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HARRISBURG- Rep. Stan Saylor (R-York) released the following statement in response to the rally held at the York County courthouse calling for the Legislature to raise taxes.
PENNSYLVANIA FURNACE – State leaders and stakeholders involved in efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay appeared before the House and Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs committees Wednesday at Penn State’s Ag Progress Days to discuss phase three of the bay watershed implementation plan.
HARRISBURG – Reps. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) and Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) are reminding area loggers of a sales tax exemption now available to them for business-related equipment, supplies and services.
WHAT: The House and Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs committees, chaired by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter) and Sen. Elder Vogel (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence), will hold a joint informational meeting to discuss the Chesapeake Bay Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan at Penn State’s Ag Progress Days.
WHAT: Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) will host the Taxpayers’ Caucus for a hearing on the Senate’s proposed state budget tax plan and its effects on small businesses and everyday Pennsylvanians. The Taxpayers’ Caucus was created by members of the House and Senate with the single purpose of changing the culture of Harrisburg.
HARRISBURG — Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) today introduced legislation to increase fairness and transparency for landowners who lease their property and receive natural gas royalties.
HARRISBURG – To help ensure that babies who are born dependent on controlled substances are safely cared for and receive critical medical and developmental services, Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks/144th) is introducing legislation in the state House that would close a loophole in the reporting of such cases to proper authorities.
HANOVER – Flanked by members of the law enforcement community, family members of domestic violence victims and members of the state Legislature at a press conference on Tuesday at the Hanover YWCA, Rep. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) urged passage of her legislation to implement a potentially lifesaving Lethality Assessment Program (LAP) in Pennsylvania.
WHAT: Rep. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) will hold a press conference in support of her lethality assessment legislation, House Bill 175. The bill will be known as Laurie and Barbara’s Law in memory of Laurie Kuykendall and Barbara Shrum, who were murdered during a domestic dispute in York County.
WHAT: Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) will be joined by representatives from the Pennsylvania SPCA and the Humane Society of the United States to discuss the state’s new comprehensive anti-cruelty law, also known as Libre’s Law, including tethering language to protect the well-being of tethered/chained dogs.
NEW CUMBERLAND – House members of the Pennsylvania Taxpayers’ Caucus received input during a hearing at the Fairview Township Fire Company on Tuesday about how the proposed Senate tax increases would drive businesses from the state and people from their homes if the legislation is signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf.
EAST STROUDSBURG – Rep. Rosemary M. Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) recently introduced legislation to prohibit calls on hand-held mobile telephones, except with the use of hands-free accessories, while operating a motor vehicle in Pennsylvania.
EAST STROUDSBURG – Pennsylvania reported 12,200 cases of Lyme disease in 2016, which represents about 40 percent of the nation’s cases, and ranked highest in the country for the number of confirmed cases of Lyme disease in the last six years. In response to her constituents who regularly report concerns related to Lyme disease, Rep. Rosemary M. Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) has introduced legislation to require health care practitioners to learn more about Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses as part of their continuing education.