HARRISBURG – At a press conference today, Gov. Tom Wolf announced his proposal to enact a 5 percent tax on the natural gas industry in Pennsylvania. Rep. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver) issued the following reaction to the governor’s plan:
HARRISBURG – Legislation that seeks to ensure the Commonwealth’s laws are fair and working with respect to equal pay for women passed the House Labor and Industry Committee today, said Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks), author of the proposal.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Kate Harper (R-Montgomery) issued the following statement in response to the severance tax proposal offered today by Gov. Tom Wolf:
HARRISBURG – Legislation which would allow pharmacists to offer flu vaccines to children over the age of 7, with parental permission, passed the House Professional Licensure Committee today, Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) said. House Bill 182, if eventually signed into law, would also allow licensed pharmacy interns to administer the vaccine to children over the age of 7, under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Harry Lewis Jr. (R-Chester) has been appointed by the Speaker of the House to serve as secretary of the House Urban Affairs Committee.
HARRISBURG – As Pennsylvania continues to face difficult fiscal realities, Rep. Rosemary M. Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) has introduced legislation that would increase transparency for taxpayers by requiring each executive department, board and commission to outline its operational efficiency.
HARRISBURG – By a unanimous vote, the House gave its approval Tuesday to a bill sponsored by Rep. Mauree Gingrich (R-Lebanon) that would criminalize the willful abuse and neglect of care-dependent people by caregivers when the abuse and neglect result in death.
HARRISBURG – Majority Chairman Ron Marsico (R-Dauphin) invited the executive director of the Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission (JCJC) into the Capitol today to provide Judiciary Committee members with information about various ways in which the JCJC is trying to improve the juvenile justice system in the Commonwealth.
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania voters would have the opportunity to increase the mandatory retirement age for judges in the Commonwealth under legislation sponsored by Rep. Kate Harper (R-Montgomery) and approved by the House on Tuesday.
HARRISBURG – Nearly 70 years ago, he was surrounded by thousands of fellow Marines and the thundering noise of war. On Tuesday, he seemingly stood alone to the calm and grateful applause of Pennsylvania legislators.
HARRISBURG – The House today approved a bill introduced by state Rep. Mark Gillen (R-Berks/Lancaster) that would help raise awareness about a provision in state law aimed at helping veterans acquire civil service jobs in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG— Rep. Joe Hackett (R-Delaware) has introduced bipartisan legislation that will strengthen the rights of rape victims who have a child conceived as a result of the rape.
HARRISBURG – Following House committee appointments for the 2015-16 legislative session, Rep. Frank Farry (R-Bucks) announced he has retained his seats on the House Consumer Affairs, Health, Local Government, and Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness committees.
WHAT: Rep. Mark Keller (R-Perry/Cumberland), chairman of the Legislative Audit Advisory Commission (LAAC), and other LAAC members will meet to review and accept the 2014 audit.
HARRISBURG – When the state General Assembly considers any health care legislation in the new 2015-16 session, its members will need to know how those new policies will impact the health care marketplace and the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA), one of the state’s largest health care insurance companies told members of the House Insurance Committee Wednesday, said Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna).
WHAT: Rep. Joe Hackett (R-Delaware) will host a press conference to discuss the introduction of legislation that will strengthen the rights of rape victims who have conceived a child as a result of the rape.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) today commended Gov. Tom Wolf, who announced an executive order aimed at improving government efficiency. The new Office of Transformation, Innovation, Management and Efficiency will be tasked with finding ways to modernize government. The creation of this new office echoes the goal of House Bill 11, authored by Grove, who released the following statement:
HARRISBURG-- Legislation sponsored by Rep. Warren Kampf (R-Montgomery/Chester) to help physicians more easily acquire malpractice insurance has passed the House.
HARRISBURG – The House unanimously approved legislation sponsored by Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) to provide in-state tuition rates at community colleges and state-related/state-owned institutions for veterans, their spouses and dependent children.
It’s an ocean of red – a flood of debt that threatens the financial stability of our school districts for the next 30 years. The news is no better for the state government system.