Committees to Examine Closures of White Haven, Polk State Centers

Oct. 17, 2019 /

WHAT: The House Human Services Committee, chaired by Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks), and the House Health Committee, chaired by Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren), will hold a public hearing on the decision by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services to close the White Haven and Polk state centers.

Liquor Control Committee to Consider Two Bills

Oct. 17, 2019 /

WHAT: The House Liquor Control Committee, chaired by Rep. Jeff Pyle (R-Armstrong/Butler/Indiana), will hold a voting meeting to consider two proposals. They are measures to allow hotel liquor licenses issued before 1949 to be sold as restaurant licenses (House Bill 1617) and allow club licenses, just like restaurant licenses, to remain in safekeeping for up to two years and subsequent years for an additional fee (House Bill 1886).

Saylor Appointed to National Guard Youth Challenge Advisory Board

Oct. 16, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Stan Saylor (R-York) was appointed as a member of the National Guard Youth Challenge Advisory Board. The National Guard Youth Challenge program is an initiative designed to help at-risk youth in the Commonwealth. The program was established in law by Act 51 of 2018, which was authored by Saylor.

Gabler Legislation to Support Local Coal Jobs Becomes Law

Oct. 04, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – While remaining a major employer in Pennsylvania, the coal industry can be a difficult line of work due to the economy and fluctuations in the markets. To that end, state Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) has scored a victory for job creators and their workers with his House Bill 1557 being signed into law.

Blair County Business Leaders Bring Concerns to House Policy Committee

Oct. 02, 2019 /

CLAYSBURG – Business owners, nonprofit organizations and community leaders from around Blair County brought their concerns, questions and challenges to members of the House Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest), at the Sheetz Claysburg campus on Tuesday.