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PA House Podcast with Rep. Lee James - 10/4/19

Oct. 04, 2019  Download

The PA House Podcast with Rep. Lee James (R-Venango, Butler) is now available. This brief public affairs report may be used in its entirety or edited for actualities for use in state government news coverage. Topics discussed in this week’s program include: • October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month • Legislation to Improve PA’s Do Not Call List

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Rep. Lee James Legislative Radio Report/Podcast

Jul. 02, 2019  Download

The Legislative Report Program-Podcast with Rep. Lee James (R-Venango, Butler) 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 for use in state government news coverage. Topics discussed in this week’s program include: 2019-20 PA State Budget makes record investments in education, including career and technical education that will boost workforce development; New laws signed to help support farmers and protect PA’s agriculture industry.

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Rep. James 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. Lee James (R-Venango, Butler) offered the following comments on the spending priorities of the budget plan.

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Rep. Lee James Legislative Radio Report/Podcast

Apr. 26, 2019  Download

The Legislative Report Program-Podcast with Rep. Lee James (R-Venango, Butler) 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 for use in state government news coverage. Topics discussed in this week’s program include: PA House approves legislation to offer civil immunity for damages done when rescuing children locked in hot vehicles; April is Autism Awareness Month in Pennsylvania.

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Rep. James Comments Following the Governor's Budget Address

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 nearly a $1 billion increase in state spending over last year. House Appropriations member Rep. Lee James (R-Venango & Butler) said he is looking forward to digging into the details of the Governor's proposals and addressing the challenges that lawmakers will face in crafting a final budget plan.

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Rep. James Comments on House Passage of 2018-19 State Budget

Jun. 20, 2018  Download

The Fiscal Year 2018-19 General Appropriation bill (House Bill 2121) is on its way to the state Senate for consideration after the House of Representatives passed it Thursday by a vote of 188-10. The $32.7 billion spending plan increases growth by 1.7 percent, which is below the rate of inflation (2.13 percent), requires no additional taxes or revenues and officially erases a deficit. The budget also includes a record high $12.3 billion investment in education from pre-k through 12th grade, with additional increases in funding for career and technical education as well as higher education. The budget bill is expected to be sent to the governor prior to June 30, after anticipated Senate passage.

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Rep. Lee James Legislative Radio Report/Podcast

Jun. 08, 2018  Download

The Legislative Report Program with Rep. Lee James (R-Venango, Butler) 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.

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Rep. Lee James Legislative Radio Report/Podcast

Feb. 16, 2018  Download

The Legislative Report Program with Rep. Lee James (R-Venango, Butler) 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.

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Rep. James Comments on Governor's Budget Address

Feb. 06, 2018  Download

The Governor unveiled his 2018-19 state budget proposal before a joint session of the Pennsylvania House and Senate in Harrisburg on Tuesday. The Governor’s plan calls for $33 Billion in state spending, approximately $1 Billion more than the Commonwealth spent last year.

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Rep. Lee James Legislative Radio Report/Podcast

Jan. 19, 2018  Download

The Legislative Report Program with Rep. Lee James (R-Venango, Butler) 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.