Mackenzie Supports New Legislative Agenda Highlighting Workforce Development

Feb. 19, 2019 /

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.

Cutler Joins Governor in Efforts to Revitalize PA Workforce

Feb. 19, 2019 /

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.

Metcalfe Challenges DEP’s Acceptance of Rulemaking Petition to Restrict Emissions

Feb. 19, 2019 /

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:

Cutler Applauds Court for Reviewing Venue Shopping Rule

Feb. 14, 2019 /

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.

Oberlander Thanks Supreme Court for Delaying Venue Rule Change

Feb. 14, 2019 /

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.

Schemel Sees Nothing New in Wolf’s Budget Proposal

Feb. 06, 2019 /

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.

2019-20 State Budget Work Begins, Causer Says

Feb. 06, 2019 /

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:

Simmons Sees Both Good and Bad in Wolf’s Budget Proposal

Feb. 06, 2019 /

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.

Helm Issues Response to Governor’s Budget Address

Feb. 06, 2019 /

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.