PennDOT Becomes Desperate After Losing Court Case Regarding Tolling

Jul. 20, 2022 /

HARRISBURG — This week PennDOT offered a settlement to Bridgeville Borough and South Fayette and Collier townships in a lawsuit the three won against PennDOT related to its bridge tolling scheme. If accepted, PennDOT promised to not appeal the municipalities’ victory to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, said Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny).

Cook Introduces Resolution to Fight Skyrocketing Inflation

Jul. 20, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) has introduced House Resolution 222, which would direct the Joint State Government Commission to establish an advisory committee to conduct a comprehensive review of state laws, regulations and procedures that are impeding the supply chain and driving up costs for consumers.

Grove to Release Elections Report

Jul. 18, 2022 /

WHAT: With the next election a little more than three months away, and the next Presidential General Election a little more than two years away, Pennsylvania is still using the same election process that resulted in Pennsylvania becoming a national embarrassment.

Deana’s Law Targeting ‘Worst of the Worst’ Repeat DUI Offenders Signed Into Law

Jul. 15, 2022 /

MEDIA, PA – Legislation named in memory of DUI homicide victim Deana DeRosa Eckman of Delaware County has been signed into law, said the author of the bill, Rep. Chris Quinn (R-Delaware). Quinn was joined by DeRosa’s parents, Rich and Roseann DeRosa, and Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer to announce the enactment of the legislation.

Ecker Named to House Select Committee on Restoring Law and Order

Jul. 14, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – To further investigate the drastic increase in crime in Philadelphia, Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams//Cumberland) was appointed by House Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) to the newly established House Select Committee on Restoring Law and Order.

Lawrence Appointed Chair of House Select Committee on Restoring Law and Order

Jul. 13, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – In response to rapid increases in violent crime, Pennsylvania House Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) has appointed Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester) to chair the newly established House Select Committee on Restoring Law and Order. Additional appointees to the committee include Reps. Amen Brown (D-Philadelphia), and Danilo Burgos (D-Philadelphia), Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland), and Wendi Thomas (R-Bucks.)

Warner Bill to Prevent Election Day Ballot Shortages Now Law

Jul. 12, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – Working to ensure the state’s elections run smoothly, legislation authored by Rep. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette/Westmoreland) to ensure voting precincts across the Commonwealth have enough ballots to accommodate in-person voters has been signed into law.

Delozier Bill to Support Crime Victims Signed into Law

Jul. 12, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – Legislation authored by state Rep. Sheryl M. Delozier (R-Cumberland) that would give crime victims legal standing in court, update crime victims’ compensation, provide notice of events in the judicial process and enhance victims’ confidentiality for domestic and sexual violence crimes was signed into law today. The measure is now Act 77 of 2022.