Thanks for Coming to My Town Hall in Upper Allen Township

Sep. 19, 2023 / Embed

Thank you to all who attended the town hall meeting I hosted on Sept. 13 in Upper Allen Township; it was a great evening of discussion between friends and neighbors who care deeply about our communities in Cumberland County.

Upper Allen Town Hall Recap

Sep. 19, 2023 / Embed

Were you unable to attend my town hall event in Upper Allen Township? Watch the video for a recap of the discussion.

Your Opinion Matters to Me

Sep. 15, 2023 / Embed

One of the most important roles of an elected official is to listen to the people they represent. That's why I recently hosted meetings across the district to hear your story and learn more about how I can better serve our community.

87th District Unites to Combat Human Trafficking

Sep. 13, 2023 / Embed

Human trafficking is a major issue in our community, and we must do more to combat these abhorrent crimes. The first step to preventing human trafficking is to raise awareness and educate people about the warning signs of trafficking. Collaboration between local, state and federal officials is also imperative to addressing this crisis. It was great to partner with Greenlight Operation to share important information with stakeholders and residents of the community. Together, we can work to make a real difference in the lives of victims.

Accounting for School District Growth

Jun. 22, 2023 / Embed

This week, I offered an amendment that would take into consideration population growth when allocating state tax dollars to build schools. Cumberland County is the fastest growing county in the Commonwealth and is home to some of the fastest growing school districts. As these districts are faced with decisions about building schools, they should have the state resources necessary to accommodate the growth they face. This will help keep property taxes from going up and will help Cumberland County schools to provide ample space for all of its students.

Rep. Kutz Comments on RGGI/Energy Tax

Jun. 12, 2023 / Embed

As budget negotiations continue in Harrisburg, we are working hard against the energy tax that House Democrats have proposed and sent over to the Senate. The energy tax will export Pennsylvania jobs and will cost Pennsylvania consumers every month through increases in their energy costs.

Rep. Kutz Comments on PA House Democrats' Budget Bill

Jun. 05, 2023 / Embed

Today, House Democrats unveiled a new budget proposal that increases state spending at an alarming rate. Their current proposal is a 10.6% increase in spending from last year’s budget, which simply aims to spend money we don’t have. After depleting our Rainy Day and reserve funds, this irresponsible spending plan will force the General Assembly to come back to taxpayers for more, if passed. State government needs to spend within its means, just like households and businesses across the Commonwealth.

Rep. Thomas Kutz Tours Fort Indiantown Gap Training Center

May. 31, 2023 / Embed

I had the opportunity to visit Fort Indiantown Gap with the House Veterans and Emergency Preparedness Committee. My colleagues and I met with officers, toured the base, saw the new Keystone State ChalleNGe Academy and tried out the simulators used for training. Pennsylvania is home to one of the largest National Guard contingencies in the nation, and Fort Indiantown Gap has been consistently rated one of the nation's best training facilities.

Unveiling Bipartisan Future Caucus

May. 23, 2023 / Embed

Rep. Justin Fleming and I unveiled the new Bipartisan Future Caucus during a press conference at the Capitol. We are excited to work together to chair this caucus of Republican and Democrat legislators under 45 years of age who are seeking to foster bipartisan collaboration on issues important to our constituents.

Rep. Kutz Comments on the Keystone Commitment Platform

May. 03, 2023 / Embed

Today, the House Republican Caucus unveiled our Keystone Commitment. This session, we will focus on building a healthy economy, ensuring affordable living and safe communities, and prioritizing child-first, family-focused educational opportunities for the Commonwealth's students. This future-driven approach will help Pennsylvania stay competitive with other states, and make the Commonwealth the envy of the east.