“Sometime last evening, Oct. 6, Rep. Dowling was in a single vehicle accident while on his way to a caucus event in Lancaster County. He was taken to Lancaster General Hospital and was treated for significant trauma. Currently, he is in serious but stable condition, and our thoughts and prayers are with Rep. Dowling, his wife and two young sons as he and they deal with his injuries.”
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) addressed the media Wednesday and noted the significant proposals passed by the House that delivered for the people of Pennsylvania.
While the majority of missing persons cases get resolved rather quickly, Pennsylvania currently has approximately 400 such cases where investigators are still looking for answers. Legislation authored by state Reps. Lynda Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder) and David Millard (R-Columbia) would provide another tool to help law enforcement reduce that number.
HARRISBURG – House Bill 1332 passed by the House of Representatives today would require K-12 schools to post curricula online in a standardized, user-friendly manner, according to the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Andrew Lewis (R-Dauphin).
HARRISBURG – For the second time this week, Pennsylvania House Democrats unanimously opposed a public transparency measure, this time uniformly voting against House Bill 1332, legislation by Rep. Andrew Lewis (R-Dauphin) that would further public transparency and accountability by requiring school districts to put curriculums online.
HARRISBURG – Knowing teenagers learn the importance of hard work and responsibility through their early work experience, the House today approved legislation by Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) to make it easier for them to join the workforce.
HARRISBURG – Today the House approved legislation sponsored by Rep. Shelby Labs (R-Bucks) to extend PACE/PACENET benefits until Dec. 31, 2023.
Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) wrote a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday outlining the work of House Republican members in advocating for and supporting the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine following weeks of allegations by the Wolf administration that Republican lawmakers have not done enough to support vaccination efforts.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny) announced her legislation that would direct the Joint State Government Commission to study Common Interest Owned Communities (CIOCs) unanimously passed the House on Monday.
HARRISBURG—Legislation sponsored by Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) to increase scholarships for students attending economically disadvantaged schools has passed the House.
HARRISBURG – This week, the House passed legislation sponsored by Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks) to make disease-related reporting fall under the Right-to-Know Law, permitting it be public knowledge.
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania House Democrats on Monday unanimously opposed House Bill 1893, legislation sponsored by Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks) that would provide public transparency to data collected by the Department of Health under the Disease Control and Prevention Law by making such data and information subject to the Right to Know Law
HARRISBURG– Statutory and procedural rights of foster parents was the topic of conversation during a hearing of the House Children and Youth Committee today, according to Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland), chairman of the committee.
HARRISBURG – Reps. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton), chairman of House Education Committee’s Subcommittee on Higher Education, and Natalie Mihalek (R-Allegheny/Washington), chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Education, held a joint hearing this morning on higher education funding in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – Responding to a resolution authored more than three years ago by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter), Pennsylvania Auditor General Tim DeFoor has launched an audit of nonpoint source management transactions authorized by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST).
PITTSBURGH – In celebration of National Manufacturing Day, Pennsylvania state Reps. Natalie Mihalek (R-Allegheny/Washington) and Frank Burns (D-Cambria), co-chairs of the Pennsylvania House Steel Caucus, joined fellow House Steel Caucus members for a tour of the U.S. Steel Mon Valley Works’ Edgar Thomson Plant in Braddock.
HARRISBURG – The governor of Pennsylvania today signed into law a bill introduced by local state Rep. Ann Flood (R-Northampton) that will extend a successful program that helps doctors and pharmacists combat opioid abuse.
BRIDGEVILLE – The House Transportation Committee today held a public hearing on PennDOT’s transportation funding plan that includes using the public-private partnership bridge program to unnecessarily target certain areas of the Commonwealth by creating toll bridges, said Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny).
HARRISBURG – Rep. Bob Brooks (R-Allegheny/Westmoreland) announced today that the House of Representatives will be designating the week of Oct. 3-9 as National Newspaper Week in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) joined colleagues on both sides of the aisle Wednesday in sending to Gov. Tom Wolf a piece of legislation that would reduce the scope of state government and make it more effective.