York House Republicans Respond to Judge Ruling Wolf Orders Unconstitutional

Sep. 14, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – In response to a federal judge ruling that Gov. Tom Wolf’s COVID-19 restrictions are unconstitutional, the York County House Republican Delegation, which includes House Appropriations Chair Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion) and Reps. Mike Jones (R-York Township), Kate Klunk (R-Hanover), Seth Grove (R-Dover), Dawn Keefer (R-Dillsburg) and Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam), issued the following statement:

Kaufer Calls for Further Legislative Reform After Unprovoked Attack at SCI Dallas

Sep. 14, 2020 /

LUZERNE – After reports of an inmate engaging in an unprovoked attack against a counselor at State Correctional Institution (SCI) at Dallas, Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) is calling for further legislative reform to increase penalties to deter situations like this from occurring in the future. Kaufer provided the following statement on the matter:

House Committee Advances Boback September 11th Remembrance Day Bill

Sep. 11, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – The House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee has unanimously passed legislation authored by state Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) that would recognize Sept. 11 of each year as September 11th Remembrance Day.

Cook Demands Wolf Sign Bill Allowing Schools to Resume Sports with Attendees

Sep. 11, 2020 /

BELLE VERNON – Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) is demanding that Gov. Tom Wolf sign the bill that would allow sports to resume with attendees. House Bill 2787 would ensure decisions about school sports and activities, including policies regarding spectators, are made at the local level.

Senate Passes Struzzi Bill to Ensure Legislative Consideration for RGGI

Sep. 09, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) today announced that the Senate has passed his House Bill 2025, which would require legislative authorization before Pennsylvania could impose a carbon tax on employers engaged in electric generation, manufacturing or other industries operating in the Commonwealth, or enter into any multi-state program, such as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), that would impose such a tax. The bill passed with a vote of 33-17.

Struzzi Appointed to PENNVEST Board of Directors

Sep. 09, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) today announced his appointment by House Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) to the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) for the remainder of the 2019-20 Legislative Session. The appointment comes at the recommendation of Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest), who vacated the seat when she was appointed majority whip for the House Republican Caucus.

Causer-Dunbar Bill to Boost Rural Broadband Access Advances in Senate

Sep. 09, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Reps. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter) and George Dunbar (R-Westmoreland), prime sponsors of a bill to boost broadband internet service in the state’s most rural communities, today praised the bill’s unanimous passage by members of the Senate Communications and Technology Committee.

Restaurant Owners, Workers Need Clarity, Vision – Not More Mandates, Owlett Says

Sep. 09, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – While Gov. Tom Wolf imposes more seemingly random mandates on the state’s bar and restaurant industry, Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) has introduced legislation to give these struggling business owners and their employees some vision and clear expectations to get through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.