Day Hosts Committee Hearing on Bills to Combat Elder Abuse

Feb. 21, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Gary Day (R-Lehigh/Berks) convened a House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee hearing Friday in Bucks County to listen to stakeholders with an interest in a four-bill package of legislation aimed at combatting elder abuse.

Farry to Hold Public Hearing on Bill to Better Coordinate Fire, EMS Services

Feb. 14, 2020 /

WHAT: Rep. Frank Farry (R-Bucks) will hold a public hearing of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee (VAEP) to hear testimony on House Bill 1819. The bill would establish a Pennsylvania State Fire Commission to coordinate resources and services for fire and emergency services providers in the Commonwealth in accordance with the S.R. 6 Commission report.

Murt to Host Veteran Reunion at Capitol on Feb. 16

Feb. 14, 2020 /

WHAT: Rep. Tom Murt (R-Montgomery) will host veterans who served alongside him from 1990 to 2008 in Iraq for informational meetings and guest speakers at the Pennsylvania State Capitol. Guest speakers include Reps. Thomas P. Murt, Ed.D and Kerry Benninghof; Maj. Gen. Anthony Carrell; Pennsylvania adjutant general and a Department of Military and Veterans Affairs representative.

Turzai Issues Statement on Scarnati Not Seeking Re-Election

Feb. 13, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – After serving the constituents of the 25th District for five terms, Sen. Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati has announced he will not seek re-election. House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) released the following statement:

Wolf’s ‘Restore PA’ Plan More Likely to Destroy PA

Feb. 11, 2020 / Editorial

Gov. Tom Wolf once again is pushing his fiscally irresponsible, job-crushing Restore PA proposal. He wants to borrow $4.5 billion at a cost to the taxpayers of $6.5 billion in principal, interest and fees. This debt-financed “boondoggle” is to be allocated at the whim of a new government board and paid for by yet another job-killing tax on natural gas production. Keep in mind, the state already imposes an impact fee on natural gas production and levies business taxes on these employers.

House Republicans Call for Executive Management Improvements

Feb. 11, 2020 /

HARRISBURG - Citing cost overruns, inadequate response times, and the failure of programs and services to meet core mission objectives, Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) and Appropriations Committee Chairman Stan Saylor (R-York) today called upon all standing committees of the House of Representatives to exercise their oversight authority to evaluate, review and make recommendations to promote better effectiveness and efficiencies in Pennsylvania’s executive agencies.

Helm Opposes Using Horseracing Funds for Governor’s Budget Goals

Feb. 11, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Sue Helm (R-Dauphin/Lebanon) today stated her clear opposition to the governor’s proposal to divert $204 million from the Pennsylvania Race Horse Development Trust Fund and use them for his own budget goals. Helm issued the following statement:

New PFAS Remediation Authority Gets to Work

Feb. 06, 2020 /

HARRISBURG—Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery), who has been named chairman of the newly formed Military Installation Remediation and Infrastructure Authority, said the authority is hitting the ground running.