House Appropriations Chairman Stan Saylor Announces Budget Hearing Schedule

Feb. 08, 2021 /

WHAT: House Appropriations Committee Chairman Stan Saylor released the schedule for upcoming budget hearings today. Hearings will take place on the House floor to allow social distancing and masks will be required for all members, staff, and testifiers. The House floor will be cleaned and sanitized between hearings. Hearings will feature a mix of in-person and virtual testimony.

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

Feb. 08, 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.

Toohil Introduces Legislation to Protect Abuse Victims

Feb. 02, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Seeking to provide further protections for victims of domestic violence and child abuse in Pennsylvania, Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) has introduced two proposals in the House of Representatives.

Metcalfe, ERE Committee to Preempt Wolf Budget Address with Progress Reports on PA’s Energy-Enabled Economy Economy

Jan. 29, 2021 /

WHAT: PA House Environmental Resources and Energy (ERE) Committee Majority Chairman Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) will convene an informational meeting (prior to the governor’s pre-recorded annual budget address) focusing on the state of the Commonwealth’s oil and natural gas energy-enabled economy and what future policies are needed to protect family-sustaining energy jobs, ensure affordable energy costs and generate increased energy independence.

Legislative Audit Advisory Commission to Release 2020 Audit

Jan. 29, 2021 /

WHAT: Rep. George Dunbar (R-Westmoreland), appointed to replace former Rep. Mark Keller as chairman of the Legislative Audit Advisory Commission (LAAC), and other LAAC members will meet to review and accept the audit for Fiscal Year 2020.

House Committee Hearing Wednesday Seeks Unemployment Compensation System Update

Jan. 26, 2021 /

WHAT: With many Pennsylvanians still unable to access Unemployment Compensation benefits they applied for during the global COVID-19 pandemic and after the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry late last year failed to meet its deadline to launch a revamped unemployment compensation benefits system, the House Labor and Industry Committee will convene an informational hearing to learn about the status of the thousands of unresolved claims as well as to receive an update related to the progress toward the launch of the renovated system.

House State Government Committee to Consider Bill to Reinvent Government

Jan. 26, 2021 /

WHAT: To bring about better government, economic prosperity and stronger and healthier communities for Pennsylvanians, the House State Government Committee will consider two bills, part of the Reinventing Government legislative package, at its next meeting. The committee will consider the following bills, as well as any other matters that may come before the committee:

Boockvar to Testify Before House State Government Committee

Jan. 20, 2021 /

WHAT: Secretary of the Commonwealth Kathy Boockvar and Deputy Secretary for Elections and Commissions Jonathan Marks will provide testimony before the House State Government Committee in regard to Pennsylvania’s election laws and the 2020 election.