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10/20/2017
HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) was appointed by Gov. Tom Wolf to serve on the Pennsylvanian Commission for Women. Boback was sworn in by Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres at the Governor’s Residence on Oct. 18.
10/20/2017
WHAT: Rep. Mark Mustio (R-Allegheny) and several other state lawmakers will host a press conference to discuss the far-reaching economic benefits of legalizing, regulating and taxing already-existing Video Gaming Terminals (VGTs) to help close out the 2017-18 state budget.
10/20/2017
HARRISBURG – Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) and other members of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee heard from testifiers regarding the Commonwealth’s future participation in the federally authorized FirstNet communications system.
10/20/2017
HARRISBURG– Legislation co-sponsored by Rep. Tom Murt (R-Montgomery/Philadelphia) that would impose a severance tax on natural gas extracted in Pennsylvania has passed the House Finance Committee. It will now move to the whole House for consideration.
10/19/2017
HARRISBURG – Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) issued the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto of House Bill 59, which would have brought sweeping cost-saving reforms, including work requirements for some welfare recipients, to Pennsylvania.
10/19/2017
HARRISBURG- Rep. Stan Saylor (R-York) released the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s decision to veto the Human Services Code contained in House Bill 59.
10/19/2017
HARRISBURG—Rep. John Taylor (R-Philadelphia) has introduced two bills, co-sponsored with Rep. Jared Solomon (D-Philadelphia), to amend the Crimes Code to address chronic nuisance issues that cause problems for downtowns and neighborhoods throughout Pennsylvania.
10/19/2017
HARRISBURG – In her continuing efforts to ensure that landowners with natural gas leases are treated fairly, Rep. Tina Pickett R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) today applauded members of the House Finance Committee for advancing legislation to the full House that contains language to further clarify the guaranteed minimum royalty rate.
10/18/2017
HARRISBURG – Legislation designed to help school officials better prepare for a variety of emergency situations was further endorsed by the House and is now on its way toward final approval, according to Rep. Gary Day (R-Lehigh/Berks), author of the proposal.
10/18/2017
HARRISBURG – Legislation that would change the manner in which Pennsylvania’s public school teachers are certified is expected to receive a vote on final passage next week in the House after being passed overwhelmingly by the House Education Committee on Monday. House Bill 1386, authored by state Rep. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York Township), is supported by the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators, Pennsylvania School Board Association and Pennsylvania State Education Associations.
10/18/2017
HARRISBURG – The House Finance Committee today advanced legislation that would impose a severance tax on natural gas drillers in Pennsylvania. House Bill 1401, which passed by a 16-9 margin, was amended in committee to impose an incremental market-based tax while keeping in place the existing impact fee. The original legislation would have imposed a 3.2 percent tax.
10/18/2017
HARRISBURG – Legislation designed to prevent contact letters from being sent to deceased persons and their families was approved by the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee, according to the bill’s author, Rep. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon).
10/18/2017
HARRISBURG – Rep. Michael Corr (R-Montgomery) joined other state House Finance Committee members in a bipartisan vote today to approve legislation that would enact a severance tax on natural gas production in the Commonwealth. Revenues collected as a result of the tax would be deposited into the General Fund.
10/18/2017
HARRISBURG – Legislation to impose a natural gas severance tax in Pennsylvania has passed the House Finance Committee and is being forwarded to the full House for additional consideration, said Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks), sponsor of the proposal.