State Legislature News

HARRISBURG – Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding the reorganization session of the State House Republican Caucus. “Today, our state House Republican team voted to elect quality leaders who will move our Commonwealth in the right direction,” Gleason said. “Speaker-designate Mike Turzai and the State House Republican leadership team [...] Read More
HARRISBURG – Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding the reorganization session of the State Senate Republican Caucus. “Congratulations to President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, Majority Leader Jake Corman and our entire State Senate Republican leadership team on their elections,” Gleason said. “At such an important time in the history [...] Read More
… McGarrigle’s experience at both the municipal and county level give him an edge over Kane, who is making his first run for public office. We hope – if elected – McGarrigle continues that independent streak, and is willing to reach across the aisle in an attempt to get things done, rather than toeing the [...] Read More
… She has hammered Solobay throughout the campaign on the amount of money he receives in per diems and thinks that too many Harrisburg legislators have gotten comfortable with job perks that many of their constituents don’t enjoy. She thinks that legislators should be required to provide immediate online information as to the amount they [...] Read More
NorthcentralPA.com HARRISBURG – The General Assembly has unanimously passed legislation to re-name three Potter County Bridges in honor of local WWII and Vietnam Veterans, according to Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Representative Martin Causer (R-67). Senate Bill 1401 was introduced in the Senate by Senator Scarnati and amended in the House by Representative [...] Read More
As a leading advocate for increased transparency, Rep. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver) today applauded the School District of Philadelphia for its recent decision to add salary information to the compilation of data it currently makes available to the public online. With the help of Open Data Philly, the district has published 10 sets of data on its [...] Read More
HARRISBURG – Republican Party of Pennsylvania Communications Director Megan Sweeney released the following statement about 26th Senatorial District Democrat candidate John Kane’s campaign contributions from a PAC connected to Ironworkers Local 401, whose leadership was recently indicted on numerous federal charges ranging from extortion to arson. “The people of the 26th district have big questions [...] Read More
Cheryl R. Clarke Williamsport Sun-Gazette Tioga County may have to wait until at least March before a new court of common pleas judge is appointed by Gov. Tom Corbett and confirmed in the state Senate. “We will have budget hearings almost the whole month of February, and the governor’s budget address is Feb. 4,” said [...] Read More
HARRISBURG – Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding the election of Jesse Topper to the 78th District of the General Assembly: “I am excited that Jesse Topper was elected last night and he will take his position in the General Assembly very soon.  I have known Jesse for many [...] Read More
HARRISBURG — About 20 people boarded a bus to the Capitol on Tuesday and disembarked carrying signs to protest fictitious online posts by their legislator, state Rep. Jesse White of Cecil. Among the placards: “Wipe Out White” and “Wake Up Democratic Caucus: Oust White.” Rose O’Neil, a retiree, carried a sign saying: “Jail Jesse.” “Instead [...] Read More