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05/23/2018
HARRISBURG – Today, the House voted on concurrence on a bill drafted by Reps. James R. Santora (R-Delaware) and Michael Driscoll (D-Philadelphia) to permit contractors to suspend their work if they are not paid per contract terms. It now heads to the governor for his signature.
05/23/2018
HARRISBURG – The House Children and Youth Committee today advanced bipartisan legislation, co-authored by state Reps. Thomas Mehaffie (R-Dauphin) and Jared Solomon (D-Philadelphia), which would help parents and caregivers with the difficult decision of which child care to send their children.
05/23/2018
HARRISBURG—The nation’s major gun reform organizations have endorsed legislation sponsored by Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) to help families and law enforcement to better prevent suicides and gun violence. Stephens’s bill would create an Extreme Risk Protective Order (ERPO).
05/22/2018
HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives today advanced legislation, authored by Rep. Stephen Bloom (R-Cumberland), to name a Carlisle bridge after Marine Lance Cpl. Edward Rykoskey, who made the ultimate sacrifice during the Vietnam War.
05/22/2018
HARRISBURG – House Judiciary Committee Majority Chairman Ron Marsico (R-Dauphin) today wrapped up a series of seven hearings that were held to discuss public safety legislation, including proposed bills relating to Pennsylvania’s gun laws.
05/22/2018
WHAT: The House Children and Youth Committee, led by Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks/144th), will hold a voting meeting to consider House Bill 1742, which would bring clarity to parents’ decisions about child care through the Keystone Stars child care rating system. Essentially, the bill would require all centers to post on their public-facing window (and website, if they have one) how many stars their center has out of four. The measure is sponsored by Rep. Tom Mehaffie (R-Dauphin).
05/22/2018
WHAT: The House Local Government Committee will receive a report from the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee about results of a study it conducted on the fiscal impact of the Right-to-Know Law on municipal governments. The study was authorized by the passage of House Resolution 50, sponsored by Rep. Kate Harper (R-Montgomery), last year.
05/21/2018
WHAT: State gun reform advocates will endorse House Bill 2227, sponsored by Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery), to create Extreme Risk Protection Orders in Pennsylvania to allow law enforcement and family members to request a court temporarily seize the guns of someone who is a danger to themselves or others.
05/21/2018
WHAT: Rep. Ron Marsico (R-Dauphin), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, will hold a final hearing to continue the discussion on public safety legislation, including proposed bills relating to Pennsylvania’s gun laws.
05/18/2018
HARRISBURG – An order issued by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) requiring a deduction or monthly credit on customer bills for 17 natural gas, electric, water and wastewater utilities amounting to $320 million per year is being hailed by Rep. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette-Somerset) as a win for consumers.
05/18/2018
Auditor General agrees to review hidden state funding account, PUC orders return of $320 million annually to overcharged consumers
05/18/2018
HARRISBURG - In response to a letter from Republican members of the state House of Representatives, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today issued an order, requiring 17 major electric, natural gas and water and wastewater utilities to return $320 million per year to over-charged consumers, Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) announced today.
05/17/2018
YORK – In response to a letter from Republican members of the state House of Representatives, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today issued an order, requiring 17 major electric, natural gas and water and wastewater utilities to return $320 million per year to consumers, Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) announced today.