MCCLELLANDTOWN – This week, Gov. Josh Shapiro announced his administration will start automatically registering anyone to vote who either obtains or renews their driver’s license or state I.D.
HARRISBURG – With the support of area school superintendents, Rep. Eric Nelson (R-Westmoreland) and Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia), Republican Caucus Secretary, unveiled a plan to eliminate the annual Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) testing system used by public schools and replace it with benchmark testing technology.
HARRISBURG – This week, Gov. Josh Shapiro announced his administration will start automatically registering anyone to vote who either obtains or renews their driver’s license or state I.D.
HARRISBURG – Gov. Josh Shapiro announced Tuesday his administration is instituting an automatic voter registration system in Pennsylvania. Rep. Wendy Fink (R-Red Lion) voiced her concern about possible consequences of this action, and the way it erodes the power of the General Assembly.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jamie Flick (R-Lycoming/Union) issued the following statement on Gov. Josh Shapiro’s mandate to automatically register voters at PennDOT driver license and photo centers.
HARRISBURG – Legislation authored by Rep. Tim Twardzik (R-Schuylkill) to protect hundreds of millions of dollars in promised monies from the landmark 1998 Tobacco Settlement Agreement may be signed into law as early as next week. The agreement was the outcome of a 46-state lawsuit against major tobacco companies to recoup health care costs of smoking-related illnesses.
HARRISBURG – During a town hall meeting on Wednesday in Sewickley, Allegheny County, state Reps. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny) and Emily Kinkead (D-Allegheny) discussed their legislation to create a new insurance program for homeowners living in landslide-prone areas, as well as assistance to local governments that wish to mitigate the risk of landslides within their communities.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks) criticized Gov. Josh Shapiro Thursday for his continued lack of transparency and unwillingness to work with the state Legislature regarding his implementation of an automatic voter registration system in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks) said Thursday he will soon be introducing legislation to put more teeth in campaign finance law compliance when third parties request documentation of reimbursements not already itemized in campaign finance reports.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) today issued the following statement regarding Gov. Josh Shapiro’s announcement yesterday to implement automatic voter registration in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG - Gov. Josh Shapiro today decreed that anyone in Pennsylvania who gets or renews their driver’s license or a state I.D. is automatically registered to vote.
HAWLEY – Rep. Joe Adams (R-Pike/Wayne), House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Joshua D. Kail (R-Beaver/Washington) and members of the committee held a hearing today in Hawley to examine what technical and vocational education services are available, the need for a centralized career and technical center (CTC), and how to develop existing services into more robust programs.
CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP – Rep. Stephenie Scialabba (R-Butler) announced she is introducing legislation after Pennsylvania became the first state in the country to award a statewide $3 million contract to Kooth, a London-based online platform where school-aged children can receive mental health care without parental knowledge, involvement or consent.
HARRISBURG – With Gov. Josh Shapiro announcing Tuesday his administration will be implementing an automatic voter registration system in Pennsylvania, House Republican Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) said that new system should be created through legislation, not executive guidance.
WHAT: Reps. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny) and Emily Kinkead (D-Allegheny) will be hosting a town hall meeting to discuss proposed legislation that would create a new insurance program for homeowners living in landslide-prone areas, as well as assist local governments that wish to mitigate the risk of landslides within their communities.
WHAT: To boost education in our Commonwealth, Rep. Joe Adams (R-Pike/Wayne) will host a hearing titled “Creating Educational Pipelines to Prosperity.” This forum will examine what technical and vocational education services are available and how to develop those existing services into a more robust program.
HARRISBURG – As the Republican House members on the Basic Education Funding Commission, Republican chairman of the House Education Committee Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Fulton) and Reps. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) and Ryan Warner (R-Fayette) issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset), House Republican designee to the Pennsylvania Broadband Development Authority (PBDA), announced today that the authority is asking for public input after it drafted its first volume of the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program.
HARRISBURG- Legislators will soon introduce a package of bills to combat the deadly “Tranq” drug epidemic destroying lives throughout the Commonwealth.
I was, I think along with many of you, at least hopeful with the tone of Gov. Josh Shapiro’s February budget address to our state. The governor promised greater unity in our government, pledging he would personally help bridge the gap between our divided legislature. Sadly, Gov. Shapiro has not held up his end of the bargain on a promise he made.