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Veto-Proof Majority of House Votes to Pass Bill to Address Obamacare Online Security Concerns

January 10, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, PA-5, today delivered remarks from the House floor following passage of the Health Exchange Security and Transparency Act (H.R. 3811), which will help safeguard personal information submitted to the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) online exchanges. more»

FACT's Fund-a-Farmer Project - Call for Applications!

January 10, 2014

Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) is now accepting grant applications from livestock farmers for its Fund-a-Farmer Project!   The Fund-a-Farmer Project provides grants to qualifying humane farmers who need assistance in improving the welfare of their farm animals. more»

Congratulating the winners of the PSU 2013 University Civic Engagement Public Speaking Contest

January 10, 2014

Remarks as prepared.

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate the top 3 award winners for the 2013 Penn State University Civic Engagement Public Speaking Contest. more»

Police report various incidents

14 weeks 1 day ago

Pennsylvania State Police Department Montoursville reported the following incidents: more»

State Environmental Quality Board kicks off seven public hearings on proposed oil and gas regulations

April 19, 2014

On heels of Act 13 ruling in support of citizens, municipalities and the environment, PennFuture encourages public to call for increased protection and enforcement more»

Statement on Proposal to Reform Public Assistance in Pennsylvania

January 9, 2014

Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) issued the following statement regarding his proposal to help prevent welfare abuse in Pennsylvania. more»

Thompson Takes to Floor to Call for Action to Protect Constituents from Dramatic Flood Insurance Rate Increases

January 9, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, PA-5, Wednesday joined with House colleagues in speaking out on the threat of failing to terminate dramatic rate increases under the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012. more»

Northeast Pocono Reliability Project Takes Big Step Forward

January 9, 2014

Planned work to boost reliability for 250,000 people approved by state

Arctic Blast Brings New All-Time Record for Power Demand by PPL Electric Utilities Customers

January 8, 2014

Reliability investments paying off: Delivery system performs well in face of frigid temps

Bill Would Require Lottery Winners to Pay Back Taxes First, Smith Says

January 8, 2014

HARRISBURG – House Speaker Sam Smith (R-Jefferson/Indiana/Armstrong) said today he is supporting a bill currently moving through the Legislature that would require anyone who wins more than $2,500 from the Pennsylvania Lottery to use those winnings to pay delinquent state taxes.

Marino introduces legislation to repeal Biggert-Waters

January 7, 2014

For Immediate Release
January 7, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Tom Marino introduced new legislation to fully repeal all policy aspects of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012. more»

Important information for customers from PPL Electric Utilities

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14 weeks 3 days ago

PJM, the independent electricity grid operator for this region, has requested that the public conserve electricity.

Customers should do what they can to conserve electricity - especially from 6 a.m. more»

Mayor says he's "outraged" with armed robberies

14 weeks 3 days ago

Wililamsport Mayor Gabriel Campana released the following statement:

I am outraged by the recent strong armed robberies that have occurred in our city.  The perpetrators are punks and their behavior will be stopped. more»

Mayor Issues Statement on Recent Strong Arm Robberies

14 weeks 3 days ago

Gabriel J Campana, Mayor of Williamsport, has released this statement: more»

Foreign Affairs Subcommittee Hearing

January 6, 2014

Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations

Hearing: Will there be an African Economic Community?

Witnesses: more»

PennFuture announces John Norbeck as Vice President and COO

April 19, 2014

Pragmatic environmental manager a champion of land, air and water more»

Police report various incidents

14 weeks 4 days ago

The Pennsylvania State Police Department Montoursville reported the follwoing incidents: more»

Williamsport man injured in shooting

14 weeks 5 days ago

The City of Williamsport Bureau of Police released the following information:

The Williamsport Bureau of Police is currently investigating a shooting which had taken place at 208 Chatham St. on Jan. 3. The Lycoming County 911 Center received the call for assistance at approximately 9:55 p.m.  more»

Leaping into Farm Show

January 5, 2014

Happy New Year Pennsylvania 4-H! I hope you all had wonderful holidays, a splendid break, and started off your new year in a great way! Personally, I'm starting mine off with the Pennsylvania State Farm Show! more»

Incidents reported

14 weeks 6 days ago

The Pennsylvania State Police Deparment Montoursville reported the following incidents: more»

Smith Says Small Games of Chance Reporting Requirement Delayed Until 2015

January 3, 2014

HARRISBURG – House Speaker Sam Smith (R-Jefferson/Indiana/Armstrong) said today that the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue has announced that there will be no reporting requirements in 2014 for clubs and other eligible organizations that hold small games of chance licenses.

