HARRISBURG — Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) issued the following statement in response to the $317 million deposit made in the state’s Rainy Day Fund today:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Justin Walsh (R-Westmoreland) today issued the following statement in response to the $317 million deposit made in the state’s Rainy Day Fund today:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) today questioned last week’s decision by Gov. Tom Wolf to reject Senate Bill 48, legislation to help county governments with the purchase of new, mandated voting machine systems. The governor said he vetoed the measure over its other provisions, among them the elimination of straight-party voting.
HARRISBURG – York County Republican legislators are accusing Gov. Tom Wolf of heeding party wishes over the needs of Pennsylvania’s cash-strapped counties by vetoing much-needed election reform legislation today. Wolf’s decision to reject Senate Bill 48 kills efforts to help local governments with the cost of the 2020 election - after he unilaterally decertified all of the state’s voting machines - and do away with the antiquated straight-party voting option at polling places.
HARRISBURG—Gov. Tom Wolf has signed into law legislation sponsored by Rep. Tom Murt (R-Montgomery/Philadelphia) to criminalize the act of female genital mutilation (FGM).
HARRISBURG – With its duties fulfilled, and now expiring as of this week, the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority (ICA) was recognized today by Speaker of the House of Representatives Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) for the integral role it played in leading Pittsburgh out of Act 47 distressed status.
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House of Representatives Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) today said Pennsylvania’s new debt reduction law enables the state to pay off debt more efficiently and less expensively, thereby saving taxpayer dollars.
HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed a bill that would have exempted milk haulers from travel bans imposed during a declaration of disaster emergency, meaning dairies will have to dump milk and lose revenue when roads are closed, according to Sen. Judy Ward (R-Blair/Cumberland/Franklin/Fulton/Huntingdon) and Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair).
HARRISBURG – Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) today announced that Gov. Tom Wolf has signed into law his bill to equalize the pay received by members of the Pennsylvania National Guard to that which is received by their U.S. military counterparts.
HARRISBURG – A bill by Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) to close a loophole in the updated liquor laws and to give voters more say in their community was signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf.
HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Jack Rader (R-Monroe) that would allow for the transfer of state restaurant liquor licenses from a county that is saturated with licenses that aren’t being used to a county where they are needed, was signed by Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter), chairman of the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, today expressed frustration with Gov. Tom Wolf’s decision to veto his bill to aid the state’s struggling dairy farmers.
HARRISBURG – Recognizing the sacrifices made by Vietnam veterans in McKean County, Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) is pleased to announce a new law that will designate a bridge in their honor.
HARRISBURG – Legislation introduced by state Rep. Brad Roae (R-Crawford/Erie) to reform Pennsylvania’s public utility laws was today signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf in Harrisburg.
HARRISBURG – Adoptive families and children in Pennsylvania will benefit under legislation sponsored by Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) that has been signed into law as Act 14 of 2019.
HARRISBURG – A new law co-sponsored by state Rep. Mark Gillen (R-Berks/Lancaster) and signed into law Monday in Harrisburg by Gov. Tom Wolf will enable Pennsylvania National Guard members and their families to acquire a free college education.
HARRISBURG – After receiving unanimous approval in both the House and Senate, legislation sponsored by Rep. John Lawrence (R-West Grove), to enable the Commonwealth to pay off state debt more quickly and less expensively, is now headed to the governor’s desk.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Dave Hickernell’s (R-Lancaster/Dauphin) Fostering Independence Through Education Waiver legislation was signed into law by the governor Friday as part of House Bill 1615. The new law will assist children in foster care with the challenges of accessing higher educational opportunities.
HARRISBURG – Legislation authored by Rep. Rich Irvin (R-Huntingdon/Centre/Mifflin) to
revise and reestablish the current Agriculture-Linked Investment Program (Agri-Link), which provides state funding for and may subsidize the interest rate on private loans used for agricultural best management practices (BMPs), was signed into law as Act 37 of 2019.
HARRISBURG – The House Environmental Resources and Energy and Local Government committees convened a joint public hearing recently to explore the stormwater requirements of the federal Clean Water Act and the impact on local governments.