Benninghoff Named Finance Committee Chairman

Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) today began serving as House Finance Committee chairman for the 2011-12 legislative session. 

“The Finance Committee deals with issues involving both the tax and fiscal codes,” Benninghoff said.  “I think we should attempt to view legislation before the committee through the lens of fiscal responsibility and what is best for Pennsylvania taxpayers.” 

In addition, the Finance Committee oversees legislation dealing with the operation of the Pennsylvania Lottery, its games and ticket sales.  The committee also reviews legislation regarding the Property Tax and Rent Rebate Program and the Pharmaceutical Assistance Contract for the Elderly (PACE) Program, both of which are funded by the lottery. 

“Behind every dollar sign on a spreadsheet, there is a story,” Benninghoff said.  “Our job is to understand those stories about Pennsylvanians as much as we understand the financial implications.” 

In addition to serving as Finance Committee chairman, Benninghoff has been appointed to serve on the House Health Committee.  He brings to this assignment his extensive background in the health and medical fields.  Prior to serving two terms as the Centre County coroner, he was employed at a local hospital. 

State Representative Kerry Benninghoff
171st District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Contact: Dan Massing

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