Rural Water News
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:
PA House and Senate Pro-Life Caucus Members Express Concern Over Wolf Nominee’s Ties to Gosnell Case
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.
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.
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
(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
Settlement For $8.75 Million Reached at Centredale Manor Restoration Project Superfund Site in North Providence, R.I.
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
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 ...
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.
(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
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.
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.
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.
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.
HARRISBURG- A resolution sponsored by Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) recognizing 2015 as the “Year of the Law Enforcement Officer” has passed the House.
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.
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.
Legislation to Increase Penalties for Concealing Identity While Committing Robbery Passes House, Says Regan
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.