Rural Water News
Truitt Bill to Require Coverage of Medically Necessary Nutritional Formulas for Children with Rare Illnesses Becomes Law
HARRISBURG – Legislation introduced by Rep. Dan Truitt (R-Chester) to help children who are unable to digest regular foods because of rare health conditions was signed into law by the governor on Wednesday.
HARRISBURG-- Rep. John Taylor (R-Philadelphia) joined his colleagues in passing legislation to expand and improve the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and the Educational Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) programs by allowing career and technical schools to benefit from the program.
EPA Region 7 Issues Decision Letter on the State of Missouri’s Proposed Changes to Water Quality Standards
Environmental News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Lenexa, Kan., Oct. 23, 2014) - EPA Region 7 has issued its decision letter to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) on the State of Missouri’s proposed new and revised Water Quality Standards, approving most proposed changes, including Missouri’s decision to protect previously unclassified lakes and streams for certain uses listed in the federal Clean Water Act (CWA)
WHAT: Area members of the House Republican Caucus will discuss state employment advances in the region, including new jobs at a plant in Carbon County. House members will also discuss increases in family-sustaining jobs across Pennsylvania. A local business leader and new employee will also speak.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) joined the majority of his colleagues Monday in supporting legislation which prevents any of Pennsylvania’s more than 2,500 municipalities from enacting their own individual gun ordinances. House Bill 80, which passed with bipartisan support, has been sent to Gov. Tom Corbett for his signature into law.
PERKASIE – Lower costs for energy and consumer products, along with other commercial applications, are direct benefits of the growing natural gas industry for residents and businesses in the southeastern part of the state, members of the House Majority Policy Committee learned today during a roundtable discussion at the Bucks County Community College’s Upper Campus in Perkasie, said Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks/144th), host of the event and member of the Policy Committee.
Evankovich Bill to Make Career and Technical Schools Eligible for EITC and OSTC Programs Awaits Governor’s Signature
HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Eli Evankovich (R-Westmoreland/Armstrong), allowing public career and technical schools to be eligible for two nationally acclaimed tax credit programs for creating student scholarships, was passed in the House of Representatives on a concurrence vote Monday. House Bill 91, which was amended in the Senate, now heads to the governor’s desk to be signed into law.
WHAT: Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/ Delaware), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, will hold an informational meeting on Pennsylvania’s preparedness for the Ebola virus.
SAN FRANCISCO – Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $1 million in fellowship grants to 12 students at Northern California universities conducting research and studying in environmental disciplines. These students selected will work on a variety of projects covering topics including climate change, public health and sustainability
PHILADELPHIA — Near the intersection of 13th Street and Locust Street next to the site where Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner was murdered on Dec. 9, 1981, a measure introduced by state Rep. Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery) that will protect victims of crime and their families was signed into law by the governor.
HARRISBURG – Last week, the House gave its approval again to legislation that would give law enforcement another tool in which to prosecute unscrupulous individuals who create a fake profile online with the sole intent to harass or maliciously harm another person, said Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks/144th), author of the proposal.
HARRISBURG – As the 2013-14 legislative session comes to an end, Rep. Ryan Aument (R-Lancaster) today applauded the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s undertaking of some key policy issues and expressed disappointment with lack of meaningful action on others.
HARRISBURG – With thefts of copper and other metals on the rise across the Commonwealth, the state House today approved legislation taking aim at those who break the law by creating a new category of offense and outlining stiff penalties, said Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint).
HARRISBURG – The state House this week gave final approval to a bill aimed at deterring local governments from establishing their own firearms laws, an action that already is against state law, said Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint).
Metcalfe Legislation to Crack Down on Copper Wiring Theft and Illegal Local Gun Control on Target for Governor’s Signature
HARRISBURG —Legislation sponsored by State Representative Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) to make the punishment more adequately fit the crime for copper wiring theft and also impose financial penalties against any jurisdiction that illegally adopts a local firearm ordinance was concurred on by the state House today and sent to the governor’s desk for signature.
HARRISBURG – Rep. RoseMarie Swanger (R-Lebanon) today called upon the Pennsylvania Department of Health to take the lead in protecting residents of the Commonwealth from the deadly Ebola virus, expressing frustration and disappointment with the federal response to the global Ebola pandemic.
HARRISBURG – With more than 8,000 Pennsylvanians currently awaiting a life-saving organ or bone marrow transplant, legislation sponsored by Rep. Robert Godshall (R-Montgomery) to make it easier to donate an organ or tissue to someone in need is finally on its way to becoming law.
HARRISBURG – In a series of education-focused bills passed by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives this session, including this week, the chamber continued its commitment to excellence in education that has been a hallmark for House Republicans since gaining the majority nearly four years ago.
HARRISBURG-- The House has passed House Bill 1135, which includes legislation authored by Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) designating a portion of Pennsylvania Route 611 between Maple Avenue and Meetinghouse Road, in Horsham Township, Montgomery County, as the Lieutenant Joseph C. Park II Memorial Highway. The bill now goes to the Governor for his signature.
HARRISBURG – Legislation authored by state Rep. Joe Emrick (R-Northampton) which would rename a portion of Route 191 to honor local veterans of World War II is headed to Gov. Tom Corbett’s desk. The language of Emrick’s bill, House Bill 1736, was rolled into a larger bill which was unanimously passed Monday by the state House.