Watson Comments on Announcement of Penn State-NCAA Settlement

Jan. 16, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – In her role as chairman of the House Children and Youth Committee, Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks/144th) today applauded the announcement of a settlement involving the total repeal of sanctions by the NCAA against Penn State University in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

Swift Action Needed to Address Municipal Pension Crisis, Lawmakers Say

Jan. 14, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Reps. Seth Grove (R-York) and Keith J. Greiner (R-Lancaster) today reinforced the importance of statewide municipal pension reform, in light of a report from Auditor General Eugene DePasquale which shows combined unfunded liabilities for the pension systems increased by $1 billion in just two years.

Payne to Chair House Gaming Oversight Committee

Jan. 08, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. John Payne (R-Dauphin) has been appointed by Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) to serve as the new majority chairman of the House Gaming Oversight Committee for the 2015-16 legislative session.

Cutler Sworn in to Fifth Term

Jan. 06, 2015 /

HARRISBURG –During the swearing-in ceremony of the Pennsylvania General Assembly held today at the state Capitol, Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Peach Bottom) was sworn into his fifth term of office as state representative of the 100th Legislative District.

Benninghoff Takes Oath of Office

Jan. 06, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) today in Harrisburg took the oath of office to serve the residents of the 171st Legislative District during a new two-year term.

Gillespie to Lead House Game and Fisheries Committee

Jan. 06, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – In addition to being sworn in to his seventh term in service to the 47th Legislative District on Tuesday, state Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam) was officially appointed majority chairman of the House Game and Fisheries Committee for the 2015-16 session.

Reed Takes Oath as New House Majority Leader

Jan. 06, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – The 2015-16 session of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives opened today, as Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana) was sworn into his seventh term in office. Reed will oversee a Republican majority which stands at 119-83, the largest majority since the 1957-58 session. Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) was elected Speaker by the members of the House.

Hickernell Appointed Chairman of House Tourism Committee

Jan. 06, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Dave Hickernell (R-Lancaster/Dauphin) today was sworn into his seventh term as the representative for the 98th Legislative District. Due to his seniority in the state House of Representatives, Hickernell was also appointed to serve as the majority chairman of the House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee for the 2015-16 session.