Flick, Ecker: Hearing Highlights Need for Better Mental Health Care

Sep. 08, 2023 /

WILLIAMSPORT ¬– Mental health services in Pennsylvania, particularly in rural areas, are in trouble and in need of assistance. This is what members of the House Republican Policy Committee heard during a hearing hosted by Rep. Jamie Flick (R-Lycoming/Union) in Williamsport, according to Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland), vice chairman of the committee.

Fink: Shapiro Decision Limits Options for Pregnant Women in PA

Sep. 07, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – Gov. Josh Shapiro recently announced a funding cut to a nearly 30 year-long agreement with Real Alternatives. This pro-life organization has provided support to Pennsylvania families and pregnant women considering abortion since the administration of former Democrat Gov. Bob Casey. Rep. Wendy Fink (R- Red Lion) reacted with disappointment and concern as Shapiro’s actions erode choice for pregnant women in search of options.

Barton: Legislation Will Increase Campaign Finance Transparency

Aug. 23, 2023 /

HARRISBURG - Rep. Jamie Barton (R-Berks/Schuylkill) said Wednesday he is circulating a co-sponsorship memo for legislation to increase campaign finance transparency by requiring campaigns and campaign organizations to itemize reimbursements on campaign finance reports.

Lawmakers Seek to Hold Telecommunications Utilities Accountable

Aug. 22, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – A group of state House lawmakers representing primarily rural areas of the Commonwealth has introduced a package of six bills aimed at holding telecommunications companies accountable to their customers. Some of the measures come in response to a series of public input hearings hosted by the Public Utility Commission (PUC) in Tioga, Bradford and Wyoming counties.

Flood Hosts Hearing on Importance of Tourism and Local Opportunities in the Lehigh Valley

Aug. 11, 2023 /

BETHLEHEM – With the goal of highlighting the economic engine of tourism and discussing ways the Legislature can help the travel and tourism industry prosper, Rep. Ann Flood (R-Northampton) brought the House Republican Policy Committee to the Lehigh Valley to talk with local leaders about opportunities to bring more business to the region, as well as obstacles that may be inhibiting growth in the hospitality space.

Massive Statewide Broadband Expansion Plan Approved, Says Metzgar

Aug. 10, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – A multi-year plan key to securing more than $1 billion in federal resources to expand broadband access to hundreds of thousands of locations across the Commonwealth was unanimously approved by the Pennsylvania Broadband Development Authority today.