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02/05/2019
HARRISBURG – A resolution sponsored by Rep. Mark Keller (R-Perry/Cumberland) that designates the week of Feb. 16-23, 2019, as “FFA Week” in Pennsylvania was unanimously adopted by the House of Representatives today.
01/16/2019
Human trafficking is society’s hidden dark secret that happens, sometimes in plain sight. This heinous crime happens in every part of Pennsylvania. Yet, sometimes we don’t realize that people we encounter are victims of modern-day slavery.
01/11/2019
Thank you to everyone who supported me in November and has again sent me to Harrisburg as your voice from the 138th Legislative District. While the vote was not unanimous, my job is to represent all my constituents and vote according to their best interests. Such a responsibility is humbling.
01/11/2019
I’m happy to announce my appointment to serve a third consecutive term as majority chairman of the House Game and Fisheries Committee. Interacting with the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) and Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) are the primary responsibilities of the committee, which will receive an annual report from each commission in early February and meet publicly to review that report.
01/01/2019
HARRISBURG--Rep. Wendi Thomas (R-Bucks) was sworn in today to her first term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to serve the people of the 178th District.
12/27/2018
HARRISBURG – The bicameral, bipartisan Legislative Audit Advisory Commission (LAAC), chaired by Rep. Mark Keller (R-Perry/Cumberland), today voted to accept the audit report of the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s finances for the 2017-18 fiscal year as conducted by an independent certified public accounting firm.
12/20/2018
HARRISBURG – The Public Pension Management and Asset Investment Review Commission today released its report, which includes recommendations to improve the transparency and management of investment expenses and returns of the Public School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS) and the Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System (SERS).
12/06/2018
WHAT: Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, will lead an event hosted by Gold and Blue Star Mothers to remember the fallen, prisoners of war and those missing in action. The ceremony will also honor those who are currently serving in the nation’s armed forces.
12/03/2018
WHAT: Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland) will join Gov. Tom Wolf and John Wetzel, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, in a panel discussion on Pennsylvania’s new clean slate law, as part of “Criminal Justice Reform, The Road Ahead,” sponsored by The Washington Post. Delozier authored Act 56 of 2018, which made Pennsylvania the first state in the nation to seal nonviolent criminal records after a decade.
12/01/2018
PITTSBURGH – Speaker of the Pennsylvania House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) issued the following statement upon the death of President George H.W. Bush:
11/30/2018
HARRISBURG – With fire and ambulance services continuing to struggle locally and across the Commonwealth, a 39-member commission that included lawmakers and representatives of statewide fire and EMS organizations released a detailed report and recommendations for action at the Capitol this week, said Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint).
11/29/2018
HARRISBURG – Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25), Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-28), Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) and House Majority Leader-elect Bryan Cutler (R-100) issued the following statement about Governor Wolf’s Executive Order creating a state Redistricting Reform Commission:
11/28/2018
HARRISBURG – As co-chair of the Senate Resolution 6 Commission, Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) joined other commission members in presenting the report focused on improving recruitment and retention in the two critical fields of fire and emergency medical services (EMS).
11/28/2018
HARRISBURG – The Senate Resolution 6 (SR6) Commission today unveiled its final report featuring 92 concepts incorporated into 27 recommendations to address challenges faced by the fire and EMS community, said Rep. Frank Farry (R-Bucks), co-chair of the House Firefighters and Emergency Services Caucus and member of the commission.
11/27/2018
HARRISBURG — House State Government Committee Chairman Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) issued the following statement in response to recent media coverage regarding cooperative purchasing arrangements for school or municipal construction projects: