HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) has been selected to serve in a leadership position for the nation’s oldest non-partisan organization addressing the needs of elected women at all levels of government.
HARRISBURG –Rep. Justin Walsh (R-Westmoreland) recently introduced legislation that would amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to allow municipal elected officials to be removed from office for lack of attendance at public meetings.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Ryan Mackenzie (R-Lehigh/Berks) has been selected to serve on The Council of State Governments’ (CSG) national Future of Work Task Force.
HARRISBURG – To give voters more say in their community and to close a loophole in the updated liquor laws, the House approved on Wednesday Rep. Jesse Topper’s (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) House Bill 423 to allow for ballot referendums to authorize “dry” municipalities to issue special liquor licenses to manufacturers.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover) joined fellow House members to approve legislation to address and reduce debt in Pennsylvania, which are part of efforts to reform how state government operates.
HARRISBURG – The House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, chaired by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint), will travel to Elk County on Thursday, May 16, to receive an update on the state’s forest products industry.
HARRISBURG - The state Senate has unanimously passed legislation authored by state Rep. Karen Boback (R-Luzerne/Lackawanna/Wyoming) that would provide civil immunity for damages resulting from forcibly entering a motor vehicle to rescue an individual. House Bill 279 awaits Gov. Tom Wolf’s signature into law.
HARRISBURG – Legislation to honor the efforts of a late Beaver County community leader passed the Pennsylvania House of Representatives today, said Rep. Josh Kail (R-Beaver/Washington), author of the legislation.
House Bill 1281 would officially designate the Interstate 376 bridge over the Ohio River in Vanport Township, Beaver County, as the Richard L. Shaw Memorial Bridge.
HARRISBURG – The House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness (VAEP) Committee unanimously supported legislation drafted by Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) that would establish the Keystone State Challenge Academy Fund in the state Treasury, making it eligible to receive state funding.
House leader says Legislature will continue efforts to stop local gun control
HARRISBURG – Two pro-life bills championed by State House Health Committee Chairman Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) are moving forward this week.
HARRISBURG – Noting that “buy it now, pay for it much later” policies negatively impact the state’s credit rating and cost more money, Speaker of the House of Representatives Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) today lauded House passage of two debt-reduction bills designed to protect Pennsylvania taxpayers.
HARRISBURG – Legislation that would allow a fee to be charged for certain right-to-know requests, sponsored by Rep. Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton), was reported out of the House State Government Committee Monday. House Bill 283 will now be considered by the full House of Representatives.
HARRISBURG – Freshman lawmaker Rep. Andrew Lewis (R-Dauphin), who has made government reform a top priority since taking office, today celebrated his first bill – a debt reform measure – to earn approval in the full House.
HARRISBURG – The House Liquor Control Committee, chaired by Rep. Jeff Pyle (R-Armstrong), has passed legislation that will allow grocery and convenience stores and hotels and restaurants the ability to buy product from private sector wholesalers and wineries without having to go through the Liquor Control Board (LCB), Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) announced.
HARRISBURG – By a unanimous vote today, the House passed legislation, sponsored by Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster), which would change the way future state bonds are issued to more quickly and less expensively pay off state debt.
HARRISBURG – Recognizing the unique nature of the dairy industry, the House today approved Rep. Martin Causer’s (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter) bill to exempt milk trucks from weather-related commercial vehicle travel bans in the Commonwealth.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) today introduced two pieces of legislation to strengthen safety in the Commonwealth’s public schools.
HARRISBURG – As part of the state House Republicans’ “Government Done Right” initiative, legislation authored by state Rep. Mike Jones (R-York Township) that would clear Pennsylvania’s School Code of many of its outdated and unnecessary regulations has passed the House unanimously and awaits consideration by the Senate Education Committee.
HARRISBURG – House Appropriations Committee Chairman Stan Saylor (R-York) issued the following statement in response to the videos of Rep. Brian Sims harassing pro-life citizens outside of a Planned Parenthood.