My Audio Updates
Here you will find audio clips about important events that have taken place during the current and past Legislative Sessions.
Maloney Urges Citizens to Let Governor Know Where They Stand on Federal Resettlement of Middle Eastern Refugees in PA - 11/17/2015
Following Governor Wolf’s recent statement that he fully supports federal efforts to place large numbers of middle-eastern refugees in Pennsylvania, Rep. Dave Maloney (R-Berks) is asking citizens to weigh in on the issue. Rep. Maloney said he has deep concerns about the lack of a thorough screening process to check the background of these refugees and feels this situation may pose serious risks to the security of the Commonwealth.
Maloney PSA on Upcoming Fraud and Theft Prevention Seminars now Available - 3/2/2015
Rep. Dave Maloney (R-Berks) has announced he will be holding pair of fraud and theft prevention seminars to be held on Wednesday, March 11 at the Keystone Villa Senior Retirement Community at 10 AM and Walnut Woods Retirement Community at 2 PM. A pre-recorded and produced 60 second PSA on these events is now available for use on your station.
Maloney's Child Protection Bill Signed Into Law - 5/14/2014
Legislation designed to close a loophole that holds school employees to a different standard regarding child abuse reporting and investigation has been signed into law. House Bill 434, now Act 45 of 2014 eliminates the distinction between school employees and all other mandated reporters of child abuse. Prime sponsor Rep. Dave Maloney (R-Berks), said measures must be in place to ensure that students are safe when attending a school related event or activity. Chuck Nichols reports... story and bite available.
Rep. Maloney Comments on Fire and Ambulance Program Grants - 1/23/2014
Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Companies are benefitting from the expansion of a state program that helps them maintain and upgrade their facilities and equipment. Rep. Dave Maloney (R-Berks) said more than $200 thousand in grants have been awarded to local first responders, without reaching into taxpayers’ pockets. Chuck Nichols reports... story and bite available.
Rep. Maloney Comments on House Passage of His Homestead Exemption Expansion Bill - 10/16/2013
Legislation that would amend the state’s constitution to allow the Homestead property tax exclusion to be expanded from 50% to 100% was passed unanimously by the Pennsylvania House on Tuesday. Rep. Dave Maloney (R-Berks), prime sponsor of House Bill 125, said the Homestead Exemption must be expanded in order to constitutionally move property tax elimination legislation forward. In order to amend the state’s Constitution, the bill must be passed by the General Assembly in two consecutive legislative sessions, and subsequently receive approval from the voters of the Commonwealth as a ballot referendum. Chuck Nichols reports... story and bite available.
Rep. Maloney Comments on Committee Passage of Package of Child Protection Bills - 6/13/2013
A package of legislation designed to modernize Pennsylvania’s child abuse laws was approved by the House Children and Youth Committee recently in Harrisburg. The six bill package was crafted to reflect the recommendations of the Task Force on Child Protection, and addresses the definition of abuse, mandated reporters, reporting procedures, and the appeals process. Rep. Dave Maloney (R-Berks), prime sponsor of House Bill 434, said that in order to protect all children, reporting standards must be consistent across the educational spectrum. House Bill 434 now awaits consideration by the full House. Chuck Nichols reports... story and bite available.
Rep. Maloney Comments on House Passage of Budget Bill - 6/12/2013
The Pennsylvania House on Wednesday passed a $28.3 billion spending plan for the 2013-2014 fiscal year. The budget increases state spending by more than $500 million without increasing the burden on Pennsylvania taxpayers. Rep. Dave Maloney (R-Berks) said this is a fiscally responsible plan that provides additional state funding for a number of important programs. Mike Davies reports... story and bite available.
Rep. Dave Maloney Comments on Introduction of Property Tax Independence Act - 3/12/2013
A bi-partisan group of lawmakers gathered in Harrisburg on Tuesday to unveil legislation that would completely eliminate school property taxes in favor of small increases to the personal income tax and sales tax. Rep. Dave Maloney (R-Berks) said the Property Tax Independence Act would make it easier for those who are struggling financially to stay in their homes. Chuck Nichols reports, story and stand alone bite available.
Rep. Maloney Comments on PA Farm Show - 1/10/2013
The 97th annual Pennsylvania Farm Show is underway in Harrisburg. The event is the largest indoor agricultural exposition in the United States, and features more than 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits, and 300 commercial exhibitors. Rep. Dave Maloney (R-Berks) said the farm show is a great opportunity for the next generation of farmers to demonstrate their talents. The Farm Show runs through Saturday, January 12. Admission to the Farm Show Complex is free. Chuck Nichols reports, story and stand alone bite available.
Rep. Maloney Hosts Policy Committee Hearing on Challenges Facing Businesses in Pennsylvania - 8/22/2012
The House Republican Policy Committee met recently in Reading to discuss the challenges that are limiting business growth in the Commonwealth. The Committee heard testimony from local businesses about what the government can do to spur the economy and stimulate job creation. Rep. Dave Maloney (R-Berks), who hosted the hearing, said lawmakers must seek to eliminate burdensome regulations which stand in the way of economic development. Mike Davies reports, story and stand alone bite available.