Rural Water News
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding $1 million in grants to strengthen the capacity of states and tribes to protect and restore wetlands. The National Wetland Program Development Grants provide interstate agencies, intertribal consortia, and non-profit organizations with funding to develop and refine comprehensive state, tribal, and local wetland programs
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a public meeting and hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 10, to outline its plan to clean up lead-contaminated battery casings and soil at residential properties ...
HARRISBURG—State Rep. Ron Marsico (R-Lower Paxton) has officially been appointed, by Speaker of the House Mike Turzai, to serve as Republican chair of the House Judiciary Committee for the 2015-16 legislative session.
As the newly elected state representative for the 80th Legislative District here in Blair County, I have been hitting the ground running and enjoying my time discussing state-related issues with people in the district, getting the district offices set up and familiarizing myself with the legislative processes in Harrisburg.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) announced today that he will be reintroducing legislation to give adult adoptees the authority to access their original birth certificate without redactions.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Marguerite Quinn (R-Bucks) has been assigned to serve on four standing House committees during the 2015-16 legislative session. Quinn’s assignments include the Appropriations, Insurance, Professional Licensure and Transportation committees. Appointment to the Appropriations Committee marks Quinn’s first assignment on this committee, and represents the only Republican House member from Bucks County on Appropriations.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon) today announced his 2015-16 session committee assignments, which will include the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Tourism and Recreational Development, Gaming Oversight and Human Services committees.
WHAT: Rep. Mark Keller (R-Perry/Cumberland), chairman of the Legislative Audit Advisory Commission (LAAC), and other LAAC members will meet to review and accept the 2014 audit.
Rep. Hackett to Sponsor Legislation to Reform Liquor Laws, Increase Victims’ Rights and Improve School Safety
HARRISBURG-- Rep. Joe Hackett (R-Delaware) plans to sponsor three bills in the 2015-16 legislative session aimed at reforming the state’s liquor laws, increasing victim’s rights and improving school safety.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) has been appointed chair of the Human Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Drugs and Alcohol for the 2015-16 legislative session.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Sue Helm (R-Dauphin) today announced that she has been appointed to serve on the House Gaming Oversight, Professional Licensure, Urban Affairs and Tourism and Recreational Development committees during the 2015-16 legislative session.
HARRISBURG - State Rep. David Parker (R-Monroe) has been appointed to serve on the following four standing committees for the 2015-16 legislative session: Children and Youth, Commerce, Environmental Resources and Energy, and Gaming Oversight.
HARRISBURG – State Reps. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) and Tommy Sankey (R-Cambria/Clearfield) have received their committee assignments for the 2015-16 session.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Chris Ross (R-Chester), who was recently elected to his 10th term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, has been named chairman of the House Liquor Control Committee for the 2015-16 legislative session. The House made history last session when it passed liquor privatization legislation, but the Senate failed to act on the measure. Ross expects privatization to come up again this session.
HARRISBURG — State Rep. Kate Klunk (R-York) today announced she has been appointed to serve on the House Aging and Older Adult Services, Children and Youth, Gaming Oversight, and Urban Affairs committees for the 2015-16 legislative session. Earlier this month, Klunk began serving her first term in the Pennsylvania General Assembly.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Dave Zimmerman (R-Lancaster) has been appointed to serve on the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, as well as two other House standing committees, for the 2015-16 legislative session.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Peach Bottom) has been selected by the Speaker to serve on two House committees during the 2015-16 legislative session: Rules and Committee on Committees. Cutler will also serve as the majority whip.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks) announced that he has been named to serve on four House committees during the 2015-16 legislative session, including Education, Commerce, Aging and Older Adult Services, and Human Services, on which he will serve as secretary.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Crawford/Erie/Lawrence/Mercer) has received his committee assignments in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 2015-16 legislative session.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tom Quigley (R-Montgomery) was assigned to serve on four standing House committees during the 2015-16 legislative session. Quigley was assigned to the Consumer Affairs, Education, Finance and Human Services committees.