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Heroin: Combating this Growing Epidemic in Rural Pennsylvania

July 2, 2014

What: The Center for Rural Pennsylvania has announced four public hearings to be held across Pennsylvania to solicit testimony on the increased use of heroin and other opioids. more»

Heroin Crisis Facing Pennsylvania Public Hearing 1

July 2, 2014

CENTER FOR RURAL PENNSYLVANIA PUBLIC HEARING
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Mirabito Says Budget Hurts Rural Pennsylvania

8 weeks 6 days ago
Rep. Rick Mirabito, D-Lycoming County

HARRISBURG, June 30 – State Rep. Rick Mirabito, D-Lycoming, said he couldn't vote for the 2014-15 state budget because it hurts the quality of life in rural Pennsylvania.

Mirabito said the budget does not restore massive funding cuts to hurting school districts that resulted in increased local property taxes throughout rural Pennsylvania. more»

Smith Says New State Budget Funds Priorities without Increasing Taxes

July 1, 2014

HARRISBURG – House Speaker Sam Smith (R-Jefferson/Indiana/Armstrong) said today that the 2014-15 state budget is a modest spending plan that funds the state’s priorities without increasing taxes or imposing new ones.

Informational Resources on the National Flood Insurance Program

July 1, 2014

Included on this page you will find information that individuals can utilize to find out more information about their flood insurance policies, claims and changes to the National Flood Insurance Program.  more»

Mirabito says budget hurts rural Pennsylvania

June 30, 2014

News releases and media advisories from Rep. Mirabito.

PA Senate Approves Budget Plan for 2014-15

June 30, 2014

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Senate today approved a state budget for Fiscal Year 2014-15 that invests in education, public safety and provides support for essential social and health services and programs without a tax increase, according to Senator Gene Yaw (R-23). more»

Statement on Senate Confirmation of George Wheeler

June 30, 2014

HARRISBURG – Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25) has issued the following statement on today’s Senate confirmation of George Wheeler: more»

Statement on SCOTUS Hobby Lobby Ruling

June 30, 2014

HARRISBURG – Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Banking & Insurance Committee Chairman Don White (R-41) have issued the following joint statement regarding the Supreme Court of the United States Hobby Lobby ruling:

“Today’s Supreme Court decision in favor of Hobby Lobby is a monumental victory for Religious Freedom in our country. more»

Senate Environmental Committee Holds Hearing on EPA’s Clean Energy Policy

June 27, 2014

HARRISBURG – The state Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, chaired by Sen. more»

Senate Bills 1310, 1378, 1443

June 25, 2014

Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
10:00 am in Room 8EB

Agenda

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Senate Environmental Committee Approves Three Bills

June 25, 2014

HARRISBURG – The state Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, chaired by Senator Gene Yaw (R-23), today approved three bills. more»

Pennsylvania Congressmen: Latest EPA Overreach Will Devastate Pennsylvania Farmers

June 23, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Members of Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation are working to protect Pennsylvania farmers by fighting back against another regulatory overreach by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).   more»

Thompson Servicemember Telemedicine Expansion Gains New Support with Passage of Defense Bill

June 20, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4870, the Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2015, by a vote of 340 to 73.  The measure includes Thompson provisions that will prioritize investments for the expansion of telemedicine across the military and provide full funding for recovering and identifying U.S. more»

Thompson Subcommittee Hearing Examines Threat Posed to Agriculture by EPA Water Rule

June 19, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Glenn 'GT' Thompson (R-PA), Chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry, held a public hearing to review the interpretive rule regarding the applicability of Clean Water Act (CWA) agricultural exemptions. more»

EPA’s Clean Power Plan

June 19, 2014

Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee

EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Friday, June 27, 2014
9 a.m.
North Office Building, Hearing Room #1

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Bills for Reduced-Fee Hunting & Fishing Licenses for Disabled Vets Sent to the Governor

June 18, 2014

HARRISBURG – The State Senate has unanimously approved legislation to offer more disabled Pennsylvania veterans reduced-fee hunting and fishing licenses, according to Senators Joe Scarnati (R-25), Lisa Baker (R-20) and Scott Hutchinson (R-21). more»

Senate Confirms Van Blarcom to Milk Marketing Board Post

June 17, 2014

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Senate today unanimously confirmed the nomination of James A. Van Blarcom to serve as a member of the state’s Milk Marketing Board (MMB), according to Senator Gene Yaw (R-23).

Van Blarcom, a self-employed Bradford County dairy farmer, owns and operates a 500 head dairy herd with his family in Columbia Cross Roads. more»

Hockey Team Restitution is being made to the city

11 weeks 11 hours ago
Statement from Mayor Campana's office.

The former Williamsport Outlaws and the Syracuse Hockey Club owed the city $47,000.00 for unpaid rent and utility bills. more»

Deadline to Apply for Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Extended, Says Turzai

June 13, 2014

HARRISBURG – Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) would like to let residents know that the deadline to apply for the state’s 2013 Property Tax/Rent Rebate program is being extended from June 30 to Dec. 31.

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