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07/17/2018
Most of us were shocked and saddened when we read the series of Reading Eagle articles detailing unconscionable acts of elder abuse. We were angered to read stories about senior citizens and other care-dependent individuals whose caretakers, through willful acts of neglect, allowed them to suffer and perish.
05/30/2018
HARRISBURG – As part of an ongoing effort to help contain costs and bring about real reform to Pennsylvania’s welfare system, PA House Health Committee Chairman Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) convened a voting meeting last week to advance legislation sponsored by Rep. Jim Cox (R-Berks/Lancaster) which would prevent criminals convicted of distributing drugs from receiving welfare benefits.
11/06/2017
WHAT: State lawmakers from across Pennsylvania will participate in a legislative hearing to gather testimony from Berks County small business owners. Led by House Majority Policy Committee Chairman Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) and Rep. Jim Cox (R-Berks/Lancaster), testifiers will focus on how state government can help small businesses succeed, and the challenges job creators face when dealing with state agencies, complex regulations and cumbersome processes.
05/08/2017
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvanians who view telemarketing and robo-calls as an unwanted annoyance could soon have some relief thanks to a bill introduced by state Rep. Jim Cox (R-Berks/Lancaster) that today was approved by the state House.
04/04/2017
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jim Cox (R-Berks/Lancaster) today issued the following statement voting for the state budget bill that was approved by the House and now heads to the state Senate:
10/05/2016
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Cox (R-Berks/Lancaster) today introduced the Property Tax Independence Act (House Bill 76) in the Pennsylvania state House. The legislation would completely replace school district property taxes
06/28/2016
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Cox (R-Berks/Lancaster) today voted against a state budget bill that was approved by the House, saying the plan is spending money faster than Pennsylvania taxpayers can earn it.
04/13/2016
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Cox (R-Berks/Lancaster) today in Harrisburg voted for a bill that would legalize in Pennsylvania the use of medical cannabis to help children suffering from seizures, patients who have cancer and individuals with other specified health conditions. Following the vote, Cox made the following statement:
03/17/2016
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Cox (R-Berks/Lancaster) on Wednesday voted for legislation approved by the state House that would provide Pennsylvania patients with access to cannabis to treat medical conditions. Cox, who first introduced legislation to legalize medical cannabis in 2014 and participated in the ongoing process that led to the approval of yesterday’s bill, made the following statement:
03/16/2016
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Cox (R-Berks/Lancaster) today issued the following statement after voting for a bill that would finish the state’s 2015-16 budget by providing supplemental money for state programs and services:
02/09/2016
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Cox (R-Berks/Lancaster) today issued the following statement after Gov. Tom Wolf delivered his annual budget address to a joint session of the state House and Senate:
06/27/2015
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Cox (R-Berks/Lancaster) today voted for a balanced state budget bill approved by the House that would fund the government without raising taxes.
05/13/2015
HARRISBURG – After the state House today in Harrisburg approved a bill that would provide significant, dollar-for-dollar school property tax reductions for homeowners across the Commonwealth, Rep. Jim Cox (R-Berks/Lancaster) issued the following statement:
03/03/2015
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Cox (R-Berks/Lancaster) was pleased today in Harrisburg to hear Pennsylvania’s governor talk about the important issue of property taxes during his first budget address to a joint session of the General Assembly.
01/09/2015
HARRISBURG, Jan. 9 – State Reps. Jim Cox, R-Berks and Ed Gainey, D-Allegheny, plan to reintroduce legislation that would legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania.