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 the PA Farm Bureau in Pushing for Increased High Speed Internet Access for Rural Pennsylvanians - 4/17/2018
State legislators partnered with representatives from the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau Tuesday in Harrisburg to emphasize the need to increase high-speed internet access for rural residents of the Commonwealth. Chairman of the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, Rep. Martin Causer (Cameron/McKean/Potter) and Rep. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) discussed the need for improved broadband services for the agriculture community, and a package of legislation aimed at encouraging a faster roll-out of high speed internet services in the underserved rural areas of the Commonwealth.
Phillips-Hill Introduces Legislation Aimed at Studying How PA Can Boost the Availability of High Speed Internet in Rural Areas - 3/19/2018
A bipartisan legislative package designed to investigate what Pennsylvania can do to accelerate the deployment of high speed internet service in rural areas has been introduced in Harrisburg. Rep. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York), is co-sponsor of four measures that would: create a legislative commission to recommend improvements in underserved areas; audit the compliance of telecommunication carriers; examine the Department of Education’s E-Fund program; and inventory the facilities and assets of state agencies that could be used to help bring broad-band internet to unserved areas. Phillips-Hill said these measures are designed to help Pennsylvania live up to past promises to provide high speed internet access for the state’s large rural population.
Rep. Kristen Phillips-Hill Comments on Upcoming Audit of Susquehanna and Delaware River Basin Commissions - 2/13/2018
An examination of the inner workings of the Susquehanna and Delaware River Basin Commissions was the topic of discussion at a press conference held recently by Reps. Dan Moul (R-Adams) and Kristen Phillips-Hill (R-York). Both Moul and Phillips-Hill lauded the first-time audit of these commissions which are have been operating for years without any oversight or accountability. Phillips-Hill said recent legislation gives the Auditor General the authority needed to thoroughly examine the practices these commissions have used to expand their power.
Rep. Phillips-Hill Comments on Efforts to Control Budget Spending - 2/1/2018
In anticipation of the Governor’s Budget Address next week, a group of lawmakers gathered in Harrisburg on Thursday to ask the Governor and legislators to craft a state spending plan that forces Pennsylvania to live within its means. Members of the Commonsense Caucus commented on the economic impact of overregulation, the burden of duplicitous government programs, and the stagnating effect of welfare programs which discourage workforce participation, as well as the hole the state has dug for itself by allowing spending to outpace our rate of growth.
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.