HARRISBURG—Legislation sponsored by Rep. Tom Murt (R-Montgomery/Philadelphia) to directing the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to undertake a study on access to community mental health services for Pennsylvania families has unanimously passed the House.
HARRISBURG – Legislation requiring overdose victims seek an evaluation by a certified recovery specialist has been passed by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in a bipartisan fashion, said Rep. Chris Quinn (R-Delaware), who authored the measure.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Greg Rothman (R-Cumberland) announced today that Hampden Township was awarded a $60,702 ARLE grant from PennDOT to cover the cost of numerous safety improvements to the Wertzville Road corridor.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) is reminding eligible residents that time is quickly running out to apply to the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program. The deadline is Tuesday, Dec. 31, to make application with the Department of Revenue.
HARRISBURG – On Monday, a state House committee moved Pennsylvania a significant step forward in the effort to join other states by beginning the process of reining in and reversing significant abuses of power by the federal government.
HARRISBURG – No tax dollar collected, held or spent by state government belongs to the government. The money belongs to the people who entrust elected officials to be fair stewards of their money.
HARRISBURG – Two bills sponsored by Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster) that would provide much-needed relief to Pennsylvania’s struggling dairy farmers received overwhelming bipartisan approval Tuesday in the state House of Representatives.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) today announced her office’s outreach schedule for the month of December. As always, these events will be weather permitting and feature representatives from several organizations offering their assistance.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) joined President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and leaders from around the United States today at the White House for a roundtable discussion of expanding educational opportunities.
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania property owners now have another option to post notices prohibiting trespassing on their land after Rep. Dawn Keefer’s (R-Dillsburg) House Bill 1772 was signed into law. The law allows property owners to use purple paint in lieu of traditional signs.
HARRISBURG – Continuing his commitment to raising awareness about the prevalence of food allergies in the Commonwealth, Rep. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette/Westmoreland) has created a Food Allergy Caucus within the House of Representatives.
HARRISBURG – Legislation that would provide protections from surprise medical balance bills to Pennsylvania consumers, sponsored by Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna), on Tuesday was unanimously reported out of the House Insurance Committee, which Pickett chairs. House Bill 1862 will next be considered by the full House.
We are elected to address issues, not avoid them. In the spirit of not shying away from tough topics, I’d like to tackle another one…abortion. On Oct. 21, I proudly spoke in support of the heartbeat bill (House Bill 1977), which would outlaw abortions after detection of a heartbeat, which I believe to be undeniable proof of two individual lives being present.
HARRISBURG – A resolution designating October as Life Insurance Awareness Month in Pennsylvania, sponsored by Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna), was unanimously adopted by the House of Representatives today.
HARRISBURG – Today, the House Democratic Policy Committee held a hearing on legislation drafted by Rep. Jim Marshall (R-Beaver/Butler) that would allow PennDOT to authorize the operation of an autonomous shuttle vehicle on an approved route.
The Municipal Police Officers’ Education & Training Commission (MPOTEC) was established in 1974 to establish certification and training standards for Municipal Police Officers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It was recently decided that police officers in Pennsylvania will now be trained on the Yellow Dot program.
Coming to Pennsylvania road construction projects this fall – automated radar speed cameras.
As a member of the Professional Licensure Committee Chairman, I joined with my Democrat colleagues this session to pass a bill sponsored by both our Republican and Democrat chairmen into law that removed the barriers for professionals entering Pennsylvania who require state licensing for their jobs.
The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) is encouraging citizens to take steps to prepare for emergencies by participating in September’s 30 Days/30 Ways preparedness event in which participants can win prizes of safety gear to help them get through an emergency.
HARRISBURG – As a former police chief and employee of the American Red Cross, state Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown) knows the challenges emergency responders face.