Senate Approves Clean Water Bill Supported by Polinchock

Nov. 19, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Legislation to remove local surcharges that ratepayers and taxpayers have been paying for clean water is on its way to the governor’s desk to be signed into law, said Rep. Todd Polinchock (R-Bucks), who co-sponsored the legislation.

Stephens Bill to Eliminate Local Water Surcharges Passes Senate

Nov. 19, 2019 /

HARRISBURG—Landmark legislation sponsored by Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) to eliminate local surcharges that ratepayers are paying to remove PFAS from local drinking water supplies has passed the Senate and now moves to Gov. Tom Wolf for his signature.

Down Syndrome Protection Bill Passes Senate Committee, Turzai Says

Nov. 19, 2019 /

HARRISBURG –Speaker of the House of Representatives Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) today announced that the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, chaired by Sen. Michele Brooks (R-50), reported legislation that protects the lives of unborn children who have been diagnosed with Down syndrome.

Dush Keeping Word on Not Seeking Fourth Term

Nov. 18, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Cris Dush (R-Jefferson/Indiana) issued the following statement today to officially confirm that he is not seeking a fourth term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives:

House Ag Committee to Discuss PA Dairy Industry Issues

Nov. 18, 2019 /

WHAT: The House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, chaired by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter), will hold an informational meeting to discuss the operations and activities conducted by county conservation districts.

Committee to Examine Suboxone, Buprenorphine

Nov. 18, 2019 /

WHAT: The House Human Services Committee, chaired by Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks), will hold a public hearing on Senate Bill 675, which provides for licensure of office-based Buprenorphine prescribers.

Turzai to Hold Rally Against Gov. Wolf’s Attack on Charter Schools

Nov. 15, 2019 /

WHAT: House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) and officials with Philadelphia Charters for Excellence (PCE) will host charter school parents, students and educators at the state Capitol to rally against Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposal to drastically cut funding to Pennsylvania’s charter schools. Philadelphia has the state’s largest concentration of charter schools. The schools are in such demand in the city that more than 30,000 students are on charter school waitlists.

Jones to Support Key Education Bills

Nov. 15, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – When it comes to the debate over school choice, state Rep. Mike Jones (R-York Township) says supporters need only look to the state Capitol area for evidence.

Ecker Introduces Bill to Bring Relief to Pennsylvania Farmers

Nov. 07, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – With bipartisan support, Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) announced today that he introduced commonsense legislation to save Pennsylvania farmers thousands of dollars in taxes by aligning the Commonwealth’s seasonal agriculture workers laws with those in use at the federal level.

Metcalfe, Gaydos Discuss Successful Implementation of Employee Stock Ownership Plans at Nicklas Supply Inc.

Nov. 07, 2019 /

Metcalfe, Gaydos Discuss Successful Implementation of Employee Stock Ownership Plans at Nicklas Supply Inc.

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP – Representatives Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) and Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny) participated in a sit-down conversation/tour on Wednesday with the ownership and staff of Nicklas Plumbing Inc. and several financial experts to discuss the many benefits and advantages that Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) have for family-owned businesses, communities and the economy.