Rural Water News
The Department of Environmental Protection today released the 2012 Susquehanna River Sampling Report, explaining the latest results from an aggressive sampling effort across the Susquehanna River. Work ...
MEDIA ADVISORY: EPA to Announce More Than a Half Billion in Post-Sandy Funding for New Jersey and New York to Help Alleviate Impacts of Storms
WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Acting Administrator Bob Perciasepe and Regional Administrator for EPA Region 2, Judith A. Enck, will announce grants to New Jersey and New York to help storm-damaged communities in both states as they continue to recover from the damage caused by the October 29, 2012 storm. WHO: Bob Perciasepe, Acting Administrator, U.S
Senator Mike Brubaker (R-36) has announced plans to unveil legislation that would create a "responsible reporting process" to prevent the misuse of unauthorized video and photos taken of farm operations by requiring any undercover tapings to be shared exclusively with law enforcement.
The Senate passed legislation today sponsored by Senator Richard Alloway II (R-33) that would give counties greater control over the makeup and responsibilities of local row offices.
State and local government agencies will be required to notify the public of data breaches involving personal information within seven days under legislation authored by Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi (R-9) and unanimously approved by the Senate today.
The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, chaired by Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), today approved two bills designed to make natural gas service available to more Pennsylvanians.
Senator Mike Brubaker (R-36) will hold a media availability in Room 168/Main Capitol Building today at 2:30 p.m. to announce plans to introduce "Responsible Reporting" legislation, a bill that includes components from a previous proposal he has sponsored pertaining to farm trespassing issues combined with an immunity clause contingent upon a reporting requirement.
The Senate on Tuesday approved legislation sponsored by Sen. Pat Vance (R-Cumberland/York) that would prevent retirees from receiving unemployment compensation payments for leaving a temporary job in order to remain eligible for pension, retirement or annuity benefits.
Legislation sponsored by Senator Jake Corman (R-34) to authorize the Pennsylvania Game Commission to expand its successful Mentored Youth Hunting Program to all ages, passed the General Assembly unanimously.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Duane Milne (R-Chester) applauded the Senate for its vote on Tuesday to concur with the House to end the practice of so-called “triple dipping” and protect the state’s unemployment compensation fund.
NORRISTOWN – On the heels of a domestic abuse case which threatened to leave a female Norristown abuse victim displaced, Reps. Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery) and Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) today held a press conference in Montgomery County urging Norristown officials to repeal its nuisance ordinance which ultimately punishes victims of crime.
Rep. Stephen E. Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), majority chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, will lead an informational meeting of the committee to discuss nuclear power plant safety and security.
The Senate today unanimously passed legislation introduced by Senator Elder Vogel that will provide a tax break for Pennsylvania farmers.
Baker Bill Makes Financial Disclosure Statements Easily Accessible Online, Requires Filing By Political Party Officers
Pennsylvania has long required state and local elected and appointed officials, employees, nominees, and candidates to annually file financial disclosure statements with the state Ethics Commission, documenting income, certain investments and debts, and gifts and hospitality received. But citizens, good government groups, and media looking to review the statements have rarely found access to be easy or convenient.
The Chairmen of the Legislative Hunger Caucus, hunger advocates, community volunteers and members of the Legislature joined together today for a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the fourth season of the Capitol Hunger Garden and to continue their mission toward raising hunger awareness and addressing food insecurity.
Vereb, Stephens to Urge Norristown Officials to Repeal Nuisance Ordinance Which Punishes Victims of Crime
On the heels of a domestic violence case which led to the eviction of a female abuse victim from Norristown, Reps. Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery) and Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) will urge Norristown officials to repeal its nuisance ordinance, which ultimately punishes victims of crime.
Today, the Pennsylvania Senate unanimously passed SB 177, State Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf's (R-Bucks, Montgomery) legislation to create a task force within the Department of Health to provide greater public awareness and education about Lyme disease.
Fourth Season of Dredging Begins in Upper Hudson; Project Expected to Reach Halfway Point during Fourth Season
(Fort Edward, NY) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck was joined by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Deputy Commissioner Eugene Leff today to kick off the start of the fourth season of dredging in the Upper Hudson River
A preview of what's ahead in the Senate and a review of recent legislative action.
Pennsylvania will join states across the nation this week in recognizing April 29 through May 3 as Air Quality Awareness Week. Air Quality Partnership teams across the state will host events to teach ...