Wentling Hosts Hearing on Economic Development in Northwestern Pennsylvania

Nov. 04, 2021 /

GREENVILLE – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Crawford/Erie/Lawrence/Mercer) hosted a panel consisting of leaders from manufacturing, technology and economic development companies who testified before the House Majority Policy Committee on Thursday to discuss how to advance the economy in Northwestern Pennsylvania.

Subcommittee on Government Integrity & Transparency to Examine Commonwealth Transparency 101

Nov. 03, 2021 /

WHAT: Rep. Paul Schemel and the House Government Committee Subcommittee on Government Integrity & Transparency will host a hearing on “Commonwealth Transparency 101: Sunshine Act, the Right-to-Know Law, the Ethics Act and Per Diems.” Testifiers include personnel from the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission, Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association and Pennsylvania Office of Open Records.

Mercuri: Proposal by Gov. Wolf Goes Against Good Governance, Fairness

Nov. 03, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Rob Mercuri (R-Allegheny) released the following statement regarding Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to offer five days of “verification leave” to be used between Dec. 20, 2021, and March 31, 2022, if an administration employee provides proof that they received the COVID-19 vaccine. Any leave time not used by these employees will be paid back to them.

The Courts Should Not Be Setting Election Laws

Nov. 01, 2021 /

If you thought the Democratic Party was done manipulating our election laws through the Pennsylvania Court system, think again. Last year, the Democratic Party of Pennsylvania filed a lawsuit requesting six changes to the Pennsylvania Election Code. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court rendered a verdict less than two months before the 2020 General Election. The decision made five major changes to our election laws:

Benninghoff Blasts Wolf Administration Plan to Cost Taxpayers $100 Million for Paid Week-Long Vaccine Holiday

Nov. 01, 2021 /

Benninghoff Blasts Wolf Administration Plan to Cost Taxpayers $100 Million for Paid Week-Long Vaccine Holiday

HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf announced Monday that his administration will be giving employees under his jurisdiction an additional five days of paid leave to be used between Dec. 20, 2021, and March 31, 2022, for showing proof of COVID-19 vaccination. If the five accrued days are not used, administration employees will be paid out the remainder of the leave time in a lump sum payment.

Largest Investment in Luzerne County History Announced Today; Made Possible by Kaufer’s Local Resource Manufacturing Tax Credit

Oct. 29, 2021 /

NEWPORT TOWNSHIP – Texas-based fuel company Nacero Inc. today announced it is making the single biggest economic investment in the history of Luzerne County by building its latest facility in Newport Township, a move made possible by a 2020 law introduced by state Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne), who participated in today’s news conference announcement.

Mihalek and Other House Members Introduce Safer Pennsylvania Act

Oct. 29, 2021 /

Mihalek and Other House Members Introduce Safer Pennsylvania Act

Reps. Natalie Mihalek (R-Allegheny/Washington), Wendi Thomas (R-Bucks), Shelby Labs (R-Bucks), Tracy Pennycuick (R-Montgomery) and Meghan Schroeder (R-Bucks) were joined by Curtis Kossman, president of the board of trustees at Provident Charter School: Designed for Students with Dyslexia; Shaena Fazal, managing director of advocacy at Alliance for Safety and Justice; Refuge for Women Pittsburgh; and Washington County District Attorney Jason Walsh to introduce the Safer Pennsylvania Act.

Speaker Urges Court to Uphold Constitutional Powers

Oct. 29, 2021 /

Speaker Urges Court to Uphold Constitutional Powers

HARRISBURG – Following the filing a Petition for Review to the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania on the Order of the Joint Committee on Documents regarding the Department of Health’s school masking mandate, Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) issued the following statement.

Struzzi Calls on Shapiro to Use AG Power to Stop RGGI

Oct. 29, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) is asking Attorney General Josh Shapiro to follow through on his opposition to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and stop the initiative’s implementation.

Delozier, Jozwiak, Rigby, Kauffman Urge Responsible Prison Time

Oct. 28, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Following the release of cop-killer Russell “Maroon” Shoatz ordered by a Philadelphia Common Pleas judge, Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland), Rep. Barry Jozwiak (R-Berks) and Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown) announced today they will be introducing legislation to limit the law that gives judges discretion in granting early release to murderers and other serious violent offenders.

Removing a Barrier to Entry for Teen Workers

Oct. 28, 2021 / Press Release

My first job was washing dishes in a diner, and I still remember how proud I was to receive my first paycheck. Though it has been a couple decades since I joined the workforce, I still carry with me the valuable lessons I learned as a teenager at that job.