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11/20/2017
HARRISBURG – A provision sponsored by Rep. Mark Keller (R-Perry/Cumberland) included in the Public School Code with the recently finalized 2017-18 state budget is designed to improve agricultural education in Pennsylvania’s classrooms.
11/17/2017
WHAT: More than 15 million Americans fell victim last year to identity theft, with criminals stealing approximately $16 billion. Of that figure, more than $2 billion was stolen using credit/debit card skimmers or scanners at gas pumps and automated teller machines.
11/17/2017
HARRISBURG – Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) and other members of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee heard from PECO about the creation of resiliency in the electric grid system to support emergency and disaster response capabilities under a pilot program.
11/16/2017
INDIANA, PA – House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana) released the following statement on the news about former Gov. Tom Ridge being in critical condition in a Texas hospital following an emergency procedure:
11/16/2017
WHAT: The House Labor and Industry Committee, chaired by Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin), will vote on his House Bill 1915 to strategically end supplemental funding of the state’s Unemployment Compensation program.
11/16/2017
HARRISBURG – Rep. Ron Marsico (R-Lower Paxton) introduced legislation today that would provide scholarships and grants to benefit students and children who have been the victims of violent crime or whose parents or guardians were victims of a homicide or other violent crime.
11/16/2017
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) today ordered a special election be held on Tuesday, Jan. 23, to fill the vacant seat in the 35th Legislative District in Allegheny County.
11/16/2017
WHAT: Led by House Majority Policy Committee Chairman Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) and House Minority Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla (D-Lancaster), Republicans and Democrats in the state Legislature will learn about several distinguished STEM-based programs and “learning ecosystems” that are gaining recognition and educating youth across Pennsylvania.
11/15/2017
HARRISBURG – Five years after the enactment of Pennsylvania’s Land Banks Law (Act 153 of 2012), the House Urban Affairs Committee on Tuesday held a hearing, led by Committee Chairman Mark Keller (R-Perry/Cumberland), to gather input from stakeholders on its effectiveness.
11/15/2017
HARRISBURG – The bicameral, bipartisan Legislative Audit Advisory Commission (LAAC), chaired by Rep. Mark Keller (R-Perry/Cumberland), today voted to accept the audit report of the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s finances for the 2016-17 fiscal year as conducted by an independent certified public accounting firm.
11/14/2017
WHAT: The House Children and Youth Committee, led by Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks/144th), will hold an informational meeting about parental alienation syndrome, which is the psychological manipulation of a child by one parent in order to alienate the child from the other parent during and following a divorce.
11/14/2017
WHAT: Lawmakers from across the state will travel to Pittsburgh to gather testimony about the current jobs climate in Pennsylvania’s manufacturing, technology and energy sectors. Led by House Majority Policy Committee Chairman Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin), the hearing will focus on the impact affordable energy has on the state’s economy and the good-paying, technologically advanced manufacturing jobs available today.
11/13/2017
WHAT: Hearing on Rep. Seth Grove’s (R-York) bill to consolidate information technology (IT) services, improve IT cost transparency and improve the Commonwealth cybersecurity.
11/06/2017
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) is excited about the enactment of Act 55 of 2017, comprehensive education reform legislation, despite the fact the governor refused to sign the bill. As of today, 10 days have elapsed since the House and Senate put House Bill 178 on the governor’s desk, making it become law despite no action by the governor. Turzai issued the following statement: