HARRISBURG – In seeking to encourage schools to incorporate financial literacy into their high school curriculum, Rep. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) announced that her financial literacy graduation credit requirements legislation, House Bill 49, is awaiting Senate concurrence after receiving approval from both the House (161-37) after which approval the bill will head to the governor’s desk.
HARRISBURG – The state Senate has approved landmark legislation, co-sponsored by Rep. Meghan Schroeder (R-Bucks), intended to remove local surcharges residents in contaminated areas have been paying for clean drinking water.
HARRISBURG – During a state Capitol news press conference today Reps. James Struzzi (R-Indiana) Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) and Pam Snyder (D-Greene/Fayette/Washington), along with Sens. Joe Pittman (R-Armstrong/Butler/Indiana/Westmoreland), Gene Yaw (R-Bradford/Lycoming/Sullivan/Susquehanna/Union) and David Argall (R-Berks/Schuylkill), officially introduced legislation that would require legislative authorization before Pennsylvania could impose a carbon tax on employers engaged in electric generation, manufacturing or other industries operating in the Commonwealth, or enter into any multi-state program, such as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), that would impose such a tax (House Bill 2025 and Senate Bill 950).
HARRISBURG – Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin), in an effort to increase public safety and provide greater protection to the thousands of state and county corrections officers, led the House Judiciary Committee in voting out several important measures.
WHAT: Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) and members of the Republican Transportation Infrastructure Task Force will discuss the findings detailed in their report on the challenges in funding repairs and upgrades to Pennsylvania’s roadways.
HARRISBURG – The House today approved legislation by Rep. Dawn Keefer (R-Dillsburg) to give landowners more options to mark their properties as private.
HARRISBURG — House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee Chairman Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) sent a letter to PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell posing more than two dozen unanswered questions regarding the governor’s unlawful executive order to enter Pennsylvania into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) without legislative approval:
WHAT: Reps. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) and Seth Grove (R-York) will hold a news conference at the Capitol tomorrow to announce an aggressive plan to improve Pennsylvania’s financial condition before it joins other state governments on the path to financial default. Ryan, a certified public accountant, and Grove are active members of the Commonsense Caucus, a group of Republican legislators credited with scrutinizing the annual state budget and uncovering millions of dollars in needless or wasteful spending. Ryan believes if Pennsylvania continues on its present course, it will face certain default within the next 12 years.
HARRISBURG – Legislation to remove local surcharges that ratepayers and taxpayers have been paying for clean water is on its way to the governor’s desk to be signed into law, said Rep. Todd Polinchock (R-Bucks), who co-sponsored the legislation.
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Monday passed legislation that would help protect seniors in the Commonwealth from consumer fraud, said Rep. Meghan Schroeder (R-Bucks), who authored the measure.
HARRISBURG—Landmark legislation sponsored by Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) to eliminate local surcharges that ratepayers are paying to remove PFAS from local drinking water supplies has passed the Senate and now moves to Gov. Tom Wolf for his signature.
HARRISBURG - Speaker of the House of Representatives Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) today commended the House Education Committee, chaired by Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), for reporting House Bill 1800, creating a program of tuition grants available to every student in the troubled Harrisburg School District.
HARRISBURG –Speaker of the House of Representatives Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) today announced that the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, chaired by Sen. Michele Brooks (R-50), reported legislation that protects the lives of unborn children who have been diagnosed with Down syndrome.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Cris Dush (R-Jefferson/Indiana) issued the following statement today to officially confirm that he is not seeking a fourth term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives:
WHAT: Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, will hold a voting meeting of the committee to consider the following bills, which focus on criminal justice reforms:
WHAT: The House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, chaired by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter), will hold an informational meeting to discuss the operations and activities conducted by county conservation districts.
WHAT: The House Human Services Committee, chaired by Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks), will hold a public hearing on Senate Bill 675, which provides for licensure of office-based Buprenorphine prescribers.
WHAT: House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) and officials with Philadelphia Charters for Excellence (PCE) will host charter school parents, students and educators at the state Capitol to rally against Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposal to drastically cut funding to Pennsylvania’s charter schools. Philadelphia has the state’s largest concentration of charter schools. The schools are in such demand in the city that more than 30,000 students are on charter school waitlists.
HARRISBURG – The National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) honored Rep. Stephen Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) with its annual Charles Dick Medal of Merit. Barrar received the award at the Pennsylvania National Guard Associations annual conference in Lancaster on Saturday.
WHAT: Reps. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana), Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) and Pam Snyder (D-Greene/Fayette/Washington) will officially unveil and discuss their legislation which would require legislative approval before Pennsylvania could impose a carbon tax or enter into any multi-state program that would impose such a tax.