PA GOP State Committee Fall Meeting Preview

081025_gop_logoThe Republicans will hold their annual fall meeting in Harrisburg on September 18th and 19th at the Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey hotel. The schedule for the weekend is as follows:

Friday September 18, 2015

PA GOP Fall Dinner

7:00 p.m. – Party Chairman Rob Gleason, Senator Pat Toomey and featured guest Governor of Massachusetts Charlie Baker will all speak.

Saturday September 19, 2015

PA GOP Fall Meeting

9:00 a.m. – Speakers include Party Chairman Rob Gleason, Congressman Tom Marino, State Sen. John Rafferty, State Rep. Todd Stephens, Senator Pat Toomey, State Supreme Court nominees Judy Olson, Mike George, Anne Covey, Superior Court nominee Emil Giordano and Commonwealth Court nominee Paul Lalley.

Rafferty and Stephens will be speaking as representatives of the Republican’s Senate and House caucuses. Of course, they are also both seeking the party’s nomination in next year’s race for Attorney General. Additionally, before Sen. Toomey speaks those assembled will consider various committee and caucus reports as well as a proposed amendment to the bylaws. Senator Toomey will then be formally endorsed for re-election.

3 Responses

  1. Pennsylvania has a severance tax, just called an impact fee. The independent fiscal office reports the burden to be nearly 5%. PA also has a substantially higher corporate net income tax than other drilling states. Most state committee members are truly serving with the goal of supporting the best candidates for public office. The rank and file committee members must pay for the dinner, lodging etc. Not exactly the perks some might think.

  2. To Observer:
    No. This is the event where elected state committee members, each of whom funded their own campaigns from their own pockets, help to identify candidates who will best represent the needs of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
    And, by the way, the cumulative tax burden on gas producers in PA is nearly identical to that in other states. It is just not called that, and is broken up among a series of different taxes and fees.

  3. Is this the event where they hand out the million-dollar bribes, I mean, “campaign contributions” from the Frackers to the guys preventing us from having the Shae Tax that EVERY OTHER STATE has?

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