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Roae Votes Again to Downsize PA State Legislature
HARRISBURG – The state House today approved two bills bill co-sponsored by Rep. Brad Roae (R-Crawford) that would reduce the size of the Pennsylvania General Assembly.

“I constantly advocate for reducing the cost of many things that are taxpayer funded,” said Roae. “I guarantee that a reduced total of 191 state lawmakers will cost taxpayers much less than 253. However, even if both these bills become law, we would have to make sure that the remaining lawmakers do not hire additional staff to avoid the complete erosion of these savings.”

House Bill 1234 would reduce the number of state representatives from 203 to 153 and House Bill 1716 would reduce the number of state senators from 50 to 38. This is the second consecutive legislative session that the Pennsylvania House successfully advanced legislation to reduce the size of the Legislature. Unfortunately, similar legislation expired in the Senate last session despite receiving bipartisan support in the House.

“Again, Pennsylvania families are doing much more with less during this Great Recession,” Roae said. “Many employers have had to cut back during these hard times. I think it’s only appropriate that we take action to downsize the state Legislature.”

Because both House Bill 1234 and House Bill 1716 would amend the state constitution, each bill must be approved by the House and Senate in two consecutive legislative sessions. Voters then would have an opportunity to approve or reject the constitutional amendment through a ballot referendum.

Both bills now head to the state Senate for consideration. 

Representative Brad Roae
6th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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