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Two Local Libraries Receive More Than $818,000, Gebhard Says
February 22, 2024

Two Local Libraries Receive More Than $818,000, Gebhard Says

Sen. Chris Gebhard (R-48) announced two grants totaling more than $818,000 were awarded for the rehabilitation of two local libraries through the Pennsylvania Department of Education Office of Commonwealth Libraries.  [Read More]

Gebhard Raises Concerns Over Shapiro’s Budget Proposal
February 7, 2024

Gebhard Raises Concerns Over Shapiro’s Budget Proposal

Sen. Chris Gebhard (R-48) expressed a multitude of concerns today regarding Gov. Josh Shapiro’s proposed 2024-25 state budget plan.  [Read More]

Thursday: Senate Committees to Host Allentown Discussion on PA Semiconductor Production and Workforce Pipeline
February 6, 2024

Thursday: Senate Committees to Host Allentown Discussion on PA Semiconductor Production and Workforce Pipeline

Members of the Senate Communications and Technology Committee, chaired by Sen. Tracy Pennycuick (R-24), and the Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee, chaired by Sen. Chris Gebhard (R-48), and others will discuss Pennsylvania semiconductor production and workforce pipeline at a Lehigh Valley event this week.  [Read More]

Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee Approved Bill to Expand City Revitalization Efforts
February 5, 2024

Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee Approved Bill to Expand City Revitalization Efforts

The Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee, chaired by State Sen. Chris Gebhard (R-48), approved a bill today that would expand city revitalization efforts in Pennsylvania.  [Read More]

Gebhard Announces $250,000 to Rehab Hamburg Community Pool
January 16, 2024

Gebhard Announces $250,000 to Rehab Hamburg Community Pool

Sen. Chris Gebhard (R-48) announced the Borough of Hamburg will receive $250,000 of Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) funding to rehabilitate the Hamburg Community Pool.  [Read More]

Gebhard Announces in $2.8 Million in Funding for Water and Sewer Projects
December 19, 2023

Gebhard Announces in $2.8 Million in Funding for Water and Sewer Projects

Sen. Chris Gebhard (R-48) announced more than $2.8 million in Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) funding was awarded for water and sewer projects in the 48th District.  [Read More]

Gebhard Bill to Improve Financial Literacy Set for Enactment
December 13, 2023

Gebhard Bill to Improve Financial Literacy Set for Enactment

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Chris Gebhard (R-48) to give students basic money management skills was amended into an omnibus bill containing several changes to the Public School Code passed the Senate today. The bill is poised for enactment.  [Read More]

Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee Approve Bills to Create Tourism Improvement Districts and Allow Online Raffle Sales
December 12, 2023

Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee Approve Bills to Create Tourism Improvement Districts and Allow Online Raffle Sales

The Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee, chaired by State Senator Chris Gebhard (R-48), approved two bills today focused on improving tourism in the Commonwealth and modernizing the small games of chance law to help civic organizations.  [Read More]

Gebhard, Phillips-Hill to Recognize Harley Davidson’s 50th Anniversary of York County Factory
October 24, 2023

Gebhard, Phillips-Hill to Recognize Harley Davidson’s 50th Anniversary of York County Factory

Sens. Chris Gebhard (R-48) and Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-28) will recognize Harley Davidson’s 120th anniversary and its 50th anniversary of the factory in York County on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 10 a.m. outside the lieutenant governor’s office, Main Capitol, Harrisburg.  [Read More]

Gebhard Announces Funding for Parks Projects in Berks, Lebanon Counties
October 10, 2023

Gebhard Announces Funding for Parks Projects in Berks, Lebanon Counties

Sen. Chris Gebhard (R-48) today announced the approval of state funding for multiple parks projects in Berks and Lebanon counties.  [Read More]

Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee to Hold Two Hearings on Gaming Law and Skill Games
September 29, 2023

Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee to Hold Two Hearings on Gaming Law and Skill Games

The Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee, chaired by State Senator Chris Gebhard (R-48), will hold two separate public hearings next week examining the state’s gaming laws and the skill games operators.  [Read More]

Senate Approves State Budget that Holds the Line on Taxes, Funds Priorities
July 5, 2023

Senate Approves State Budget that Holds the Line on Taxes, Funds Priorities

As constitutionally mandated, the Pennsylvania Senate voted and approved, in a bipartisan manner, a General Appropriations budget before the July 1 deadline.  [Read More]

Gebhard’s Bill Offering Residential Hunting Licenses to Out-of-State College Students Passes Senate
June 28, 2023

Gebhard’s Bill Offering Residential Hunting Licenses to Out-of-State College Students Passes Senate

