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03/27/2017
WHAT: The House Gaming Oversight Committee, led by Rep. Scott Petri (R-Bucks), will hold a public hearing on gaming expansion, local share assessment and casino competiveness.
03/27/2017
HARRISBURG — Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) today introduced legislation to create a single location where all Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) permitting information can be found.
03/27/2017
HARRISBURG — Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) today questioned the $2 billion in “budget cuts” Gov. Tom Wolf said he made in his address to the General Assembly on Feb. 7 and in public appearances since.
03/27/2017
HARRISBURG – Rep. Zach Mako (R-Lehigh/Northampton), who also serves as a U.S. Army helicopter pilot in the Pennsylvania National Guard, recently introduced legislation to extend the Military Family Relief Program check-off box on state tax forms for another four years.
03/24/2017
HARRISBURG – This week the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, led by chairman Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), voted to create a bipartisan and bicameral commission to recommend improvements to the delivery of emergency services in the Commonwealth.
03/23/2017
It is an honor to have been asked to serve on the House Appropriations Committee. This bipartisan group of members is primarily responsible for passing legislation dealing with expenditures of money by state government. Our first significant task involved the three weeks of budget hearings that took place in Harrisburg in late February and early March. The vantage point I had as a first-time committee member gave me a new perspective on the budget process.
03/23/2017
HARRISBURG – Legislation introduced by Rep. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) would bring Pennsylvania’s outdated Bingo Law into the 21st century while helping nonprofit organizations attract more players by allowing for increased prize limits.
03/23/2017
Pennsylvanians should be proud of the great and varied educational options available to our Commonwealth’s students. Public, nonpublic, charter and parochial schools all provide unique and valuable opportunities to empower our children to pursue their dreams and reach their potential. Last week, I was pleased to support our most recent effort to extend our successful track record of educational choice and excellence in our state.
03/22/2017
WHAT: Press conference to discuss election irregularities in the Special Election for 197th Legislative District on Tuesday, March 21.
03/22/2017
HARRISBURG – This week, Rep. Dan Moul (R-Adams) presented House Resolution 168, which commemorates the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Pennsylvania Gettysburg Monuments Project, on the House floor.
03/22/2017
HARRISBURG – After amending language into this bill last session, Rep. Frank Farry (R-Bucks) supports a bill that would require pawn shops and kiosks in the mall that purchase precious metals to keep records of the seller’s proof of identity and photograph each item.
03/22/2017
HARRISBURG – Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter), chairman of the House Health Committee, has authored three bills passed by the House of Representative this week to ensure individuals across the Commonwealth have access to health care and safeguards are in place to ensure optimal care.
03/22/2017
HARRISBURG – To help bring greater attention and more protections to the silent, forgotten victims of the state’s ongoing opioid epidemic, legislation to establish a task force to study the impact of the crisis on infants and young children today was unanimously reported out of the House Children and Youth Committee, said Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks/144th), sponsor of the proposal and chairman of the committee.
03/22/2017
HARRISBURG - Legislation authored by state Reps. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York Township) and Jared Solomon (D-Philadelphia) that denounces recent anti-Semitic activity in Pennsylvania and across the country was passed unanimously today by the House.
03/22/2017
HARRISBURG –The House of Representatives today unanimously passed House Resolution 113, sponsored by Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin), congratulating Pennsylvania State University students for raising more than $10 million this year to help fight pediatric cancer.