HARRISBURG – Rep. John Hershey (R-Mifflin/Juniata/Franklin) introduced a bill today to require that prescribers enter into treatment agreements with new patients who need a prescribed opioid regime.
PHILADELPHIA – Today, Rep. Jeff Pyle (R-Armstrong/Butler/Indiana), chairman of the House Liquor Control Committee, and other members of the committee held a public hearing on the issue of accessibility to old hotel licenses and how being able to obtain and convert those licenses will benefit local business owners across the state.
HARRISBURG – Building upon the significant improvements Pennsylvania taxpayers have made possible across the state’s transportation infrastructure, a newly appointed House Republican task force will examine the next steps required to ensure Pennsylvania can compete on a global scale. In recent years Pennsylvania has made major improvements in aging bridges and roadways. The task force will work to determine the next phases of infrastructure improvements needed to accommodate the demands of expanding industries and a growing economy without putting any additional burdens on taxpayers.
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House of Representatives Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) today praised Penn State and the 14 state-owned universities for freezing tuition for the 2019-20 school year.
HARRISBURG – Efforts by state Rep. Tommy Sankey (R-Clearfield/Cambria) to honor the contributions of two Cambria County servicemen are officially a success with Gov. Tom Wolf’s signature on two pieces of legislation.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, joined the governor when a package of bills was signed into law focused on providing better protections to crime victims.
HARRISBURG-- Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) today called on Attorney General Josh Shapiro to prosecute gun crimes in Philadelphia.
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) issued the following statement on the death of the Hon. Robert “Bob” Bastian, a former member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from Somerset County:
HARRISBURG – After receiving unanimous support from the General Assembly, two bills drafted by state Rep. Joe Emrick (R-Nazareth) to save taxpayers and local municipalities money were signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf.
DILLSBURG – Rep. Dawn Keefer (R-York/Cumberland) issued the following statement in response to the elimination of a layer of government and Gov. Tom Wolf violating the state Constitution by circumventing the legislative process to borrow $90 million.
HARRISBURG – Legislation to simplify the process for certain adoptions in Pennsylvania sponsored by Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) was recently signed into law.
HARRISBURG – The recently finalized 2019-20 state budget failed to include funding to specifically address Pennsylvania’s backlog of untested rape kits. State Rep. Tommy Sankey (R-Clearfield/Cambria) has a legislative solution.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Mark Keller (R-Perry/Cumberland) today joined a growing number of his House colleagues in criticizing Gov. Tom Wolf’s decision to borrow funds without legislative approval to assist county governments with the purchase of new voting systems.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette/Westmoreland) issued the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement that he plans to issue bonds to help pay for new voting machines without approval of the Legislature:
HARRISBURG – Advocating for the need of pro-jobs and growth options in rural parts of the Commonwealth has proven successful for Rep. Jonathan Fritz (R-Susquehanna/Wayne) as his Pipeline Investment Program initiative expansion proposal was signed into law.
MILESBURG – On Wednesday, July 17, Rep. Stephanie Borowicz (R-Centre/Clinton) will host a dedication and sign unveiling ceremony designating a section of State Route 192, from the intersection with State Route 477 in Miles Township to the intersection with State Route 144 in Centre Hall Borough, as the Central Pennsylvania Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Cambria/Somerset) has expressed his disappointment in the governor’s decision to veto the election bill which was passed by the General Assembly as a part of the budget process.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming/Union), chairman of the House State Government Committee, issued the following statement after the governor announced today a county reimbursement scheme involving the borrowing of funds from the Pennsylvania Economic Development Financing Authority (PEDFA), which is generally an agency that deals with local economic improvement rather than election costs. The governor vetoed last week a bipartisan proposal from the General Assembly that would have provided $90 million in state funding for counties and included a provision that would abolish straight-party ticket voting.
HARRISBURG – House Appropriations Committee Chairman Stan Saylor issued the following statement in response to the governor’s press release that he will seek to borrow $90 million to pay for county voting machines without legislative approval.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) issued the following statement in response to an announcement by Gov. Tom Wolf that he will unilaterally order a bond issue to fund the purchase of new voting machines across the Commonwealth: