Bernstine, Kail Urge Governor to Explore Use of Ellwood City Hospital

Mar. 27, 2020 /

WHAT: Reps. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) and Joshua Kail (R-Beaver/Washington) will hold a Facebook press conference after drafting a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf and asking him to issue an executive order to use potential assets of the former Ellwood City Hospital due to the coronavirus crisis. The facility closed its emergency department in December 2019 for numerous safety violations. Months later, the parent company shut down the entire hospital and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Major Economic Development and Job Growth Opportunities in Jeopardy, Says Kaufer, Yudichak

Mar. 06, 2020 /

WHAT: With Gov. Tom Wolf threatening to veto legislation (House Bill 1100) seeking to establish an Energy and Fertilizer Manufacturing Tax Credit in the Commonwealth, Sen. John Yudichak (I-Carbon/Luzerne) and Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne), the bill’s sponsor, will be hosting a rally to highlight the benefits of this tax credit as well as voice the overwhelming support this legislation has gained across the Commonwealth.

House Majority Policy Committee to Convene Business Roundtable Discussion in Butler

Mar. 05, 2020 /

WHAT: The House Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest), will travel to Butler to host a roundtable discussion with local businesses, elected officials and economic development organizations. This is part of the House Republican Caucus’ #GoodJobs4PA legislative package.

Farry to Hold Public Hearing on Bill to Better Coordinate Fire, EMS Services

Feb. 14, 2020 /

WHAT: Rep. Frank Farry (R-Bucks) will hold a public hearing of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee (VAEP) to hear testimony on House Bill 1819. The bill would establish a Pennsylvania State Fire Commission to coordinate resources and services for fire and emergency services providers in the Commonwealth in accordance with the S.R. 6 Commission report.

Murt to Host Veteran Reunion at Capitol on Feb. 16

Feb. 14, 2020 /

WHAT: Rep. Tom Murt (R-Montgomery) will host veterans who served alongside him from 1990 to 2008 in Iraq for informational meetings and guest speakers at the Pennsylvania State Capitol. Guest speakers include Reps. Thomas P. Murt, Ed.D and Kerry Benninghof; Maj. Gen. Anthony Carrell; Pennsylvania adjutant general and a Department of Military and Veterans Affairs representative.

Legislative Audit Advisory Commission to Release 2019 Audit

Jan. 28, 2020 /

WHAT: Rep. Mark Keller (R-Perry/Cumberland), chairman of the Legislative Audit Advisory Commission (LAAC), and other LAAC members will meet to review and accept the audit for Fiscal Year 2018-19. LAAC is charged with conducting the annual financial audit of the General Assembly as required by Article VIII, Section 10 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania. Audits are conducted in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards.

House Approves Jozwiak Anti-Baby-Trafficking Bill

Jan. 22, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – The state House today in Harrisburg approved legislation introduced by state Rep. Barry Jozwiak (R-Berks) that would increase penalties for criminals convicted of trafficking babies.

Thomas Backs Bills to Fight Human Trafficking

Jan. 22, 2020 /

HARRISBURG—Rep. Wendi Thomas (R-Bucks) joined her colleagues in passing a package of legislation to combat human trafficking in Pennsylvania, including a companion bill to Thomas’s “Buyer Beware” bill to increase the penalties for anyone convicted of soliciting a victim of human trafficking.

Speaker to Make Announcement

Jan. 22, 2020 /

WHAT: Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny), who is serving in his tenth term as state representative of the 28th Legislative District and third term as Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, will hold a press conference.