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Here you will find audio clips about important events that have taken place during the current and past Legislative Sessions.
Rep. Dunbar Comments on House Passage of Liquor Privatization Bill
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Legislation designed to privatize the sale of wine and liquor in the Commonwealth was recently passed by the Pennsylvania House. Rep. George Dunbar (R-Westmoreland) said lawmakers have listened to the desires of the people and delivered on a plan to provide greater choice by getting the state out of the business of selling alcohol. House Bill 790 now moves the Senate for consideration. Chuck Nichols reports... story and bite available.
Rep. Dunbar Comments on House Passage of State Budget Bill
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The Pennsylvania House has passed state budget legislation for the upcoming fiscal year. The $27.7 Billion plan increases spending by $370 Million without any new taxes or fees. Rep. George Dunbar (R-Westmoreland) said lawmakers had to make responsible spending decisions in order to produce a balanced budget on time. Chuck Nichols reports, wrap and stand alone bite available.
Rep. Dunbar Comments on House Passage of Legislation to Reduce Size of PA General Assembly
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Landmark legislation to reduce the size of the Pennsylvania General Assembly was approved Wednesday by the House of Representatives. Rep. George Dunbar (R-Westmoreland) said he supports cutting the size of the legislature, and believes that advances in communication technology will make it easier to maintain contact with a larger constituency. Mike Davies reports – story and stand alone bite available.
Rep. Dunbar Comments on Final Passage of Voter ID Bill
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The state House has voted to approve legislation that requires photo ID’s for voters in Pennsylvania to eliminate the possibility of election fraud. Rep. George Dunbar (R-Westmoreland) said the integrity of the voting process is paramount, and that currently there is no way to uncover and prevent fraudulent voting. The bill now goes to the Governor’s desk for his signature. Chuck Nichols reports, wrap and stand alone bite available.
Rep. Dunbar Bill to Help County Governments Save Money and Eliminate the Post of Jury Commissioner on the Governor's Desk
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Legislation to help save taxpayer money at the county level received final approval this week in the Pennsylvania House. Bill sponsor Rep. George Dunbar (R-Westmoreland) said his bill will help counties to utilize more modern techniques for disposing of surplus property and allow for the elimination of the outmoded post of jury commissioner. The bill now goes to the Governor’s desk for his signature. Mike Davies reports, wrap and stand alone bite available.
Rep. Dunbar Comments on House Passage of His Gaming Reform Legislation
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Legislation that would require the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to publicly disclose their budget, including the salaries of board members and employees, was unanimously passed by the Pennsylvania House this week. Rep. George Dunbar (R-Westmoreland), prime sponsor of House Bill 2014, said his legislation is part of an effort to make the Gaming Control Board’s actions more accessible to Pennsylvania taxpayers. The bill now moves to the State Senate for consideration. Chuck Nichols reports, wrap and stand alone bite available.
Rep. George Dunbar Comments on House Passage of Budget
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The Pennsylvania House approved a $27.15 billion state budget Wednesday in Harrisburg, that cuts state spending, holds the line on taxes, and gives the state its first on-time spending plan in 8 years. Rep. George Dunbar (R-Westmoreland) said he was glad to be able to support a fiscally responsible state budget that does not increase state spending and pass on more debt to future generations. Mike Davies Reports – Story and Bite available.
Rep. George Dunbar Comments on House Passage of Legislation to Allow Online Auctions for County Surplus Sales
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The Pennsylvania House has passed reform legislation that would modify county code to allow for the sale of surplus township property through electronic online auctions. Rep. George Dunbar (R-Westmoreland), a member of the House Local Government Committee, said that by using more modern techniques, taxpayers could realize greater savings. Chuck Nichols reports, wrap and stand alone bite available.
Rep. Dunbar Comments on House Passage of Reform Legislation
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A six bill package of legislation aimed at improving the accountability and transparency in state government received final approval by the state House on Tuesday. The reform bills address improvements to state procurement systems, protections for whistle-blowers, increased penalties for violation of lobbying laws, and ethics rules to prohibit lawmakers from creating non-profits to channel state funding. Rep. George Dunbar (R-Westmoreland) sponsored legislation to amend the state’s Procurement Code to prevent conflicts of interest in the process used to review state contract proposals. The bills now go to the state Senate for consideration. Chuck Nichols Reports - Story and Bite available.
Rep. George Dunbar Comments on Package of Reform Legislation
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The Pennsylvania House considered a package of legislation designed to reform state government procedures and restore public confidence in Harrisburg. Rep. George Dunbar (R-Westmoreland), prime sponsor of a bill that would make the state contracting process more transparent and efficient, said the time has come to change the way Harrisburg does business. The package of reform bills now awaits final approval by the House next week. Chuck Nichols Reports – Story and Bite available.