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Gebhard Bill Making Historic Tax Cuts Passes Senate
May 8, 2024

Gebhard Bill Making Historic Tax Cuts Passes Senate

Working families, job creators and energy consumers in Pennsylvania would see their taxes reduced by approximately $3 billion a year under a bill approved by the Senate 36-14 yesterday, said Sen. Chris Gebhard (R-48).  [Read More]

Gebhard: More Than $3 Million to Improve Pedestrian Safety in Lebanon County
April 26, 2024

Gebhard: More Than $3 Million to Improve Pedestrian Safety in Lebanon County

Lebanon County will receive more than $3 million to improve pedestrian access to trails and crosswalks so pedestrians and bicyclists can travel more safely, according to Sen. Chris Gebhard (R-48).  [Read More]

Gebhard Announces Nearly $9.5 Million in Grants to Improve Access to High-Speed Internet
April 19, 2024

Gebhard Announces Nearly $9.5 Million in Grants to Improve Access to High-Speed Internet

The Pennsylvania Broadband Development Authority (PBDA) announced that the 48th Senatorial District is being awarded nearly $9.5 million to increase access to reliable, high-speed internet, according to Sen. Chris Gebhard (R-48).  [Read More]

Gebhard and Jozwiak Announce $705,000 in Grants for Berks County Road Projects
March 26, 2024

Gebhard and Jozwiak Announce $705,000 in Grants for Berks County Road Projects

Sen. Chris Gebhard (R-48) and Rep. Barry Jozwiak (R-5) today announced that the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) Multimodal Transportation Fund has awarded grants for two Berks County transportation improvement projects totaling $705,000.  [Read More]

Gebhard and Jozwiak Announce Nearly $167,000 in Gaming Revenue to Benefit Berks County Projects
March 26, 2024

Gebhard and Jozwiak Announce Nearly $167,000 in Gaming Revenue to Benefit Berks County Projects

Sen. Chris Gebhard (R-48) and Rep. Barry Jozwiak (R-5) announced nearly $167,000 in Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) funding is being awarded for projects in Berks County.  [Read More]

State Senators Dillon and Gebhard Take a Stand for Child Safety and Responsible Gaming
March 19, 2024

State Senators Dillon and Gebhard Take a Stand for Child Safety and Responsible Gaming

State Senators Jimmy Dillon (D, Philadelphia) and Chris Gebhard (R, Berks, Lancaster, and Lebanon) are pleased to announce the successful passage of Senate Bill 1021 by the Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee.  [Read More]

Gebhard, Meuser and Schlegel Host Tax Seminar on March 27
March 5, 2024

Gebhard, Meuser and Schlegel Host Tax Seminar on March 27

Sen. Chris Gebhard (R-48), Congressman Dan Meuser (R-9) and Rep. John Schlegel (R-101) are partnering to host a tax seminar on Wednesday, March 27, from 1-4 p.m. at the Lebanon Expo Center, 80 Rocherty Road, Lebanon.  [Read More]

Gebhard’s Law Ensuring Authorized Construction Workers Successful
March 4, 2024

Gebhard’s Law Ensuring Authorized Construction Workers Successful

According to the latest E-Verify audits, Pennsylvania’s Department of General Services (DGS) imposed monetary fines on four construction companies that violated the state’s E-Verify law, Sen. Chris Gebhard (R-48) announced.  [Read More]

Mastriano, Gebhard Propose Fee Targeting Illegal Immigrants
February 29, 2024

Mastriano, Gebhard Propose Fee Targeting Illegal Immigrants

Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) and Sen. Chris Gebhard (R-48) today announced plans to introduce legislation aiming to deter illegal immigration and generate new revenue for property tax and rent relief.  [Read More]

Senators Condemn Lancaster City Council Decision That Threatens Safety of Lancaster County Residents
February 28, 2024

Senators Condemn Lancaster City Council Decision That Threatens Safety of Lancaster County Residents

Last evening, Lancaster City Council unanimously passed the Lancaster Trust Act that officially terminates the city’s cooperation with the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) other than when court orders or certain crimes are involved. Sens. Ryan Aument (R-36), Scott Martin (R-13), and Chris Gebhard (R-48) issued the following statement regarding Tuesday’s vote that codified the policy into law:  [Read More]

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]

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