HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today commended Gov. Tom Wolf for signing an executive order last week that overhauls Pennsylvania’s protective services systems, including the creation of a child advocate position within state government.
HARRISBURG – House Children and Youth Committee Chairman Karen Boback (R- Lackawanna/ Luzerne/Wyoming) today announced the creation of a new hotline to help grandparents raising grandchildren access and better understand the resources and programs available to them.
HARRISBURG-- Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) this morning sent a letter to House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny), Majority Leader Brian Cutler (R-Lancaster) and House Judiciary Chairman Rob Kaufman (R-Franklin) requesting consideration of his bill to disarm people who are shown to be a danger to themselves and others.
ALTOONA – Blair County will play host to a House Transportation Committee public hearing later this month, Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Blair), a member of the committee and the chairman of the Subcommittee on Railroads, announced today. The hearing is slated to be held at the Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum, 1200 9th Ave. in Altoona, on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 3 p.m. The Transportation Committee is also scheduled to tour the Norfolk Southern Railroad’s Juniata shops in Altoona on Thursday, Aug. 29.
HARRISBURG – In an effort to provide residents with a voice in a wind turbine project in Carbon County, Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) has introduced legislation that would require the developer to get voter approval first through a ballot referendum.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jonathan Fritz (R-Susquehanna/Wayne) has issued the following statement regarding his appointment to a newly formed House task force focused on transportation and infrastructure:
HARRISBURG – The National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) recently announced it will honor Rep. Stephen Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) with its annual Charles Dick Medal of Merit at its national convention in Denver, Colo., on Labor Day weekend.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette/Westmoreland) has been appointed to a newly formed task force charged with outlining the next steps to ensure the Commonwealth’s transportation and infrastructure systems are ready for future economic growth.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Lori Mizgorski (R-Allegheny) has been selected to join the newly appointed House Republican transportation and infrastructure task force. The task force will work to determine the next phases of infrastructure improvements needed to accommodate the demands of expanding industries and a growing economy without putting any additional burdens on taxpayers.
HARRISBURG – Reps. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) and Todd Polinchock (R-Bucks) have been appointed by House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) to serve as members of a legislative task force that will conduct a study on “warm handoff to treatment” for individuals in Pennsylvania struggling with drug addiction.
HARRISBURG – Rep. John Hershey (R-Mifflin/Juniata/Franklin) introduced a bill today to require that prescribers enter into treatment agreements with new patients who need a prescribed opioid regime.
PHILADELPHIA – Today, Rep. Jeff Pyle (R-Armstrong/Butler/Indiana), chairman of the House Liquor Control Committee, and other members of the committee held a public hearing on the issue of accessibility to old hotel licenses and how being able to obtain and convert those licenses will benefit local business owners across the state.
HARRISBURG – Building upon the significant improvements Pennsylvania taxpayers have made possible across the state’s transportation infrastructure, a newly appointed House Republican task force will examine the next steps required to ensure Pennsylvania can compete on a global scale. In recent years Pennsylvania has made major improvements in aging bridges and roadways. The task force will work to determine the next phases of infrastructure improvements needed to accommodate the demands of expanding industries and a growing economy without putting any additional burdens on taxpayers.
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House of Representatives Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) today praised Penn State and the 14 state-owned universities for freezing tuition for the 2019-20 school year.
HARRISBURG – Efforts by state Rep. Tommy Sankey (R-Clearfield/Cambria) to honor the contributions of two Cambria County servicemen are officially a success with Gov. Tom Wolf’s signature on two pieces of legislation.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, joined the governor when a package of bills was signed into law focused on providing better protections to crime victims.
HARRISBURG-- Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) today called on Attorney General Josh Shapiro to prosecute gun crimes in Philadelphia.
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) issued the following statement on the death of the Hon. Robert “Bob” Bastian, a former member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from Somerset County:
HARRISBURG – After receiving unanimous support from the General Assembly, two bills drafted by state Rep. Joe Emrick (R-Nazareth) to save taxpayers and local municipalities money were signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf.
DILLSBURG – Rep. Dawn Keefer (R-York/Cumberland) issued the following statement in response to the elimination of a layer of government and Gov. Tom Wolf violating the state Constitution by circumventing the legislative process to borrow $90 million.