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  House of Representatives
The House of Representatives is rooted in the doctrine of democracy.
The autonomy of the Pennsylvania House, under Speakers such as David Lloyd, Andrew Hamilton and Benjamin Franklin, was fashioned after that of the British Parliament and served as the model for American legislative and congressional government.
The Senate of Pennsylvania was founded by the House as a co-legislative body, and the House drafted the Bill of Rights for the Commonwealth which later served as a model for the United States Bill of Rights.
www.legis.state.pa.us /WU01/VC/visitor_info/blue/house.htm   (955 words)

 Pennsylvania House of Representatives Races
The Pennsylvania Constitution charges the General Assembly with funding "a thorough and efficient system of public education." To fulfill its obligation, the General Assembly must replace the property tax with the income tax because the equity of the income tax is more certain and predictable than the property tax.
Pennsylvania's current system of funding public education is inadequate and fails to meet our constitutional obligation of funding our schools.
Pennsylvania must maintain a strong public education system that is both funded equitably and fairly, but with high regard to accountability to taxpayers.
www.post-gazette.com /election/20020514vgagatepahousea0514P9.asp   (7493 words)

 Pennsylvania House races
It is composed of two houses, the Senate and the House of Representatives.
There needs to be a larger commitment to funding public education in Pennsylvania as well as greater funding for poorer school districts to reduce the inequity in funding between rich and poor school districts.
Pennsylvania should reduce its reliance on oppressive local property taxes and find a fairer means of funding public education.
www.post-gazette.com /election/20021029vgpahouseagate5p9.asp   (8114 words)

 Pennsylvania House of Representatives - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives is one of two co-equal houses of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, the legislature of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Following the 2006 elections the house consists of 101 Republicans and 102 Democrats.
In 2002, a State Representative district had an average population of 60,498 residents.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pennsylvania_House_of_Representatives   (242 words)

 Testimony Before the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Finance Committee, 3/22/06
One cost that low-income Pennsylvania families face to a greater extent than families in other states is state and local taxes.
I should note that Pennsylvania no longer levies income tax on low-income families, because of the “tax forgiveness” credit which is claimed on Schedule SP of the Pennsylvania income tax form.
Pennsylvania EITC refunds could be used to offset the burden of other state and local taxes, such as sales, excise or property taxes, or to meet other costs associated with working such as transportation, child care, and so on.
www.cbpp.org /3-22-06sfp-testimony.htm   (2297 words)

 BCEL: The Electoral College, Monday, December 18, 2000
The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives meet in joint session, in the Hall of the House of Representatives on January 6, at 1:00 p.m.
The joint meeting of the two Houses may not be dissolved until the count of the electoral votes has been completed and the result is announced.
In the modern era, the only time Pennsylvania’s electoral votes went to other than a major-party candidate was in 1912, when third party candidate (Progressive Party) Theodore Roosevelt won the popular election and carried the State’s 38 Electoral votes.
www.dos.state.pa.us /bcel/cwp/view.asp?a=1099&q=431763   (1055 words)

 Welcome to the official web page of Representative Kevin Blaum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
A 26 year member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Blaum served on numerous committees including Chairman of the House Aging and Youth Committee, Democratic Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and the Appropriations Committee.
Concurrent with his House service, Blaum was appointed Chairman of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency by Governor Robert P. Casey, where he directed an $18 million budget and instituted a program to combat sexual assault on college campuses.
House Bill 89, which passed the House in 1997, included Blaum's proposals to improve the inspections of day care centers, close dangerous facilities, and require criminal and child abuse background checks for day care employees.
www.pahouse.com /blaum   (1729 words)

 Election Central
Pennsylvania House of Representatives: Edward P. Wojnaroski, Sr.
Pennsylvania Election Turnout 1960-2000, compiled by the Center for Politics and Public Affairs, Millersville University of Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania Election Statistics -- a compilation of historical election statistics, prepared by the The Wilkes Election Statistics Project, Wilkes University.
www.chss.iup.edu /ps/election_central.htm   (480 words)

 Paul Snatchko for Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In his senior year at NYU, Paul was appointed a student senator-at-large on the University Senate, representing the interests of some 48,000 undergraduate, graduate and continuing education students.
In 1999, Paul represented the newspaper for two weeks during an exchange program in Russia, most of which was spent observing journalists in the Siberian steel city of Novokuznetsk.
He ran strong grassroots campaigns against the district’s longtime incumbent representative in both 2002 and 2004, gaining 45.5 percent and 47.1 percent of the vote respectively, despite facing a nearly 2-to-1 party registration disadvantage.
www.cobweb.net /~psnatchk/bio.htm   (530 words)

 News and Events
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives and Senate failed to pass the proposed state constitutional amendment, House Bill 2381, prior to its summer recess.
On June 6, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed a version of the amendment that would have permanently barred same-sex marriage and civil unions.
On June 21, the Pennsylvania Senate rejected the House’s sweeping language, adopting a much narrower version of the amendment that would have outlawed same-sex marriage, but left open the possibility of legal recognition for civil unions or domestic partnerships.
www.center4civilrights.org /news/news_view.php?news_id=23   (448 words)

