Rural Water News
HARRISBURG-- Rep. John Taylor (R-Philadelphia) has been honored by Regional Legal Housing Services (RLHS) with its Advancing the Field Award for his work passing land bank legislation in Harrisburg.
Over the last few years, we have consistently heard of the scathing rumors and innuendos regarding the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and its publicly reported criminal investigation.
ATLANTA – Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in partnership with the White House Council on Environmental Quality, the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Transportation and Urban Development, the Army Corp of Engineers and the Centers for Disease Control, along with other federal partners, announced that the Urban Waters Federal Partnership is expanding to Proctor Creek in Atlanta, Ga. Proctor Creek is one of only 11 communities nationwide to be newly selected for the partnership
HARRISBURG – Expanding and enhancing the definition of child abuse in the state’s Child Protection Services Law was the focus of a public hearing of the House Children and Youth Committee today at the state Capitol, said Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks/144th), chairman of the committee.
House Approves Boback’s Resolution Designating May 25 as ‘National Missing Children’s Day’ in Pennsylvania
HARRISBURG – In the wake of three young women escaping their captor’s house in Cleveland, where they were trapped for 10 years, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives this week approved a resolution authored by Rep. Karen Boback (R-Luzerne/Wyoming/Columbia) to recognize May 25 as “National Missing Children’s Day” in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG — The House Children and Youth Committee held a public hearing today on a bill sponsored by Rep. Scott Petri (R-Bucks) that would more clearly define what constitutes child abuse in Pennsylvania, and strengthen protections for children.
HARRISBURG – A resolution sponsored by state Rep. Will Tallman (R-Adams/York), that urges congressional support of federal legislation that promotes Pennsylvania forest products, on Wednesday was approved by the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee. House Resolution 223 now heads to the full House for consideration.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) recently joined his House colleagues in unanimously passing House Resolution 245, which recognizes May 2013 as “Lyme Disease Awareness Month.”
House Labor and Industry Committee Advances Bill to Ensure Quality Unemployment Services in Pennsylvania, Says Scavello
HARRISBURG – At a Tuesday meeting of the House Labor and Industry Committee, Rep. Mario Scavello (R-Monroe) led the way on a unanimous, bipartisan bill which aims to replace much-needed funding for the state’s unemployment compensation service system.
HARRISBURG – For the second time in two years, legislation sponsored by Rep. Glen Grell (R-Cumberland) to update Pennsylvania’s notaries public law has passed the House of Representatives and been sent to the Senate for consideration.
ASTON – Members of the House Select Committee on School Safety and Security heard from educators, law enforcement, mental health and school safety experts about their particular policies, procedures and concerns about school safety on May 9, said Rep. Gary Day (R-Berks/Lehigh), chairman of the committee.
Meeting on May 29 to outline cleanup effort to address acid discharge and toxic waste piles (Denver, Colo. – May 16th, 2013) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in partnership with the Colorado Division of Reclamation Mining and Safety, the U.S. Forest Service, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and Summit County, today announced plans to address legacy mining contamination at the Pennsylvania Mine site, located near Montezuma, Colorado
HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives today voted to approve changes to the state’s Small Games of Chance Act, which would allow minor league sports teams and NFL teams in Pennsylvania to run 50/50 drawings at home games, said Rep. John Payne (R-Dauphin), author of the measure.
HARRISBURG —At the first meeting of the newly formed Special Education Funding Commission today, members named Rep. Bernie O’Neill (R-Bucks) and Sen. Pat Browne (R-Lehigh co-chairs of the commission.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced today that it recovered in Maryland the missing nuclear gauge a Franklin County company lost in West Virginia on May 3. The device has ...
The departments of Conservation and Natural Resources, Environmental Protection and Transportation will host a Spoke ‘n’ Gear Expo on Friday, May 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the first floor ...
Governor Tom Corbett today awarded more than $6.7 million in Act 13 funding to 18 companies and organizations making the switch to natural gas for their heavy-duty fleet vehicles. “Act 13 was ...
HARRISBURG — Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Forest/McKean) voted in support of a resolution directing the Joint State Government Commission to conduct a study of all aspects of Pennsylvania’s mental health system and associated laws. The Pennsylvania House unanimously adopted House Resolution 226 on Tuesday.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh/Northampton) is the primary sponsor of a bill approved by the House State Government Committee today that would remove the ability of school board candidates to cross-file nomination petitions.