Lewis DelRosso, Others to Hear from Local Business Owners About Rebuilding Economy

Mar. 05, 2021 /

WHAT: Rep. Carrie Lewis DelRosso (R-Allegheny/Westmoreland), in a partnership with House Majority Policy Committee Chairman Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter), will host a hearing to receive testimony from local business owners and economic development leaders on how the economy can be regrown in the southwestern region of the state. Solutions will focus on how the area can “Build Back Better.”

Heffley to Host Committee Hearing to Discuss Francis E. Walter Dam Reevaluation Study

Mar. 05, 2021 /

HARRISBURG?– At the request of Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon), the House Majority Policy Committee will convene a virtual hearing later this month to discuss issues related to the ongoing reevaluation study of the Francis E. Walter Dam and Reservoir by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The committee is chaired by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter).

Governor Uses Delay Tactics After Ortitay Requests Information about Failure to Advertise Ballot Question

Mar. 05, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Despite pledging to run a transparent government, Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration said it needs more time to review a Right-to-Know request filed by Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) related to communications surrounding the administration’s failure to advertise a constitutional amendment that would have given victims of childhood sexual abuse recourse in civil court.

Governor’s Budget Would Further Harm Struggling Employers, Causer Says

Mar. 03, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – The House Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter), heard testimony Wednesday reaffirming the potentially devastating economic impacts of Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget proposal on businesses already struggling due to the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

Cost Overruns a Concern Once Again at DHS Budget Hearing

Mar. 03, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Today the House Appropriations Committee heard from the Department of Human Services (DHS). Here are the key takeaways from the day. DHS’s strategy to continuous cost overruns is to throw hands in the air....

Gaydos to Introduce Resolution to Study Common Interest Owned Communities

Mar. 03, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – To help ensure fairness for homeowners, Rep. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny) today introduced House Resolution 69 that would direct the Joint State Government Commission to study common interest owned communities (CIOCs). Specifically, the study would focus on the impact the communities have on local governments and Pennsylvania, the challenges facing the residents and governing bodies of these CIOCs, and opportunities for the Commonwealth to assist local governments and CIOCs to deliver adequate services to their residents at an affordable cost.

House State Government Committee to Hold Hearings on COVID-19 Policy

Mar. 02, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – As the anniversary of the Wolf administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic nears, House State Government Committee Chairman Seth Grove (R-York) announced today the committee will hold a series of hearings on how the administration addressed the pandemic.

Ecker: Labor and Industry Mum on How Many Businesses Closed by Wolf

Mar. 02, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Acting Secretary Jennifer Berrier could not provide answers to basic questions – such as how many businesses were forced to shutter when Gov. Tom Wolf ordered non-essential businesses to close at the start of the pandemic about a year ago and how many of those businesses are now permanently closed – even though the department tracks that data.

Quinn Epilepsy Education Bill Advances in State House

Mar. 02, 2021 /

Quinn Epilepsy Education Bill Advances in State House

HARRISBURG – The Education Committee of the House of Representatives today approved legislation authored by Rep. Chris Quinn (R-Delaware) that would promote the training of school personnel in seizure recognition and response. Quinn wrote the legislation after being contacted by a constituent whose grandson, 6-year old Dominic Rosini of West Whiteland, is fighting a rare form of epilepsy.