WHAT: To prevent the permanent loss of Pennsylvania’s nuclear assets, thousands of good-paying jobs and increased electricity prices, Rep. Tom Mehaffie (R-Dauphin), concerned workers, advocates and business leaders will join together to unveil legislation to recognize nuclear energy for its significant contribution to the state’s zero-carbon energy production.
The legislation updates the Pennsylvania Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards (AEPS) Act to diversify Pennsylvania’s energy portfolio.
YORK – House Government Oversight Committee Chairman Seth Grove (R-Dover) issued the following statement in response to the decision by Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration to withdraw an appeal over a project labor agreement (PLA), which was before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. A PLA is a collective bargaining agreement with one or more labor organizations to establish terms and conditions of employment for a certain construction project.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) commends the Department of Health and Human Services on its launch of a new Pennsylvania Rural Health Model.
HARRISBURG – House Appropriations Chairman Stan Saylor (R-York) issued the following statement upon the conclusion of the 2019-20 General Fund Budget Hearings:
The governor recently signed an executive order to create the Keystone Economic Development and Workforce Command Center to address the state’s skills gap and worker shortages. Workforce development is an issue I have always been passionate about and I am pleased the governor is also prioritizing the importance of preparing our workforce for available jobs.
Segregation is alive and well in the Commonwealth, at least in our medical assistance program. For the past 20 years in the Commonwealth, we have operated a segregated health care system under medical assistance, carving out behavioral health run at the county level but physical health overseen at the state level.
Policy Committee Continues Focus on Good Jobs for PA with Visit to The Wistar Institute
HARRISBURG – Rep. Steve Mentzer (R-Lititz) was recently appointed to the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) by House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) for the 2019-20 Legislative Session.
HARRISBURG – In honor of National Rare Disease Day on Feb. 28, Reps. Marcy Toepel (R-Montgomery) and Mark Longietti (D-Mercer), as well as Sens. Judy Ward (R-Blair/Cumberland/Franklin/Fulton/Huntingdon) and John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) will serve as co-chairs for Pennsylvania’s Rare Disease Caucus for the 2019-20 Legislative Session.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) has been appointed by Chairman David Millard (R-Columbia) to serve as secretary of the House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee during the 2019-20 Legislative Session.
HARRISBURG – House Majority Policy Committee Chairman Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) said today the Pennsylvania Supreme Court should preserve a procedural court rule on venue that seeks to protect access to health care across the Commonwealth and asked the court to especially consider the harmful impact such a repeal could have on patients.
HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives recently approved bipartisan legislation, sponsored by Rep. Tom Mehaffie (R-Dauphin) and Rep. Stephen Kinsey (D-Philadelphia), which would rebrand a state program that offers financial planning assistance to local governments.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Eric Nelson (R-Hempfield) on Thursday was appointed by Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) to serve on the newly created House Government Oversight Committee for the 2019-20 Legislative Session.
HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives unanimously approved legislation to help consumers and businesses stop unwanted telemarketing calls by updating the state’s do-not-call list requirements, said Rep. Frank Farry (R-Bucks), who has been working on this issue since 2015.
HARRISBURG-- The abuse began when “Susan” turned eight; by age 13, she was a runaway with a boyfriend who sold her for food. Three years later, she acquired an “agent” in Miami who shipped her to Baltimore to work for an organized ring that sent women to “the block,” an area known for strip clubs and prostitution.
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives this week passed legislation that would require certain surgical team professionals be accredited and take continuing education courses in order to enhance patient safety, said Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin), author of the bill.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Natalie Mihalek (R-Allegheny) announced today that her legislation, House Bill 504, to shield rape victims from irrelevant cross examination, unanimously passed the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee.
HARRISBURG – The House Judiciary Committee today voted on legislation aimed at better protecting crime victims from abuse and violence by helping those who are victimized to testify against and confront their abusers, reported Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin), chairman of the committee. All five bills before the committee were passed onto the full House for consideration.
HARRISBURG – The state House today approved legislation introduced by Rep. Jim Cox (R-Berks/Lancaster) that would save taxpayers money by prohibiting future employees of a multi-state commission from participating in the state’s public pension system.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Lori Mizgorski (R-Allegheny) announced today that the Pennsylvania House of Representatives unanimously passed House Bill 318, legislation to improve and strengthen Pennsylvania’s “Do Not Call” list.