Owlett Firefighter Tax Credit Bill Earns Committee Approval

Oct. 21, 2019 /

Owlett Firefighter Tax Credit Bill Earns Committee Approval

HARRISBURG – Working to support the state’s first responders, the House Finance Committee today unanimously approved legislation sponsored by Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) that would offer a tax credit to volunteers who pay for equipment out of their own pockets.

Bill Package to Address Volunteer Fire, EMS Provider Crisis, Says Rowe

Oct. 21, 2019 /

Bill Package to Address Volunteer Fire, EMS Provider Crisis, Says Rowe

HARRISBURG – State Rep. David Rowe (R-Snyder/Union) today announced his support for the Helpers and Heroes bill package to be voted on in the next two weeks in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, amid the crisis of dramatic declines statewide in the number of volunteer firefighters and EMS providers in the Commonwealth.

Guest Chaplain Prayer Restored Today in House, Speaker Announces

Oct. 21, 2019 /

HARRISBURG –Following the August decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit upholding the chamber's traditional session-opening Prayer practices, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Guest Chaplain Program resumed today, Speaker of the House of Representatives Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) announced.

Borowicz Seeks to Protect Life at First Heartbeat

Oct. 21, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – During a standing room only state Capitol news conference today, Representative Stephanie Borowicz (R-Centre/Clinton) and Senator Doug Mastriano (R-Adams/Cumberland/Franklin/York) officially introduced legislation that would ban abortions when the heartbeat of an unborn baby is detected (House Bill 1977 and Senate Bill 912).

Bill Package to Aid Volunteer Fire, EMS Providers, Protect Public, Says Barrar

Oct. 21, 2019 /

HARRISBURG — Flanked by firefighters and emergency medical services (EMS) providers, Rep. Stephen Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) held a Fire Prevention Month event today at the state Capitol at which he called attention to the dramatic decline in the number of volunteer firefighters and EMS providers in Pennsylvania and disclosed actions planned in the House this week and next to address it.

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.