Statement Regarding Rep. Matt Dowling

Oct. 07, 2021 /

“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.”

Culver, Millard Legislation Offers Hope for Families of Lost Loved Ones

Oct. 06, 2021 /

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.

PA House Democrats Oppose Another Public Transparency Measure

Oct. 06, 2021 /

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.

PA House Democrats Unanimously Opposed Public Transparency Bill

Oct. 04, 2021 /

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

Rights of Foster Parents Topic of Hearing, Says Delozier

Oct. 04, 2021 /

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.

Topper, Mihalek Co-host Hearing on Higher Education Funding

Oct. 04, 2021 /

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.

Lawmakers Praise Auditor General Action on PENNVEST Review

Oct. 04, 2021 /

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).

House Steel Caucus Recognizes National Manufacturing Day

Oct. 01, 2021 /

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.

PennDOT Secretary Continues to Push Billions in Tax Increases, Ortitay Says

Sep. 30, 2021 /

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).

Struzzi Backs Key Bill to Make Government More Efficient

Sep. 30, 2021 /

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.