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Committee to Hold Harrisburg Field Hearing on Northern Long Eared Bat’s Federal Endangered Listing Proposal

August 29, 2014

Bellefonte, Pa. – The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee will hold a Full Committee field hearing in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on September 8, 2014 on “The Northern Long Eared Bat: The Federal Endangered Species Act and the Impacts of a Listing on Pennsylvania and 37 Other States.”   more»

Senator Scarnati Encourages Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Services to Apply for State Grants

August 27, 2014

(HARRISBURG) – Beginning next week, volunteer fire and ambulance services can apply online for state grants to help fund their operations, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25).

Scarnati said the on-line application period for the 2014-15 grant period will start September 3rd and remain open for 45 days. more»

Thompson Reacts to Proposed Executive Actions to Support Veteran, Military Mental Wellness

August 26, 2014

Bellefonte, Pa. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5) is calling on the Senate to take action on a series of House-passed bills that would improve the mental health of veterans and active military and address the unemployment disparity facing the nation’s veteran population.   more»

Op-Ed: Pennsylvania’s Growing Heroin & Opioid Epidemic Demands Action

August 25, 2014

By Sen. Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi and Sen. Gene Yaw

Over the past five years, nearly 3,000 heroin-related overdose deaths have been identified in Pennsylvania. Overdose deaths in our state have increased by an astounding 570 percent, rising from 2.7 to 15.4 per thousand over the last two decades. more»

Mayor Campana announces another City Public Safety Infrastructure Plan

1 week 3 days ago
City crew working to clean the debris grate at Grafius Run during a heavy rain.

Mayor Campana is announcing another City Public Safety Infrastructure Plan.  In the past two weeks, Campana has prioritized projects by announcing the implementation of the Grafius Run Mitigation Project and the Lights on Plan.

The latest plan below is the Bowman Field Safety Plan.  This plan will be announced at the Public Works Committee on August 26, 2014 at noon. more»

Senate Environmental Committee Holds Second Hearing to Discuss EPA’s Clean Energy Policy

August 21, 2014

WILKES-BARRE, PA – The state Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, chaired by Sen. Gene Yaw, R-23 and Sen. more»

Scarnati: Local Airports to Receive State Grants To Improve Facilities

August 20, 2014

Two airports in the 25th Senatorial District have been awarded a total of $387,500 in state grants to improve safety and operations, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25).

Scarnati said St. Marys Municipal Airport in Elk County was awarded $262,500 to construct a vehicle parking lot. more»

Energy and Environmental Effects of EPA’s Clean Power Plan

August 20, 2014

Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee

August 21, 2014
10:00 AM
Wilkes University
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Agenda

 

10:00 AM

Opening Comments

10:10 AM more»

Scarnati Announces Rail Freight Grants in the 25th Senatorial District

August 18, 2014

(HARRISBURG) – Two projects in the 25th District have been awarded grants through Pennsylvania’s Rail Transportation Assistance Program (RTAP) and the Rail Freight Assistance Program (RFAP), according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson). more»

Sen. Yaw Announces $1.5 Million in District Rail Grants

August 15, 2014

HARRISBURG – State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced that four District rail freight projects will receive approximately $1.5 million in funding through the state’s Rail Freight Assistance Program (RFAP), underwritten through the newly created Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF). more»

Governor Corbett Announces Updated 12-Year Transportation Program

2 weeks 2 days ago
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett

Gettysburg - Governor Tom Corbett announced today that the State Transportation Commission, building on the Act 89 transportation plan, has updated Pennsylvania’s 12-Year Transportation Program with a sizeable boost in much needed transportation improvements.  more»

Lycoming County Commissioner Jeff Wheeland Earns Award

2 weeks 2 days ago
Lycoming County Commissioner Jeff Wheeland earned the 2014 CCAP President’s Award. Pictured, from left, are Lycoming County Commissioners Tony Mussare, Wheeland, and Ernie Larson. Image Provided.

Lycoming County Commissioner Jeff Wheeland earned the 2014 County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania President's Award at the CCAP annual conference in Lancaster this month. Wheeland also is chairman of CCAP's Energy, Environment and Land Use Committee. The presidential awards are given by the CCAP president to honor outstanding contributions and more»

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

August 14, 2014

What: The Center for Rural Pennsylvania has announced the fourth and final public hearing to be held across Pennsylvania to solicit testimony on the increased use of heroin and other opioids.  Information from the hearing can be used to develop legislative policies that may help to curb the use of these dangerous narcotics impacti more»

Heroin Crisis Facing Pennsylvania Hearing 4

August 14, 2014

CENTER FOR RURAL PENNSYLVANIA PUBLIC HEARING
Heroin Crisis Facing Pennsylvania

August 19, 2014
Gemmell Student Center
Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Clarion, Pennsylvania more»

Thompson Announces Deadline for Service Academy Nomination Applications

August 14, 2014

Bellefonte, Pa. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5), today announced October 1, 2014 as the submission deadline for high school seniors to apply for nomination for acceptance into the U.S. Service Academies for 2015. more»

Statement on Flatirons Ending Marcellus Drilling Operations at Brandon-Day Well

August 11, 2014

HARRISBURG – Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) has issued the following statement regarding the Flatirons Development, LLC decision concerning the Brandon-Day well:
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Thompson and PA Agriculture Secretary Greig to Host Public Policy Forum During Ag Progress Days 2014

August 7, 2014

Bellefonte, PA – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5), Chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy and Forestry, and Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Secretary George Greig, will host a public policy forum during Penn State’s 2014 Ag Progress Days (APD).  Details of the event are provided below. more»

Rep. Thompson: USDA Inclusion of Wood Products in BioPreferred Program will Strengthen Forestry Economy

August 6, 2014

Corry, PA – Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a final rule eliminating the restrictions on including mature market wood products in the USDA’s BioPreferred program.  The action implements legislation sponsored by U.S. more»

Mirabito hosting Castle Doctrine seminar

August 5, 2014

News releases and media advisories from Rep. Mirabito.

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.

Thompson Supports Passage of Bipartisan Legislation to Reform VA Health Care System

July 30, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5) voted to support H.R. 3230, the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act, which the House passed with overwhelming bipartisan support by a vote of 420 to 5. The bill is expected to pass the Senate and be signed into law by President Obama. more»

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 more»

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