Day to Participate in Organic Agriculture Town Hall

Aug. 19, 2021 / Press Release

HARRISBURG – Rep. Gary W. Day (R-Lehigh/Berks) announced today that Rodale Institute will be hosting an organic agriculture town hall in participation with him, Rep. Ryan Mackenzie (R-Berks/Lehigh) and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture on Thursday, Sept. 9, at 1 p.m.

Kail Supports Bill Tailoring to Each Student’s Needs

Aug. 19, 2021 / Press Release

HARRISBURG – As the calls to reform a broken education system grow, Rep. Joshua D. Kail (R-Beaver/Washington) announced he is co-sponsoring a bill that would ensure parents are equipped with academic choices and would grant them access to state funding.

Hamm, Wheeland Co-Host Policy Committee to Discuss Economic Growth

Aug. 18, 2021 / Press Release

HARRISBURG – Working toward the goal of economic recovery and growth for Pennsylvania, Reps. Joe Hamm (R-Lycoming/Union) and Jeff Wheeland (R-Lycoming) co-hosted a panel of educational, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and business leaders before the House Majority Policy Committee in Lycoming County on Tuesday to address the issues facing Pennsylvania businesses today.

Nelson Introduces Plan for Pennsylvania College Voucher Program

Aug. 13, 2021 / Press Release

HARRISBURG –Rep. Eric Nelson (R-Westmoreland) will soon introduce legislation to create the Pennsylvania College Voucher Program, which would provide grants directly to students interested in technical schools, community colleges, schools within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) system, private colleges and major universities.

The Mehaffie Message 7/13/21 - Emailed Newsletter

Jul. 26, 2021 / Press Release

Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jennifer Berrier recently reminded Pennsylvanians receiving unemployment benefits that work search requirements have now resumed. Because claimants always file for benefits the week after they are unemployed, individuals will start certifying they looked for work beginning July 18.

Speaker Announces Member’s Immediate Resignation

Jul. 23, 2021 / Press Release

HARRISBURG – Yesterday the Attorney General of Pennsylvania filed criminal charges against Rep. Margo Davidson (D-Philadelphia). Today, Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) received Davidson’s resignation letter, effective immediately.

Where Are the 217 Children of Luzerne County Now?

Jul. 12, 2021 / Press Release

In light of Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s investigation of Luzerne County Children and Youth, we need to ask some very important follow-up questions. It is absolutely shocking and disheartening to see that children have been left unprotected by the very system that is built to save them from neglect and abuse.

Heffley’s Anti-Blight Bill Now Law

Jul. 01, 2021 / Press Release

HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) that provides communities with another tool for fighting blight has been signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf. Act 33 of 2021, formerly House Bill 264, requires tax sale participants to register beforehand, which will assist municipalities in identifying the owners of blighted properties in a timely manner.

Sankey, Rigby Support Fiscally-Responsible State Budget Plan

Jun. 30, 2021 / Press Release

HARRISBURG – State Reps. Tommy Sankey (R-Osceola Mills) and Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown) today voted to support Senate Bill 255, the primary piece of legislation which makes up the 2021-22 state budget package. The bill, which passed by a 140-61 margin, now goes to the state Senate for consideration.