BUTLER – The pressing need for employees in local businesses and manufacturing was the focus of a roundtable discussion held by the House Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) and hosted by Rep. Marci Mustello (R-Butler), at the Butler County Area Vocational-Technical School on Tuesday.
WHAT: PA House Health Committee Subcommittee Chairman Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) and House Health Committee Majority Chair Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) will convene a public hearing to discuss appropriate standards of care for minors experiencing gender dysphoria.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) has introduced two bills aimed at supporting the well-being of Pennsylvania children. One bill is designed to ensure the quality of their education while the other would better support children who are victimized.
HARRISBURG – Christopher SantaMaria, chairman of the board of trustees of the Public School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS), has named Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) chairman of the PSERS Audit and Compliance Committee, a key committee as PSERS prepares for its annual audit and moves to address its $44 billion unfunded pension liability.
HARRISBURG – As Gov. Tom Wolf’s threat to veto legislation (House Bill 1100) seeking to establish an Energy and Fertilizer Manufacturing Tax Credit in the Commonwealth is still looming, Sen. John Yudichak (I-Carbon/Luzerne) and Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne), the bill’s sponsor, stood alongside local laborers and business leaders to reinforce the positive impact this legislation will have on Pennsylvania’s economy and its workforce.
HARRISBURG – Working to bring broadband services to the state’s rural communities, Reps. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter) and George Dunbar (R-Westmoreland) have introduced the Unserved High-Speed Broadband Funding Program.
HARRISBURG—Rep. Thomas Murt (R-Montgomery/Philadelphia) will introduce a resolution urging the House Children and Youth Committee to establish a subcommittee to investigate a former Lower Merion School District teacher who has been accused of sexually abusing a 13-year-old student in 1985 at Bala Cynwyd Middle School.
WHAT: Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny), Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster), along with other legislators and numerous state union members, will host a press conference advocating for family-sustaining jobs/careers and promoting a prosperous economy by supporting bipartisan manufacturing tax credit legislation (House Bill 1100).
HARRISBURG - House Leadership from the Republican and Democratic caucuses issue the following statement regarding the COVID-19 virus:
WHAT: With Gov. Tom Wolf threatening to veto legislation (House Bill 1100) seeking to establish an Energy and Fertilizer Manufacturing Tax Credit in the Commonwealth, Sen. John Yudichak (I-Carbon/Luzerne) and Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne), the bill’s sponsor, will be hosting a rally to highlight the benefits of this tax credit as well as voice the overwhelming support this legislation has gained across the Commonwealth.
WHAT: The House Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest), will travel to Butler to host a roundtable discussion with local businesses, elected officials and economic development organizations. This is part of the House Republican Caucus’ #GoodJobs4PA legislative package.
ERIE – On March 3, Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Crawford/Erie/Lawrence/Mercer) met with PA Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) Executive Director Tim Schaeffer (center) and PFBC District 1 Commissioner Dan Pastore during a legislative briefing held at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center.
HARRISBURG – Working to ensure the state’s transportation infrastructure system can meet the growing needs of business and industry, as well as the traveling public, Rep. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette/Westmoreland) has introduced legislation to provide another funding option for local governments to pursue road and bridge projects.
BELLE VERNON – Rep. Bud Cook (R-Fayette/Washington) announced today that the Joint Legislative Air and Water Pollution Control and Conservation Committee will be hosting a tour and informational meeting in Washington County on Thursday, March 5, beginning at 9 a.m. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the status of Pennsylvania’s electric cogeneration industry.
HARRISBURG - Legislation authored by Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) to eliminate a licensee surcharge only to national veterans’ organizations and volunteer fire companies passed the House unanimously in January and is before the Senate Law and Justice Committee for consideration.
WHAT: PA House Health Committee Chairman Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) will convene a public hearing to examine the impact of Cannabidiol (CBD)—an active ingredient in cannabis which can be purchased off the shelve—on Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana program.
WHAT: The House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, chaired by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter), will hold a public hearing on House Bill 1983, which would eliminate a sunset date and continue the status quo for how the costs of racehorse medication testing are paid.
HARRISBURG — House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (ERE) Chairman Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) issued the following statement after questioning PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell during this morning’s House Appropriations state budget hearings:
WHAT: PA House Health Committee Chairman Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) will convene a public hearing focusing on prescription drug pricing.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) today announced that he has filed legislation to honor Sgt. Carl Roof. House Bill 2324 would designate a portion of State Route 4001 as the Sgt. Carl Roof Bridge. The bridge runs over Crooked Creek in Indiana County.