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At a Capitol news conference, Rep. Ross said a 30 percent cut to Pennsylvania's horse racing fund, as proposed in the 2012-13 state budget, would threaten the stability of the state's horse racing industry. He said the funding should be restored.



In January, Rep. Ross met with cub scouts working on their government badge. The boys are in the 4th grade at Hillendale Elementary School.



The House Urban Affairs Committee voted to send a bill to the full House that will allow a city, county or borough with a population of at least 10,000 to establish a land bank.  Land banks address blighted and abandoned properties and return them to productive use. Rep. Ross chairs the Urban Affairs Committee.


House Bill 442, a bill banning private transfer fees in real estate transactions, was signed into law by Gov. Tom Corbett.  The bill originated in the House Urban Affairs Committee, which I chair.


Rep. Ross joins students from Mary D. Lang Elementary School on a tour of the state Capitol in June.


Rep. Ross joins students from Mary D. Lang Elementary School on a tour of the state Capitol in June.


Students from New Garden Elementary School toured the state Capitol in June.


Students from New Garden Elementary School toured the state Capitol in June.


Students from New Garden Elementary School toured the state Capitol in June.


In May, students from Unionville Elementary School visited the state Capitol.


In May, students from Unionville Elementary School visited the state Capitol.


Rep. Ross and students from Hillendale Elementary School stop for a photo in the rotunda on a recent Capitol tour.


Students from Hillendale Elementary School tour the state Capitol.


Students from Greenwood Elementary School toured the state Capitol in May.


Students from Greenwood Elementary School toured the state Capitol in May.


At a Capitol news conference, Rep. Ross and the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania unveiled a Quick Guide on state laws to help communities address the problem of vacant, abandoned and blighted private property. To see a copy of the Quick Guide, click here.


Rep. Ross worked with volunteers and staff at Community Volunteers in Medicine's Sealant Saturday event, which provided dental care to children from low-income families. (L-R) Jackie Mecke, Alberta Landis, Ross, Luz Mery Winakur.


Rep. Ross on the House floor with his staff following swearing-in ceremonies in January.  L-R: Virginia "Nina" Gregory, Wynne Wharry, Ross, Dixie Minnich and Rita Markle.


Rep. Ross received the 2010 W. Paul White State and Regional Leadership Award from the Council of State Governments / Eastern Regional Conference at its 50th annual meeting and regional policy forum. (L-R) Wendell Hannaford, Director, CSG/ERC; Rep. Chris Ross and W. Paul White, former Massachusetts legislator.


At a Capitol news conference, Rep. Ross touted the benefits of land banks which would help fight blight.  The bill won support in Chairman Ross' Urban Affairs Committee and now moves to the full House for consideration.  Pictured behind Ross is Majority Urban Affairs Chairman W. Curtis Thomas and the bill's prime sponsor Rep. John Taylor.


On May 25, Rep. Ross welcomed Julia Sappey onto the House floor to serve as a guest page.  Julia is a student at Downingtown High School.


Rep. Ross addresses constituents at a legislative meeting at the Pennsbury Township Building on April 6.


Residents of the 158th Legislative District attended the meeting not only to learn about what was happening in state government but also to voice concerns and discuss issues in the district as well.


Rep. Ross was amongst a delegation of legislators that attended an informational meeting on public safety issues provided by PA State Police Troop J in Lancaster.


Officers performed demonstrations as part of the presentation on public safety.


Troop J commander, Captain Brenda Bernot, invited legislators to attend the informational meeting in effort to address public safety challenges affecting Pennsylvanians.


Rep. Chris Ross, Republican Chairman of the House Urban Affairs Committee, leads an informational meeting on land banking.  Land banks are a way to rescue abandoned properties and prevent communities from deterioration.  Testimony was provided by Dan Kildee, a leading national expert on the issue.


More than 70 children from Caln Elementary School participated in a Coatesville Area School District Dental Sealant program at the Chester County Community Dental Center in the Brandywine Center, Coatesville. The program is co-sponsored by the Chester County Health Department. The department secured a state grant to provide dental sealants and exams for children in schools, such as Caln Elementary, with a significant enrollment in the subsidized lunch program. Each child began the educational experience in a special room where they practiced tooth-brushing and flossing on dental puppets. In the above photo, Brandin Waldrop, pictured with protective glasses, is working with Gavin Patel on Floss-asaurus, the dinosaur patient.


Members of Brownie Troop 4589 (third grade) visited Rep. Ross at his district office in Kennett Square.


The 2009 Family Fun Fest at Anson B. Nixon Park in Kennett Square was a big success.  Rep. Chris Ross sponsored the event along with the Kennett Area Park Authority.

Guests of Rep. Chris Ross toured the Capitol on June 16. They are shown here in the chamber of the House of Representatives. In the back row, left to right, are Ross, Cassie Hugh Plum, Hugh Plum and Donnan Plum. In front are Hugh Plum Jr. and Ada Plum.

The Chester County delegation to the state House of Representatives annually sponsors the One Vote Counts Poster Contest. The winners were honored recently in Harrisburg. The contest is open to fourth-grade students who design posters illustrating the importance of voting. Pictured here with Rep. Chris Ross (R-Chester) is Thea Toocheck, winner from the Upland Country Day School.


Winners of the One-Vote-Counts Poster Contest were recently honored in Harrisburg. The contest is open to fourth-grade students who design posters illustrating the importance of voting. Pictured here, front row left to right, are Thea Toocheck from the Upland Country Day School; Jessica Cestare from the Uwchlan Hills Elementary School in the Downingtown Area School District; Olivia Donia from New Garden Elementary School in the Kennett Consolidated School District; Daniella Alvarez from Caln Elementary School in the Coatesville Area School District; Jessica Brain from Brandywine Elementary School in the Downingtown Area School District; and Kyra Lunkins from Hillendale Elementary School in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District. Pictured behind the students are Rep. Chris Ross (R-Chester) and Rep. Curt Schroder (R-Chester). The contest is sponsored by the Chester County delegation to the state House of Representatives.