Gillen Announces Tax Assistance Workshop at Berks Encore Douglassville Center on April 12

Apr. 05, 2024 /

DOUGLASSVILLE - On Friday, April 12, from 9:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m., representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue will visit the Berks Encore Douglassville Wellness & Activity Center (2144 Weavertown Rd., Douglassville, PA 19518) to assist Berks County residents with filing their Property Tax/Rent Rebate (PA-1000) applications and/or their Pennsylvania Personal Income Tax (PIT) returns (PA-40).

I Stand with Israel

Oct. 11, 2023 /

By State Rep. Mark Gillen (R-Berks) | In the wake of Hamas’ well-coordinated and unprecedented terrorist attacks on Israel that have already left over 1,000 dead and over 1,500 wounded – mostly noncombatants – I stand with Israel, and I unequivocally condemn Hamas’ heinous actions.

Gillen Announces Community Improvement Grants

Mar. 16, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Mark Gillen (R-Berks) today announced the awarding of more than $825,000 in state funding for community improvements in the 128th Legislative District. Gillen played a key role in securing the Local Share Account (LSA) grants for the projects.

Gillen Tests Positive for COVID-19

Nov. 29, 2021 /

FLYING HILLS – After recently testing positive for COVID-19, state Rep. Mark Gillen (R-Berks/Lancaster) today issued the following statement:

House Approves Budget Bill Supported by Gillen

Jun. 25, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Mark Gillen (R-Berks/Lancaster) today in Harrisburg voted for the balanced state budget bill approved by the state House that includes no new or increased taxes, would spend nearly $40 billion in state funds and another $1 billion federal relief money, and would set aside $2.5 billion in the state’s Rainy Day Fund while also preserving $5 billion in federal relief funds to be used in future budgets. Gillen issued the following statement after the vote:

Gillen Offers His Perspective on Governor’s Budget Proposal

Feb. 03, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – After the governor today in Harrisburg delivered to the Legislature his annual budget proposal, which called for a 46% increase in the state income tax, state Rep. Mark Gillen (R-Berks/Lancaster) offered the following statement:

Gillen Supports Balanced Budget with No New Taxes or Borrowing Approved by House

Nov. 20, 2020 /

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:

Gillen to Unveil Highway Sign Thursday Honoring Local World War II Veteran

Oct. 14, 2020 /

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.

Gillen Votes for Temporary Budget Approved by House

May. 26, 2020 /

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: