House Committee Approves Grove Bill, Part of Comprehensive Package to Improve Career and Technical Education

Mar. 11, 2019 /

HARRISURG – As part of the House Republican Caucus’ commitment to putting families first through increased job opportunities, the House Education Committee on Monday passed Government Oversight Committee Chairman Seth Grove’s (R-Dover) House Bill 334 to make it easier for schools to establish and renew vocational programs and for students to apply certain credits toward job-training programs.

Committee to Examine Heffley Bills to Improve Addiction Treatment Programs

Mar. 11, 2019 /

WHAT: The House Human Services Committee, chaired by Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks), will hold a public hearing on House Bills 424 and 596, sponsored by Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon). The bills would create a bed registry and a warm hand-off for addiction treatment. The Blue Guardian program from Lehigh County, which was the inspiration for the warm hand-off legislation, will make a presentation.

Committee to Examine Issues of Bed Registry, Warm Hand-Off

Mar. 11, 2019 /

WHAT: The House Human Services Committee, chaired by Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks), will hold a public hearing on House Bills 424 and 596, sponsored by Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon). The bills would create a bed registry and a warm hand-off for addiction treatment. The Blue Guardian program from Lehigh County, which was the inspiration for the warm hand-off legislation, will make a presentation.

Rep. Mehaffie to Unveil Legislation to Value PA’s Nuclear Energy, Save Jobs

Mar. 10, 2019 /

WHAT: To prevent the permanent loss of Pennsylvania’s nuclear assets, thousands of good-paying jobs and increased electricity prices, Rep. Tom Mehaffie (R-Dauphin), concerned workers, advocates and business leaders will join together to unveil legislation to recognize nuclear energy for its significant contribution to the state’s zero-carbon energy production. The legislation updates the Pennsylvania Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards (AEPS) Act to diversify Pennsylvania’s energy portfolio.

Grove Issues Statement on Wolf Administration’s PLA Appeal Withdraw

Mar. 07, 2019 /

YORK – House Government Oversight Committee Chairman Seth Grove (R-Dover) issued the following statement in response to the decision by Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration to withdraw an appeal over a project labor agreement (PLA), which was before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. A PLA is a collective bargaining agreement with one or more labor organizations to establish terms and conditions of employment for a certain construction project.

Pickett Applauds New Rural Health Model

Mar. 07, 2019 /

Pickett Applauds New Rural Health Model

HARRISBURG – Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) commends the Department of Health and Human Services on its launch of a new Pennsylvania Rural Health Model.