Governor Vetoes House Bill 2787 Disregarding Local School Officials’ Right to Make Their Own Decisions

Sep. 22, 2020 /

PIKE COUNTY – Today, the governor again vetoed another bipartisan piece of legislation, House Bill 2787, showing his complete disregard for the rights our local school officials have to make and enforce their own decisions regarding district sports and extracurricular activities. Reps. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) and Mike Peifer (R-Pike/Wayne) gave the following statements, expressing their disappointment.

Gaydos Blasts Wolf, Says Let Parents Watch Children Play Sports

Sep. 22, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny) today issued the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto of House Bill 2787. The legislation would allow Pennsylvania’s local school districts to make decisions regarding fall sports and activities.

Mustello Disheartened, Governor’s Veto Leaves Parents on the Bench

Sep. 22, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Marci Mustello (R-Butler) today issued the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto of House Bill 2787. The legislation would allow Pennsylvania’s local school districts to make decisions regarding fall sports or activities.

Ortitay Dismayed at Governor’s Veto

Sep. 22, 2020 /

HARRISBURG — Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) today issued the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf vetoing House Bill 2787:

Heffley Hosting Public Hearing to Discuss Francis E. Walter Dam Reevaluation Study

Sep. 21, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – At the request of Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon), the House Majority Policy Committee will convene a public hearing next week in Carbon County to discuss issues related to the ongoing reevaluation study of the Francis E. Walter Dam and Reservoir by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The committee is chaired by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter).

Lawrence, CWA Chair Tell Lawmakers to Save Chester Water Authority

Sep. 21, 2020 /

Lawrence, CWA Chair Tell Lawmakers to Save Chester Water Authority

HARRISBURG– At a committee hearing in the state Capitol earlier this week, state Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster ), Chester Water Authority Board Chair Cynthia Letizell and Penn Township Chief of Operations Karen Versuk spoke with passion in favor of the continued independence of Chester Water Authority (CWA) and in support of House Bill 2597, which would block any sale of CWA without ratepayer approval.

Ryan Pay Freeze Bill Headed to Governor’s Desk

Sep. 21, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) to freeze Cost of Living Adjustments (COLAs) for state government officials through 2021 received unanimous approval today in the state Senate. House Bill 2487 is now on its way to the governor’s desk.

Heffley Hosting Public Hearing to Discuss Francis E. Walter Dam Reevaluation Study

Sep. 18, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – At the request of Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon), the House Majority Policy Committee will convene a public hearing next week in Carbon County to discuss issues related to the ongoing reevaluation study of the Francis E. Walter Dam and Reservoir by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The committee is chaired by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter).

Gleim Says PA Supreme Court Actions Will be Contested

Sep. 18, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Barb Gleim (R-Cumberland) today condemned the “decision” by the 5-2 majority of partisan Democrats on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to allow unattended drop-off boxes for ballots and removal of a party from the ballot for the Nov. 3 elections.

PA House Speaker, Majority Leader Comment on PA Supreme Court Decision

Sep. 17, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Today, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court sided with the Wolf administration and the Pennsylvania Democratic Party in allowing for ballots to be counted that are received up to three days following the election day deadline, for satellite election office locations and the use of drop boxes.