PITTSBURGH – Rep. Natalie Mihalek (R-Allegheny/Washington), along with Rep. Jeff Pyle (R-Armstrong/Butler/Indiana), chairman of the state House Liquor Control Committee, led the way in hosting a House Liquor Control Committee public hearing at Spoonwood Brewery to discuss a new “taproom tax” set to take effect July 1.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette/Westmoreland) has reintroduced his Taxpayer Protection Act to help keep state budget spending in check.
HARRISBURG - State Reps. Karen Boback (R-Luzerne/Lackawanna/Wyoming) and Tara Toohil (R-Luzerne) have been appointed to serve on the board of directors for the Children’s Trust Fund (CTF), a group dedicated to supporting innovative and creative community-based child abuse and neglect prevention programs.
PITTSBURGH – Rep. Lori Mizgorski (R-Allegheny) announced that Speaker of the House. Mike Turzai has selected her to serve on the Port Authority of Allegheny County’s board of directors.
IVYLAND – At a senior expo event this morning held by Rep. Wendi Thomas (R-Richboro), Bucks County State Rep. Frank Farry (R-Langhorne) joined Thomas in announcing their soon-to-be introduced legislation to freeze property taxes for eligible homeowners, age 65 years of age or older.
HARRISBURG – A package of bills aimed at transforming local governments in the Commonwealth earned overwhelming approval in the House Local Government Committee this week, said Rep. Andrew Lewis (R-Dauphin), prime sponsor of one of the bills.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Rosemary M. Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) is again calling for action on her legislation to help stop distracted driving accidents related to phone use and fatalities throughout the Commonwealth.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Natalie Mihalek (R-Allegheny/Washington) will be hosting a public hearing of the House Liquor Control Committee on Tuesday, April 23, beginning at 2 p.m. at the Spoonwood Brewery Company, 5981 Baptist Road, Pittsburgh.
HARRISBURG ¬– In response to the grand jury report on fraud in the Pennsylvania Medical Assistance Program, or Medicaid, House Government Oversight Committee Chairman Seth Grove issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin) today took part in a press conference highlighting House action this month on legislation to empower and protect crime victims in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – A bill from Rep. Tom Mehaffie (R-Dauphin) would allow the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission to set its own fees, rather than requiring those fees be established by legislation.
HARRISBURG – Working to ensure dairy farmers will be able to move their milk even in wintry weather conditions, the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee has approved legislation sponsored by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter) that would exempt milk trucks from weather-related commercial vehicle travel bans.
HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) that would strengthen criminal investigations into sexual abuse passed unanimously in the House of Representatives today. House Bill 1171 now moves to the Senate for consideration.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) confirmed today that he is seeking co-sponsors for his legislation that would change the casino gaming Local Share Account (LSA) approval process in Washington County.
HARRISBURG—Rep. Thomas Murt (R-Montgomery/Philadelphia) joined colleagues for a rally Tuesday to urge the Legislature to change the way it redistricts every 10 years.
HARRISBURG—Legislation sponsored Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) to increase the penalties for failing to report ongoing child sex abuse.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) is hoping the “third time’s a charm” when it comes to her legislation that would provide civil immunity for damages that result from entry into a motor vehicle for the purpose of rescuing an individual.
HARRISBURG – Focusing efforts on giving a voice to those who may feel like they’ve been silenced, House Republicans passed more than a dozen bills this month related to supporting and empowering crime victims and abuse survivors.
HARRISBURG – Legislation that would require the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) to conduct business six times per year, on specific dates, sponsored by Speaker of the House Mike Turzai, overwhelmingly passed the House today by a vote of 194-3.
HARRISBURG – Minors would be allowed to perform music in establishments with liquor licenses under a bill sponsored by Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland).