House and Senate Republican Leaders to Discuss Hospital and Healthcare Relief Funding Package

Jan. 26, 2022 /

WHO: House and Senate Republican Leadership, including: Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman (R-Centre/Mifflin/Huntingdon/Juniata), House Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster), Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward (R-Westmoreland), House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin), Senate Appropriations Chairman Pat Browne (R-Lehigh), and Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) prime sponsor of the legislation.

House Committee to Vote Tuesday on Public Union Reform Initiatives

Jan. 24, 2022 /

WHAT: A House Labor and Industry Committee meeting to vote on several bills aimed at protecting public union workers’ personal information, providing public union workers with information about their rights, bringing additional transparency to the collective bargaining process by subjecting certain documents to Right-to-Know Law provisions, updating Pennsylvania’s collective bargaining laws to bring them in line with recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions, and preventing public employers from collecting political campaign contributions from union workers.

Mehaffie, Tomlinson, Nurses to Promote Patient Safety Act

Jan. 24, 2022 /

WHAT: Reps. Tom Mehaffie (R-Mehaffie) and K.C. Tomlinson (R-Bucks) as well as nurses from SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania will share updates on House Bill 106, the Patient Safety Act. The bill would establish safe patient limits for each individual nurse providing care.

Committee to Consider Two Education Bills

Jan. 21, 2022 /

WHAT: The House Education Committee, chaired by Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), will hold a voting meeting to consider two education proposals. They include measures that would amend the Public School Code for the establishment of an online clearinghouse of online courses for students enrolled in grades 6-12 (House Bill 1330) and direct the Joint State Government Commission to establish an advisory committee to conduct a study on training mandates on public school entities (House Resolution 163).