Boback Honors Pennsylvania Wing of Civil Air Patrol on 80th Anniversary

Nov. 15, 2021 /

Boback Honors Pennsylvania Wing of Civil Air Patrol on 80th Anniversary

HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), majority chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, today welcomed the Pennsylvania Wing of the Civil Air Patrol to the Capitol in Harrisburg to recognize its 80th anniversary.

Pay Freeze Set to Expire, Ryan Vows to Return Gains

Nov. 12, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) introduced legislation in December to extend the pay freeze for public officials that he succeeded in enacting last year. Act 79 of 2020 placed a freeze on Cost of Living Adjustments (COLAs) for the Pennsylvania General Assembly, the governor, lieutenant governor, treasurer, attorney general, auditor general, the heads of departments, members of boards and commissions, and the judiciary through this year. House Bill 583 would have extended the freeze through 2022.

Ortitay Voices Support for Lawsuit Against PennDOT Bridge Tolling Plan

Nov. 10, 2021 /

BRIDGEVILLE – Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) today announced his support for a lawsuit that will be filed on Friday against PennDOT requesting an immediate halt to the agency’s plan to include the I-79 bridge near the Bridgeville exit on the list of nine bridges throughout the Commonwealth it plans to toll under the public-private partnership bridge program.

York County House Members React to Court Decision on Mask Mandate

Nov. 10, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – State Reps. Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam), Seth Grove (R-Dover), Mike Jones (R-Dallastown), Dawn Keefer (R-Dillsburg), Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) and Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion), majority chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement in reaction to today’s Commonwealth Court decision to invalidate the mask mandate imposed on Pennsylvania’s schools by Acting Health Secretary Alison Beam:

Klunk: Months Overdue COVID-19 Data Report Finally Released

Nov. 10, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Despite numerous unneeded hurdles put in place by the Wolf administration, the Legislative Budget and Finance Commission (LBFC) released its report on the Department of Health’s COVID-19 death reporting, Rep. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) announced today.

Causer, Owlett, Pickett Continue Push Toward Broadband Expansion

Nov. 10, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – The House Consumer Affairs Committee today approved legislation authored by Reps. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter), Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) and Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) to continue their push to bring much-needed broadband service to the Northern Tier.

Ecker Unveils Bill to Aid Fire Companies, Cut Red Tape

Nov. 10, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – After hearing from local fire companies that were blindsided by fees and audits on fundraising efforts, Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) introduced legislation to aid volunteer fire companies by ensuring more money raised through fundraising actually goes to the companies.

Struzzi Legislation Would Level Playing Field for Local Broadcasters

Nov. 10, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Ever-evolving technology now allows fans of local high school sports to follow their favorite teams nearly everywhere they go. State Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) is hoping to level the playing field for broadcasters that want to make that possible, no matter the destination.

House Advances Cutler’s Call for Courts to Increase Transparency

Nov. 10, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Ensuring that the voices of the people of Pennsylvania are not silenced by those who try to pay for access and influence, a key component of a package of legislation that would establish new rules for lobbyists in Harrisburg passed the House of Representatives today with bipartisan support.

Smooth Elections, Not So Fast

Nov. 10, 2021 / Press Release

Pennsylvania operates two election methods during every election: in-person voting and mail-in voting. While in-person voting went smoothly this past election, issues with mail-in voting still plague the Commonwealth. Prior to Election Day, we saw counties send out ballots and instructions which were inaccurate.