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My Audio Updates
Here you will find audio clips about important events that have taken place during the current and past Legislative Sessions.
Rep. Fred Keller Comments on Introduction of Pension Reform Legislation
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House and Senate lawmakers joined Governor Corbett this week in Harrisburg to introduce a pair of bills designed to provide significant short- and long- term relief for the underfunded State Employee Retirement System (SERS) and Public School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS). Rep. Fred Keller (R- Snyder, Union) said this is a serious fiscal crisis and steps must be taken now in order for both of the pension systems to remain solvent. Mike Davies reports, wrap and stand-alone bite available.
Rep. Fred Keller Introduces State Employee Right to Work Bill
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House Republicans unveiled a package of Right to Work legislation known as the Pennsylvania Open Workforce Initiative on Tuesday in Harrisburg. The six bill package is designed to end the practice of forced unionism as a condition of employment, and offer workers a choice on how to spend the money they earn. Rep. Fred Keller (R- Snyder, Union), prime sponsor of House Bill 52, said his bill would allow state workers to avoid compulsory union dues. Chuck Nichols reports... story and bite available.
Rep. Fred Keller Says Bill to Ensure Solvency of PA’s Unemployment Compensation Fund Headed to Governor’s Desk
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Legislation to ensure the fiscal health of Pennsylvania’s unemployment compensation fund has received final approval from the state House and will now move on to the governor’s desk for his signature. Rep. Fred Keller (R- Snyder, Union) said that by borrowing to pay off the debt owed to the federal government, businesses will save money and continue to grow and provide jobs in the commonwealth. Chuck Nichols reports... story and bite available.
Rep. Fred Keller 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. Fred Keller (R-Snyder, Union) said a reduction in the size of the legislature could result in significant cost savings, and lead to a more efficient government. Chuck Nichols reports – story and stand alone bite available.
Rep. Fred Keller Calls for Action on Prevailing Wage Legislation
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On the 50th anniversary of the state’s Prevailing Wage Act, House lawmakers joined industry officials in calling for action on a package of bills to reform the law and make sure it is working in the best interest of Pennsylvania Taxpayers. Rep. Fred Keller (R-Snyder & Union) prime sponsor of House Bill 1329 said his bill would raise the spending threshold that would require a project fall under the prevailing wage system. Chuck Nichols reports... story and bite available.
Rep. Fred Keller Comments on Signing of Bath Salts Ban Legislation
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Legislation banning the sale of “bath salts” and other synthetic look-alike drugs has been signed by Governor Corbett. Rep. Fred Keller (R-Snyder, Union) said this legislation will give police the tools they need to get these dangerous drugs off the streets. The ban will take effect in 60 days. Chuck Nichols Reports – Story and Bite available.
Rep. Fred Keller Comments on House Passage of Castle Doctrine
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Castle Doctrine legislation that would strengthen the right of Pennsylvania citizens to use deadly force if necessary in self defense was approved Tuesday in the state House. Rep. Fred Keller (R-Snyder & Union) said this bill makes clear that law abiding citizens may protect themselves and their families and may even discourage some criminal activity. Mike Davies Reports - Story and Bite available.
Rep. Fred Keller Comments on Farm Show
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Nearly half a million people visited the 95th Annual Pennsylvania Farm show this week in Harrisburg. The 8 day show is the largest indoor agricultural exhibition in the United States, and features 6000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 290 commercial exhibitors. Rep. Fred Keller (R- Snyder, Union) said the Farm Show provides a chance for everyone to learn about food production and the number one industry in Pennsylvania. Chuck Nichols Reports - Story and Bite available.
Rep. Keller Comments on Issues Facing Legislature Following Inauguration Ceremony
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Swearing-in ceremonies were held Tuesday for the 195th session of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Rep. Fred Keller (R-Snyder & Union) was among the 29 new members of the House taking the oath of office for the first time said he was looking forward to getting down to work on the many concerns he heard voiced by the voters. Mike Davies reports... story and bite available.