Latest Audio Your browser does not support HTML5 video. 00:00 00:00 00:00 Mihalek Says Legislature Must Act to Retain and Recruit First Responders Oct. 30, 2019 Download The Pennsylvania House this week continued work on a package of bills designed to bolster the volunteer fire and ambulance companies that form the backbone of the Commonwealth’s emergency response network. The Helpers and Heroes Package addresses the crisis facing our first responders, with most companies having lost more than three quarters of their volunteer force. Your browser does not support HTML5 video. 00:00 00:00 00:00 Rep. Natalie Mihalek Comments on House Passage of Spending Plan Jun. 25, 2019 Download House lawmakers have voted to support a 2019-20 General Fund budget that continues a multi-year effort to hold the line on taxes, fees and spending. Total state spending would be set at $33.997 billion, a 1.8% increase over the current fiscal year, which is in line with the rate of inflation. The plan provides for a record level of spending on education and includes a deposit of more than $250 million into the Rainy-Day Fund, the state’s primary “savings account.” Your browser does not support HTML5 video. 00:00 00:00 00:00 Milhalek Prime Sponsors Bill in Energize PA Package Apr. 30, 2019 Download House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) and fellow legislators unveiled “Energize PA,” a pro-growth, pro-jobs legislative package that will create jobs and redevelop infrastructure with no new fees or taxes. Turzai and House Republican bill sponsors spoke at a Capitol press conference this week in Harrisburg about the package that is designed to create jobs, re-use abandoned manufacturing sites, and streamline permitting processes for brownfields and other sites. Rep. Natalie Mihalek (R-Allegheny/Washington) is the prime sponsor of a bill in this package. Your browser does not support HTML5 video. 00:00 00:00 00:00 Rep. Milhalek Comments on Governor's Budget Proposals Feb. 05, 2019 Download Gov. Tom Wolf unveiled his 2019-2020 state budget proposal on Tuesday in Harrisburg. The $34 billion spending plan represents a nearly 1 billion dollar increase in state spending over last year. Rep. Natalie Milhalek (R-Allegheny & Washington) said she is pleased to see the emphasis on workforce development in the Governor's budget proposal. Your browser does not support HTML5 video. 00:00 00:00 00:00 Rep. Mihalek Comments Following the PA House Swearing-In Ceremony and the Opening of the 2019-20 Legislative Session Jan. 01, 2019 Download Members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives were sworn in Tuesday in Harrisburg with the members taking the oath of office in the House chamber at noon to officially begin the 2019-20 legislative session. Republicans hold a 110-93 majority in the House with 19 newly elected Republican members. This is the fifth consecutive term that Republicans have retained majority control of the PA House. Rep. Natalie Mihalek (R-Allegheny/Washington) offered comments on the swearing-in ceremony and opening of the new legislative session.