HARRISBURG – Rep. Joshua D. Kail (R-Beaver/Washington) released a statement regarding Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement of a mask mandate for K-12 students and day-care centers:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tim O’Neal (R-Washington) today issued the following statement in response to the governor announcing he is mandating K-12 students and staff wear masks in school:
HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement today that masks will be required in pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade classrooms inappropriately yanks decision-making power from the school board members chosen by and accountable to local voters, according to Rep. John Hershey (R-Mifflin/Juniata/Franklin).
BEDFORD – In response to the governor issuing a mask mandate for K-12 schools and day care facilities, Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG – When Gov. Tom Wolf announced today that masks would be required in pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade classrooms, but by doing so he failed to recognize that Pennsylvania is poorly served by a “one-size-fits-all” approach to limiting the spread of COVID-19, according to Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin).
HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement today that face masks will be required in pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade classrooms takes decision-making power away from locally elected school boards, according to Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair), a former school board member himself.
MANHEIM – In reaction to Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement of a statewide mask mandate for K-12 public schools in Pennsylvania, Reps. Mindy Fee (R-Manheim), Keith Greiner (R- Upper Leacock), Dave Hickernell (R-West Donegal), Brett Miller (R-East Hempfield), and Dave Zimmerman (R- East Earl) released the following statement:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Bedford/Somerset) issued the following statement on the governor’s decision to institute a statewide mask mandate for K-12 schools and day cares:
HARRISBURG - Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon), a leading advocate for property tax elimination, hosted a public hearing of the House Majority Policy Committee at the Lebanon Valley Expo Center today to examine the complexities of property tax elimination in Pennsylvania and gain a better understanding of what is needed for such a plan to be successful.
Every 10 years, state officials are required to redraw state General Assembly and congressional seats. Though this may sound like a just a step in the legislative process, it has a great impact on you.
MEDIA – As lawmakers continue to search for solutions on best energy practices, House Consumer Affairs Committee Chairman Jim Marshall (R-Beaver/Butler), minority chairman Rep. Rob Matzie (D-Allegheny/Beaver) and Rep. Chris Quinn (R-Delaware) led a public hearing today on solar energy and its impacts in Pennsylvania from an economic, business and community perspective.
Legislative leaders respond to Wolf letter, Legislature will not return early
HARRISBURG – Continuing their unwavering commitment to safe and productive classrooms and child care settings, the highest-ranking members of the state Legislature informed Gov. Tom Wolf of their intention to continue allowing school districts and local leaders the authority to make mitigation and safety decisions without statewide interventions.
HARRISBURG – The COVID-19 pandemic is creating the need for additional mental health services in all grade levels of public school systems according to Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland), who jointly chaired a hearing of the House Children and Youth and Education committees.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) today alerted Pennsylvanians to an upcoming change to the state’s Sunshine Act, which would increase transparency in government.
BRIDGEVILLE – Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) thanked the House State Government Committee for coming to South Fayette Township today to gather input from area residents on the important topic of congressional redistricting.
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin), a member of the Legislative Reapportionment Commission, voted against a proposal Tuesday to reallocate how some state prisoners are counted for purposes of state legislative redistricting.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Gary W. Day (R-Lehigh/Berks), majority chairman of the House Aging and Older Adults Services Committee, joined the chairs of the House Human Services, Senate Aging and Youth, and Senate Health and Human Services committees today to lead a public hearing that focused on critical state services being provided to seniors and adults with disabilities.
HARRISBURG – As businesses continue to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) announced today $20 million in pandemic relief funding is now available to help image and hair care professionals bounce back.
WHAT: Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny), a member of the House State Government Committee, will host one of eight committee hearings to gather input from residents on congressional redistricting.
HARRISBURG- Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) called for greater collaboration and information sharing between agencies tasked with protecting children following the PA House Children and Youth Committee meeting he hosted Wednesday in Montgomery Township.