 CCIU - Pennsylvania State Academic Competition
The first annual competition was held in the House of Representatives on May 29, 1992, with 12 school districts representing 11 different Intermediate Units.
The Pennsylvania Academic Competitition is hosted by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and coordinated by the Chester County Intermediate Unit.
Each of the 29 intermediate units in Pennsylvania is permitted to send one high school academic team to participate in the competition.
www.cciu.org /Departments/LER/SpecialEvents/paacadcomp.html   (167 words)

 Franklin & Marshall - The Battle for Pennsylvania's House of Representatives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The latest Keystone Poll finds that continued control of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives is not a certainty for the Republicans.
The trend evident in Pennsylvania mirrors the trend evident in similar generic ballot questions about the U.S. House of Representatives, where Democrats now lead Republicans by about 10 points.
It is important to remember that the House districts are won by the votes cast within each district, making it possible for one party to receive in the aggregate more total votes, yet not increase the number of seats they hold.
www.fandm.edu /x2279.xml   (523 words)

 Pennsylvania Legislature Finishes Only Half of Budget Business - by John Skorburg - The Heartland Institute   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Although they did not get the property tax relief measure they were holding out for, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives nevertheless voted 104-89 on December 22 to approve $1 billion in new taxes to finance new programs and close a state budget deficit.
House members had insisted on property tax cuts as a tradeoff, but 11th-hour Senate negotiations over a proposal to provide property tax rebates funded by legalizing slot machines collapsed before the House vote.
Pennsylvania’s tax structure should be a selling point for new businesses to locate here and for existing companies to stay and grow,” he said.
www.heartland.org /Article.cfm?artId=14334   (1055 words)

Harrisburg, PA--The Pennsylvania House of Representatives unanimously passed a resolution designating April 24, 2004 as “Pennsylvania’s Day of Remembrance of the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923,” reported the Armenian National Committee (ANC) of Pennsylvania.
We also commend the House of Representatives for their unwavering commitment to recognize the Armenian Genocide and to honor the memories of the victims whose descendents are citizens of the Commonwealth,” stated Dr. Ara Chalian, co-chairman of the ANC of Pennsylvania.
In addition to the Pennsylvania House Resolution, the Pittsburgh City Council passed a proclamation declaring April 24, 2004 “A Day of Remembrance” for the victims of the Armenian Genocide.
www.anca.org /press_releases/press_releases.php?prid=570   (842 words)

 Pennsylvania House Votes to Make English the Official Language...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
WASHINGTON, June 29 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The Pennsylvania House of Representatives became the second state legislative body this week, and fourth this year, to approve official English legislation when Amendment 7999 to House Bill 1959 passed by a vote of 122-70 last night.
The action occurred just one day after the Delaware House of Representatives approved a measure to make English the official language of that state.
Passage of HB 1959 marks the first time that an official English bill has passed the House of Representatives in Pennsylvania.
releases.usnewswire.com /GetRelease.asp?id=68558   (462 words)

 FrontPage magazine.com :: Victory in Pennsylvania by David Horowitz
Last night, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives by a vote of 111-87 passed a resolution on behalf of intellectual diversity and academic freedom for all the public universities and colleges in the state.
This victory would not have been possible without the political courage and steadfastness of Representative Gib Armstrong, a former Marine who was the principal sponsor and driving force behind the legislation, and Speaker of the Pennsylvania House John Perzel, an astute and savvy political leader who managed the bill’s passage through turbulent legislative seas.
The Pennsylvania resolution accelerates a tide that has begun to flow in the direction of academic freedom across the nation.
frontpagemag.com /Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=18667   (1061 words)

 House Republican Caucus
Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Sam Smith (R-Jefferson) today announced the passage of the Republican-sponsored Green PA program, a 28-year, $2 billion proposal that if passed by the Senate, signed by the governor and approved by the voters will mark the single largest investment to protect the state’s natural resources.
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed the Green PA plan today, which will increase and extend the state’s funding of environmental programs to 2033 with no new taxes or increased fees.
Dennis Leh (R-130) was recently honored by House Majority Whip David G. Argall (R-Berks/Schuylkill) for his perfect attendance during the 2003-04 legislative session of the House of Representatives.
www.pahousegop.com /index.cfm?SectionID=300&ParentID=117&SectionTypeID=4&SectionTree=89,117,300   (2617 words)

 Pennsylvania House of Representatives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Answer: Pennsylvania is not fulfilling its obligation to fund public education, and our children, especially those residing in areas with low property values or a declining tax base, are suffering.
Majority deputy whip of the state House, vice chairman of the Republican Party of Allegheny County, chairman of the Allegheny County Republican delegation, member of the Appropriations, Finance and Children and Youth committees.
Pennsylvania is blessed with some of the most talented educators and state of the art technologies in the world.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/04111/303160.stm   (7002 words)

