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.”
HARRISBURG – At a budget hearing Thursday at the state Capitol, Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, questioned Budget Secretary Jen Swails on Gov. Tom Wolf’s failure to address COVID-19 vaccinations in his recently released budget proposal.
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).
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.
HARRISBURG – Today the House Appropriations Committee concluded three weeks of budget hearings by hearing testimony from the governor’s Budget secretary:
HARRISURG—Republican legislators from Bucks County have introduced legislation to require COVID-19 vaccines be distributed to counties based on population.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackwanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), majority chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, held informational meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday with agency stakeholders.
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.
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....
HARRISBURG – Legislation authored by Rep. Barb Gleim (R-Cumberland) that would address the state’s substitute teacher crises was approved unanimously by the House Education Committee on Tuesday.
HARRISBURG – The governor today signed into law legislation authored by Rep. Tim O’Neal (R-Washington) that will have the Pennsylvania National Guard assist with the distribution and administration of COVID-19 vaccinations throughout the Commonwealth.
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.
WHAT: As the House State Government Committee continues its investigative hearings on Pennsylvania’s election system, members will hear from state and local officials on voter registration in the Commonwealth.
HARRISBURG – Today the House Appropriations Committee heard from the Department of Labor Industry (L&I). Here are the key takeaways from the day:
WHAT: Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), Chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, will be holding an informational meeting with agency stakeholders to discuss their legislative priorities for the 2021-22 legislative session.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) has authored legislation that would address an oversight that failed to allocate federal education funding for the 29-member Pennsylvania Association of Intermediate Units (PAIUs).
HARRISBURG – During Tuesday’s House Appropriations Committee budget hearing with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, Acting Secretary of Labor and Industry Jennifer Berrier testified that Pennsylvania has permanently lost 500,000 jobs due to economic shutdowns initiated by Gov. Tom Wolf.
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.
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.
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.