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Keep Philadelphia Schools Open, Advance Dollars, House Republicans Urge Governor

July 31, 2014

HARRISBURG – Asking Gov. Tom Corbett to advance the School District of Philadelphia education funding, Speaker of the House Sam Smith (R-Armstrong, Indiana and Jefferson counties) and House Majority Leader Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) today announced that public pension reform and a bill dealing primarily with the Philadelphia school district will be voted in September.

Mirabito: The people spoke and DCNR listened

July 30, 2014

News releases and media advisories from Rep. Mirabito.

Heroin Crisis Facing Pennsylvania Hearing 3

July 29, 2014

CENTER FOR RURAL PENNSYLVANIA PUBLIC HEARING
Heroin Crisis Facing Pennsylvania

August 5, 2014
DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness
St. Francis University
Loretto, Pennsylvania

Agenda

9:00 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks more»

Scarnati: State Senate Works Toward Pension Reform

July 25, 2014

HARRISBURG – The State Senate has recently passed bi-partisan legislation to begin reforming Pennsylvania’s pension system by moving members of the General Assembly and other statewide elected officials to a defined contribution plan, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25). more»

Funding Approved for Williamsport Municipal Water Authority

1 week 2 days ago

HARRISBURG – State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced that a $9 million investment in Lycoming County will address existing water infrastructure needs and improve the health and welfare of area residents. more»

Funding Approved for Williamsport Municipal Water Authority

July 22, 2014

HARRISBURG – State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced that a $9 million investment in Lycoming County will address existing water infrastructure needs and improve the health and welfare of area residents. more»

Officials Announce State Funding for Pollution, Sediment Reduction Project

July 22, 2014

HARRISBURG – State officials today announced an $821,212 low-interest loan through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure and Investment Authority (PENNVEST) that will assist a Union County dairy operation with pollution and sediment reduction efforts. more»

Sen. Yaw Applauds Funding for Rural Firefighters

July 22, 2014

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) today announced the recipients of state firefighter grants in Bradford, Lycoming and Susquehanna counties, according to State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23). more»

Mirabito Applauds Court Decision Restoring Private Property Rights

1 week 6 days ago

HARRISBURG, July 18 – State Rep. Rick Mirabito, D-Lycoming, applauded the Commonwealth Court opinion stating that the Public Utility Commission does not have the authority to review local drilling ordinances or to withhold impact fees from municipalities. more»

Senators Scarnati and Pileggi Comment on the Passing of Senator Hank Salvatore

July 18, 2014

HARRISBURG – Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi (R-9) issued the following statement regarding the passing of former Senator Hank Salvatore: more»

Scarnati Announces $1.2 Million Awarded for 25th District Airport Grants

July 18, 2014

Three airports in the 25th Senatorial District will receive a total of $1,225,754 in grants to improve safety and operations, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25).

Scarnati explained that the grants are being awarded to airports in Clinton, Elk and Jefferson counties.  Funding for the grants comes from PennDOT’s Aviation Development Program and a Federal Block Grant Program. more»

Smith Issues Statement on Grant being named Outstanding Fair Ambassador

July 17, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY – House Speaker Sam Smith (R-Jefferson/Indiana/Armstrong) issued the following statement upon the announcement that Jim Grant was named an “Outstanding Fair Ambassador” by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

Governor Tom Corbett Announces Investments in 35 Airports, Includes Our Area

2 weeks 2 days ago

Investments in 35 Airports to Upgrade Facilities, Support more than 2,600 Jobs

Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett today announced that an $18 million state and federal investment will improve safety and operations at 35 Pennsylvania airports that support more than 2,600 jobs. more»

Federal, State Officials Applaud Investment at Bradford County Airport

July 16, 2014

HARRISBURG – Federal and state officials today applauded the announcement made by the Corbett Administration that the Bradford County Airport will receive approximately $960,555 in federal and state funding in order to acquire land and construct a new taxiway. more»

Media Advisory – Heroin: Combating this Growing Epidemic in Rural Pennsylvania

July 16, 2014

Heroin:  Combating this Growing Epidemic in Rural Pennsylvania more»

Heroin Crisis Facing Pennsylvania Public Hearing 2

July 15, 2014

CENTER FOR RURAL PENNSYLVANIA PUBLIC HEARING
Heroin Crisis Facing Pennsylvania

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
Reading Area Community College
Schmidt Training and Technology Center
10 South Second Street
Reading, PA  19603 more»

House Passes Bipartisan Highway Funding Bill

July 15, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5) voted to support H.R. 5021, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014, which authorizes funding to address a looming shortfall to the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) and extends federal surface transportation programs through May of 2015.  The bill passed the U.S. more»

House GOP leads by example

July 15, 2014

Light has long been shining from some corners of Harrisburg as policies driving sustainable job growth, budgetary responsibility, unparalleled investments in education, and consumer choices have been sown.

House GOP leads by example

July 15, 2014

Light has long been shining from some corners of Harrisburg as policies driving sustainable job growth, budgetary responsibility, unparalleled investments in education, and consumer choices have been sown.

Lycoming County Announces Funding for Community Parks

2 weeks 4 days ago

Lycoming County Government has established a Mini-Grant Program to fund a limited number of community park projects – up to $20,000 each – using a share of the County's Marcellus Shale Legacy Funds. These natural gas impact Legacy Funds were provided to the County for this purpose by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. more»

Mayor Campana to Brief the Public Works Committee on Grafius Run Flood Mitigation

2 weeks 6 days ago
Williamsport Mayor Gabriel Campana

On July 22, 2014, Mayor Campana will brief the Public Works Committee at 12:00 P.M. in City Council Chambers.  The Topic will be the Administration’s updated plans for Grafius Run Flood Mitigation. more»

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