My Audio Updates
Here you will find audio clips about important events that have taken place during the current and past Legislative Sessions.
Rep. Rothman Proposes Revenue-Generating Tax Cut Plan - 6/20/2017
A plan to generate additional revenues for Pennsylvania state government by using targeted tax cuts to spur business growth was unveiled Tuesday in Harrisburg by state Rep. Greg Rothman (R-Cumberland). 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. Rep. Rothman said his legislation would make Pennsylvania 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. Rothman Comments on Sales of Wine in Grocery Stores - 9/1/2016
Legislation allowing the sale of wine and beer at grocery stores recently took effect in Pennsylvania allowing local stores to offer the convenience of food and alcohol purchases in one place. Thanks to the new law, sponsored by House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny), Pennsylvania has taken the first steps in moving toward a privatized system for the sale of wine and liquor in the Commonwealth. Several local lawmakers were joined by Governor Wolf at a Wegmans store in Mechanicsburg on mark the beginning of private wine sales in the state.
Rep. Rothman Comments on Impacts of Protracted Budget Disagreement - 3/4/2016
At a press conference held in Camp Hill on Friday, Republican lawmakers emphasized the damage being done to the Commonwealth by the Governor’s decisions to cut vital funding, already approved by the legislature, for education, agriculture, corrections, and other critical services. Several House Republicans questioned the Governor’s motives in calling for increased education funding, but then personally cutting $3 Billion in the final 2015/16 budget agreement.
Rep. Rothman Calls for Passage of Legislation to Protect Vulnerable Pennsylvanians During Budget Stalemates - 2/9/2016
On the same day the Governor is scheduled to deliver his annual budget address, a group of House Republican lawmakers have called for the adoption of new legislation that would prevent the interruption of crucial government services in the event of any future state budget impasse.
Rep. Greg Rothman Legislative Radio Report/Podcast - 1/14/2016
This Legislative Report Program with Rep. Greg Rothman (R-Cumberland) is now available on the House Republican Radio News Service. You may use this brief public affairs report in its entirety or edit it down for actualities to use in your state government news coverage.
Rep. Rothman Questions Governor’s Spending, Transparency During Budget Impasse - 12/3/2015
Lawmakers gathered in Harrisburg to voice their dissatisfaction with the spending practices of the Wolf Administration during the protracted budget impasse. According to a report issued on Thursday, more than $30 Billion were spent in the first four months of the fiscal year, with only $4 Billion having been reported to the PennWATCH website, a portal which allows public scrutiny of all state government spending.
Rep. Rothman Comments on Defeat of the Governor’s Tax Increase Plan - 10/7/2015
The Pennsylvania House voted to defeat the Governor’s tax increase proposal Wednesday in Harrisburg. The latest version of the tax legislation would have increased the personal income taxes by 16 percent, from 3.07 percent to 3.57 percent, and would have levied one of the highest tax rates on the production of natural gas in the nation. House Republicans overwhelmingly voted against the Governor’s tax plan and called for action on a state budget that will balance without increasing the burden on hard-working Pennsylvanians. Rep. Greg Rothman (R-Cumberland) offered the following comments following the vote on the bill.