My Audio Updates
Here you will find audio clips about important events that have taken place during the current and past Legislative Sessions.
Phillips-Hill Joins Business Leaders in Call for State Regulatory Reforms to Spur Job Creation and Economic Growth - 1/16/2018
House Republican lawmakers and business leaders introduced a package of Regulatory Reforms Tuesday in Harrisburg aimed at improving the state’s business climate and reining-in government regulatory overreach. The bill are based on information gathered in the House State Government Committee’s Regulatory Overreach Report, which included findings from a series of public hearings held across the state last year that included testimony from various employers, organizations and experts on state regulatory policy. The report called for reforms to Pennsylvania’s restrictive regulatory system that is credited with holding back business development, limiting job creation and crippling economic growth. Rep. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) offered comments on the package of legislation:
Rep. Phillips-Hill Comments on House Republican Welfare Reform Plan - 1/2/2018
House Republican lawmakers called for action on legislation to help contain costs and bring real reform to Pennsylvania’s welfare system. Reps. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) and Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) announced a package of bills Tuesday in Harrisburg to give more Pennsylvania families an opportunity to improve their quality of life, while tackling waste, fraud and abuse from within the current benefit system. The package also contains measures aimed at enhancing the value of work and strong families, while recognizing that those receiving benefits need help to gain financial independence, not continue a life of dependence. Rep. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) attended the news conference and offered comments on the package of legislation.
Rep. Phillips-Hill Comments on Her Anti-Skimming Legislation - 11/20/2017
Legislation designed to prevent the proliferation of credit and debit card skimming devices has been introduced in Harrisburg. Rep. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York), prime sponsor of House Bill 1918, said that possession of skimming devices currently holds no legal penalties, and that her bill will give law enforcement another tool to combat bank card scammers.
Rep. Phillips-Hill Comments on Revenue-Generating Tax Cut Plan - 6/20/2017
A plan to bring in additional revenues for Pennsylvania state government by using targeted tax cuts to spur business growth was unveiled Tuesday in Harrisburg. The state’s current Corporate Net Income Tax (CNI) rate of 9.99 percent is one of the highest in the nation and is widely seen as a barrier to economic growth. Lawmakers said House Bill 1584 would make Pennsylvania more economically competitive by cutting the CNI rate, mirroring the 1981 Kemp-Roth federal law that generated a historic increase in business activity and tax revenues. Rep. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) commented on the proposed legislation.
Phillips-Hill Comments on House Committee Vote to Approve a Bill Bringing PA into Compliance with the Federal REAL ID Law - 5/9/2017
Legislation that would bring the state of Pennsylvania into compliance with the federal REAL ID Act, while offering citizens a choice in the form of identification they prefer, was approved unanimously Monday by the House State Government Committee. Committee member Rep. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) said she felt the bill does a good job of meeting the need for compliance with federal ID standards, while providing an option for those Pennsylvanians who prefer the current form of driver’s license or photo identification card.
House Committee Advances Bill Co-Sponsored by Rep. Phillips-Hill Aimed At Expediting the Return of Military Veterans and Spouses to the Classroom - 5/23/2016
Veterans and their spouses who face obstacles when attempting to maintain state teaching certification due to the frequent moves required by military service would get a boost under legislation approved Monday by the House Education Committee. Co-sponsor of the bill, Rep. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) said House Bill 2078 would ease and simplify the transition process for those veterans and their spouses who move into Pennsylvania and seek to establish professional certifications for teaching in the public schools.
Rep. Phillips-Hill Votes to Reverse Wolf’s Cuts to Education - 4/14/2016
The Pennsylvania House has passed new fiscal code legislation, restoring funding for more than 400 school districts whose appropriation was cut by the Governor, and bringing an end to the protracted 2015/16 budget cycle. House Bill 1589, which was approved by a veto-proof bipartisan vote of 149-45, will use the equitable funding formula which was unanimously approved by the Education Funding Commission to distribute money to schools in the Commonwealth.
Rep. Phillips-Hill Reacts to Governor’s Budget Announcement - 3/23/2016
At a press conference held at the State Capitol on Wednesday, Gov. Tom Wolf announced that he intends to allow a budget approved by the General Assembly last week to become law without his signature. The move signals the end of a nine-month fiscal impasse in Pennsylvania. The 30 billion dollar spending plan allows money to flow to schools, corrections, and agriculture programs that had been held hostage during negotiations.
Rep. Phillips-Hill Comments on Passage of a Supplemental Funding Bill to Complete the 2015-16 State Budget - 3/17/2016
Lawmakers took action Wednesday in the state capitol to provide essential funding for the remainder of the 2015/2016 state budget. The current year’s fiscal plan remains unresolved due to the Governor’s line-item vetoes of more than $6 billion for basic and higher education, as well as corrections and agriculture programs. The supplemental budget bill approved by the House and Senate would address the funding holes created by the Governor’s vetoes and restore state funding. The legislation provides for a 200 million dollar increase for basic education lines, a 5 percent increase for higher education, and ensures that no schools will be forced to close in the Commonwealth. Rep. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) said the budget supplement is a common sense move that will release funding for critical programs and keep schools open.
Rep. Phillips-Hill Comments on Governor’s Budget Address - 2/9/2016
House lawmakers offered their reactions to Gov. Tom Wolf’s spending proposal for fiscal year 2016-17, which he announced today in an address before a joint session of the General Assembly. The governor’s budget plan would increase taxes on working Pennsylvanians and employers by $3.6 billion and spending by 10 percent, or $3 billion, and calls for $33.3 billion in total spending. To support his proposed spending plan the governor has proposed 15 new tax increases, including a retroactive increase in the Personal Income Tax on Pennsylvania workers.