PA Police Embrace “Yellow Dot” Safety Program

PA Police Embrace “Yellow Dot” Safety Program

Oct. 16, 2019 / Press Release

The Municipal Police Officers’ Education & Training Commission (MPOTEC) was established in 1974 to establish certification and training standards for Municipal Police Officers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It was recently decided that police officers in Pennsylvania will now be trained on the Yellow Dot program.

Bipartisan Jobs Bill Now Law

Bipartisan Jobs Bill Now Law

Oct. 16, 2019 / Press Release

As a member of the Professional Licensure Committee Chairman, I joined with my Democrat colleagues this session to pass a bill sponsored by both our Republican and Democrat chairmen into law that removed the barriers for professionals entering Pennsylvania who require state licensing for their jobs.

Prepare for Emergencies with 30 Days/30 Ways

Prepare for Emergencies with 30 Days/30 Ways

Oct. 16, 2019 / Press Release

The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) is encouraging citizens to take steps to prepare for emergencies by participating in September’s 30 Days/30 Ways preparedness event in which participants can win prizes of safety gear to help them get through an emergency.

Bucks, Montco House Lawmakers Lead on Clean Water Bill

Bucks, Montco House Lawmakers Lead on Clean Water Bill

Sep. 30, 2019 / Press Release

HARRISBURG—A unified group of Republican House members from Montgomery and Bucks counties led the effort to pass legislation by Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) to address ongoing public water and environmental remediation costs from PFAS contamination, and to ensure area residents have clean drinking water.

Addressing Our Property Tax Dilemma

Addressing Our Property Tax Dilemma

Sep. 04, 2019 / Press Release

I told voters during last year’s campaign school property tax was my top priority. Eight months into my first term as state representative for the 93rd District, my focus hasn’t changed.

The Issues Facing Property Tax Reform

The Issues Facing Property Tax Reform

Aug. 21, 2019 / Press Release

For years, if not decades, people have urged the Pennsylvania General Assembly to come up with a viable solution for relief from school property taxes that are forcing senior citizens out of their homes. But their appeals appeared to fall on deaf ears. Believe me, I know the frustration as I was one of those people asking my elected officials to fix this problem.

The Issues Facing Property Tax Reform

The Issues Facing Property Tax Reform

Aug. 21, 2019 / Press Release

For years, if not decades, people have urged the Pennsylvania General Assembly to come up with a viable solution for relief from school property taxes that are forcing senior citizens out of their homes. But their appeals appeared to fall on deaf ears. Believe me, I know the frustration as I was one of those people asking my elected officials to fix this problem.

Hahn Appointed to Property Tax Working Group

Hahn Appointed to Property Tax Working Group

Aug. 16, 2019 / Press Release

HARRISBURG – As a former legislative staff member and nearly five-term member of the Legislature, state Rep. Marcia Hahn (R-Bushkill Township) has been on the front lines of the property tax debate. For that reason, she has been appointed to serve on a School Property Tax Working Group that met Monday for the second time. The group consists of House and Senate members from both sides of the aisle.

Hahn Appointed to Property Tax Working Group

Hahn Appointed to Property Tax Working Group

Aug. 16, 2019 / Press Release

HARRISBURG – As a former legislative staff member and nearly five-term member of the Legislature, state Rep. Marcia Hahn (R-Bushkill Township) has been on the front lines of the property tax debate. For that reason, she has been appointed to serve on a School Property Tax Working Group that met Monday for the second time. The group consists of House and Senate members from both sides of the aisle.

Toohil Issues Statement on Pending Closure of White Haven Center

Toohil Issues Statement on Pending Closure of White Haven Center

Aug. 14, 2019 / Press Release

HAZLETON – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) issued the following statement in response to today’s announcement by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services that the White Haven Center will close in 2022. The decision affects 429 employees and 112 residents, who will be moved into community-based settings.

From Sanitary to Sinister

From Sanitary to Sinister

Aug. 06, 2019 / Press Release

They are called low-head dams because of their minimal profile. More than 300 of them exist in Pennsylvania, and another 2,000 are by definition not low-head dams but mimic their characteristics. On land, these man-made creations are easy to spot. Your vantage point on water is definitely different and includes possible life-threatening consequences, much like that of an infinity pool.

Gabler, House Republicans Take Lead in Infrastructure Reforms

Gabler, House Republicans Take Lead in Infrastructure Reforms

Jul. 25, 2019 / Press Release

HARRISBURG – Building upon the significant improvements Pennsylvania taxpayers have made possible across the state’s transportation infrastructure, a newly appointed House Republican task force will examine the next steps required to ensure Pennsylvania can compete on a global scale. In recent years Pennsylvania has made major improvements in aging bridges and roadways. The task force will work to determine the next phases of infrastructure improvements needed to accommodate the demands of expanding industries and a growing economy without putting any additional burdens on taxpayers.

Gabler, House Republicans Take Lead in Infrastructure Reforms

Gabler, House Republicans Take Lead in Infrastructure Reforms

Jul. 25, 2019 / Press Release

HARRISBURG – Building upon the significant improvements Pennsylvania taxpayers have made possible across the state’s transportation infrastructure, a newly appointed House Republican task force will examine the next steps required to ensure Pennsylvania can compete on a global scale. In recent years Pennsylvania has made major improvements in aging bridges and roadways. The task force will work to determine the next phases of infrastructure improvements needed to accommodate the demands of expanding industries and a growing economy without putting any additional burdens on taxpayers.