PUNXSUTAWNEY – The life and accomplishments of Punxsutawney native and Iraqi War veteran Scott R. Smith were honored today during a ceremony at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney. Friends, family members, local veterans groups and local dignitaries gathered to pay tribute to Smith by officially designating the newly constructed Big Run Bridge as the “SFC Scott R. Smith Memorial Bridge.”
HARRISBURG – The doors to the Pennsylvania State Capitol’s Welcome Center were reopened at a ribbon-cutting ceremony today, by Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and House Speaker Sam Smith (R-66).
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.
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.
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.
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.
HARRISBURG – House Speaker Sam Smith (R-Jefferson/Indiana/Armstrong) today announced that more than $2 million in Marcellus Shale impact fees would be returned to Jefferson, Indiana and Armstrong counties and to municipalities within each of these counties.
HARRISBURG – House Speaker Sam Smith (R-Jefferson/Indiana/Armstrong) announced today that the Jefferson County Solid Waste Authority has received an $89,100 grant that will significantly expand and simplify recycling services in the county and help to further educate school students and the general public on the methods and benefits of recycling.
HARRISBURG – Sgt. 1st Class Scott R. Smith, son of Robert and Shirl Smith of Punxsutawney, was posthumously honored by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives today for his dedication and courage in serving our nation at home and abroad. more»
HARRISBURG – With trout season opening Saturday, April 12, House Speaker Sam Smith (R-Jefferson, Indiana, Armstrong) announced today that his district offices in Punxsutawney and Brookville are supplied with free copies of 2014 trout stocking schedules.
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House, Rep. Sam Smith (R-Armstrong, Indiana and Jefferson counties), has announced that he will not seek re-election in 2014. Accordingly, Smith issued the following statement:
PUNXSUTAWNEY -- House Speaker Sam Smith (R-Jefferson/Indiana/Armstrong) said today that state agencies are working to help local municipalities, townships and boroughs that are in urgent need of road salt.
HARRISBURG – House Speaker Sam Smith (R-Jefferson/Indiana/Armstrong) said today he is supporting a bill currently moving through the Legislature that would require anyone who wins more than $2,500 from the Pennsylvania Lottery to use those winnings to pay delinquent state taxes.
HARRISBURG – House Speaker Sam Smith (R-Jefferson/Indiana/Armstrong) said today that the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue has announced that there will be no reporting requirements in 2014 for clubs and other eligible organizations that hold small games of chance licenses.
HARRISBURG – Two bills to reduce the size of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and the Senate passed the House today, Speaker of the House Sam Smith (R-Jefferson/Armstrong/Indiana) said. Both bills now head to the Senate for consideration.
HARRISBURG – House Speaker Sam Smith (R-Jefferson) said today that Jefferson County municipalities are projected to receive a collective increase of more than $1.5 million in state funding over the next five years for local road construction and maintenance programs.
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