For months during the COVID-19 pandemic, we heard from the Wolf administration, namely the governor and former Secretary of Health Rachel Levine, that we must trust the science…trust the data. And I fully agree. Science and data must drive policy, whether it be in response to a global pandemic or other bills before the General Assembly.
HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives today advanced an amended version of the Voting Rights Protection Act (House Bill 1800), setting up a final vote in December to modernize Pennsylvania’s election system, according to the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover), chairman of the House State Government Committee.
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.
GREENVILLE – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Crawford/Erie/Lawrence/Mercer) hosted a panel consisting of leaders from manufacturing, technology and economic development companies who testified before the House Majority Policy Committee on Thursday to discuss how to advance the economy in Northwestern Pennsylvania.
My first job was washing dishes in a diner, and I still remember how proud I was to receive my first paycheck. Though it has been a couple decades since I joined the workforce, I still carry with me the valuable lessons I learned as a teenager at that job.
HARRISBURG – The Lancaster GOP House Delegation, House Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Peach Bottom) and Reps. Mindy Fee (R-Manheim), Keith J. Greiner (R-Upper Leacock), Dave Hickernell (R-West Donegal), Brett Miller (R-East Hempfield), Steve Mentzer (R-Lititz) and Dave Zimmerman (R-East Earl), are calling on the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) to cease sending letters to school children stating that they have determined the child has had a “close contact” with a person that has COVID-19 and if they do not do as the letter instructs then legal action will be taken against them.
MONTROSE – Reps. Jonathan Fritz (R- Susquehanna/Wayne) and Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) are co-hosting a Concealed Carry Castle Doctrine Seminar in Montrose on Thursday, Oct. 14.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) issued the following statement in reaction to Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement that he has formed an advisory council to provide guidance during his review of the congressional redistricting plan to be developed and passed by the Pennsylvania General Assembly.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) is joining House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton (D-Philadelphia/Delaware) and state Sen. Katie Muth (D-Chester/Montgomery/Berks) in introducing legislation to establish a statewide tracking system for sexual assault evidence administered jointly by the Pennsylvania State Police and the Department of Health.
Every 10 years, state officials are required to redraw state General Assembly and congressional seats. Though this may sound like a just a step in the legislative process, it has a great impact on you.
HARRISBURG – As businesses continue to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) announced today $20 million in pandemic relief funding is now available to help image and hair care professionals bounce back.
CHALFONT – Rep. Todd Polinchock (R-Bucks) today congratulated Warrington Township on receiving a Healing the Planet grant to continue building an environmentally friendly community through projects and parks which connect the public with the outdoors.
WHAT: Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny), a member of the House State Government Committee, will host one of eight committee hearings to gather input from residents on congressional redistricting.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Frank Farry (R-Bucks) recently honored the Langhorne Lightning 14U Futures Team for winning the National Softball Association World Series earlier this summer.