House Approves Gillen’s Bill to Help Veterans Find Jobs

Feb. 09, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – The House today approved a bill introduced by state Rep. Mark Gillen (R-Berks/Lancaster) that would help raise awareness about a provision in state law aimed at helping veterans acquire civil service jobs in Pennsylvania.

Farry Announces 2015-16 Committee Assignments

Feb. 09, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Following House committee appointments for the 2015-16 legislative session, Rep. Frank Farry (R-Bucks) announced he has retained his seats on the House Consumer Affairs, Health, Local Government, and Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness committees.

House Insurance Committee Briefed on Federal Health Care Law, Pickett Says

Feb. 06, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – When the state General Assembly considers any health care legislation in the new 2015-16 session, its members will need to know how those new policies will impact the health care marketplace and the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA), one of the state’s largest health care insurance companies told members of the House Insurance Committee Wednesday, said Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna).

Grove Commends Move by Governor Tom Wolf to Increase Government Efficiency

Feb. 05, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) today commended Gov. Tom Wolf, who announced an executive order aimed at improving government efficiency. The new Office of Transformation, Innovation, Management and Efficiency will be tasked with finding ways to modernize government. The creation of this new office echoes the goal of House Bill 11, authored by Grove, who released the following statement:

Kampf Insurance Reform Bill Passes House

Feb. 05, 2015 /

HARRISBURG-- Legislation sponsored by Rep. Warren Kampf (R-Montgomery/Chester) to help physicians more easily acquire malpractice insurance has passed the House.

Fast Action Needed on Public Pension Reform

Feb. 04, 2015 /

It’s an ocean of red – a flood of debt that threatens the financial stability of our school districts for the next 30 years. The news is no better for the state government system.

English Receives Committee Appointments, Cited for Perfect House Session Attendance

Feb. 04, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Hal English (R-Allegheny) today said he has returned to serve on the House Education, Aging and Older Adult Services, Tourism and Recreational Development and Game and Fisheries committees for the 2015-16 session. Additionally, English received an award citing his perfect attendance in the 2013-14 legislative session.

Murt Co-Sponsors Legislation for a Drilling Tax on Natural Gas

Feb. 04, 2015 /

HARRISBURG—Rep. Thomas Murt (R-Montgomery/Philadelphia) announced today that he will co-sponsor legislation to dedicate funding to education and human services. Murt has lent his support to legislation that would impose a drilling tax on the state’s Marcellus Shale and distribute those proceeds to statewide initiatives, including education.

DiGirolamo Unveils Marcellus Drilling Tax Proposal

Feb. 04, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – In seeking to raise necessary funds for some of the Commonwealth’s top priorities without passing the burden onto working families, Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks) today held a press conference to discuss legislation to impose a drilling tax within the Marcellus Shale and distribute those proceeds to statewide initiatives.

Causer Reintroduces Tax Fairness Measures

Feb. 04, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Continuing his commitment to supporting rural Pennsylvania, Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) has reintroduced legislation to ensure rural communities and taxpayers get their fair share of compensation for state-owned lands.

House Passes Legislation That Will Help Our Veterans Find Jobs Faster

Feb. 04, 2015 /

Veterans deserve a smooth transition to the civilian workforce after their military service ends. However, many veterans have a hard time finding jobs upon returning to civilian life due to onerous and redundant certification and licensure requirements. To address this, I reintroduced a bill that would streamline certification and licensing processes for veterans and help match them with good-paying jobs faster. That bill passed the House unanimously today.