Gillen (R-Berks/Lancaster) and his colleagues in the state Legislature voted for a new state law that was recently signed by the governor and will help Pennsylvanians avoid calls from telemarketers.
HARRISBURG – The state House recently approved legislation co-sponsored by state Rep. Mark Gillen (R-Berks/Lancaster) that would prohibit welfare recipients from using their electronic benefit transfer (EBT) cards to purchase tobacco products.
HARRISBURG – With Pennsylvania facing a crisis as the number of volunteer emergency responders plummets and communities lose protection, state Rep. Mark Gillen (R-Berks/Lancaster) and his colleagues on the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee on Tuesday approved a package of bills aimed at recruiting and retaining volunteer first responders.
HARRISBURG – A new law co-sponsored by state Rep. Mark Gillen (R-Berks/Lancaster) and signed into law Monday in Harrisburg by Gov. Tom Wolf will enable Pennsylvania National Guard members and their families to acquire a free college education.
HARRISBURG – After voting today for the $34 billion state budget approved by the House that funds core elements of state government without raising taxes, state Rep. Mark Gillen (R-Berks/Lancaster) issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG – Ten World War II veterans who served in various capacities in different regions of the world were seated next to one another Wednesday in the state House in Harrisburg so they could be recognized by state Rep. Mark Gillen (R-Berks/Lancaster) and his colleagues in conjunction with the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Mark Gillen (R-Berks/Lancaster) announced today that three infrastructure improvement projects in Berks County received a combined $256,250 in Pennsylvania Small Water and Sewer Program grant funding.
Students from the show choir at Governor Mifflin Middle School stopped to have their picture taken with state Rep. Mark Gillen (R-Berks/Lancaster) on the stairway in the Main Capitol Rotunda during their recent trip to Harrisburg to perform during Music in Our Schools Month.
HARRISBURG – The state House today in Harrisburg approved a resolution introduced by state Rep. Mark Gillen (R-Berks/Lancaster) recognizing Crime Alert Berks County as the No. 1 crime-stopper program in Pennsylvania for the past 14 years.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Mark Gillen (R-Berks/Lancaster) invites local residents to join him at the Dairy Queen near Shillington on Thursday, Sept. 21, from 2-7 p.m. at the seventh annual Miller-Keystone Blood Drive, where they could help save a life by donating blood or just talk with him about state government-related issues.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Mark Gillen (R-Berks/Lancaster) today in Harrisburg released the following statement after voting in favor of the budget bill approved by the state House:
WHAT: A Veterans Expo to provide information about programs and services tailored specifically to meet the needs of military veterans.