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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.
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.
PITTSBURGH – Speaker of the Pennsylvania House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) issued the following statement upon the death of President George H.W. Bush:
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).
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:
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).
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.
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:
WHAT: Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) and Sen. Randy Vulakovich (R-Allegheny), co-chairmen of the Senate Resolution 6 Commission, and other members of the commission will unveil its final report and discuss implementation of the concepts it contains.
HARRISBURG—Reps. Tod Stephens (R-Montgomery) and Tom Murt (R-Montgomery/Philadelphia) announced that the Wolf administration will hold a public hearing in Harrisburg to share information about perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and to receive input from representatives of government, industry and advocacy groups.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) today said voters and policymakers in Pennsylvania need to face the fact that the Keystone State’s fiscal outlook will lead to higher taxes and reduced services unless drastic measures are taken – and soon.
Gov. Tom Wolf held a ceremonial bill signing Tuesday for legislation, authored by Rep. Bernie O’Neill (R-Bucks), which expands the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP). Created in 1967, the NAP incentivizes businesses to invest in affordable housing programs, community services, crime prevention, education, job training or neighborhood assistance.
HARRISBURG – Members of the York County Republican Delegation to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, which consists of Reps. Seth Grove (R-Dover), Dawn Keefer (R-Dillsburg), Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) and Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam), today praised the selection of Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) to serve as the new House Majority Leader and the choice of their colleagues to retain Rep. Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion) as the House Appropriations Chairman.
By acclamation, Turzai elected caucus-designee for speaker and Cutler elected majority leader
HARRISBURG – In his continuing effort to address Pennsylvania’s drug crisis with effective legislation, Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) has introduced a proposal that would provide drug addicts with a logical next step for recovery. House Bill 2727 would establish a statewide program to ensure drug overdose survivors receive treatment after they are released from the hospital.