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09/20/2017
HARRISBURG – Responding to the credit downgrade from Standard & Poor’s today, House Republican leaders reminded investors and Pennsylvanians that the Commonwealth has never missed a payment and tax revenues are continuously being collected. The leaders also suggested the downgrade could help bring lawmakers together in the effort to address major cost-drivers in the state budget.
08/17/2017
ELYSBURG – Rep. Kurt A. Masser (R-Columbia/Montour/Northumberland) will host his seventh annual Senior Expo on Thursday, Sept. 14, at All Home Days Park, located at Memorial Park Avenue and Veterans Way in Elysburg. Speakers will begin at 9 a.m. and vendors will be available starting at 10 a.m.
08/01/2017
ELYSBURG – In an effort to provide education to interested residents about Pennsylvania’s firearms and self-defense laws, Rep. Kurt A. Masser (R-Columbia/Montour/Northumberland) is hosting a Concealed Carry Seminar. This event will be held on Thursday, Aug. 24, from 6-8 p.m., at the Brady Fire Company Banquet Hall, located at 700 Maple St., in Ranshaw.
06/30/2017
HARRISBURG – Rep. Kurt A. Masser (R-Columbia/Montour/Northumberland) joined the majority of his House colleagues in voting in favor of a 2017-18 state budget plan on Friday. The budget spends $31.9 billion and includes no broad-based tax increases while it consolidates state government and provides for core services.
06/08/2017
HARRISBURG – As part of the House Republican effort to reinvent the operations and priorities of Pennsylvania government, the House approved legislation to stop pension costs from draining critical taxpayer resources away from schools, law enforcement and other important programs, House leaders said today. With a bipartisan vote of 143-53, the bill now heads to the governor’s desk for signature.
06/06/2017
HARRISBURG – On Tuesday, Rep. Kurt A. Masser (R-Columbia/Montour/Northumberland) stood before his colleagues in the state House to recognize the life and work of Robert E. Belfanti Jr., former state representative of the 107th District, decorated veteran and avowed community steward.
05/09/2017
ELYSBURG – In an effort to help educate parents and members of the community about the latest drug concerns and prevention methods, area Reps. Kurt A. Masser (R-Columbia/Montour/Northumberland) and Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder) will host a second Drug and Alcohol Community and Parent Awareness Program on Wednesday, May 17.
04/25/2017
ELYSBURG – In an effort to help educate parents and members of the community about the latest drug concerns and prevention methods, Reps. Kurt A. Masser (R-Columbia/Montour/Northumberland) and Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder) will host a Drug and Alcohol Community and Parent Awareness Program on Thursday, May 4.
04/11/2017
ELYSBURG – Rep. Kurt A. Masser (R-Columbia/Montour/Northumberland) is hosting two Concealed Carry Seminars in May to provide education to interested residents about Pennsylvania’s firearms and self-defense laws.
02/10/2017
ELYSBURG – Rep. Kurt A. Masser (R-Columbia/Montour/Northumberland) announced today that 36 fire and ambulance organizations throughout the 107th Legislative District will be receiving more than $472,000 in funding through the 2016-17 Pennsylvania Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program.
02/08/2017
HARRISBURG – Area lawmakers today announced forms for the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program for the 2016 tax year are now available.
02/07/2017
HARRISBURG – Rep. Kurt A. Masser (R-Columbia/Montour/Northumberland) and his legislative colleagues listened to the governor’s budget address for the 2017-18 fiscal year during a joint session of the General Assembly today at the Capitol. Masser made the following statement about his priorities for the upcoming year’s budget:
01/26/2017
FRACKVILLE – Schuylkill County area lawmakers Representatives Neal Goodman (D-Schuylkill), Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill), Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) and Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) thanked Gov. Tom Wolf and Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel for their decision to keep SCI Frackville open and for listening to their case to keep the facility running.
01/25/2017
HARRISBURG – Five thousand six hundred and seventy individuals signed petitions to keep the state prison in Frackville open, according to local legislators who spearheaded the effort.
01/04/2017
Members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives took the oath of office and were sworn in on Tuesday, Jan. 3, during a ceremony in the chamber of the House. Pictured (from left) are area lawmakers, Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder), Rep. Kurt A. Masser (R-Columbia/Montour/Northumberland) and Rep. Fred Keller (R-Union/Snyder). The three representatives were each sworn in for their fourth terms serving the people of their districts.