Development of Attainable Housing Bill Advances, Says Brown

Jun. 15, 2022 /

Development of Attainable Housing Bill Advances, Says Brown

HARRISBURG – Rep. Rosemary M. Brown (R- Monroe/Pike), majority chairwoman of the House Urban Affairs Committee, announced her bill that would help ensure the development of attainable and affordable housing units was approved unanimously by the committee Tuesday.

Mizgorski’s Local Solar Legislation Passes House

Jun. 15, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Lori Mizgorski’s (R-Allegheny) legislation aimed to increase and encourage solar energy development in Pennsylvania has passed the full House. House Bill 1161 would expand access to solar power through a local and voluntary solar program while ensuring adequate ratepayer protection.

Boback’s Bill Commemorating Tuskegee Airmen Heads to Senate

Jun. 14, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – A bill sponsored by Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) that would designate March 29 of each year as “Tuskegee Airmen Commemoration Day” in Pennsylvania passed unanimously in the House of Representatives on Monday. House Bill 2586 will next be considered by the Senate.

Schmitt: House Moves to Update PA’s RTK Law

Jun. 14, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – To bring Pennsylvania’s Right to-Know-Law up to date with advances since it was first enacted 14 years ago, the House today approved House Bill 2524 by Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Blair).

State Government Committee to Take Up Bills

Jun. 14, 2022 /

WHAT: The House State Government Committee will meet Wednesday to take up several bills, including legislation to give law enforcement the tools to combat rampant unemployment fraud.

Final Stream Maintenance Bills Advance to Senate, Owlett Says

Jun. 13, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – Completing the work they began last week to cut red tape involving local efforts to prevent flooding, the state House on Monday approved the final two bills of the eight-bill stream maintenance package, including one sponsored by Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter).

James Bill on City Classifications Passes House

Jun. 13, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) announced his bill, which would repeal the City Classification Law of 1895 to update and simplify the city classification process, passed the House.

Boback Testifies on Her Bill to Address ‘Rain Tax’

Jun. 13, 2022 /

Boback Testifies on Her Bill to Address ‘Rain Tax’

HARRISBURG – Seeking to ease the financial burden of Pennsylvania residents paying a so-called “rain tax” resulting from federal environmental regulations, Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) is sponsoring legislation to address the issue.

House Republicans Start Impeachment Process of Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner

Jun. 13, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – On Monday, Reps. Josh Kail (R-Beaver/Washington), Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) and Tim O’Neal (R-Washington) announced they are starting the process of impeachment of Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner. Since the beginning of the year, there have been nearly 1,000 people injured or killed by gun violence in Philadelphia with over 220 people murdered in the city.