HARRISBURG – Following the governor’s announcement today that he signed an executive order to create the Keystone Economic Development and Workforce Command Center to address the skills gap and worker shortages, Rep. Ryan Mackenzie (R-Lehigh/Berks) said he supports the governor’s plan and has been advocating for greater focus on workforce development as it pertains to training and job opportunity awareness for several years.
HARRISBURG – Calling Pennsylvania’s workers our state’s “most valuable resource,” House Majority Leader Bryan Cuter (R-Lancaster) announced the House Republican plan to reform and improve workforce development in Pennsylvania. Cutler made the announcement following comments from Gov. Tom Wolf as the Wolf administration announced an executive order establishing the Keystone Economic Development and Workforce Command Center.
HARRISBURG - Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), chairman of the House Education Committee, today led a press conference in Harrisburg to unveil a bipartisan package of eight bills designed to improve career and technical education (CTE) in Pennsylvania. Joining Sonney for the press conference were members of the House Education Committee.
HARRISBURG — House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee Chairman Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) sent the following letter to PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell today questioning the DEP’s failure to adhere to a regulatory requirement to notify members of the Environmental Quality Board (EQB) within 30 days of the receipt of a rulemaking petition to establish a comprehensive program to restrict greenhouse gas emissions:
HARRISBURG – As more and more Pennsylvanians turn to solar energy to power their homes, a bi-partisan group of representatives introduced on Tuesday legislation to allow for community solar projects in the Commonwealth.
HARRISBURG – Majority Chairman Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) and other members of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee held an informational meeting about the unique effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI) on first responders in the Commonwealth.
HARRISBURG – House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) issued the following statement after Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Thomas Saylor told House leadership the court would hold off on changing venue rules regarding medical malpractice cases until a further review of the rule’s impact could be completed.
House Majority Policy Committee Chairman Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) today thanked Chief Justice Thomas Saylor and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for holding off on its consideration of a proposal to repeal the current rule that prevents venue shopping in medical malpractice cases. The adoption of the proposal would negatively impact access to health care statewide. Their decision came soon after Oberlander concluded a public hearing today.
HARRISBURG – Seeking to prevent a health care crisis in Pennsylvania, physicians, administrators, attorneys and industry professionals told members of the House Majority Policy Committee during a public hearing in Harrisburg today that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court must not change a rule dealing with medical malpractice lawsuits.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Bob Brooks (R-Westmoreland/Allegheny) issued the following statement in response to the governor’s budget address last week:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) and other members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly heard Gov. Tom Wolf’s spending proposals for Fiscal Year 2019-20 during his annual budget address on Tuesday. The governor’s budget totals $34.1 billion, which is a $927 million increase over the current year.
HARRISBURG – Following Gov. Tom Wolf’s annual budget address Tuesday in a joint session of the House and Senate, Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG – In an effort to support Commonwealth firefighters, Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) earlier this week introduced legislation to help those volunteers who pay for firefighting equipment out of pocket.
HARRISBURG – The 2019-20 state budget process got underway today in Harrisburg as lawmakers heard the governor’s annual budget address. Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) issued the following statement in response to the proposal:
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Marcia Hahn (R-Bushkill Township), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, issued this statement on the heels of Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget address:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton) and other members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly heard Gov. Tom Wolf’s spending proposals for Fiscal Year 2019-20 during his annual budget address on Tuesday.
HARRISBURG – The House today passed legislation authored by Rep. Zach Mako (R-Lehigh/Northampton) to require municipal authorities to create additional financial protections when collecting money.
HARRISBURG – The House today unanimously approved a resolution authored by Reps. Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder) and Eric Nelson (R-Hempfield) to recognize Feb. 11, 2019, as “PA 2-1-1 Day” in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – Today, Rep. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette/Westmoreland) responded to Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget proposal with the following statement:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Sue Helm (R-Dauphin/Lebanon) and other members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly heard Gov. Tom Wolf’s spending proposals for Fiscal Year 2019-20 during his annual budget address on Tuesday.