HARRISBURG – Rep. Natalie Mihalek (R-Allegheny/Washington) has been sworn in to serve her second term in the House of Representatives. Mihalek issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Marci Mustello (R-Butler) today was sworn in as state representative of the 11th Legislative District. This will be Mustello’s first full term in office; she was previously sworn into office in June 2019 following a special election.
HARRISBURG – Surrounded by his colleagues, Rep. Jason Silvis (R-Westmoreland/Armstrong/Indiana) today took the oath of office to represent the people of the 55th District. He is focused on job creation, growing the state’s economy, well-funded educational choice, free-market quality health care and energy independence.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Joe Hamm (R-Lycoming/Union) today took the oath of office for his first term in the House of Representatives to advocate for the residents of the 84th Legislative District.
HARRISBURG-- Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) was sworn in today to his sixth term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
HARRISBURG - Rep. Todd Polinchock (R-Bucks) was sworn in today to serve the people of the 144th District in Bucks County in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He is serving his second full term.
HARRISBURG – Joined by fellow members of the House of Representatives, Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) took the oath of office today for the 2021-22 session, his second term in office.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Eric Davanzo (R-Westmoreland) has been sworn in to begin serving his first full term in the General Assembly, serving the people of the 58th Legislative District. Davanzo issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG – A $60,000 state grant will support critical safety upgrades near a dangerous intersection in Taylor Township, according to Senator Judy Ward (R-30), who supported the project.
Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) invites the public to an online plans display regarding the Route 11 (West King Street) bridge replacement project. This project is located over Norfolk Southern Railroad within Shippensburg Borough and Southampton Township.
WEISSPORT – Seeking to address the questions and concerns of Carbon County voters relating to the 2020 General Election, Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) hosted a telephone town hall meeting on Friday afternoon. More than 1,100 people were on the line during the hour-long discussion.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Lori Mizgorski (R-Allegheny) is joining Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) in calling for an audit of the state’s election results prior to them being certified by the Department of State.
Earlier this year, the media’s focus on COVID-19 centered on fears that the virus would overwhelm America’s health care services. In response, state governors—including Gov. Tom Wolf—began suspending regulations to improve capacity and care. These suspensions contained the implicit understanding that some regulations in health care do more harm than good. Why else suspend them during a crisis?
HARRISBURG – Legislation authored by state Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland), majority chairman of the House Commerce Committee, that would ensure funding dedicated to supporting the integrity of Pennsylvania’s banking system is used solely for that purpose is now in the hands of the state Senate following unanimous passage by the House.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland), author of the groundbreaking Clean Slate Act of 2018, has successfully passed another piece of criminal justice reform legislation which now awaits Gov. Tom Wolf’s signature into law following bipartisan General Assembly approval Wednesday on her House Bill 440.
The citizens of the Commonwealth have been through so much over the past several months, from economic lockdown to struggling with receiving unemployment compensation from the Department of Labor and Industry. While Pennsylvania has been reopening, thanks to the work of House and senate Republicans, there are still two important pieces of COVID-19 policy the Legislature must address prior to the election: fraud and civil immunity. Currently in the House, House Bill 2352 is ready for action. This bill would create a state false claims act and provide civil immunity protections from COVID-19.
One of the unfortunate side effects of the mandates in response to COVID-19, such as the stay-at-home order, is a sharp increase in domestic violence. During the height of the stay-at-home order. Police departments in York County saw upticks in the number of domestic violence calls, including York Area Regional Police that saw a 36% increase, according to media reports.
HARRISBURG – More than five months after announcing his intention to audit Gov. Tom Wolf’s business shutdown waiver program, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today offered a progress report - not a final report - on his findings.
KINGSTON – As Pennsylvania’s economy is slowly recovering and additional economic solutions are being sought, the House and Senate Majority Policy committees, along with Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne), held a joint hearing and met with area industrial and union leaders to discuss the economic impact and benefits of the Local Resource Manufacturing Tax Credit.
More than $1.14 million in grants were awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) to communities in the 32nd Senatorial District for sewer and water line replacements, sewage system and plant upgrades and stormwater management Senator Pat Stefano (R-32) and Representative Matt Dowling (R-51) announced today.