HARRISBURG – House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee Chairman Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) issued the following statement today in response to Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale issuing his alarmist special report on climate change:
HARRISBURG – Legislation to amend Title 65 (Public Officers) to include restrictions on gifts to public officers, public employees and candidates for public office introduced by Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming/Union) will be voted on by the House State Government Committee next week.
HARRISBURG – Three bills introduced by Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) that aim to improve intergovernmental cooperation to save taxpayers money were signed into law.
HARRISBURG – With bipartisan support, Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) announced today that he introduced commonsense legislation to save Pennsylvania farmers thousands of dollars in taxes by aligning the Commonwealth’s seasonal agriculture workers laws with those in use at the federal level.
CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP – Representatives Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) and Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny) participated in a sit-down conversation/tour on Wednesday with the ownership and staff of Nicklas Plumbing Inc. and several financial experts to discuss the many benefits and advantages that Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) have for family-owned businesses, communities and the economy.
SENECA – Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) issued the following statement in response to Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto’s announcement of his opposition to growth of the natural gas and petrochemical industries in Western Pennsylvania:
HARRISBURG – Legislation to eliminate a licensee surcharge only to national veterans’ organizations and volunteer fire companies passed the House unanimously last week.
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Wednesday unanimously passed legislation co-authored by Rep. Frank Farry (R-Bucks) to establish a Mental Wellness and Stress Management program for emergency responders.
HARRISBURG – This week, Gov. Tom Wolf signed into law a bill sponsored by Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks), which represents the most significant reform of Pennsylvania’s career and technical (CTE) education laws in more than 30 years.
HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Bill Kortz (D-Allegheny) and Rep. Sue Helm (R-Dauphin) that would license home inspectors passed the House of Representatives Wednesday.
HARRISBURG – Chairman of the House State Government Committee, Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming/Union), announced the passage of three major public pension reform bills out of committee.
HARRISBURG – Language crafted by Reps. Seth Grove (R-Dover) and Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) to improve career and technical education (CTE) in Pennsylvania and included in House Bill 265 was signed into law Wednesday, the representatives announced.
HARRISBURG –Speaker of the House of Representatives Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) today issued the following statement regarding Mayor Bill Peduto’s attack on the natural gas and petrochemical industry at a conference in Pittsburgh.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland) issued a statement today in response to Commonwealth Court Judge Ellen Ceisler’s injunction prohibiting the certification of Marsy’s Law votes after Tuesday’s election.
HARRISBURG - House Majority Leader Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) issued the following statement in response to the Commonwealth Court’s injunction on the Marsy’s Law vote:
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives today passed legislation that would clarify Pennsylvania’s vehicle safety inspection law regarding acceptable headlamps and rear lighting, said Rep. Chris Quinn (R-Delaware), who authored the legislation.
HARRISBURG – Emergency services throughout the tri-county area are struggling, said Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest), and that is why she lent her support over the past two weeks to a multi-faceted, bipartisan legislative package to help recruit and retain volunteer first responders.
HARRISBURG – The state House of Representatives sent more than a dozen bills to the state Senate this month to address a growing statewide crisis in attracting and retaining volunteer firefighters and EMTs, according to Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming/Union). The package of bills, which garnered bipartisan support, is intended to aid in recruiting and retaining volunteer first responders, and also to show respect and appreciation to current volunteers who put their lives on the line for their friends and neighbors.
HARRISBURG – The Children and Youth Committee today reported out legislation authored by Rep. Todd Polinchock (R-Bucks) to protect youth from child abuse that may involve a member of the U.S. Armed Forces.
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House of Representatives Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) today commended the House Labor and Industry Committee’s approval of House Bill 1234, which restores the certainty of Pennsylvania’s no-fault Workers’ Compensation Act.