House Advances Moul Bills to Aid Local Governments

Jul. 15, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – By unanimous votes this week, the House passed two bills sponsored by Rep. Dan Moul (R-Adams) that would make technical changes and clarify provisions in the Borough Code to better assist local governments, and would help distressed municipalities better manage their financial condition.

Ward, Owlett Introduce Bill to Help Students Get Back on Track

Jul. 15, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Working to ensure all Pennsylvania children will have access to the educational resources they need to succeed, Sen. Judy Ward (R-Blair/Fulton/Cumberland/Franklin/Huntingdon) and Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) have introduced legislation that would create new scholarship accounts for students whose education was disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic.

House Acts to Give Pennsylvanians Voice in Emergencies

Jul. 14, 2020 /

After months of taking action to carry the voices of Pennsylvanians concerning the governor’s response to COVID-19, today the House voted to give the people of Pennsylvania the opportunity to decide for themselves how they wish to be governed during times of emergency.

House Approves Bill to Honor Former Rep. Geist, Schmitt Says

Jul. 13, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Legislation to honor former Rep. Richard A. Geist, who represented Altoona in the state House of Representatives from 1979 to 2012 was approved by the House, Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Blair), the author of the bill, announced.

House Supports James’ Bill to Remediate PA’s Toxic Waste Areas

Jul. 13, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – The House unanimously approved legislation drafted by Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) that would add a member of the coal refuse energy and reclamation industry to the Mining Reclamation and Advisory Board (MRAB) to encourage clean-up of toxic waste areas that pollute local waterways.

House Committee Seeking Answers for Pennsylvanians Struggling to Access Unemployment Compensation Benefits

Jul. 13, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – More than one out of every four Pennsylvanians has applied for unemployment compensation benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic, and nearly one out of every 10 eligible applicants still has not received benefits. With so many eligible Pennsylvanians still waiting for relief from a system they paid into for years, House Labor and Industry Committee Chairman Jim Cox (R-Berks/Lancaster) plans to hold a hearing in Harrisburg on Aug. 12 to get some answers.

House Passes Mizgorski's Legislation to Update Pennsylvania's Vehicle Code

Jul. 09, 2020 /

HARRISBURG - Today, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed legislation authored by Rep. Lori Mizgorski (R-Allegheny) that would update Pennsylvania's vehicle code to establish timelines for individuals who hold commercial driver's licenses (CDL) to report non-parking traffic violations to their employers.

Resolution to Terminate Emergency Declaration Sent to Wolf

Jul. 08, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – A resolution to end the COVID-19 emergency declaration in Pennsylvania was presented to Gov. Wolf for his signature today. The termination was delayed after the Wolf administration took legal action to block the implementation of HR 836 despite a bipartisan adoption by the General Assembly.

Gaydos Issues Statement on Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) Vote

Jul. 08, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny) today issued the following statement regarding the passage of House Bill 2025, which would require legislative approval before Pennsylvania could impose a carbon tax on electric generation, manufacturing or other industries operating in the Commonwealth, or enter into any multi-state program, such as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), that would impose such a tax.