Speaker Turzai Responds to Governor’s Comments on Authority Bill

Apr. 25, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House of Representatives Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) today responded to Gov. Tom Wolf’s opposition to House Bill 1074, legislation that requires the Allegheny County Airport Authority to have 13 members: four appointed by the General Assembly, one by the governor and eight by the county executive.

Stephens Demands Cancer Rates Be Included in CDC PFAS Study

Apr. 25, 2019 /

HARRISBURG—In a letter to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) demanded their study of PFAS on health include an investigation into cancer rates. He also called upon federal officials to join him in his effort.

Lawmakers Hear Concerns on New Brewery Tax Policy

Apr. 23, 2019 /

PITTSBURGH – Rep. Natalie Mihalek (R-Allegheny/Washington), along with Rep. Jeff Pyle (R-Armstrong/Butler/Indiana), chairman of the state House Liquor Control Committee, led the way in hosting a House Liquor Control Committee public hearing at Spoonwood Brewery to discuss a new “taproom tax” set to take effect July 1.

Boback, Toohil Chosen to Serve on Board of State Children’s Fund

Apr. 23, 2019 /

HARRISBURG - State Reps. Karen Boback (R-Luzerne/Lackawanna/Wyoming) and Tara Toohil (R-Luzerne) have been appointed to serve on the board of directors for the Children’s Trust Fund (CTF), a group dedicated to supporting innovative and creative community-based child abuse and neglect prevention programs.

Farry, Thomas Announce Senior Property Tax Freeze Legislation

Apr. 18, 2019 /

IVYLAND – At a senior expo event this morning held by Rep. Wendi Thomas (R-Richboro), Bucks County State Rep. Frank Farry (R-Langhorne) joined Thomas in announcing their soon-to-be introduced legislation to freeze property taxes for eligible homeowners, age 65 years of age or older.

TransformPA Bills Advance in House, Lewis Says

Apr. 18, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – A package of bills aimed at transforming local governments in the Commonwealth earned overwhelming approval in the House Local Government Committee this week, said Rep. Andrew Lewis (R-Dauphin), prime sponsor of one of the bills.

Kauffman Champions Victim Rights and Protection

Apr. 17, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin) today took part in a press conference highlighting House action this month on legislation to empower and protect crime victims in Pennsylvania.

Ag Committee OKs Bill to Aid Dairy Farmers, Milk Haulers, Causer Says

Apr. 17, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Working to ensure dairy farmers will be able to move their milk even in wintry weather conditions, the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee has approved legislation sponsored by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter) that would exempt milk trucks from weather-related commercial vehicle travel bans.

House Passes Toohil’s Victims-Related Legislation

Apr. 17, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) that would strengthen criminal investigations into sexual abuse passed unanimously in the House of Representatives today. House Bill 1171 now moves to the Senate for consideration.

Boback Child Safety Legislation Advances to State Senate

Apr. 17, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) is hoping the “third time’s a charm” when it comes to her legislation that would provide civil immunity for damages that result from entry into a motor vehicle for the purpose of rescuing an individual.

House Republicans Act to Support Crime Victims and Survivors

Apr. 17, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Focusing efforts on giving a voice to those who may feel like they’ve been silenced, House Republicans passed more than a dozen bills this month related to supporting and empowering crime victims and abuse survivors.