Alloway sworn in for second term
HARRISBURG — PA Senator Richard Alloway (R-Adams/Franklin) was sworn into office for a second time Tuesday, representing the state's 33rd district. Alloway, who won another four-year term in the November election, is anxious to return to Harrisburg.
“We were able to accomplish many initiatives and bring in millions of dollars in grant money for economic development,” Senator Alloway said regarding his first term. “But we still have a lot to do - we're going to get to work right away, and tackle some issues,” concluded Alloway, citing transportation, job creation and the state budget as examples.
The Chambersburg native believes it is “imperative to get a transportation package though the Senate,” pointing out that “we have roads that are crumbling, and bridges that are unsafe.” “In order to stay economically-viable, and to improve our economy, we have to have the proper infrastructure - this will create jobs, and help get our economy back on track,” Alloway said regarding a transportation package.
Alloway also intends to reintroduce his plan to phase out the state's Inheritance Tax by the year 2021, and exempt the first $250,000 from taxes.
“My top priorities for the upcoming legislative year include focusing on boosting the number of available jobs in Pennsylvania, working toward a solution to the transportation and infrastructure needs throughout the Commonwealth and passing a fiscally responsible budget on or before the budget deadline that meets the needs of Pennsylvanian's without over burdening the taxpayers,” said Senator Alloway.
Over the past 12 months, Alloway noted that the legislature eliminated the Farm Inheritance Tax, and fought to keep Cigarette Tax revenues within the farmland preservation fund. Additionally, the legislature boosted the Adams County pillow levy, with revenues going toward tourism marketing.
Constituents are encouraged to follow Senator Alloway on Facebook (Senator Richard Alloway II) and Twitter (@SenatorAlloway).