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»
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»
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»
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»
(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»
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»
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 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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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.
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»