Westmoreland County House Members Respond to Budget Address

Feb. 06, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – After attending Gov. Josh Shapiro’s 90-minute budget address that calls for an 8.4% spending increase, raises the overall spend to a whopping $48.34 billion and blows through nearly $16 billion in surplus funds and Pennsylvania’s Rainy Day Fund, several House members from Westmoreland County issued the follow statements:

Recreation Grants a ‘Win-Win’ for Area Projects, Dunbar Says

Jan. 16, 2024 /

HARRISBURG –House Republican Caucus Chairman George Dunbar (R-Westmoreland) today announced the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) has awarded funds to two recreation projects in the 56th Legislative District through the Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program.

Cutler and Grove: Democrats’ Midnight Amendment Madness Reminiscent of Pay-Raise Politics

Oct. 05, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – With the House Appropriations Committee Democrats Wednesday night adopting a substantial amendment to comprehensive Election Code changes to be considered by the House on Thursday, House Republican Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) and House Republican Appropriations Chairman Seth Grove (R-York) said the process being run by House Democrats is reminiscent of the worst of pay-raise era politics.

Dunbar Schedules Free License Plate Replacement Events

Jul. 28, 2023 /

WESTMORELAND COUNTY – Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus Chairman Rep. George Dunbar (R-Westmoreland) today announced he and his staff are hosting free license plate replacement events to assist motorists whose license plates are illegible or difficult to read.

Dunbar, Local Officials to Celebrate Casino Grants

Jul. 14, 2023 /

WHAT: Rep. George Dunbar (R-Westmoreland) will participate in a press conference to celebrate Local Share Account grants provided to Westmoreland County projects, using revenue from Live! Casino Pittsburgh at Westmoreland Mall.

Dunbar: Local Bridge Named to Honor WWII Hero

May. 25, 2023 /

NORTH HUNTINGDON TOWNSHIP – PA House Republican Caucus Chairman Rep. George Dunbar (R-Westmoreland), joined members of the community today to posthumously honor U.S. Army veteran Warren "Bizz" Watson by naming a local bridge after him.

Legislative Audit Advisory Commission to Release 2022 Audit

Feb. 28, 2023 /

WHAT: House Republican Caucus Chairman George Dunbar (R-Westmoreland), chairman of the Legislative Audit Advisory Commission (LAAC), and other LAAC members will meet to review and potentially accept the audit for Fiscal Year 2022.

Westmoreland Delegation Lauds Broadband Plan

Jan. 19, 2023 /

WESTMORELAND – At a press conference hosted by Westmoreland County officials, plans to bring internet connectivity to unserved communities were heralded by Westmoreland House members.

Dunbar Elected Caucus Chairman for 2023-24 Session

Nov. 22, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. George Dunbar (R-Westmoreland) for a second time has been elected by his peers to serve as chairman of the state House Republican Caucus. He was first elected to the post in 2021.

Dunbar to Host Consumer Safety Event

May. 19, 2022 /

HARRISBURG –PA House Majority Caucus Chairman George Dunbar (R-Westmoreland) announced he is hosting an event to help consumers avoid fraud schemes.

Legislative Audit Advisory Commission to Release 2021 Audit

Jan. 31, 2022 /

WHAT: House Majority Caucus Chairman George Dunbar (R-Westmoreland), chairman of the Legislative Audit Advisory Commission (LAAC), and other LAAC members will meet to review and potentially accept the audit for Fiscal Year 2021.

Westmoreland Health Care Workers to Benefit from Funding, Lawmakers Say

Jan. 26, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – Legislation agreed to by both chambers in the General Assembly will provide federal funding to support health care staff in Westmoreland County and throughout Pennsylvania. Overall, seven facilities countywide will receive nearly $2 million to recruit and retain staff, according to lawmakers representing the county in the state House.

Dunbar Bill Package Provides Tax Clarity

Jan. 25, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – Legislation sought by PA House Majority Caucus Chairman George Dunbar (R-Westmoreland) to improve Pennsylvania’s tax laws related to claiming deductions by property owners who receive royalties for extracted resources passed the House Tuesday. House Bill 199 would allow property owners to account for the percentage depletion of a mine, oil and gas well, and other natural deposits when filing their Personal Income Tax (PIT), which is consistent with federal laws administered by the Internal Revenue Service.

Dunbar/Ward: Decade of Work Becomes Reality

Oct. 29, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – PA House Majority Caucus Chairman Rep. George Dunbar (R-Westmoreland) and Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward released the following statement regarding plans to link the Pennsylvania Turnpike with State Route 130 in Penn Township: