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It is an honor to work for you and the residents of our district and I take great pride in representing you in Harrisburg. I am aware of the challenges that face our state and I am dedicated to facing those challenges so that together, we can make our communities the best that they can be. As a way for you to keep up with the work that is happening on your behalf, check the stories listed below, and as always, feel free to contact me for more information about any state-related matter.

Ross hold meeting on liquor privatization
From The Times of Chester County
Rep. Chris Ross (R-158), chairman of the House Liquor Control Committee, held an informational public meeting at the state Capitol to take a closer look at Pennsylvania’s wine and spirits wholesale and distribution systems.

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Liquor privatization faces uncertain future in Pennsylvania 
From Watchdog.org
HARRISBURG, Pa. — For the second straight legislative session, state House Republicans say it’s time to privatize liquor and wine stores.
 
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GOP eyes Pennsylvania liquor store sell-off
From The Times Leader
HARRISBURG — House Republicans want to hand over the reins of the state-controlled liquor industry to the private sector.
 
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Pennsylvania liquor privatization bill clears House committee hurdle
From: The Morning Call, www.mcall.com
A proposal to sell off most of Pennsylvania's state-owned liquor system and its wholesale distribution network moved ahead with a vote in the Legislature on Monday, although its prospects to become law remain uncertain.
 
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Ross named chairman of House LCB panel
From Daily Local News
Rep. Chris Ross (R-Chester), who was recently elected to his 10th term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, has been named chairman of the House Liquor Control Committee for the 2015-16 legislative session. The House made history last session when it passed liquor privatization legislation, but the Senate failed to act on the measure. Ross expects privatization to come up again this session.
 
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Ross chairing House Liquor Control Committee
From: Chadds Ford Live
State Rep. Chris Ross, R-158, use district includes East and West Marlborough townships, is now serving as chairman of the state House Liquor Control Committee.
 
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Ross to chair Pennsylvania House Liquor Control Committee
From: Pennsylvania Business Daily
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives selected state Rep. Chris Ross (R-Chester) to chair the House Liquor Control Committee on Friday.
 
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Ross to chair house Liquor Control committee
From: The Times of Chester County
HARRISBURG — Rep. Chris Ross (R-158), who was recently elected to his 10th term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, has been named chairman of the House Liquor Control Committee for the 2015-16 legislative session. The House made history last session when it passed liquor privatization legislation, but the Senate failed to act on the measure. Ross expects privatization to come up again this session.
 
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Pa. House Committee Chairs for the 2015-16 Session Announced
From Patch.com
The 2015-16 committee chairs for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives were announced Monday by Speaker-Designate Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County).
 
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Governor Signs Ross Respite Care Bill at Capitol Ceremony
Newswalk
Governor Signs Ross Respite Care Bill at Capitol Ceremony; Bill provides seniors with only the care they need, saves money.
 
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Corbett signs Ross senior care respite bill
The Times of Chester County
HARRISBURG — At a Capitol bill signing ceremony last week, Gov. Tom Corbett signed legislation sponsored by Rep. Chris Ross (R-158) that will establish a licensing program for community respite services.
 
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State official speaks in Kennett about $64,000 grant that will help elderly
From: Southern Chester County Weeklies
KENNETT SQUARE >> By next year, one out of four Pennsylvanians will be 60 or over, and 70 percent will need long-term care at some point in their life.
 
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Ross Announces Grant for Kennett Senior Center
From: The Unionville Times
KENNETT SQUARE — State Rep. Chris Ross (R-158) announced last week that the Kennett Area Senior Center will receive a state grant as part of a $2 million statewide plan to modernize senior centers across the Commonwealth.
  
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Unionville Community Park Opens to Public
From Daily Local News
The new Unionville Community Park officially opened Monday, Sept. 1 at a dedication ceremony attended by more than 30 people.

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In honor of Tax Day: A crash course in Tax Foreclosure Reform 101
From Center for Community Progress
In the midst of flurries of W-2s and fingers crossed for refunds, we’re taking the opportunity on this Tax Day to break down a different tax-related challenge: delinquent property tax foreclosure reform.

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Senior Respite Program Legislation has Good Prospects for Enactment
From paelderlaw.com
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives has unanimously passed legislation (HB 1702) in support of senior respite services. The bill was introduced by Representative Chris Ross (R-158).

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House passes Ross senior respite bill
From The Unionville Times
The state House of Representatives approved a bill sponsored by Rep. Chris Ross (R-158) that would establish a licensing program for community respite services, making it easier for senior citizens to receive appropriate transitional care as they age.

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State Rep. Ross looks forward to legislative session
From Daily Local News
PENNSBURY — Pension reform, transportation and privatization of the state’s liquor stores are key challenges facing state lawmakers this year, Rep. Chris Ross (R-158th Dist.) told members of the Longwood Rotary Club Thursday. 

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Reports House Panel Considering Foreclosure Bill 
From The Sacramento Bee
ANNAPOLIS, Md.-- A Pennsylvania House Committee is scheduled to vote on a bill that would allow delinquent low-income home owners attempt to workout hardship payment agreements with the local tax bureaus. 
 
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House panel to consider foreclosure bill
From The Times-Tribune
HARRISBURG - A bill to enable delinquent low-income homeowners to work out hardship payment agreements with local tax bureaus is scheduled for a vote next week by a House committee.

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Corbett's pension bill goes to the legislature
From The Philadelphia Inquirer
Gov. Corbett's plan for reining in the cost of public employee pensions has finally been assigned a bill number.

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Corbett: Pension liability now $9k per Pa. household - and rising
From The Philadelphia Inquirer
There is little disagreement that Pennsylvania’s $47 billion-and-growing public pension debt represents a serious threat to the financial future of the state, its school districts and taxpayers.

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Ross takes lead on Corbett’s pension bill
From The Unionville Times
Pension reform took front and center in a press conference featuring local State Representative Chris Ross (R-158) and Gov. Tom Corbett in Harrisburg, Tuesday.

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Corbett supports pension reform bills; Dems call legislation irresponsible
From Fox43.com
Governor Tom Corbett today joined Senator Mike Brubaker (R-Lancaster) and Representative Chris Ross (R-Chester) as they introduced a comprehensive pension reform plan that stems skyrocketing pension costs and provides significant taxpayer and budgetary relief for Pennsylvanians, now and well into the future.

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Pa. lawmakers unveil pension reform plan
From ABC27.com
A pair of Pennsylvania lawmakers have introduced legislation to control the state's rising pension costs
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Legislator says clock is ticking: Time to tackle pension reform
From The Central Penn Business Journal
The lead sponsor of a House bill that could drop as soon as next week on pension reform said he is hoping for an “aggressive” approach as policymakers get set for the home stretch in the current fiscal year and begin debating the 2013-14 budget.

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Pa. pension reform legislation begins circulating
From The Central Penn Business Journal
Gov. Tom Corbett could get his wish on reform of the state-administered pension systems.

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PA State Representative Chris Ross Visits Upland 4th Grade
From Upland Country Day School
As part of the Fourth Grade's study of Pennsylvania and the State Legislature, Representative Chris Ross visited Mrs. Sweitzer's Fourth Grade class on Thursday.

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