Marcell, Friel Applaud PA 529 Tax Credit Bill Being Incorporated into Recently Passed Tax Code, Offering Significant Benefits to Families and Employers

Jul. 17, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – The 529 tax credit, originally House Bill 1745 and co-prime sponsored by state Reps. Kristin Marcell (R-Bucks) and Paul Friel (D-Chester), has been successfully incorporated into the recently signed Tax Code by Gov. Josh Shapiro. This new tax credit incentivizes employers to contribute to their employees' PA 529 College and Career Savings Program accounts, providing substantial benefits to families across Pennsylvania and supporting workforce development.

Mihalek, Marcell, Mercuri Stand With Israel; Proposal Would Prohibit Divestment by Colleges

Jun. 28, 2024 /

HARRISBURG –Reps. Natalie Mihalek (R-Allegheny/Washington), Kristin Marcell (R-Bucks) and Rob Mercuri (R-Allegheny) today announced legislation that would solidify the Commonwealth’s support for Israel by withholding state funds from any institution of higher learning that boycotts or divests from Israel, as well as prohibiting holdings in the Pennsylvania State Treasury or Commonwealth pension funds from being divested from Israel.

Marcell, White and Mercuri Call Out House Democrats Inaction to Combat Antisemitism

Jun. 24, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – Today, Reps. Kristin Marcell (R-Bucks), Martina White (R-Philadelphia), and Rob Mercuri (R-Allegheny) held a press conference to announce a discharge resolution for House Bill 1986. The resolution is in response to the Democratic majority’s failure to advance any legislation to address the rise of antisemitic actions and confrontations that have been occurring on college campuses and in Pennsylvania communities. While several legislators have introduced legislation to counter antisemitism, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives has failed to take a sufficiently clear stance on this issue.

White, Marcell Bring Accountability to Harassment on College Campuses

May. 22, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – In response to the recent anti-Israel protests that have led to Jewish students and faculty being harassed, intimidated and prevented from attending classes on college campuses, Reps. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) and Kristin Marcell (R-Bucks) announce two pieces of legislation to address these issues.

Bolstering Workforce Development Through Education Savings Incentives

Mar. 25, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – State Reps. Kristin Marcell (R-Bucks) and Paul Friel’s (D-Chester) legislation to expand the 529 TAP Tax Credit, House Bill 1745, passed unanimously in the House of Representatives. The bill expands the tax credit to encourage workforce development and ease the financial burden of higher education for Pennsylvania families.

Governor Signs Porch Pirate Legislation

Dec. 15, 2023 /

HARRISBURG—The Senate’s version of legislation sponsored by Reps. Kristin Marcell (R-Bucks) and KC Tomlinson (R-Bucks) has passed the General Assembly and was signed by the governor.

Marcell Drug Education Bill Goes to the Governor

Dec. 14, 2023 /

HARRISBURG- Legislation sponsored by Rep. Kristin Marcell (R-Bucks) to require the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) to engage in a public awareness campaign to educate the public about the dangers of human use of xylazine has been included in a Senate bill that passed the General Assembly and is going to the governor.

House Republican Members Announce Upcoming Legislative Package to Combat Antisemitism in Education

Dec. 11, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – Recognizing the rise in antisemitism in Pennsylvania and recognizing more needs to be done in Pennsylvania’s education system following congressional testimony by former University of Pennsylvania President Liz Magill, several House Republicans Monday announced an upcoming package of legislation aimed at combatting antisemitism in Pennsylvania’s education system.

Marcell, Tomlinson Host Hearing on Crime Creep from Philadelphia

Oct. 16, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – As the Philadelphia area struggles with an increase in crime, state Reps. Kristin Marcell (R-Bucks) and Kathleen “K.C.” Tomlinson (R-Bucks), held a hearing in conjunction with the House Republican Policy Committee focused on the reasons behind the increase in crime and options to address it.

Marcell, Tomlinson Sponsor Legislation to Post Suicide Crisis Line in State Parks

Sep. 25, 2023 /

HARRISBURG- Reps. Kristin Marcell (R-Richboro) and KC Tomlinson (R-Bensalem) have co-sponsored legislation to require the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to prominently post information about suicide awareness and the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline in all state parks and forests throughout the Commonwealth.