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Rep. Struzzi Comments on House Action to Approve the 2019-20 State 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. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) offered the following comments on the spending priorities of the budget plan.

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PA House Podcast - Rep. Brown, Nelson & Struzzi discuss Budget Reforms

Jun. 19, 2019  Download

This PA House Podcast presents a roundtable discussion on a package of Budget Reform bills recently approved by the House. The conversation includes Rep. Rosemary Brown of Monroe and Pike Counties, a member of the House Appropriations Committee; Rep. Eric Nelson of Westmoreland County, a businessman and member of the Government Oversight Committee; and Rep. Jim Struzzi of Indiana County, a member of the House Appropriations Committee. These lawmakers are sponsors of legislation designed to reform and improve the budget process in Pennsylvania and avoid many of the problems and pitfalls seen in past state budgets

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PA House Podcast – Struzzi, Cox Discuss Bills to Fight Opioid Epidemic

Jun. 19, 2019  Download

This Legislative Podcast with Rep. Jim Struzzi and Rep. Jim Cox is now available. You may use this program in its entirety or edit it down for actualities to use in state government news coverage. Topics discussed in this podcast include: • Cox’s House Bill 1005 – Legislation to Require Emergency Responders to Submit Record of Narcan/Naloxone Use to Patient’s Medical File • Struzzi’s House Bill 1214 – Legislation to Regulate Pain Management Clinics

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Struzzi’s Dairy Resolution Unanimously Approved by House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee

Jun. 18, 2019  Download

Hundreds of Pennsylvania dairy farmers rallied in the state capitol Tuesday to ask for support of federal efforts to recognize the value and health properties of whole milk, and the importance whole milk plays in children’s physical growth. Earlier in the day the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee voted unanimously to support House Resolution 222, sponsored by Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster), that would urge the U.S. Department of Agriculture to enforce the standard of identity for milk and milk products; and House Resolution 402, sponsored by Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana), that would recognize the value of whole milk and support federal legislation authored by U.S. Congressman GT Thompson to ensure whole milk would be available in schools. Rep. Struzzi said he strongly supports the effort to ensure whole milk would once again be available to school children.

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Struzzi Says All Distracted Driving Crashes Preventable

Apr. 30, 2019  Download

Pennsylvania’s roadways must be made safer, and legislation that would address distracted driving by mandating usage of “hands-free-only” technology is drawing bipartisan support in Harrisburg.

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Rep. Struzzi Applauds House Passage of Bills to Increase Job Opportunities

Mar. 20, 2019  Download

A package of bills designed to bolster career and technical education and increase the number of family sustaining jobs in the Commonwealth have been approved by the Pennsylvania House and are on their way to the Senate for consideration. The Good Jobs for PA initiative is designed to help students prepare for the changing job market, while offering employers an avenue to help develop educational programs that will yield workers who have the skills Pennsylvania businesses need.

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Rep. Struzzi says Lawmakers and Governor Have Common Ground on Workforce Development/Opioid Crisis

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. Struzzi Offers His Impressions 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. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) said he was generally encouraged by the Governor’s positive tone and desire to move Pennsylvania ahead.

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Rep. Struzzi 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. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) offered comments on the swearing-in ceremony and opening of the new legislative session.