HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) that would help to enhance the recovery treatment for patients with a drug addiction was the focus of a hearing today at the state Capitol in Harrisburg conducted by the House Human Services Committee. Heffley is a member of the committee, which is chaired by Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks).
HARRISBURG – To ensure Pennsylvania businesses are dealt with an effective and efficient manner during the legal process, the House Judiciary Committee today approved legislation by House Government Oversight Committee Chairman Seth Grove (R-York) to allow for statewide Commerce Courts.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, today led a voting meeting of the committee in which several bills were approved to help further protect children in the Commonwealth.
HARRISBURG – To provide more time to recover stolen property, the House approved legislation sponsored by Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Cambria/Somerset) that would allow for greater tracking by law enforcement of stolen jewelry and other items containing precious metals, as well as fight the opioid epidemic as the sales often fund the purchase of illegal drugs.
HARRISBURG – Legislation authored by Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) designating a bridge in Troy Borough as the Troy Area Veterans Memorial Bridge was approved by the House of Representatives today.
HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives Monday unanimously approved legislation, sponsored by Rep. Josh Kail (R-Beaver/Washington), which would improve public safety by strengthening penalties for operating a motorcycle without the proper endorsement or license.
HARRISBURG – Freshman state lawmakers Rep. Andrew Lewis (R-Dauphin) and Mike Jones (R-York) today unveiled their proposal to enact term limits for members of the state House and Senate.
HARRISBURG – This week, the House Education Committee, led by Chairman Curt Sonney (R-Erie), approved a bipartisan package of bills aimed at improving career and technical education (CTE) in Pennsylvania. The bills now move to the full House for a vote.
HARRISURG – As part of the House Republican Caucus’ commitment to putting families first through increased job opportunities, the House Education Committee on Monday passed Government Oversight Committee Chairman Seth Grove’s (R-Dover) House Bill 334 to make it easier for schools to establish and renew vocational programs and for students to apply certain credits toward job-training programs.
HARRISBURG – In an effort to prevent the premature and permanent closure of Pennsylvania’s nuclear power plants, Rep. Tom Mehaffie (R-Dauphin) today introduced legislation updating the Pennsylvania Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards (AEPS) Act to recognize nuclear energy for its significant contribution to the state’s zero-carbon energy production.
HARRISBURG – The House Education Committee today reported out legislation authored by Rep. Zach Mako (R-Lehigh/Northampton) to increase student awareness about workforce needs and opportunities.
HARRISBURG—Rep. Wendi Thomas (R-Bucks) has introduced legislation to protect seniors from losing their PACE and PACENET benefits due to an increase in the Social Security cost-of-living adjustment (COLA).
WHAT: To prevent the permanent loss of Pennsylvania’s nuclear assets, thousands of good-paying jobs and increased electricity prices, Rep. Tom Mehaffie (R-Dauphin), concerned workers, advocates and business leaders will join together to unveil legislation to recognize nuclear energy for its significant contribution to the state’s zero-carbon energy production.
The legislation updates the Pennsylvania Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards (AEPS) Act to diversify Pennsylvania’s energy portfolio.
YORK – House Government Oversight Committee Chairman Seth Grove (R-Dover) issued the following statement in response to the decision by Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration to withdraw an appeal over a project labor agreement (PLA), which was before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. A PLA is a collective bargaining agreement with one or more labor organizations to establish terms and conditions of employment for a certain construction project.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) commends the Department of Health and Human Services on its launch of a new Pennsylvania Rural Health Model.
HARRISBURG – House Appropriations Chairman Stan Saylor (R-York) issued the following statement upon the conclusion of the 2019-20 General Fund Budget Hearings:
The governor recently signed an executive order to create the Keystone Economic Development and Workforce Command Center to address the state’s skills gap and worker shortages. Workforce development is an issue I have always been passionate about and I am pleased the governor is also prioritizing the importance of preparing our workforce for available jobs.
Segregation is alive and well in the Commonwealth, at least in our medical assistance program. For the past 20 years in the Commonwealth, we have operated a segregated health care system under medical assistance, carving out behavioral health run at the county level but physical health overseen at the state level.
Policy Committee Continues Focus on Good Jobs for PA with Visit to The Wistar Institute
HARRISBURG – Rep. Steve Mentzer (R-Lititz) was recently appointed to the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) by House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) for the 2019-20 Legislative Session.