WHAT: Central Pennsylvania members of the House Republican Caucus will discuss Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2015-16 budget proposal, which relies on expanded taxes and borrowing to fund spending increases. House members have introduced a plan that, unlike the governor’s, would not increase taxes on the most vulnerable Pennsylvanians.
LANCASTER – Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) hosted an energy roundtable today focusing on the statewide benefits and downstream development of natural gas and discussing employment ramifications from imposing an additional tax on natural gas.
HARRISBURG – The House Select Subcommittee on Technical Education and Career Readiness, chaired by Rep. Seth Grove (R-York), held a hearing today at the Reading Area Community College, with discussion focusing on technical career preparation at post-secondary schools across the Commonwealth.
WHAT: The House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, led by Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), is hosting a public meeting to discuss potential changes to Act 46 of 2011 (Firefighter Cancer Presumption).
WHAT: Roundtable and media event with Pennsylvania Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) to take on Marcellus Shale myths and unveil a vision for a 21st century Pennsylvania energy policy and the necessity of growing Marcellus/Utica Shale-related usage.
WHAT: Rep. Seth Grove (R-York), chairman of the House Select Subcommittee on Technical Education and Career Readiness, will join his colleagues in hearing testimony about preparing students for technical careers. The subcommittee, which was created as a result of House Resolution 102, will examine technical education options available to post-secondary students across the Commonwealth.
WHAT: Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin), chairman of the House Majority Policy Committee, together with Rep. George Dunbar (R-Westmoreland), deputy chairman of the House Majority Policy Committee, will host a hearing to discuss Pennsylvania’s economy and business climate as part of a statewide jobs tour.
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.