– House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) has reappointed Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming) to the Center for Rural Pennsylvania Board of Directors and has received House committee assignments for the 2015-16 session.
“It is an honor to continue to serve on the Center for Rural Pennsylvania board and we will continue to work to improve conditions for our rural residents all across the Commonwealth,” said Everett.
The Center for Rural Pennsylvania is a bipartisan, bicameral legislative agency that serves as a resource for rural policy within the Pennsylvania General Assembly.
The center works with the Legislature; educators; state and federal executive branch agencies; and national, statewide, regional and local organizations to maximize resources and strategies that can better serve Pennsylvania's nearly 3.5 million rural residents.
The center promotes and sustains the vitality of Pennsylvania's rural and small communities by:
•Sponsoring research projects to identify policy options for legislative and executive branch consideration and action.
•Collecting data on trends and conditions to understand the diversity of rural Pennsylvania.
•Publishing information and research results to inform and educate audiences about the diverse people and communities of rural Pennsylvania.
•Participating in local, state and national forums on rural issues to present and learn from best practices.
Everett said he is also returning to service on the House Appropriations Committee for the new session. In addition, he will be a member of the House Environmental Resources and Energy, Judiciary, and Game and Fisheries committees.
Everett said the state budget process will get underway shortly.
“The House Appropriations Committee will convene the annual budget hearings Monday,March 9,” said Everett. “We will be working on how to best close a budget deficit and maintain necessary state government services.”
For more information on the Center for Rural Pennsylvania, visit its website at http://www.rural.palegislature.us/index.html
Representative Garth D. Everett
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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