HARRISBURG – Bringing his expertise in the courtroom and the community to the state Capitol, Rep. Tedd Nesbit (R-Mercer/Butler) this week was named to four standing committees in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 2015-16 legislative session.
HARRISBURG -- Rep. Warren Kampf (R-Montgomery/Chester) has announced that he will reintroduce legislation to reform the state’s two underfunded pension systems.
HARRISBURG – In her role as chairman of the House Children and Youth Committee, Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks/144th) today applauded the announcement of a settlement involving the total repeal of sanctions by the NCAA against Penn State University in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.
HARRISBURG - Rep. Scott Petri (R-Bucks), chairman of the House Ethics Committee in the 2013-14 legislative session, is proposing tough legislation to ensure public officials and public employees are held accountable for crimes related to their government duties.
HARRISBURG – Reps. Seth Grove (R-York) and Keith J. Greiner (R-Lancaster) today reinforced the importance of statewide municipal pension reform, in light of a report from Auditor General Eugene DePasquale which shows combined unfunded liabilities for the pension systems increased by $1 billion in just two years.
CLARION – Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) officially began duties as a 2015 State Director with Women In Government, following her election to this position by her fellow state legislative colleagues this past year.
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) today ordered a special election be held to fill the vacant seat in the 170th Legislative District in Philadelphia on Tuesday, March 24.
HARRISBURG – The House Majority Policy Committee announced this week that first-term legislator Rep. Kate Klunk (R-York) will serve as a deputy policy chair for the committee during the 2015-16 legislative session
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) today issued the following statement regarding the governor’s appointment of long-time Senate staffer Erik Arneson as the new executive director of the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records. The current director, Terry Mutchler, has taken a position in the private sector.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Marcy Toepel (R-Montgomery) will serve as a deputy policy chair for the House Majority Policy Committee during the 2015-16 legislative session.
HARRISBURG-- Rep. John Taylor (R-Philadelphia) has been named majority chairman of the House Transportation Committee.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Bernie O’Neill (R-Bucks) has been appointed chairman of the Pennsylvania House Finance Committee by Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) for the 2015-16 legislative session.
HARRISBURG – Rep. John Payne (R-Dauphin) has been appointed by Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) to serve as the new majority chairman of the House Gaming Oversight Committee for the 2015-16 legislative session.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Mauree Gingrich (R-Lebanon) was sworn into office this week to begin her seventh term representing the citizens of the 101st Legislative District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
HARRISBURG –During the swearing-in ceremony of the Pennsylvania General Assembly held today at the state Capitol, Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Peach Bottom) was sworn into his fifth term of office as state representative of the 100th Legislative District.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Stephen E. Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) took the oath of office today to begin his 10th term representing the people of the 160th District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tim Hennessey (R-Chester/Montgomery) today took the oath of office to begin the 2015-16 session of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, and announced he will continue to serve as majority chairman of the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) today in Harrisburg took the oath of office to serve the residents of the 171st Legislative District during a new two-year term.
HARRISBURG – In addition to being sworn in to his seventh term in service to the 47th Legislative District on Tuesday, state Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam) was officially appointed majority chairman of the House Game and Fisheries Committee for the 2015-16 session.
HARRISBURG – The 2015-16 session of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives opened today, as Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana) was sworn into his seventh term in office. Reed will oversee a Republican majority which stands at 119-83, the largest majority since the 1957-58 session. Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) was elected Speaker by the members of the House.