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House Approves Legislation to Accelerate Construction of Natural Gas Pipelines

November 21, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, PA-5, today voted to support the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act (H.R. 1900), which would expedite the federal review process for interstate natural gas pipelines. The measure is the third energy-related bill to advance through the House this week. more»

Floor Speech: Thompson celebrates the life and legacy of Jim Holden of Franklin, Venango County

November 21, 2013

Remarks:

"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to celebrate the life of Jim Holden, a resident of Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.   

An outdoors enthusiast who tirelessly promoted recreation and tourism in Pennsylvania, Jim passed away on November 9th at the age of 73. more»

Senator Scarnati Announces State Funding Approved for Two Jefferson County Wastewater Infrastructure Projects

November 21, 2013

The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) has approved a total of over $3.2 million in grant funding for two wastewater infrastructure projects in Jefferson County, announced Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Brockway).

According to Scarnati the Brookville Municipal Authority and Reynoldsville Sewer Authority have been selected by the CFA to receive PennWorks funding. more»

House Passes Bills to Expand Domestic Energy Production, Protect States’ Rights to Regulate Energy Development

November 21, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed the Federal Lands and Energy Security Act of 2013 (H.R. 1965), by a vote of 228-192, and the Protecting States’ Rights to Promote American Energy (H.R. 2728), by a vote of 235-187. more»

Senate Approves Comprehensive Transportation Funding Plan

November 20, 2013

The State Senate voted overwhelmingly today to approve a transportation funding plan that Senate leaders said would provide a critical $2.3 billion investment in Pennsylvania’s aging infrastructure system. more»

Transportation Funding Bill will Invest Nearly Half a Billion Dollars in 25th Senatorial District

November 20, 2013

The 25th Senatorial District will receive approximately half a billion dollars in additional funding for transportation projects over the next decade, as a result of legislation passed today in the Senate, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25), who said the measure is vital to public safety and economic development. more»

Statement on Transportation Funding Package Including Increase of Maximum Speed Limit in Pennsylvania

November 20, 2013

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) issued the following statement regarding his proposal to increase the maximum speed limit on Pennsylvania interstate highways and the Pennsylvania Turnpike being included in the Transportation Funding Reform Package: more»

From the Floor: What’s really been going on behind the scenes of the Affordable Care Act

November 19, 2013

Remarks:

"Mr. Speaker:  I rise today to address what’s really been going on behind the scenes of the Affordable Care Act. You see, if millions of people didn’t lose their coverage, the architects of the law knew the exchanges would be full of the sick and elderly, without healthier populations subsidizing those plans. more»

Smith’s Senior Fair Slated for Nov. 21

November 15, 2013

BROOKVILLE - All area senior citizens are invited to attend House Speaker Sam Smith’s “Senior Fair” at a new location – the Brookville Fairgrounds. The event will be held Thursday, Nov. 21, from 1- 4 p.m.

Jefferson County Creek Classification Level Upgraded

November 15, 2013

Rattlesnake Creek in Jefferson County has received an exceptional water quality classification by the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25). more»

Statement on the “Keep Your Health Plan Act,” Measure Passes House with Bipartisan Support

November 15, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5) today voted to support H.R. more»

Thompson Welcomes Former President Clinton’s Call for President Obama to Honor Health Insurance Cancellation Promise

November 13, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA) today released the following statement after former President Bill Clinton urged President Obama to uphold his promise and allow Americans to keep their preferred health insurance plans. more»

Thompson Supports Bill to End Dragnet Collection of Americans' Phone Data, Add Meaningful Oversight of Surveillance Programs

November 8, 2013

BELLEFONTE, PA – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson today announced his support for H.R. 3361, the USA FREEDOM Act, a bill to restore Americans’ privacy rights by ending the government’s dragnet collection of phone records and requiring greater oversight, transparency, and accountability under National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance programs. more»

Senator Scarnati Announces Local Alternative Fuel Vehicle Grants

November 8, 2013

Three local projects in the 25th Senatorial District will receive grants totaling $371,509 to be used for conversion or purchase of vehicles to run on natural gas, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson). more»

Mirabito fights to protect rural Pennsylvania's wildlife

November 7, 2013

News releases and media advisories from Rep. Mirabito.

General Assembly Launches New Website

November 6, 2013

HARRISBURG – A completely revamped version of the General Assembly’s website was launched this morning to give the public better access to a wide array of legislative information, including bill text and history, votes in the Senate and the House, committee meetings and votes, and much more, legislative leaders announced.

General Assembly Launches New Website

November 6, 2013

HARRISBURG – A completely revamped version of the General Assembly’s website was launched this morning to give the public better access to a wide array of legislative information, including bill text and history, votes in the Senate and the House, committee meetings and votes, and much more, legislative leaders announced.

Lycoming County Election results

23 weeks 11 hours ago

The results from Tuesday's election are in. Of the 65,596 registered voters in Lycoming county, %25, or 16,606 voted. 

County Sheriff: Mark Lusk retains the Sheriff position with 11,611 votes compared to Hugh Edward McGee's 3,923 votes. more»

Our Children’s Safety Must Be a High Priority

November 4, 2013

There are certain obligations we all share as a society. Topping the list is our children’s safety.

Heating Assistance Program Now Open for 2013-2014

November 4, 2013

Pennsylvania’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) grant program will begin accepting applications on November 4, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25). more»

Philadelphia Region, Pennsylvania Need Comprehensive Transportation Plan

23 weeks 2 days ago

 With action on a transportation plan delayed until later this month, Governor Tom Corbett today underscored the Philadelphia region’s need for a comprehensive transportation plan, and urged citizens to call their lawmakers and demand action. more»

STATE POLICE TO CONDUCT TRAINING AT SHERIDAN

23 weeks 2 days ago

Pennsylvania State Police will use the now-closed Sheridan Elementary School to conduct an Active Shooter training on Monday, Nov. 4, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Some of the training will take place both inside and outside the building. more»

Voter Information for Tuesday, November 3, 2013

23 weeks 2 days ago

There is a Municipal general election scheduled for Tuesday, November 3, 2013.

Here are handy links to area County Election sample ballots: more»

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