House Advances Government Transparency Bill, Klunk and Ecker Say

Apr. 26, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – Following numerous unneeded hurdles put in place by the Wolf administration to shield information from a state government research agency and, extension, all Pennsylvanians, the House Health Committee today approved legislation by Reps. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) and Torren Ecker (R-Abbottstown) to ensure the agency has access to information so it can perform needed research.

Health Committee OKs Owlett Bill to Help with MA Costs

Apr. 26, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – The House Health Committee has approved legislation sponsored by Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) to clarify that private insurance instead of taxpayer-funded Medical Assistance must be used, if available, to cover a child’s health care needs.

Policy Committee Hears Importance of Forestry in Pennsylvania

Apr. 20, 2022 /

ST. MARYS – As the ninth largest industry in Pennsylvania, forestry contributes $22 billion in direct impact to the state’s economy, the House Majority Policy Committee learned during a hearing held in St. Marys today on issues facing the hardwood forestry industry. The hearing was co-hosted by Rep. Mike Armanini (R-Clearfield/Elk) and Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter), chairman of the committee.

Cutler, Aument, Fee Warn of Impact of Bird Flu

Apr. 16, 2022 / Press Release

HARRISBURG – Today the U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed Pennsylvania joins more than two dozen states currently experiencing positive cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in commercial poultry populations.

Whole Milk Belongs in Pennsylvania Schools, Stambaugh Says

Apr. 13, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives today passed legislation that would allow school boards or administrators to purchase whole or 2% Pennsylvania milk and make it available to students, according to Rep. Perry Stambaugh (R-Perry/Cumberland), who supported the measure.

House Advances Lawrence Bills to Put Whole Milk Back on School Lunch Menu, Aid PA Dairy Industry

Apr. 13, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – Today, the House voted out a package of bills, sponsored by Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster), which would permit Pennsylvania schools to purchase and dispense whole and reduced-fat (2%) Pennsylvania milk for students, establish tax incentives to help Pennsylvania’s struggling dairy farmers, and ensure Pennsylvania farmers receive state- mandated premiums.