 Take Action!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives has placed HB 2381, the anti-family constitutional amendment on the voting schedule for April 24, 2006.
On March 15th, the Pennsylvania House of Representative's State Government Committee will be voting on HB 2381, the anti-LGBT, anti-family constitutional amendment that would prohibit recognition of same-sex marriage and all unmarried relationships in the Commonwealth.
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives and Senate are considering an anti-LGBT, anti-family constitutional amendment that would prohibit recognition of same-sex marriage and all unmarried relationships in the Commonwealth.
www.center4civilrights.org /action/index.php   (790 words)

 PA House of Representatives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Many years later, in 1790, the Pennsylvania Senate was created and the General Assembly became a bicameral Legislature.
House Members must be 21 years of age, have lived in the state for four years and have lived in their legislative district for one year prior to being sworn-in as a member of the House.
As with the U.S. House of Representatives, Members of the state House are elected for two years and can be re-elected as often as desired.
www.personal.psu.edu /students/j/r/jrz123/StateLegislativeBranch.htm   (130 words)

 FIRE - Pennsylvania House of Representatives Select Committee on Student Academic Freedom
"Pennsylvania Lawmakers Hold Hearings on Political Bias in College Classrooms," Jennifer Jacobson, The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 25, 2005: After Mr.
"Pennsylvania's Historic Academic Freedom Hearings," David French, Front Page Magazine, October 28, 2005: Those who continue to doubt the wisdom of Justice Louis Brandeis’s famous statement “Sunlight is the best disinfectant” should pay close attention to the news from Pennsylvania.
A House Select Committee on Student Academic Freedom is conducting an investigation into the state of liberty and genuine intellectual diversity in Pennsylvania’s public universities, and the academic establishment is fighting back.
www.thefire.org /index.php/case/700.html   (278 words)

 Pa House Scholarship   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives’ Scholarship Program is open to all college-bound high school seniors who plan to attend a Pennsylvania college, university or career school.
On behalf of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives’ Scholarship Program Committee, Speaker of the House John M. Perzel (R-Philadelphia) this week announced Jessica Fegely (Berks County), Melissa Jabour (Lancaster County), Helena Tzou (Westmoreland County) and Rebecca Wojtaszek (Somerset County) as the 2006 House of Representatives’ Scholarship winners.
Joining a classroom of students at St. Hubert Catholic High School for Girls in Philadelphia, Speaker of the House John M. Perzel (R-Philadelphia) today announced that applications are now available for the 2006 Pennsylvania House of Representatives’ Scholarship Program and encouraged all eligible Pennsylvania high school seniors to apply.
www.pahousescholarship.com   (307 words)

 League of Women Voters of Philadelphia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
U.S. Representatives must be at least 25 years old, U.S. citizens for at least seven years, and residents of the state from which they are elected.
In case of death, conviction or impeachment, failure to qualify, resignation, or other disability of the Governor, the powers, duties and salaries of the office are assumed by the Lt. Governor for the remainder of the term or until the disability is removed.
I was a prime sponsor of an education study in 1992 that assessed how Pennsylvania funded education in terms of funding equity; it is now time for a similar study that determines funding adequacy.
pa.lwv.org /philadelphia/voterguide.html   (5990 words)

 League of Women Voters: Indiana County, Pennsylvania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The General Assembly, the legislative branch of state government, is composed of two houses, the Senate and the House of Representatives.
Members of the House of Representatives are elected for a two-year term.
My House Bill 1704 would establish a new first class felony-drug delivery resulting in death-that would hold drug deliverers accountable for their actions and hopefully act as a strong deterrent to those who would seek to profit from their poisons.
pa.lwv.org /indiana/pa_rep   (5004 words)

 PA Breast Cancer Coalition - News
EPHRATA, Pa. – Pat Halpin-Murphy, President and Founder of the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition expresses her gratitude to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for passing HB1606 yesterday by a unanimous vote of 197-0.
The Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition (PBCC) had requested the introduction of legislation to address the need for access to mammograms for women 40 to 49, emphasizing the importance of early detection as a critical step in combating the disease.
The Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition, founded in 1993, is a non-profit organization and the only statewide grassroots organization that speaks to and for breast cancer survivors.
www.pabreastcancer.org /news_2005HB1606passed.html   (558 words)

 DSCC : Pennsylvania House Overwhelmingly Rejected Santorum Cyber School Scam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Yesterday, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted 175-24 to require students who attend cyberschools to actually live in the district that is paying their tuition for the online school.
Pennsylvania law requires school districts to pay for students who live in the district and enroll in cyber schools.
Santorum owns a two-bedroom house in Penn Hills, assessed at $106,000, but he and his family live on their nearly four-acre property in Leesburg, Va., assessed at $757,000, according to tax records.
www.dscc.org /news/roundup/20050623_santorum   (472 words)

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