Southeast Republican House Members Work to Secure $10 Million for COVID-19 Vaccine Research and Development

May. 28, 2020 / Press Release

HARRISBURG – At the request of Republican members from the southeast region of Pennsylvania, $10 million from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act has been approved by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to go to entities across the state working on research and development of a coronavirus vaccine, such as Wistar Institute in Philadelphia.

Rigby Says Partial-Year Budget is the Only Option

May. 28, 2020 / Press Release

HARRISBURG - State Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown) firmly believes “you can’t spend what you don’t have, especially when you don’t know what you have.” With that as a basis, he joined colleagues on both sides of the aisle today in sending to Gov. Tom Wolf the package of state budget legislation for the first portion of the 2020-21 fiscal year.

The Senior Protection Act to Safeguard At-Risk Seniors Heads to Governor, Turzai Says

May. 28, 2020 / Press Release

HARRISBURG – Taking action today to help protect 123,000 Pennsylvanians living in the state’s nursing home facilities, personal care homes and assisted living residences, the Senior Protection Act, House Bill 2510, authored by Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) and co-sponsored by Reps. Harry Readshaw (D-Allegheny) and Bill Kortz (D-Allegheny) to help these facilities keep loved ones safe, passed the House and is heading to the governor’s desk for his signature, Turzai said.

How Did Unemployment Fail?

May. 28, 2020 / Press Release

Some of the most gut-wrenching conversations I’ve had with constituents have come over the past two months or so. They all carried a common theme: Unemployment benefits…or more like the lack thereof.

Perry County Officials Call Failure to Include County

May. 11, 2020 / Press Release

HARRISBURG –Senator John DiSanto (Dauphin/Perry), Rep. Mark Keller, and Perry County Commissioners Brian Allen, Gary Eby, and Brenda Watson today responded to Governor Wolf’s failure to include Perry County in the latest announcement of additional counties scheduled to reopen.

Mihalek’s Bill to Reopen Car Sales in PA Passes House, Heads to Senate

Apr. 21, 2020 / Press Release

HARRISBURG – Rep. Natalie Mihalek (R-Allegheny/Washington) announced today her legislation that would require the Department of Community and Economic Development to issue a waiver allowing all car dealerships to open while respecting the recommended Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines has passed the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

With the Rise of Stormwater Fees, Water Quality Data and Monitoring Plans are Needed

Mar. 11, 2020 / Press Release

Many of our constituents have contacted us recently expressing concern and frustration with a new storm water fee being imposed by their municipalities. While this is not a new issue generally speaking, we are equally concerned as more and more municipalities choose to impose a fee on their residents in response to clean water mandates coming down from the Federal government.

The Business of Pennsylvania’s Future

Mar. 09, 2020 / Press Release

I ran for office based largely on my more than 25 years of business experience. During that time, I not only led one of York County’s finest companies but served as a consultant to many of the largest and most respected companies in the world. That experience, combined with the extensive travel it involved, led me to the realization that American capitalism is one of the greatest sources of good in the world.

PennDOT Seeks Summer Interns

Mar. 06, 2020 / Press Release

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Engineering District 4, which covers Luzerne, Lackawanna, Pike, Wayne, Susquehanna and Wyoming counties, is now accepting applications for summer internships.

We Lost Glatfelter. What’s Next?

Mar. 04, 2020 / Press Release

There are several names synonymous with York County. There’s Utz and Martin’s, the snack food giants based in the western end of the county, Wright, who gave Wrightsville its name, and many others that have withstood the test of time.