The Senate approved legislation sponsored by Sen. Chris Gebhard (R-48) to include full-time out-of-state college students in Pennsylvania’s great hunting and fur-taking traditions while also experiencing the wonderful outdoors.  [Read More]

Berks, Lancaster and Lebanon Counties Receive $1.6 Million in Impact Fees, Gebhard Says
June 21, 2023

Berks, Lancaster and Lebanon Counties Receive $1.6 Million in Impact Fees, Gebhard Says

The Impact Fee on unconventional natural gas wells will deliver more than $1.6 million to Berks, Lancaster and Lebanon counties, according to Sen. Chris Gebhard (R-48).  [Read More]

Senate Passes Gebhard Bill Improving Personal Financial Literacy
May 9, 2023

Senate Passes Gebhard Bill Improving Personal Financial Literacy

To provide students the foundation to become proficient at money management, the Senate passed legislation sponsored by Sen. Chris Gebhard (R-48). The bill would require completion of a half-credit personal finance course during high school.  [Read More]

Gebhard’s Bill Improving Personal Financial Literacy Passes Senate Education Committee
May 2, 2023

Gebhard’s Bill Improving Personal Financial Literacy Passes Senate Education Committee

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Chris Gebhard (R-48) to improve personal financial literacy by requiring completion of a half-credit economics and personal finance course during high school was passed by the Senate Education Committee today.  [Read More]

Gebhard to Host Open House at New Wernersville Office Location on May 20
May 1, 2023

Gebhard to Host Open House at New Wernersville Office Location on May 20

Sen. Chris Gebhard (R-48) is hosting an open house on Saturday, May 20, from noon to 2 p.m. at his new district office location, 6 W. Penn Ave., first floor, west side, Wernersville.  [Read More]

Gebhard Commends Cleona Borough for Winning Local Government Award
March 27, 2023

Gebhard Commends Cleona Borough for Winning Local Government Award

Sen. Chris Gebhard (R-48) announced that Cleona Borough received the Intergovernmental Cooperation Award, which is one of the 2023 Governor’s Awards for Local Government Excellence.  [Read More]

Diamond, Gebhard Announce More than $1.7 Million for Water, Public Safety and Infrastructure
March 23, 2023

Diamond, Gebhard Announce More than $1.7 Million for Water, Public Safety and Infrastructure

Rep. Russ Diamond (R-102) and Sen. Chris Gebhard (R-48) today announced state grants totaling $1,705,634 in order for three Lebanon County municipalities to better serve residents’ needs.  [Read More]

Local Communities Receive $3.1 Million, Gebhard Says
March 22, 2023

Local Communities Receive $3.1 Million, Gebhard Says

Sen. Chris Gebhard (R-48) announced more than $3.1 million in Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) funding was awarded for projects in the 48th District.  [Read More]

Gebhard: $305,000 in Gaming Revenue to Benefit Berks County Projects
March 17, 2023

Gebhard: $305,000 in Gaming Revenue to Benefit Berks County Projects

Sen. Chris Gebhard (R-48) announced nearly $305,000 in Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) funding is being awarded for projects in Berks County.  [Read More]

Gebhard, Diamond Announce More than $635,000 for Lebanon County Municipal Projects
March 16, 2023

Gebhard, Diamond Announce More than $635,000 for Lebanon County Municipal Projects

Sen. Chris Gebhard (R-48) and Rep. Russ Diamond (R-102) today announced state grants totaling more than $635,000 have been awarded throughout Lebanon County for projects that will improve public safety and create additional recreational opportunities.  [Read More]

Gebhard Calls for Fiscal Restraint, Making PA Business Friendly
March 7, 2023

Gebhard Calls for Fiscal Restraint, Making PA Business Friendly

Sen. Chris Gebhard (R-48) released the following statement in response to the budget address that Gov. Josh Shapiro delivered today to a joint session of the General Assembly:  [Read More]

Gebhard to Open New Office in Wernersville on March 6
February 27, 2023

Gebhard to Open New Office in Wernersville on March 6

On Monday, March 6, Sen. Chris Gebhard (R-48) and his staff will begin serving residents of the 48th District at an additional district office located at 6 W. Penn Ave., first floor, west side, Wernersville.  [Read More]

Mastriano and Gebhard Introduce Legislation to Strengthen Election Security with Constitutional Amendments
February 2, 2023

Mastriano and Gebhard Introduce Legislation to Strengthen Election Security with Constitutional Amendments

Sens. Doug Mastriano (R-33) and Chris Gebhard (R-48) today introduced legislation, Senate Bill 292, that would enable voters to decide through a ballot referendum if the state Constitution should be amended to include several new election security reforms.  [Read More]

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