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01/30/2018
HARRISBURG – Rep. Stephen Bloom (R-Cumberland) today introduced legislation in the state House of Representatives to honor Carlisle native Marine Lance Cpl. Edward Rykoskey, who made the ultimate sacrifice during the Vietnam War.
01/23/2018
WHAT: The House State Government Committee will hold a public hearing on legislation authored by State Rep. Stephen Bloom (R-Cumberland), which would end government-mandated contracts known as project labor agreements (PLAs) on taxpayer-funded projects.
12/12/2017
HARRISBURG – Motivated by the light cast upon the Commonwealth’s current, failing budget system and policies over the past five months, an ad-hoc budget group of 18 rank-and-file House Republican members refused to stop with the submission of a no-tax-or-borrow budget revenue proposal. The group, which proposed using tax dollars stowed away in reserve accounts instead of increasing taxes, has continued to meet weekly since the submission of the proposal, and has formally organized as the Common Sense Caucus (CSC).
11/01/2017
ALLENTOWN – Answering rising calls to fix broken state government, Rep. Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton) today detailed his support of a new proposal to host a limited constitutional convention in Pennsylvania, similar to the one that occurred in 1967.
11/01/2017
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Aaron Kaufer today detailed his support of a new proposal to host a limited constitutional convention in Pennsylvania, similar to the one that was hosted in 1967. Kaufer joined Rep. Stephen Bloom (R-Cumberland), author of the proposal, to explain what a convention could look like.
10/17/2017
HARRISBURG – Answering rising calls to fix broken state government, Rep. Stephen Bloom (R-Cumberland) and Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr. (R-Blair) today unveiled a bicameral proposal to host a limited constitutional convention in Pennsylvania, similar to the one which occurred in 1967.
10/16/2017
WHAT: State Rep. Stephen Bloom (R-Cumberland) and Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr. (R-Blair) will hold a press conference to discuss their legislation to reform state government structures and practices via limited constitutional convention, as was done in 1967.
07/13/2017
CARLISLE – Rep. Stephen Bloom (R-Cumberland) today announced his next “Coffee and Conversation” meeting will be held on Thursday, July 20, at 7-8 p.m. at the Friendship Hose Company, located at 15 E. Big Spring Ave., Newville. The event is open to residents of the 199th District only.
06/30/2017
HARRISBURG – Rep. Stephen Bloom (R-Cumberland) issued the following statement in response to passage of the 2017-18 state budget plan, which was sent to the governor’s desk today:
06/27/2017
HARRISBURG – Rep. Stephen Bloom (R-Cumberland) today announced he has been appointed to serve on the House Finance Committee’s Select Subcommittee on Tax Modernization and Reform by Finance Committee Chairman Rep. Bernie O’Neill (R-Bucks).
06/19/2017
HARRISBURG – The House Education Committee today took an important step toward keeping Pennsylvania’s best teachers in the classroom and boosting student achievement by voting to end the practice of seniority-based layoffs, said Rep. Stephen Bloom (R-Cumberland), prime sponsor of the Protecting Excellent Teachers Act.
06/07/2017
HARRISBURG – Rep. Stephen Bloom (R-Cumberland) today reintroduced legislation to help keep Pennsylvania’s best teachers in the classrooms and boost student achievement by ending the mandated practice of seniority-based layoffs in Pennsylvania.