Dowling to Announce Legislation to Help Pennsylvania’s Events Industry

Aug. 13, 2020 /

WHAT: Rep. Matt Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) will host a press conference in conjunction with local event venues, caterers and other businesses negatively impacted by Gov. Tom Wolf’s targeted mitigation measures to announce legislation that would benefit the events industry by allowing them to safely operate at 50% capacity.

Reps. Dowling and Ecker to Host Virtual Meeting About Restaurant Restrictions

Jul. 28, 2020 /

WHAT: Reps. Matt Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) and Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) will host a conversation about the struggles faced by the restaurant industry because of the limitations imposed on it by Gov. Tom Wolf. Owners will share their challenges and discuss solutions to benefit the community as a whole.

Grove, PA News Media Association Counsel to Debunk Wolf’s False Claims on Transparency Bill

Jul. 20, 2020 /

WHAT: While making threats to veto legislation to increase transparency during an emergency declaration, Gov. Tom Wolf and his staff have made incorrect and untrue statements about what House Bill 2463 - which passed the House and Senate unanimously (252-0) - would do. To set the record straight, Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) will host a virtual, honest and open conversation with a media law professional.

Marsy’s Law Advocates Speak in Advance of Court Hearing

Jun. 08, 2020 /

WHAT: Proponents of Marsy’s Law will outline benefits of the legislation and share their thoughts on the ongoing lawsuit a day before the Commonwealth Court holds a hearing. Marsy’s Law is a victims’ bill of rights that would be added to the Pennsylvania Constitution.

Metcalfe, ERECommittee Set to Move Legislation Clarifying Wolf’s Lack of Authority to Initiate RGGI Without Legislative Approval

Jun. 08, 2020 /

WHAT: PA House Environmental Resources and Energy(ERE) Committee Majority Chairman Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) will convene a voting meeting to advance House Bill 2025,which would reinforce that legislative authorization is required before Pennsylvania could join any cap-and-trade, carbon tax-imposing emissions program such as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).

Committee to Consider Ending PA Disaster Declaration, Says Barrar

May. 20, 2020 /

WHAT: Rep. Stephen Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, will hold a voting meeting tomorrow to consider several measures including House resolutions honoring veterans, EMS providers, the American Red Cross and the 75th anniversary of VJ Day. The committee will also take up a concurrent resolution terminating Pennsylvania’s disaster emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

PA Unemployment Compensation System’s Performance During Pandemic to be Subject of House Committee Hearing on Thursday

May. 20, 2020 /

WHAT: With approximately one-third of Pennsylvania’s workforce applying for unemployment compensation benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic, the House Labor and Industry Committee will host a virtual informational hearing to learn from members of the administration about why the system failed so many residents during the early stages of the pandemic and what steps have been taken to improve the system.