Marsy’s Law Advocates Speak in Advance of Court Hearing

Jun. 08, 2020 /

WHAT: Proponents of Marsy’s Law will outline benefits of the legislation and share their thoughts on the ongoing lawsuit a day before the Commonwealth Court holds a hearing. Marsy’s Law is a victims’ bill of rights that would be added to the Pennsylvania Constitution.

Metcalfe, ERECommittee Set to Move Legislation Clarifying Wolf’s Lack of Authority to Initiate RGGI Without Legislative Approval

Jun. 08, 2020 /

WHAT: PA House Environmental Resources and Energy(ERE) Committee Majority Chairman Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) will convene a voting meeting to advance House Bill 2025,which would reinforce that legislative authorization is required before Pennsylvania could join any cap-and-trade, carbon tax-imposing emissions program such as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).

Committee to Consider Ending PA Disaster Declaration, Says Barrar

May. 20, 2020 /

WHAT: Rep. Stephen Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, will hold a voting meeting tomorrow to consider several measures including House resolutions honoring veterans, EMS providers, the American Red Cross and the 75th anniversary of VJ Day. The committee will also take up a concurrent resolution terminating Pennsylvania’s disaster emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

PA Unemployment Compensation System’s Performance During Pandemic to be Subject of House Committee Hearing on Thursday

May. 20, 2020 /

WHAT: With approximately one-third of Pennsylvania’s workforce applying for unemployment compensation benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic, the House Labor and Industry Committee will host a virtual informational hearing to learn from members of the administration about why the system failed so many residents during the early stages of the pandemic and what steps have been taken to improve the system.

House Committee to Explore Impact of COVID-19 on PA Veterans, Says Barrar

May. 06, 2020 /

WHAT: Rep. Stephen Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, will hold an informational meeting on the effects of COVID-19 on Pennsylvania Veterans Homes, the Pennsylvania National Guard and its mission status. Because the Capitol remains closed to visitors during the statewide emergency, the meeting will be held virtually with public access via LIVE webstreaming.

Bernstine, Kail Urge Governor to Explore Use of Ellwood City Hospital

Mar. 27, 2020 /

WHAT: Reps. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) and Joshua Kail (R-Beaver/Washington) will hold a Facebook press conference after drafting a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf and asking him to issue an executive order to use potential assets of the former Ellwood City Hospital due to the coronavirus crisis. The facility closed its emergency department in December 2019 for numerous safety violations. Months later, the parent company shut down the entire hospital and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Major Economic Development and Job Growth Opportunities in Jeopardy, Says Kaufer, Yudichak

Mar. 06, 2020 /

WHAT: With Gov. Tom Wolf threatening to veto legislation (House Bill 1100) seeking to establish an Energy and Fertilizer Manufacturing Tax Credit in the Commonwealth, Sen. John Yudichak (I-Carbon/Luzerne) and Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne), the bill’s sponsor, will be hosting a rally to highlight the benefits of this tax credit as well as voice the overwhelming support this legislation has gained across the Commonwealth.