My Audio Updates
Here you will find audio clips about important events that have taken place during the current and past Legislative Sessions.
Reese Spirits-To-Go Bill Gets House Approval - 4/26/2017
Legislation that would allow hotel and restaurant licensees to begin selling distilled spirits in the Commonwealth has passed the Pennsylvania House. House Bill 438 would establish a Spirit Extended Permit, which could be purchased by any valid hotel or restaurant licensee, allowing the sale of up to 3 liters of spirits for off-site consumption. Bill sponsor Rep. Mike Reese (R-Somerset, Westmoreland) said this is just one more step toward getting Pennsylvania out of the alcohol business.
Reese Charter Education Reform Passes House - 4/26/2017
Legislation designed improve charter and cyber charter schools in the Commonwealth has been passed by the Pennsylvania House. House Bill 97 would address a long-standing problem with the cyber charter funding formula and also would propose academic performance and teacher evaluations, bringing charters in line with public schools. Bill sponsor Rep. Mike Reese (R-Somerset, Westmoreland) said his bill would strengthen both the fiscal and academic aspects of charter schools in Pennsylvania.
Rep. Reese Comments on House Vote to Move Emergency Funding Bill to Governor’s Desk - 9/24/2015
In order to help struggling social services and school districts desperate for their subsidies during the current budget impasse, the Pennsylvania House sent an emergency funding package to the governor’s desk on Thursday. The bill includes approximately $11 Billion which represents funding for 1/3rd of the fiscal year – from July through October. The decision on whether or not to release funding for education and critical services now lies solely with Gov. Wolf, who has vowed to reject the funding in his quest for increased taxation on every Pennsylvanian. Comments are now available from Rep. Mike Reese (R-Somerset, Westmoreland).
Rep. Reese Supports Passage of an On-Time State Budget with No New Taxes - 6/30/2014
A $29.09 billion on-time state budget that holds the line on taxes received final approval by the Pennsylvania House Monday in Harrisburg. Rep.Mike Reese (R-Fayette & Westmoreland) supported the balanced budget plan that prioritizes funding for critical programs like public education without placing additional burdens on taxpayers.
Rep. Reese Talks with WCNS's Mike Longo on the "You Never Know" Radio Program - 7/23/2013
Rep. Mike Reese talked with host Mike Longo on the WCNS "You Never Know" radio program on June 29th about a variety of statewide issues. Joining in the program is Michael O'Barto, Chairman of the Unity Township Board of Supervisors.
Rep. Reese Hosts Public Hearing on Coal and How Federal Regulations Are Killing Jobs and the Industry in PA - 9/11/2012
The House Majority Policy Committee held a bipartisan public hearing recently in Westmoreland County to examine the impact of federal environmental regulations on the coal industry and jobs in Pennsylvania. Rep. Mike Reese (R-Fayette/Westmoreland) hosted the hearing and said the strict federal regulations are forcing the closure of coal fired power plants and putting a stranglehold on an important sector of Pennsylvania’s economy. Mike Davies reports, wrap and stand alone bite available.
Rep. Reese Hosting Annual Sportsmen’s Saturday Event April 28th - 4/26/2012
Rep. Mike Reese (R-Fayette/Westmoreland) will be hosting a sportsmen’s event this Saturday at the Foggy Mountain Lodge and Restaurant in Stahlstown from noon to 3 p.m. Rep. Reese says this family oriented event is open to all. Mike Davies reports, wrap and stand alone bite available.
Rep. Reese Comments on House Passage of Legislation to Reduce Size of PA General Assembly - 4/5/2012
Landmark legislation to reduce the size of the Pennsylvania General Assembly was approved Wednesday by the House of Representatives. Rep. Mike Reese (R-Fayette, Westmoreland) said the legislature must lead by example when it comes to cutting government spending. Chuck Nichols reports – story and stand alone bite available.