Brown, Lewis Delrosso Hosting Public Hearing on Pennsylvania Blight Laws

Jun. 01, 2021 /

WHAT: Reps. Rosemary M. Brown (R- Monroe/Pike), majority chairwoman of the House Urban Affairs Committee, and Carrie Lewis DelRosso (R-Allegheny/Westmoreland) will host a public hearing to talk with local code enforcers, elected officials and economic development professionals about how Pennsylvania’s current blight laws are being used and how proposed legislation might assist in tackling blight in communities across the Commonwealth.

Sonney, Farry to Co-Host Hearing on Student Mental Health Services

May. 21, 2021 /

WHAT: Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), chairman of the House Education Committee, and Rep. Frank Farry (R-Bucks), chairman of the House Human Services Committee, will hold a joint public hearing to receive an overview from state agencies, school entities and services providers on how they are providing mental health services to Pennsylvania’s elementary and secondary school students.

Rigby to Host Majority Policy Committee Hearing on Rebounding From COVID-19

May. 17, 2021 /

WHAT: Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown) will be joined by House Majority Policy Committee Chairman Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter) and members of the committee for a hearing with area businesses and organizations about the challenges they face in rebounding from COVID-19 mitigation orders.

Mercuri, Williams to Attend Discussion on Funding Needs Facing EMS Providers

May. 13, 2021 /

WHAT: Rep. Rob Mercuri (R-Allegheny), Sen. Lindsey Williams (D-Allegheny) and local elected officials will attend a discussion about the critical needs facing ambulance companies in Pennsylvania. The event will highlight the need for the public’s involvement to ensure that emergency medical technicians (EMTs) are able to serve in the future.

PPE Storage at Farm Show Complex Could Postpone 65th Annual Keystone International Livestock Exhibition

May. 03, 2021 /

WHAT: Due to the millions of dollars of personal protective equipment (PPE) currently being stored at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, the 65th Keystone International Livestock Exhibition (KILE) Show, which is scheduled for Oct.1-10, may not take place. Exhibition organizers have yet to receive a definitive answer from the Department of Agriculture or the Wolf administration. A decision on whether to hold the 2021 show could come as early as this week, but as of today the Farm Show building is still full of PPE. This lack of planning and decision making on the part of the administration is putting KILE and many other events in jeopardy.

Sonney to Co-Host Hearing with Appropriations Committee on PASSHE Report

May. 03, 2021 /

WHAT: Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), chairman of the House Education Committee, will hold a joint public hearing with the House Appropriations Committee on the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s (PASSHE) report pursuant to Act 50 of 2020 and the system’s implementation plan for improvement of operations.