HARRISBURG – In her role as chairman of the House Children and Youth Committee, Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks/144th) today applauded the announcement of a settlement involving the total repeal of sanctions by the NCAA against Penn State University in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.
HARRISBURG - Rep. Scott Petri (R-Bucks), chairman of the House Ethics Committee in the 2013-14 legislative session, is proposing tough legislation to ensure public officials and public employees are held accountable for crimes related to their government duties.
HARRISBURG – Reps. Seth Grove (R-York) and Keith J. Greiner (R-Lancaster) today reinforced the importance of statewide municipal pension reform, in light of a report from Auditor General Eugene DePasquale which shows combined unfunded liabilities for the pension systems increased by $1 billion in just two years.
CLARION – Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) officially began duties as a 2015 State Director with Women In Government, following her election to this position by her fellow state legislative colleagues this past year.
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) today ordered a special election be held to fill the vacant seat in the 170th Legislative District in Philadelphia on Tuesday, March 24.
HARRISBURG – The House Majority Policy Committee announced this week that first-term legislator Rep. Kate Klunk (R-York) will serve as a deputy policy chair for the committee during the 2015-16 legislative session
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) today issued the following statement regarding the governor’s appointment of long-time Senate staffer Erik Arneson as the new executive director of the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records. The current director, Terry Mutchler, has taken a position in the private sector.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Marcy Toepel (R-Montgomery) will serve as a deputy policy chair for the House Majority Policy Committee during the 2015-16 legislative session.
HARRISBURG-- Rep. John Taylor (R-Philadelphia) has been named majority chairman of the House Transportation Committee.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Bernie O’Neill (R-Bucks) has been appointed chairman of the Pennsylvania House Finance Committee by Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) for the 2015-16 legislative session.
HARRISBURG – Rep. John Payne (R-Dauphin) has been appointed by Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) to serve as the new majority chairman of the House Gaming Oversight Committee for the 2015-16 legislative session.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Mauree Gingrich (R-Lebanon) was sworn into office this week to begin her seventh term representing the citizens of the 101st Legislative District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
HARRISBURG –During the swearing-in ceremony of the Pennsylvania General Assembly held today at the state Capitol, Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Peach Bottom) was sworn into his fifth term of office as state representative of the 100th Legislative District.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Stephen E. Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) took the oath of office today to begin his 10th term representing the people of the 160th District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tim Hennessey (R-Chester/Montgomery) today took the oath of office to begin the 2015-16 session of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, and announced he will continue to serve as majority chairman of the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) today in Harrisburg took the oath of office to serve the residents of the 171st Legislative District during a new two-year term.
HARRISBURG – In addition to being sworn in to his seventh term in service to the 47th Legislative District on Tuesday, state Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam) was officially appointed majority chairman of the House Game and Fisheries Committee for the 2015-16 session.
HARRISBURG – The 2015-16 session of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives opened today, as Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana) was sworn into his seventh term in office. Reed will oversee a Republican majority which stands at 119-83, the largest majority since the 1957-58 session. Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) was elected Speaker by the members of the House.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Dave Hickernell (R-Lancaster/Dauphin) today was sworn into his seventh term as the representative for the 98th Legislative District. Due to his seniority in the state House of Representatives, Hickernell was also appointed to serve as the majority chairman of the House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee for the 2015-16 session.
HARRISBURG – Building on the work from the last legislative session, Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks) has been appointed to continue his service as chairman of the House Human Services Committee for the new 2015-16 session, which kicks off today with swearing-in ceremonies.