HARRISBURG – Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder) today in Harrisburg voted for Senate Bill 255, the General Appropriations portion of the state budget, which was approved by the House of Representatives. The 2021-22 Pennsylvania budget would spend $39 billion in General Fund dollars, and $1 billion in federal relief funds, to fund the core functions of government services, prioritize education and support Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable citizens, all while avoiding any new or increased taxes.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder) today announced that the House of Representatives has passed her House Bill 1429, which would amend Title 18 to criminalize “financial exploitation” of an older adult/care-dependent person by a person in a position of trust. This measure also grants the attorney general’s office concurrent jurisdiction to investigate and prosecute alongside the district attorney’s if the crime is over $20,000.
WHAT: The ABA in PA Initiative will recognize Reps. Tom Mehaffie (R-Dauphin) and Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder) with awards recognizing their push to create licensing in Pennsylvania for applied behavior analysts.
HARRISBURG - State Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver, who serves constituents in portions of both Northumberland and Snyder counties, underwent successful kidney transplant surgery last week at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore, MD.
HARRISBURG – The governor today issued his proposal for Pennsylvania’s 2021-22 budget. The governor has proposed a budget of $40.2 billion, which is an increase of $3 billion, or 8.2% over the 2019-20 budget. Focal points of the governor’s proposal included a 46% increase in Personal Income Tax (PIT) rates, an increased minimum wage and a severance tax on natural gas production.
HARRISBURG – The House State Government Committee met Thursday for a hearing with Secretary of the Commonwealth Kathy Boockvar and Deputy Secretary for Elections and Commissions Jonathan Marks. The committee discussed inconsistencies and misinterpretations of election guidance leading up to, and through, the 2020 General Election. State Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder) issued the following statement regarding the hearing:
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder) today announced her committee assignments for the 2021-22 Legislative Session. Culver has been appointed to serve on the House Appropriations, Professional Licensure, Rules, Transportation, and Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness committees. Culver was sworn in for the new session on Jan. 5.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder), took the oath of office on Jan. 5, 2021, during the swearing-in ceremony of the 204th Pennsylvania General Assembly held at the state Capitol.
HARRISBURG – State Reps. Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder) and David Rowe (R-Union/Snyder); Sen. John Gordner (R-Columbia/Luzerne/Montour/Northumberland/Snyder); and Congressman Fred Keller (PA-12) will be hosting a drive-thru veterans appreciation event on Monday, Nov. 9, from 9:30-11:30 a.m., in the rear parking lot of the Susquehanna Valley Mall, located at One Susquehanna Valley Mall Drive in Selinsgrove.
WHAT: Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder) will be participating in a press conference to discuss the future of the Glen Raven Custom Fabrics LLC facility, better known locally as the Sunbury Textile Mill.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder) today announced that the House of Representatives has failed to overturn the governor’s veto of House Bill 2787, which would allow decisions regarding school sports and spectators to be made by local school districts rather than by statewide mandate. The motion failed with a vote of 130-71, short of the 2/3 majority needed to overturn.
HARRISBURG – Several Northumberland County elected officials today sent a letter to the governor advocating the transitioning of Northumberland County to the green phase of the governor’s three-phase reopening plan. State Reps. Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder) and Kurt Masser (R-Northumberland/Columbia/Montour); Sen. John Gordner (R-Columbia/Luzerne/Montour/Northumberland/Snyder) and Northumberland County Commissioners Samuel Schiccatano, Joseph Klebon and Kymberly Best are signatories on the letter.
HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives today passed Senate Bill 1108, which would distribute approximately $2.6 billion in federal relief funds throughout Pennsylvania’s counties as well as across various state government departments. Of that total, $625 million is allocated to 60 Pennsylvania counties who have not yet received funds directly from the federal government. Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder) announced that, based on population, Northumberland and Snyder counties would receive $11,849,876 in appropriated funds.
HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives today approved a responsible, short-term $25 billion budget that runs through November. State Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder) issued the following statement in response:
HARRISBURG– Four regional state legislators have chosen to keep their district offices open to serve constituents amid the evolving COVID-19 situation in Pennsylvania, while encouraging residents to exercise discretion and use phone and email in lieu of “walk-in” services whenever possible.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder) will be hosting a veterans breakfast on Friday, Nov. 8, at 9 a.m., at Grace Community Church, located at 1218 State Route 225 in Herndon.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder) today announced that the House of Representatives has voted to advance her bill, House Bill 1816, which would increase the maximum loan limits available to volunteer fire companies and emergency medical services through the Volunteer Loan Assistance Program (VLAP).
HARRISBURG – Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder) today announced her plans to hold satellite office outreach hours in October. Culver will hold office hours on Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 6-8 p.m. at the Little Mahanoy Township Building on State Road in Dornsife.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder) today announced that her new satellite district office at the Susquehanna Valley Mall, located at 1 Susquehanna Valley Mall Drive in Selinsgrove, will be opening on Monday, Sept. 30, at 1 p.m.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder) will be hosting an educational program by the Pennsylvania Game Commission on Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) on Thursday, Oct. 3, from 6-8 p.m., at the Little Sportsman Shop, located at 1153 Susquehanna Trail in Northumberland. CWD is a contagious and always fatal infection first found in captive and wild Pennsylvania deer in 2012.