Watro, Policy Committee Hosts Second in Series of Hearings on Historic Tax Cuts

Jun. 18, 2024 /

HAZLETON—Rep. Dane Watro (R- Luzerne/Schuylkill) and the House Republican Policy Committee, led by Chairman Josh Kail (R-Beaver/Washington), convened the second hearing in a series to discuss the House Republican tax cut bill (House Bill 2388) that would return $3 billion to the people of Pennsylvania by reducing the Personal Income Tax (PIT) rate from 3.07% to 2.8% and eliminating the Gross Receipts Tax on electric bills.

House GOP Policy Committee to Hold Hearing in Luzerne County on Historic Tax Cuts

Jun. 12, 2024 /

WHAT: House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Joshua D. Kail (R-Beaver/Washington), Rep. Dane Watro (R-Luzerne/Schuylkill) and other lawmakers will host the second in a series of hearings titled “Historic Tax Cuts” to discuss the House Republican tax cut plan (House Bill 2388) that would reduce the Personal Income Tax and eliminate the Gross Receipts Tax on electricity.

Roman’s Law Passes Senate Committee, Says Watro

Apr. 30, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – Companion legislation to a bill sponsored by Rep. Dane Watro (R-Luzerne/Schuylkill) that would allow delayed school enrollment in Pennsylvania for young children with autism was unanimously approved by the Senate Education Committee today. Senate Bill 1157, sponsored by Sen. Dave Argall (R-29), now goes to the full Senate for consideration.

Watro, Argall Announce PENNVEST Loan for Water System Upgrades in Hazelton

Apr. 24, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Dane Watro (R-Luzerne/Schuylkill) and Sen. Dave Argall (R-29) today announced a low-interest state loan of more than $1.4 million awarded to the Hazleton City Authority for water system improvements. The funding was approved by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST).

Cabell, Luzerne County Republican Delegation Sign Voter ID Discharge Petition

Apr. 10, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Mike Cabell (R-Luzerne), along with the rest of the Luzerne County Republican delegation, comprising of Reps. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne), Alec Ryncavage (R-Luzerne) and Dane Watro (R-Luzerne/Schuylkill), said Wednesday that they have signed the House discharge petition to get a voter ID constitutional amendment out of committee and before the full House of Representatives for a vote in the near future.

Watro’s Bill Would Give Tax Break to National Guard Members

Apr. 10, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Dane Watro (R-Luzerne/Schuylkill) plans to soon introduce legislation in the House of Representatives that would exempt income derived from an individual’s service in the Pennsylvania National Guard from the Commonwealth’s Personal Income Tax (PIT).

Watro to Host PENNVEST Informational Event April 11

Mar. 21, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Dane Watro (R-Luzerne/Schuylkill) today invited municipal officials interested in learning about PENNVEST to an information exchange he is hosting in Schuylkill County on Thursday, April 11. The free event will take place from 10-11:30 a.m. at the McAdoo Fire Company, 51 N. Hancock St. in McAdoo.

Watro’s ‘National Medal of Honor Day’ Resolution Advances

Mar. 20, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – A resolution recognizing March 25, 2024, as “National Medal of Honor Day” in Pennsylvania, sponsored by Rep. Dane Watro (R-Luzerne/Schuylkill), today was unanimously approved by the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee. House Resolution 347 will next be considered by the full House of Representatives.

Watro, Argall Announce Grants for Fire, EMS Companies in Luzerne, Schuylkill Counties

Feb. 13, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – Twenty-four fire and emergency medical services (EMS) companies in the 116th Legislative District were collectively awarded nearly $406,000 in funding support through the 2023-24 Pennsylvania Fire Company and Emergency Medical Services Grant Program, Rep. Dane Watro (R-Luzerne/Schuylkill) and Sen. Dave Argall (R-29) announced today.

Much Work on the Budget Lies Ahead, Says Watro

Feb. 06, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Dane Watro (R-Luzerne) attended a joint session of the General Assembly today during which Gov. Josh Shapiro presented his state budget proposal for the 2024-25 fiscal year.

Watro, Argall to Co-Host Scam Seminar in Hazleton on Oct. 27

Oct. 11, 2023 /

HAZLETON – In their continuing effort to educate residents about financial fraud, Rep. Dane Watro (R-Luzerne) and Sen. Dave Argall (R-29) are co-hosting a scam seminar on Friday, Oct. 27, in Hazleton. The free event will take place at Faith Assembly of God Church, 34 Fox Manor Road, beginning at 10 a.m.

Watro Seeking Public Input on Local Issues

Jul. 18, 2023 /

HAZLETON – In an effort to gather greater public input on local and state issues within the 116th Legislative District, Rep. Dane Watro (R-Luzerne) today announced a new initiative he’s calling “Face the Future.”