Owlett Bills Aim to Protect, Support PA Youth

Mar. 11, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) has introduced two bills aimed at supporting the well-being of Pennsylvania children. One bill is designed to ensure the quality of their education while the other would better support children who are victimized.

Ryan Named to Key PSERS Committee, Aims to Restore Solvency

Mar. 11, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Christopher SantaMaria, chairman of the board of trustees of the Public School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS), has named Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) chairman of the PSERS Audit and Compliance Committee, a key committee as PSERS prepares for its annual audit and moves to address its $44 billion unfunded pension liability.

Invest in PA: Urge Gov. Wolf to Sign Historic Economic Development, Job Creation Legislation, Says Kaufer and Yudichak

Mar. 10, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – As Gov. Tom Wolf’s threat to veto legislation (House Bill 1100) seeking to establish an Energy and Fertilizer Manufacturing Tax Credit in the Commonwealth is still looming, Sen. John Yudichak (I-Carbon/Luzerne) and Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne), the bill’s sponsor, stood alongside local laborers and business leaders to reinforce the positive impact this legislation will have on Pennsylvania’s economy and its workforce.

Causer, Dunbar Proposal to Boost Rural Broadband Access

Mar. 10, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Working to bring broadband services to the state’s rural communities, Reps. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter) and George Dunbar (R-Westmoreland) have introduced the Unserved High-Speed Broadband Funding Program.

Murt Demands Investigation into 1985 Sex Abuse Case in Lower Merion

Mar. 10, 2020 /

HARRISBURG—Rep. Thomas Murt (R-Montgomery/Philadelphia) will introduce a resolution urging the House Children and Youth Committee to establish a subcommittee to investigate a former Lower Merion School District teacher who has been accused of sexually abusing a 13-year-old student in 1985 at Bala Cynwyd Middle School.

Warner: County Infrastructure Banks Could Boost Road, Bridge Upgrades

Mar. 04, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Working to ensure the state’s transportation infrastructure system can meet the growing needs of business and industry, as well as the traveling public, Rep. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette/Westmoreland) has introduced legislation to provide another funding option for local governments to pursue road and bridge projects.

Joint Legislative Air and Water Pollution Control and Conservation Committee Informational Meeting to Be Hosted in 49th District, Announces Cook

Mar. 03, 2020 /

BELLE VERNON – Rep. Bud Cook (R-Fayette/Washington) announced today that the Joint Legislative Air and Water Pollution Control and Conservation Committee will be hosting a tour and informational meeting in Washington County on Thursday, March 5, beginning at 9 a.m. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the status of Pennsylvania’s electric cogeneration industry.

Knowles Fights for Veterans and Volunteer Fire Companies

Mar. 02, 2020 /

HARRISBURG - Legislation authored by Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) to eliminate a licensee surcharge only to national veterans’ organizations and volunteer fire companies passed the House unanimously in January and is before the Senate Law and Justice Committee for consideration.

Struzzi Bill Would Honor World War II Veteran with Bridge Naming

Feb. 21, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) today announced that he has filed legislation to honor Sgt. Carl Roof. House Bill 2324 would designate a portion of State Route 4001 as the Sgt. Carl Roof Bridge. The bridge runs over Crooked Creek in Indiana County.

Day Hosts Committee Hearing on Bills to Combat Elder Abuse

Feb. 21, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Gary Day (R-Lehigh/Berks) convened a House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee hearing Friday in Bucks County to listen to stakeholders with an interest in a four-bill package of legislation aimed at combatting elder abuse.

Turzai Issues Statement on Scarnati Not Seeking Re-Election

Feb. 13, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – After serving the constituents of the 25th District for five terms, Sen. Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati has announced he will not seek re-election. House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) released the following statement:

House Republicans Call for Executive Management Improvements

Feb. 11, 2020 /

HARRISBURG - Citing cost overruns, inadequate response times, and the failure of programs and services to meet core mission objectives, Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) and Appropriations Committee Chairman Stan Saylor (R-York) today called upon all standing committees of the House of Representatives to exercise their oversight authority to evaluate, review and make recommendations to promote better effectiveness and efficiencies in Pennsylvania’s executive agencies.

Helm Opposes Using Horseracing Funds for Governor’s Budget Goals

Feb. 11, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Sue Helm (R-Dauphin/Lebanon) today stated her clear opposition to the governor’s proposal to divert $204 million from the Pennsylvania Race Horse Development Trust Fund and use them for his own budget goals. Helm issued the following statement: