WHAT: The House Human Services Committee, led by Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks), will hold a public hearing about autism services and addressing imminent critical service gaps.
HARRISBURG—State Rep. Ron Marsico (R-Lower Paxton), dean of the House of Representatives South Central Caucus, is happy to announce that the caucus recently reorganized.
HARRISBURG – Voters will go to the polls Tuesday to cast ballots in the primary election, which determines the candidates who will represent their party in the upcoming general election. If this were a presidential election year, history tells us that voters’ participation in Pennsylvania’s primary elections ends up being either irrelevant or insignificant since earlier caucuses and primaries in other states have already determined each major party’s nominee for president.
HARRISBURG- Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) is inviting anyone in the 117th Legislative District who volunteers or works with children to a meeting to learn more about Pennsylvania’s new child protection laws. The event will take place on Thursday, May 21, at the Brooks Theater Auditorium at Keystone College, located at 1 College Road in La Plume. The seminar will be held in conjunction with the college and is scheduled for 6-8 p.m.
HRRISBURG—Legislation co-sponsored by Rep. John Taylor (R-Philadelphia) to expand tax credits that are giving students a chance at a better education has passed the House.
HARRISBURG—Rep. John Taylor will soon introduce legislation to rescue the state’s lowest-performing schools.
HARRISBURG –To honor the vital and integral role a trauma registrar has as part of a trauma team, Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Peach Bottom) drafted legislation to recognize May 15 as Trauma Registrar Day in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – The House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, led by Majority Chairman Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), unanimously approved a bill to allow emergency medical services to bill health insurance companies when an individual receives emergency treatment from an ambulance, but was not transported to the hospital.
HARRISBURG -- Rep. Mike Regan (R-York/Cumberland) authored legislation that would, if enacted, prevent those people convicted of drug distribution crimes from receiving Pennsylvania welfare benefits, was approved by the House Health Committee this week.
HARRISBURG – In a move aimed at proactively tackling the state’s largest economic challenge to date, the House State Government Committee, of which Rep. Rich Irvin (R-Huntingdon/Centre/Mifflin) is a member, approved legislation to reform Pennsylvania’s two public pension systems.
HARRISBURG – State Reps. Keith Greiner (R-Lancaster) and Seth Grove (R-York) today responded to the news of Gov. Tom Wolf’s planned task force to examine municipal pension plans across Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) has reappointed Rep. Dan Moul (R-Adams) to serve on the Pennsylvania Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) Board of Directors for the 2015-16 Legislative Session.
SCRANTON – Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) led an energy forum today with local state representatives and energy expert panelists to unveil a vision for a 21st century Pennsylvania energy policy to grow jobs and gain energy independence.
HARRISBURG – Voting to cut property taxes by nearly $5 billion today, Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) said the House passed the School Property Tax Reform Act by a vote of 105-86.
HARRISBURG – The Monroe County House Delegation today voted in favor of legislation, introduced as an amendment that would cut property taxes for all Pennsylvanians in its first year of implementation.
HARRISBURG – This week, the House voted in favor of Rep. Rosemary M. Brown’s (R-Monroe/Pike) bill to authorize and regulate savings promotion raffles in Pennsylvania. Savings promotion raffles are financial products offered by banks or credit unions that give depositors a chance to win prizes as they build savings.
HARRISBURG – After the state House today in Harrisburg approved a bill that would provide significant property tax relief for Pennsylvania homeowners, Rep. Mark Gillen (R-Berks/Lancaster) released the following statement:
HARRISBURG – School property taxes would be lower in every district in Pennsylvania under legislation that passed the House today by a vote of 105-86, House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana) said.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Barry Jozwiak (R-Berks) issued the following statement in response to House approval of a proposal to provide dollar-for-dollar school property tax reductions across the Commonwealth:
HARRISBURG – After the state House today in Harrisburg approved a bill that would provide significant, dollar-for-dollar school property tax reductions for homeowners across the Commonwealth, Rep. Jim Cox (R-Berks/Lancaster) issued the following statement: