HARRISBURG – In a move to relieve taxpayers from crushing debt built by years of fiscal irresponsibility driven by overspending on projects by past administrations, the House Finance Committee voted Monday to send House Bill 2419, a strategic debt reduction program, to the House floor for a vote later this week, House Majority Leader Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) announced.
Washington, D.C – Tonight, the U.S. House passed with unanimous support the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014, a bipartisan agreement between the House and Senate to modernize and reauthorize the Child Care & Development Block Grant (CCDBG) program. U.S. more»
Cogan Station, PA-President Obama addressed the nation on the eve of September 11th in an attempt to outline how he plans to “degrade and destroy” ISIS, or ISIL as he calls it. However, the speech fell far short of describing just how evil ISIS is and how difficult it will be to defeat them. President Obama also failed to articulate just how seriously imminent the threat is to our homeland. more»
HARRISBURG – Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) has been named a “Guardian of Small Business” by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). Turzai received the award for his 100 percent voting record on behalf of Pennsylvania’s small-business owners.
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Glenn 'GT' Thompson (PA-5), Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee's Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry, held a public hearing to review the U.S. more»
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5) issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s foreign policy address on the U.S. response to confronting the threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL): more»
(HARRISBURG) – Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) and Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley will once again host a three-day, 100-mile charity bike ride from Gettysburg to Annville to raise money for three children’s hospitals in Pennsylvania. more»
(HARRISBURG) – The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) has approved a total of $2,594,832 for eight energy, transportation and water and sewer projects in the 25th Senatorial District, announced Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson). more»
Harrisburg, PA – Today, the House Natural Resources Committee held a field oversight hearing on “The Northern Long Eared Bat: The Federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the Impacts of a Listing on Pennsylvania and 37 Other States.” This hearing examined questions regarding bat data and non-human-caused disease, as well as the likely negative impacts that a federal endangered more»
HARRISBURG – State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) and State Representative Garth Everett (R-84) today reminded local seniors to attend their annual ‘Senior Expo’ this Tuesday, September 9th in Pennsdale, Lycoming County.
Beginning at 9:30AM, more than 60 exhibitors will be providing the most current information on state programs and services available to Pennsylvania’s older residents. more»
Representatives of the First Community Foundation award the City of Williamsport with $600,000 from the Williamsport Lycoming Impact Fund. Left to Right- John Grado, Bill Nichols, Mayor Gabriel Campana, Jennifer Wilson, Marshall Welch III, Trisha Marty.
WILLIAMSPORT, PA – The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania (FCFP) is proud to grant $600,000 to the City of Williamsport through the Williamsport Lycoming Impact Fund. Since its creation in 2002, the Impact Fund has granted $1,975,000. The Fund was established to accumulate unrestricted funds for projects and programs with the potential for high community im more»
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»
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»
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»
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»