Dowling to Announce Legislation to Help Pennsylvania’s Events Industry

Aug. 13, 2020 /

WHAT: Rep. Matt Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) will host a press conference in conjunction with local event venues, caterers and other businesses negatively impacted by Gov. Tom Wolf’s targeted mitigation measures to announce legislation that would benefit the events industry by allowing them to safely operate at 50% capacity.

Dush to Introduce Emergency Amendment to Terminate Wolf’s Abuse of Emergency Powers

Aug. 13, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Once again, answering the people’s demands that Gov. Tom Wolf’s tyrannical abuse of emergency powers must be terminated and never imposed again, Rep. Cris Dush (R-Jefferson/Indiana) is circulating a memorandum asking colleagues in the state House to co-sponsor an emergency constitutional amendment requiring legislative approval of any emergency disaster proclamations that extend beyond 30 days.

Grove Responds to the Lack of Data Used in Wolf’s Pandemic Response

Aug. 10, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Earlier today, Department of Health Secretary Rachael Levine told reporters no “granular data” was used in making the decision to recommend extracurricular and recreational sports be halted until 2021. In response, Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) issued the following statement:

Ryan, Grove Letter Seeks Answers on State Employees Working Remotely

Aug. 10, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – With most state agency’s office still closed in response to COVID-19, Reps. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) and Seth Grove (R- York) sent to the Office of Administration a letter requesting information in regard to residents having trouble contacting employees about core government services.

Gregory: Report on Unused State Properties a Positive First Step

Aug. 07, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – A report from the Joint State Government Commission identified more than 40 vacant sites that could be considered as potential drug treatment centers, according to Rep. Jim Gregory, who authored legislation that precipitated the report.

House Majority Leader Benninghoff Urges PIAA to Stay the Course, Make Independent Stand from Wolf’s ‘Recommendation’

Aug. 07, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) sent a letter to the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) urging the body to make an independent stand from Gov. Tom Wolf’s “strong recommendation” that interscholastic sports do not resume until January 2021 and stay the course with allowing fall sports to safely continue as previously planned.

Grove Seeks Answers Through RTKs on Wolf No-Sport Edict

Aug. 07, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – On the heels of Gov. Tom Wolf’s sudden recommendation for schools to suspend sports until Jan. 1, Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover) filed a series of Right-to-Know (RTK) requests with the Department of Health and Department of Education. The requests seek the data Wolf used to make his decision.

Representative Brown Speaking Out to Support Families and Children in Fall Sports

Aug. 05, 2020 /

Representative Brown Speaking Out to Support Families and Children in Fall Sports

HARRISBURG – Responding to the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association’s (PIAA) and the governor’s decision to prohibit spectators from attending any fall sports games for the upcoming school year, State Representative Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) is speaking out and has joined over 60 House Republicans in sending a letter requesting them to reverse or modify their rulings. Brown provided the following statement on this matter.

Reese, Warner Introduce Legislation to Permit Small Games of Chance to Conduct Games Online During COVID-19

Aug. 04, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Reps. Mike Reese (R-Westmoreland/Somerset) and Ryan Warner (R-Fayette/Westmoreland) announced today that they have introduced legislation to permit Small Games of Chance (SGOC) licensees to conduct games online during the COVID-19 pandemic. Events to raffle popular items such as golf equipment and other items have become important community fundraisers throughout Pennsylvania. COVID-19 restrictions have greatly inhibited the fire departments, veterans associations and other nonprofit organizations that rely on revenue from these events.