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Bucks County House Members Respond to Governor’s Budget Presentation

PA House GOP News - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 12:38am
HARRISBURG – In response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s presentation of his 2015-16 budget proposal today at Bucks County Community College, Reps. Frank Farry (R-Bucks), Scott Petri (R-Bucks), Craig Staats (R-Bucks) and Kathy Watson (R-Bucks) released the following statement:
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PA House and Senate Pro-Life Caucus Members Express Concern Over Wolf Nominee’s Ties to Gosnell Case

PA House GOP News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 10:20pm
HARRISBURG —Majority Co-Chairs Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren) and Sen. John Eichelberger (R-Blair) joined with more than 40 members of the bipartisan Pennsylvania House and Senate Pro-Life Caucus in sending the following letter to Gov. Tom Wolf today regarding his nomination of Pedro A. Cortes for Secretary of the Commonwealth.
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House Health and Insurance Committees Examine ACA’s Impact on Drug Companies

PA House GOP News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 5:31pm
WHAT: Reps. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter), chairman of the House Health Committee, and Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna), chairman of the House Insurance Committee, are holding a joint informational hearing to get a better understanding of the impact of the Affordable Care Act on pharmaceutical manufacturers and companies.
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EPA Urges the Public to Weigh In on Proposal to Ban the Dumping of Sewage from Boats into Cayuga and Seneca Lakes and Seneca River

EPA - National Water News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 1:41pm
(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed that a “no discharge zone” can be established for Seneca Lake, Cayuga Lake and the Seneca River. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation petitioned the EPA to prohibit boats from discharging sewage into these waters by establishing a “no discharge zone” for the area
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Settlement For $8.75 Million Reached at Centredale Manor Restoration Project Superfund Site in North Providence, R.I.

EPA - National Water News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 11:42am
BOSTON – EPA and the U.S. Department of Justice have reached a settlement with New England Container Company, Inc. (NECC) relating to the Centredale Manor Restoration Project Superfund Site, located in North Providence, R.I. Under the terms of a Consent Decree lodged on April 10 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island, NECC will make a payment of $8.75 million to resolve its liability for the Site
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DEP Honored for Clarion County Abandoned Mine Reclamation Project

PaDEP - News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 12:00am
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that its Bureau of Abandoned Mine Reclamation has received the 2015 Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative (ARRI) Award for an abandoned ...
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Culver’s Bill to Establish PA Long-Term Care Council Passes House

PA House GOP News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 10:32pm
HARRISBURG – This week, the House voted in favor of legislation Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder) sponsored to establish the PA Long-Term Care Council within the Department of Aging.
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EPA Revises Final Cleanup Plan for Ringwood Mines Superfund Site in Ringwood, New Jersey

EPA - National Water News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 11:23am
(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has determined that the Borough of Ringwood has satisfied the criteria specified in EPA’s June 30, 2014 final cleanup plan for the Ringwood Mines Superfund site that allows for a recycling center to be built on the O’Connor Disposal Area. Plans for addressing other areas of the Ringwood Mines site will remain the same as finalized in the June 30, 2014 final cleanup plan
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Barrar’s Bill Modernizing the State’s 911 Law Passes House Committee

PA House GOP News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 11:16pm
HARRISBURG – Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), majority chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, today lead the committee in a vote on legislation to update and enhance the Commonwealth’s 911 emergency communications law. The bill passed with bipartisan support.
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House Committee Approves Jozwiak’s ‘American-Made Flag’ Bill

PA House GOP News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 9:31pm
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House State Government Committee on Tuesday in Harrisburg approved legislation introduced by state Rep. Barry Jozwiak (R-Berks) that would require Commonwealth agencies and the General Assembly to purchase only American and Pennsylvania flags that are manufactured in the United States.
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House Passes Simmons’ Student Health and Safety Bill

PA House GOP News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 9:22pm
HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives today unanimously approved legislation sponsored by Rep. Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton) that would help to ensure the health and safety of Pennsylvania school students who suffer from severe allergic reactions. House Bill 423 now moves to the Senate for consideration.
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House Approves Vereb-Backed Measure Honoring Law Enforcement Officers

PA House GOP News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 8:42pm
HARRISBURG – The state House today in Harrisburg approved a resolution initially introduced by Rep. Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery) honoring the service of police officers in the Commonwealth and across America by making 2015 the Year of the Law Enforcement Officer in Pennsylvania.
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White Resolution Honoring Police Passes House

PA House GOP News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 8:35pm
HARRISBURG- A resolution sponsored by Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) recognizing 2015 as the “Year of the Law Enforcement Officer” has passed the House.
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House Judiciary Committee Approves Cutler’s Legislation to Privatize Bail Bondsman Industry

PA House GOP News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 8:29pm
HARRISBURG – Legislative language drafted by Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Peach Bottom) to increase regulation of the bail bonds industry was passed unanimously by the House Judiciary Committee this week.
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Committee Unanimously Approves Ward’s Bill to Improve, Transform Deteriorating Communities

PA House GOP News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 5:27pm
HARRISBURG – In order to help revitalize areas where abandoned or blighted properties are located, Rep. Judy Ward (R-Blair) has introduced legislation approved by the House Urban Affairs Committee that would allow developers and property owners to receive a tax abatement incentive once they apply and are approved to rebuild upon an abandoned property or in a deteriorated area.
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Legislation to Increase Penalties for Concealing Identity While Committing Robbery Passes House, Says Regan

PA House GOP News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:21am
HARRISBURG – Legislation designed to make sentencing tougher on criminals who hide their faces during the commission of a robbery passed the House this week, said the bill’s author, Rep. Mike Regan (R-York/Cumberland). The bill, if enacted, would specifically call upon the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing to increase the sentence range for a person who commits a robbery while concealing, or trying to conceal, all or part of his or her face during a robbery.
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DEP Announces Dates and Locations for Public Hearings to Discuss Revisions to Chapter 78 and 78a

PaDEP - News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:00am
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has announced the dates and locations for three public hearings to discuss revisions to the Environmental Protection Performance Standards ...
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Judiciary Committee Moves Legislation to Protect Public Safety in Labor Disputes

PA House GOP News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:09pm
HARRISBURG – House Judiciary Committee Majority Chairman Ron Marsico (R-Dauphin) was pleased that his legislation to prohibit harassment, stalking or making threats by parties involved in a labor dispute was passed today during the Judiciary Committee’s scheduled weekly voting meeting.
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Bloom Bill to Deliver Fairness and Cost Savings to Taxpayers

PA House GOP News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:00pm
HARRISBURG –Rep. Stephen Bloom (R-Cumberland) today introduced legislation that would make a much-needed update to Pennsylvania’s controversial Prevailing Wage Law, ensuring uniformity and fairness with respect to all taxpayer-funded, public construction projects.
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House Passes Evankovich Bill that Delays Release of Information in Death Investigations

PA House GOP News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 7:37pm
HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Eli Evankovich (R-Westmoreland/Allegheny) that would delay the release of information in death investigations, sparing family members of the decedent from further anguish, was passed unanimously by the House of Representatives on Monday. House Bill 297 will next be considered by the Senate.
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