Topper Issues Statement on Wolf Mask Mandate

Aug. 31, 2021 /

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:

Schemel Pushes Back on Governor’s Newest Mask Mandate

Aug. 31, 2021 /

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).

Gregory Frustrated by Governor’s New Mask Mandate

Aug. 31, 2021 /

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.

‘We Stand Behind Our Local School Boards’

Aug. 31, 2021 /

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:

Leave Our Kids Alone

Aug. 31, 2021 /

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:

Hearing Highlights Challenges of Property Tax Elimination in PA

Aug. 30, 2021 /

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.

Marshall, Matzie and Quinn Lead Public Hearing on Solar Energy in Pennsylvania

Aug. 26, 2021 /

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.

COVID Mitigation Decisions are Best Left to Local Experts

Aug. 26, 2021 /

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.

Students’ Mental Health Topic of Joint Hearing

Aug. 25, 2021 /

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.

Day Joins Committee Leaders to Protect Senior Services

Aug. 23, 2021 /

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.