Lawmakers Call for Action on Topper Bill to Reform Prevailing Wage Law

Apr. 01, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – In a press conference today in Harrisburg, Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Fulton/Franklin) led a group of lawmakers from across the Commonwealth in calling for action on legislation which would reform Pennsylvania’s outdated Prevailing Wage Act. In particular, the legislators referenced Topper’s House Bill 707, which would exempt school construction projects from the law and which would require that all public bodies pay the prevailing minimum wage, as determined by the secretary of Labor and Industry, when a project exceeds $25,000.

Measure to Honor Local Hero Advances in State House, Says Day

Mar. 31, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Honoring a local hero by naming an area roadway in his memory is one step closer to fruition after Rep. Gary Day (R-Lehigh/Berks) led the House today in passing legislation to designate a section of Route 309 North in Lehigh County as the Lance Cpl. Brandon J. Van Parys Memorial Road.

Oberlander Seeks to Raise Awareness of Esophageal Cancer

Mar. 31, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – In an effort to bring greater attention to esophageal cancer and raise awareness about early detection, Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) has secured House passage of legislation designating April 2015 as “Esophageal Cancer Awareness and Prevention Month” in Pennsylvania.

House Passes Godshall Bill to Prevent ‘Empire Building’

Mar. 31, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – By a unanimous vote Monday, the House advanced legislation, sponsored by Rep. Robert Godshall (R-Montgomery), which would provide greater transparency over acquisitions by municipal authorities and prevent what Godshall described as “empire building.”

Topper to Call for Prevailing Wage Reform for School Projects

Mar. 31, 2015 /

WHAT: Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Fulton/Franklin) will lead members of the House at a press conference Wednesday, April 1, in a call for Prevailing Wage Act reform for school construction projects. House Bill 707, which Topper authored, would exempt school construction projects from the law, which requires that all public bodies pay the prevailing minimum wage, as determined by the secretary of Labor and Industry, when a project exceeds $25,000.

Toohil Appointed to Chair Two House Subcommittees

Mar. 30, 2015 /

HARRISSBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today announced her recent appointment by House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) to serve as the chairman of two House subcommittees during the 2015-16 legislative session.

Barrar’s Committee Learns about Next Year’s Veterans and Emergency Service Professionals Climate

Mar. 26, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), majority chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, this week hosted an informational meeting to update the committee on issues impacting the veterans’ community and emergency preparedness and response activities. He also heard testimony during a House Appropriations Committee hearing regarding funding allocated for emergency services professionals in the governor’s budget proposal.

PA Game Commission Honors Moul for Body Camera Law

Mar. 25, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) honored Rep. Dan Moul (R-Adams) for his work in passage of a new law to help protect Wildlife Conservation Officers and Waterways Conservation Officers (WCOs) while on the job.

Dush Legislation Would Restore Subpoena Power to PA House Committees

Mar. 25, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Cris Dush (R-Jefferson/Indiana) today announced the introduction of his first piece of legislation (House Resolution 191) that would restore subpoena power to all standing committees and subcommittees in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.