Police report various incidents

15 weeks 15 hours ago

Pennsylvania State Police Montoursville reported the following incidents:

11:50 Dec. 16, Police reported that an unknown person took items out of a purse belonging to Christian Bouse, 26, of South Williamsport, while she was working at Manor Care.  more»

Scarnati: Small Games of Chance Reporting Requirement Delayed

January 3, 2014

The Small Games of Chance reporting requirement for local clubs and organizations has been delayed until 2015, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25).

Scarnati explained that The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue has announced that Club licensees and eligible organizations will not be required to submit electronic annual reports to the Department by February 1, 2014. more»

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (Farm Show, that is)

January 3, 2014

“It's The Most Wonderful Time
It's The Most Wonderful Time
It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!”

Hey Pennsylvania 4-H! I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas, and I’m pleased to announce we have finally arrived at the most wonderful time of the year… The 98th Pennsylvania Farm Show! more»

Crash occurs in Lycoming Township

15 weeks 1 day ago

Pennsylvania State Police Department Montoursville reported that a crash occurred at 5:25 p.m. Jan 1 as a vehicle driven by Daren Randall, 66, of Elmira, was traveling north in the right hand lane of State Route 15.  more»

Police release robbery PSA

15 weeks 1 day ago

On Jan. 2, the City of Williamsport Bureau of Police released the following Public Safety Announcement:

The Williamsport Bureau of Police would like to alert the citizens of Williamsport that they are currently investigating a series of street robberies occurring throughout the city.  more»

Police report various incidents

15 weeks 1 day ago

Pennsylvania State Police Department Mountoursvile reported the following incidents: more»

Police report various incidents

15 weeks 2 days ago

Pennsylvania State Police Department Montoursville reported the following incidents:

Nov. 16 to Nov. 30, Police reported that stolen property valued at $317.85 was recovered at a residene in Williamsport when police responded to a verbal domestic argument. Charges are pending.  more»

December What a month it has been

January 1, 2014

It has been such a great month what a way to say that you participated in National congress I would recommend any 4-Her the opportunity to go it’s a great time I never would have thought of the friends that I would make from other parts of the country and how there involved in 4-H. more»

New Year Resolutions??!

December 31, 2013

Hello Everyone!

I can't believe it is almost January. Here it is, New Years Eve and I don't even remember Christmas. I suppose New Years is always a time to look back on the previous year and think about all the good and bad. It is also a time to make resolutions that will never be kept or meant. But Hey, why not it is tradition isn't it? more»

Once upon a December

December 31, 2013

This month, of all months, is the one I enjoy the most. I'm not sure if it's the cheer running rampant through the air, the plethora of peppermint that suddenly pops up everywhere, or the break from school that always comes at just the right moment to save me from death by frustration. Of course, it might also be that my birthday follows Christmas by a mere four days. No big deal. more»

Goodbye December

December 31, 2013

So long 2013! This last month of 2013 has been a blur!  more»

Police report two incidents of assault

15 weeks 3 days ago

The Pennsylvania State Police Department Montoursville reported two cases of assault.  more»

'Twas the Night Before Christmas

December 30, 2013

The stocking are hung on the door with care, awaiting the candy, lotion, and iTunes card I get every year.  Now it might not be Christmas Eve anymore but I still love a good Christmas tune every now and again.  Hearing the Christmas songs gone from the radio and Christmas decor down from the walls could only mean one thing the New Year is here! more»

Statement on Senator Robbins’ Retirement from the PA Senate

December 30, 2013

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati issued the following statement regarding Senator Bob Robbins’ retirement as Senator representing Pennsylvania’s 50th Senatorial District. 
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