Watson’s Pay Equity Study Resolution Clears House Committee

Feb. 11, 2015 /

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.

Legislation Allowing Pharmacists to Offer Flu Shots to Children Passes Committee, Grove Says

Feb. 11, 2015 /

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.

Brown Introduces Bill Requiring Departmental Reports

Feb. 11, 2015 /

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.

Gillen Honors Local Iwo Jima Veteran in State House

Feb. 10, 2015 /

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.

House Approves Gillen’s Bill to Help Veterans Find Jobs

Feb. 09, 2015 /

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.

Farry Announces 2015-16 Committee Assignments

Feb. 09, 2015 /

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.

House Insurance Committee Briefed on Federal Health Care Law, Pickett Says

Feb. 06, 2015 /

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).

Grove Commends Move by Governor Tom Wolf to Increase Government Efficiency

Feb. 05, 2015 /

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:

Kampf Insurance Reform Bill Passes House

Feb. 05, 2015 /

HARRISBURG-- Legislation sponsored by Rep. Warren Kampf (R-Montgomery/Chester) to help physicians more easily acquire malpractice insurance has passed the House.

Fast Action Needed on Public Pension Reform

Feb. 04, 2015 /

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.