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07/17/2015
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Fred Keller (R-85) and his fellow lawmakers today sent an open letter to Pennsylvania taxpayers urging them to call Gov. Tom Wolf and tell him to stop his misguided plan to tax middle class families who are already struggling to make ends meet. The text of the letter follows:
05/28/2015
HARRISBURG – Rep. Fred Keller (R-85) is encouraging local residents to be on the alert for an ongoing and resurgent nationwide telephone scam.
05/15/2015
HARRISBURG – Rep. Fred Keller (R-85) issued the following statement regarding his “no” vote on House Bill 504, which was advanced by the Pennsylvania House on Wednesday:
05/15/2015
MIFFLINBURG – Rep. Fred Keller (85th District) will be hosting a second town hall meeting from 6 - 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 28 at the Paxtonville VFW, 1555 Paxtonville Road, Middleburg. The meeting will include a discussion of the budget process as well as other state-related issues.
05/07/2015
HARRISBURG – State Reps. Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder) and Fred Keller (R-Snyder/Union) are inviting those involved with area fire companies and EMS units to a meeting with Pennsylvania Fire Commissioner Tim Solobay.
04/28/2015
MIFFLINBURG – Rep. Fred Keller (85th District) invites residents of Union and Snyder counties to two town hall meetings to discuss the budget process and other state-related issues.
03/04/2015
HARRISBURG – Rep. Fred Keller (R-85) issued the following statement in response to the Governor’s budget address and proposal:
01/08/2015
The 199th Session of the Pennsylvania General Assembly began on Tuesday, Jan. 6, when members of the state House and Senate took the oath of office. Pictured, from left, are area lawmakers, Rep. Fred Keller (R-Union/Snyder), Rep. Kurt Masser (R-Columbia/Montour/Northumberland), and Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder). The 2015-16 legislative session marks each of the lawmakers third term serving area residents in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
07/25/2014
Either we face the truth or the taxpayers will suffer the consequences of inaction. Pennsylvania’s two pension systems, the Public School Employees Retirement System (PSERS) and State Employees Retirement System (SERS), are underfunded by no less than $50 billion, using the most optimistic calculations. This liability equates to a bill of more than $4,000 to every man, woman and child who resides in this Commonwealth. I have, and will continue to advocate for reform with the goals of protecting the benefits already earned by both retirees and current employees, providing future employees a method to save for retirement, and most importantly making the plan affordable to the Pennsylvania taxpayers who must fund all government services. Understanding the significant flaws of the current system and the subsequent causes of the $50 billion unfunded liability are essential to developing a solution which supports these goals.
06/10/2014
HARRISBURG – Rep. Fred Keller (R-85th District) today announced that Union and Snyder counties will receive more than $81,000 in Marcellus Shale impact fees collected during calendar year 2013. Checks will be distributed by July 1.
01/13/2014
HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Fred Keller (R-85th District) to amend the Public School Code to require school boards to provide no less than forty-eight hours’ public notice prior to voting upon any proposed collective bargaining agreement or employment contract (House Bill 1741) passed the state House today.
11/25/2013
HARRISBURG – Rep. Fred Keller (R-85) has introduced legislation to require all state sponsored materials, publications and publicly accessible Internet websites feature the phrase “Prepared or Compiled Using Taxpayer Resources.”
10/11/2013
MIFFLINBURG – Rep. Fred Keller (R-Union/Snyder) and SUN Area Dairy Princess Ashley Wetzel invite residents of Union and Snyder counties to join them at Keller’s district office in Mifflinburg for a “Cheese Break” in celebration of National Cheese Month.
10/04/2013
HARRISBURG – Rep. Fred Keller (R-85th District) voted to pass House Bill 1189, enabling school districts to assess alternative taxes as a means of reducing or eliminating property taxation.
09/17/2013
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania’s prevailing wage rates increase the total cost of construction projects by 10 percent to 17 percent on average, thereby causing Pennsylvania’s taxpayers to consistently overpay for their public infrastructure by millions of dollars each year, according to testimony of municipal and business officials at a hearing before the House Labor and Industry Committee in Johnstown, Cambria County, on Monday.