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Rep. Ecker Comments on House Action to Approve the 2019-20 State Budget

Jun. 25, 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. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) offered the following comments on the spending priorities of the budget plan.

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Ecker Bill Will Strengthen Protections for Domestic Abuse Survivors Who Are Victims of Strangulation

Apr. 10, 2019  Download

Legislation sponsored by Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) to ensure that strangulation is appropriately recognized as a crime of violence under Pennsylvania Law has been approved by the Pennsylvania House. The bill was a part of an extensive package of victims’ rights legislation being moved forward this week by Republican lawmakers that are designed to protect the welfare of children, bring justice for victims of domestic abuse, and provide support for abuse victims when they must testify against their abusers. Rep. Ecker said it was particularly gratifying to know that his first piece of legislation to be approved by the House will help to protect abuse victims.

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Rep. Ecker Excited to Support Improved Career and Technical Education

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. Ecker Supports Workforce Development, Now New Taxes in Budget

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. Torren Ecker Legislative Radio Report/Podcast

Jan. 11, 2019  Download

A new Legislative Report Program-Podcast with Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) ) is now available on the House Republican Radio News Service. This brief public affairs report may be used in its entirety or edited for actualities to use in state government news coverage.

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Rep. Torren Ecker Legislative Radio Report/Podcast

Jan. 04, 2019  Download

A new Legislative Report Program-Podcast with Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) ) is now available on the House Republican Radio News Service. This brief public affairs report may be used in its entirety or edited for actualities to use in state government news coverage.

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Rep. Ecker 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 Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) offered comments on the swearing-in ceremony and opening of the new legislative session.