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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.

Op-ed: Patent Trolls: Failure to Reform Resonates from Silicon Valley to Pennsylvania

July 31, 2014

Patent trolls: Failure to reform resonates from Silicon Valley to Pennsylvania

By Tom Marino

Special to the San Jose Mercury News more»

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»

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

18 weeks 1 day 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»

Mirabito Applauds Court Decision Restoring Private Property Rights

18 weeks 4 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

19 weeks 4 hours 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»

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

19 weeks 2 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

19 weeks 5 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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