Saylor Announces Tax Credits for Farmers

Sep. 19, 2019 /

RED LION- Rep. Stan Saylor (R-York) announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for the state’s Resource Enhancement and Protection Program (REAP) tax credit. This program allows farmers, landowners and businesses to earn tax credits for implementing "Best Management Practices" (BMPs) that will enhance farm production and protect natural resources.

House Passes Walsh Bill to Prohibit Tobacco Purchases with EBT Cards

Sep. 19, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – The House today approved legislation authored by Rep. Justin Walsh (R-Westmoreland) that would amend the Human Services Code to prohibit the purchase of tobacco products using public assistance funds on electronic benefit transfer (EBT) cards.

Warner Appointed to House Transportation Committee

Sep. 18, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – With transportation infrastructure being one of the most challenging issues facing the Commonwealth, Rep. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette/Westmoreland) has been appointed to serve on the House Transportation Committee.

Boback Reappointed to PA Commission for Women

Sep. 17, 2019 /

Boback Reappointed to PA Commission for Women

HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) has been appointed by Gov. Tom Wolf to serve a second two-year term on the Pennsylvanian Commission for Women. She will be sworn in during the commission’s next quarterly meeting at the Governor’s Residence on Oct. 16.

Toohil, Heffley to Seek Committee Meeting on Pending White Haven Center Closure

Sep. 13, 2019 /

HAZLETON – After attending Thursday’s public hearing regarding White Haven Center (WHC) conducted by the Department of Human Services (DHS), Reps. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) and Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) announced they are working with the chairman of the House Human Services Committee, Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks), to hold an urgent meeting regarding the pending closure of the facility for the physically and mentally challenged.

Hershey to Serve on Dairy Future Commission

Sep. 11, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. John Hershey (R-Mifflin/Juniata/Franklin) has been named to the Pennsylvania Dairy Future Commission, where he joins commission Chairman Brett Reinford from Reinford Farms in Mifflintown.

Struzzi Introduces Legislation to Reform Small and Disadvantaged Business Program

Sep. 10, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) today announced that he has introduced legislation, House Bill 1804, which would reform the standards used for the Small and Disadvantaged Business Program (SDB) under the Department of General Services (DGS). This program provides small and disadvantaged businesses with specialized considerations, including alternative bonding and progress payments, access to business assistance offices within agencies, and targeted outreach by procurement officials.

House Liquor Control Committee Holds Hearing on Legislation to Repeal Flexible Pricing

Sep. 10, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jeff Pyle (R-Armstrong/Butler/Indiana), majority chairman of the House Liquor Control Committee, and other members of the committee held a public hearing today to gather testimony on Rep. Jesse Topper’s (R-Bedford/Fulton/Franklin) proposal to repeal the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s (PLCB) flexible pricing ability.

Brown, House Health Committee Host Public Hearing Discussing Impact of Tick-Borne Illnesses in PA

Sep. 09, 2019 /

EAST STROUDSBURG – Continuing to shed light on the current health crisis caused by Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases in the Commonwealth, Rep. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) along with Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Crawford/Forest/Warren), chairwoman of the House Health Committee, and other committee members held a public hearing to talk with local and state officials and their recommendations about how the state can combat this crisis.