HARRISBURG – This week, the House passed legislation sponsored by Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks) to make disease-related reporting fall under the Right-to-Know Law, permitting it be public knowledge.
WHAT: Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny), chair of the House Education Subcommittee on Special Education, will lead a subcommittee public hearing on delivery of special education services to students in the Commonwealth.
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania House Democrats on Monday unanimously opposed House Bill 1893, legislation sponsored by Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks) that would provide public transparency to data collected by the Department of Health under the Disease Control and Prevention Law by making such data and information subject to the Right to Know Law
HARRISBURG– Statutory and procedural rights of foster parents was the topic of conversation during a hearing of the House Children and Youth Committee today, according to Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland), chairman of the committee.
HARRISBURG – Reps. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton), chairman of House Education Committee’s Subcommittee on Higher Education, and Natalie Mihalek (R-Allegheny/Washington), chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Education, held a joint hearing this morning on higher education funding in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – Responding to a resolution authored more than three years ago by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter), Pennsylvania Auditor General Tim DeFoor has launched an audit of nonpoint source management transactions authorized by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST).
WHAT: The House Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Education and the House Education Committee Subcommittee on Higher Education will hold a joint hearing to review higher education funding in Pennsylvania. This year’s budget spends $1.86 billion on higher education and it is prudent for the House to review expenditures to ensure taxpayers’ dollars are being spent appropriately.
PITTSBURGH – In celebration of National Manufacturing Day, Pennsylvania state Reps. Natalie Mihalek (R-Allegheny/Washington) and Frank Burns (D-Cambria), co-chairs of the Pennsylvania House Steel Caucus, joined fellow House Steel Caucus members for a tour of the U.S. Steel Mon Valley Works’ Edgar Thomson Plant in Braddock.
HARRISBURG – The governor of Pennsylvania today signed into law a bill introduced by local state Rep. Ann Flood (R-Northampton) that will extend a successful program that helps doctors and pharmacists combat opioid abuse.
BRIDGEVILLE – The House Transportation Committee today held a public hearing on PennDOT’s transportation funding plan that includes using the public-private partnership bridge program to unnecessarily target certain areas of the Commonwealth by creating toll bridges, said Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny).
HARRISBURG – Rep. Bob Brooks (R-Allegheny/Westmoreland) announced today that the House of Representatives will be designating the week of Oct. 3-9 as National Newspaper Week in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) joined colleagues on both sides of the aisle Wednesday in sending to Gov. Tom Wolf a piece of legislation that would reduce the scope of state government and make it more effective.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) today joined her colleagues in the General Assembly in unanimously supporting legislation to extend for another six months the suspension of nearly 500 state regulations that were paused at the start of the pandemic.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) has introduced legislation aimed at empowering voters and ensuring greater accountability among the state’s jurists.
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) said Wednesday that House Bill 1861, legislation sponsored by Rep. Andrew Lewis (R-Dauphin) that deals with the nearly 500 regulations waived and suspended as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, is heading to the governor.
HARRISBURG – Recognizing that an overly regulated Pennsylvania cannot rebuild and recover from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) voted with the majority of his colleagues to extend dozens of regulatory suspensions across state government.
HARRISBURG – Rep. David Rowe (R-Snyder/Union) announced today that the House of Representatives passed his legislation, House Bill 1224, that will designate a portion of Pennsylvania Route 104 in memory of a chief of police in Snyder County.
WHAT: Rep. Tim Hennessey (R-Chester/Montgomery), majority chairman of the House Transportation Committee, will hold a public hearing this week on the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s major bridge public-private partnership program.
HARRISBURG – The House last week approved legislation sponsored by Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie) that limits a school board’s temporary emergency powers to 60 days.
YORK – The House State Government Committee will host a hearing on Wednesday, Oct. 13, in York to receive input from residents on congressional redistricting, Chairman Seth Grove (R-Dover) announced.