My Audio Updates
Here you will find audio clips about important events that have taken place during the current and past Legislative Sessions.
Millard Comments on Governor's Budget Address - 2/7/2017
Governor Tom Wolf delivered his annual budget address before a joint session of Pennsylvania’s House and Senate on Tuesday in Harrisburg. The Governor proposed a $32.3 billion spending plan with no new major taxes for the upcoming fiscal year. House Republicans were encouraged by the Governor’s decision to work with lawmakers to explore several cost-saving measures in order to balance the budget.
Rep. Millard Visits the 101st Annual PA Farm Show, a Showcase of the Best Pennsylvania Agriculture has to Offer - 1/12/2017
The 101st Annual Pennsylvania Farm Show is ongoing this week in Harrisburg with record crowds expected to be on hand to view the largest agricultural exposition on the east coast. The event showcases Pennsylvania’s largest production industry – agriculture, and offers hundreds of farmers and others involved in agriculture an opportunity to exhibit their products and compete for prizes. Rep. Dave Millard (R-Columbia) attended this year’s week long show to speak with and visit people from his legislative district involved in exhibits and competitions.
Rep. Millard Comments on House Passage of 2015-16 Supplemental Budget Funding - 3/16/2016
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 money for the Department of Corrections and agriculture programs. The House and Senate put forth the supplemental budget legislation to address funding holes created by the Governor’s vetoes and restore state funding for these programs. The funding bill approved today provides for a 200 million dollar increase for basic education, a 5 percent increase for higher education, and ensures that no schools will close in the Commonwealth. Rep. Dave Millard (R-Columbia) said this balanced budget bill would provide much needed funding for Pennsylvania schools and the governor should support the plan.
Rep. Millard Comments on Launch of PennSAVE Initiative to Find Savings in Government - 2/22/2016
The House Majority Policy Committee today launched PennSAVE, a Republican-led effort to find ways to save taxpayer dollars by cutting government waste and inefficiencies. The PennSAVE acronym stands for: savings, accountability, value and efficiency. The special task force will be run by a subcommittee of the House Majority Policy Committee and will research several potential cost-saving measures across state government, including state agency and program consolidations; unaddressed audit findings; reform of government procurement policies and “corporate welfare” programs, as well as overall waste, fraud and abuse in the system. Comments are now available from Rep. Dave Millard (R-Colunbia) on this new cost saving initiative.