Rowe to Take Oath of Office Sept. 17

Sep. 12, 2019 /

WHAT: Rep. David Rowe (R-Snyder/Union) will take the oath of office as state representative of the 85th Legislative District, for his first term.

House Majority Policy Committee to Hold Philadelphia Hearing on Economic Competitiveness

Sep. 09, 2019 /

WHAT: The House Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest), will hold a public hearing to learn more about efforts to attract large businesses to southeastern Pennsylvania. Among the issues to be discussed will include challenges to attract business and industry to this region of the state, along with suggestions for improvement.

House Committee Hearing to Focus on Sunday Hunting

Sep. 06, 2019 /

WHAT: The House Game and Fisheries Committee, chaired by state Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-York County), will host a public hearing on Sunday hunting, which is illegal in Pennsylvania. The Senate passed legislation in June that would allow three days of Sunday hunting each calendar year, including one during rifled deer season and one during statewide deer archery season.

New State Legislator to Take Oath of Office Sept. 17

Sep. 05, 2019 /

WHAT: Rep. David Rowe (R-Snyder/Union) will be sworn in as the new state representative of the 85th Legislative District. Rowe won the Aug. 20 special election to fill the seat vacated by now-United States Congressman Fred Keller.

House Members to Tour Lehigh Valley Cement Manufacturer

Aug. 30, 2019 /

WHAT: The House Manufacturing Caucus, chaired by Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest), and the House Cement Caucus, chaired by Rep. Marcia Hahn (R-Northampton), will host a factory tour as a way to educate their colleagues about the cement and concrete industry.

House Committees to Visit Ben Franklin Technology Partners’ TechVentures

Aug. 30, 2019 /

WHAT: The House Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest), and House Appropriations Committee will travel to the Lehigh Valley to tour and hold a roundtable discussion at Ben Franklin TechVentures, a business-technology incubator owned and operated by the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP). BFTP/NEP invests in and supports early-stage, technology-based companies and established manufacturers to create and retain jobs, and advance technologies that improve the human condition. BFTP/NEP provides technical and business expertise, referrals and resources, and networking opportunities in addition to funding.

Brown to Discuss Distracted Driving Bill at Weiler-TextLess Live More Reception

Aug. 22, 2019 /

WHAT: Looking to continue to spread awareness of the dangers of distracted driving, Rep. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) will be speaking at a reception co-hosted by Weiler Corporation and TextLess Live More, a student-led organization formed after 18-year-old Merritt Levitan was killed after being struck by a distracted driver.

Business Issues to be Focus of Policy Committee Roundtable

Aug. 16, 2019 /

WHAT: The House Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest), will travel to Carlisle to host a roundtable discussion with local businesses, education institutions and organizations. Topics to be discussed will include workforce development, state taxation, regulatory reform and transportation logistics. This is part of the House Republican Caucus’ #GoodJobs4PA legislative package.

Rep. Ryan to Unveil School Property Tax Elimination Act

Aug. 15, 2019 /

A press conference to detail and answer questions about the School Property Tax Elimination Act (House Bill 13) that would replace school property as a means of funding basic education with a modification in the Sales and Use Tax and the Personal Income Tax.

House Committees to Attend ‘Operation Hurricane’ Rescue Demonstration

Aug. 13, 2019 /

WHAT: The House Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest), will join with the House Game and Fisheries Committee, chaired by Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-York), to observe Operation Hurricane, a full-scale exercise coordinated by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.

Policy Committee to Tour State College’s Innovative Launchbox

Aug. 08, 2019 /

The House Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest), will travel to State College, Centre County, to learn more about the Happy Valley Launchbox, an innovation hub that connects local entrepreneurs to resources, facilities and supports, such as working spaces and legal and intellectual property advice. Launchbox is intended to help entrepreneurs avoid common mistakes and grow their businesses.

Canceled: Schemel, Grove to Highlight ‘Reinventing Government’ Legislation Package

Jul. 30, 2019 /

Editor’s Note: This event has been canceled. It will be rescheduled for a future date. WHAT: Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) and Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) will discuss the Reinventing Government package of legislation, which includes Schemel’s House Bill 55 to combine the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services.

Reps. Ryan and Grove to Discuss Reinventing Government Legislation in Lebanon

Jul. 26, 2019 /

WHAT: A press conference to detail and answer questions about House Bills 52 through 58, bills that would merge eight existing state agencies into four new state agencies. These measures would establish BEST practices (Better Government, Economic Prosperity, Stronger and Healthier Communities for Taxpayers) in Harrisburg.