Mackenzie Endorses Trump

Pennsylvania State Representative Ryan Mackenzie Endorses Presumptive Republican Nominee, Donald Trump “Donald Trump’s message of creating American jobs, helping our veterans, and applying business sense to government has resonated with Pennsylvanians and people across the country,” said state Representative Ryan Mackenzie. “This message has attracted thousands of Independents and Democrats to the Republican Party and […]

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Lehigh Valley lawmaker looks to close tax collectors’ fraud loophole

HARRISBURG — It’s a crime of opportunity committed against Pennsylvania taxpayers time and time again. • 1990: Former Bath tax collector William O. Jandrasitz and his wife, JoAnn F. Jandrasitz, are sentenced in Northampton County Court to probation for stealing $236,714 in borough and school tax receipts. • 2013: Former Mohnton tax collector Jodie Mae Keller gets probation after […]

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Republican Mackenzie running again

State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie — an old-school Ronald Reagan Republican despite his young age — has announced he is seeking re-election. Mackenzie, 31, has represented the 134th District seat since he won a special election in April 2012. He is a Parkland High School and Harvard University graduate. Before winning election, he worked in state government […]

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Pa. state Rep. Ryan Mackenzie launches campaign for re-election in 134th District

By Precious Petty   Pennsylvania state Rep. Ryan Mackenzie announced his bid for re-election at a Tuesday night campaign kickoff.Mackenzie, a Republican who represents the 134th District, said, “I have had the great honor of serving residents of Lehigh and Berks for the past two years and I have never lived a day when I was not […]

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Stiffer sentences eyed for ripping off public, charities

John Finnerty CNHI State Reporter HARRISBURG — Charities and small governments can be easy marks for thieves, and crimes against them result in millions of dollars in lost tax revenues and donations, according to lawmakers pushing for stiffer penalties for those who dip into those accounts. “It is all too common for youth sports leagues, volunteer […]

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House approves career program tax incentive

BY ROBERT SWIFT (HARRISBURG BUREAU CHIEF) HARRISBURG – Employers would receive a state tax credit for setting up career programs for high school students under a bill that was recently passed unanimously by the House. The measure would encourage businesses, schools and local workforce investment boards to create “CareerBound” programs in schools to provide students […]

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Cetronia Ambulance Corps Says ‘Thanks’ to Rep. Ryan Mackenzie

Cetronia CEO Larry Wiersch expresses gratitude for legislation sponsored by Rep. Mackenzie that exempts EMS companies from realty transfer taxes. Posted by Jennifer Marangos (Editor)   Dear Editor: We at the Cetronia Ambulance Corps wish to extend our sincerest of thanks and recognition to State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie for the pivotal role he played in helping us […]

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Breaks for businesses that give internships? Bill would give tax credits for connecting students with available ‘priority’ occupations.

By Steve Esack, Call Harrisburg Bureau HARRISBURG — For 15 years, Parkland High School teacher Wes Spence has worked with local businesses to set up job-shadowing and internship opportunities for 10th-graders looking to parlay their vocational training into a job after graduation. He has a stable crop of about 50 businesses that participate in the program run […]

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REP. RYAN MACKENZIE ADDRESSES SAFETY IN SCHOOLS

PRO Martial Arts Trexlertown will host Representative Ryan Mackenzie on Friday, Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. He will be addressing efforts to reduce violence in school and the recent grants that have been established to help tackle this issue. Rep. Ryan Mackenzie has been involved in education and child safety during his term as Representative. […]

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New law provides tax exemption for fire companies

Two officers from the Eastern Berks Fire Company, headquartered in Barto, Berks County, were invited to Harrisburg to witness Gov. Tom Corbett sign House Bill 465 into law. Fire Company President Scott Reitnauer and Deputy Fire Chief Michael Mutter attended the ceremony and were photographed with the governor, state Sen. Judy Schwank and state Rep. […]

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