Integrity and Transparency Reforms Needed in State Capital Debt Program, State Auditors Say

HARRISBURG – Legislation to reform a state funding program which critics say is overly abused, the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP), got a new boost from an audit released today by the state Auditor General, according to the bill’s author, House […]

Corbett Signs Four Bills into Law

Gov. Tom Corbett

HARRISBURG – Governor Tom Corbett this morning signed the following four bills into law: House Bill 1913 (P.N. 3211) – This bill establish the “Real Estate Tax Abatement for Properties Damaged by Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee Act.” It […]

Agreement to Ban Bath Salts Reached

Compromise FDA Bill Including Bath Salts Ban Expected to Become Law WASHINGTON, D.C. – After the urging of U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Senate and House leaders negotiating a compromise Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reauthorization bill have agreed to […]

Causer Supports LIHEAP Reform Effort

House Approves Ban on ‘Secret Compartments’ in Vehicles

Sen. Casey asks Feds for Help in Containing Invasive Species

‘Rock Snot’ Has Appeared in Eastern and Western PA – Could Harm $1.6B Industry WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) today called on federal officials to step up their assistance to Pennsylvania as it battles a growing invasive species […]

Rep. Martin Causer Weekly Legislative Report

COUDERSPORT – Listen to this week’s edition of PA State Representative Martin Causer’s weekly legislative report. In this edition, Causer talks about the state budget, the Legislative Reapportionment Commission, and legislation Causer has sponsored. Listen by clicking the play button […]

Casey Urges Congress to Quickly Pass Farm Bill to Help PA Farmers Create Jobs

At $46.4 Billion, Agriculture is PA’s Largest Industry: Supports Over 94,000 Farmers and Hundreds of Thousands of Jobs WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) yesterday urged Congress to quickly pass the new Farm Bill that is being debated in […]

Gov. Corbett Signs 7 Bills into Law

Governor Tom Corbett Wednesday signed into law the following bills: House Bill 10 (P.N. 1957) – This bill amends the act of April 6, 1956 (1955 P.L. 1414, No. 465), known as the Second Class County Port Authority Act, to […]

Corbett Signs Unemployment Compensation Reform Bill

HARRISBURG – Governor Tom Corbett today signed Senate Bill 1310, a reform bill that modernizes Pennsylvania’s Unemployment Compensation, or UC, law. The new law enables Pennsylvania to repay a nearly $4 billion UC Trust Fund debt to the federal government. […]

House OKs In-Depth Study of PA EMS Services, Causer Says

Martin Causer News Release HARRISBURG – The state’s emergency medical services (EMS) system will undergo an in-depth assessment under legislation sponsored by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) and approved by the state House today. Read original

Causer’s Stream Obstruction Removal Bill Earns House Approval

HARRISBURG – The state House today approved legislation authored by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) to force the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to streamline the process for removing gravel bars and other obstructions from streams. “This is great news […]

What’s Happening in the PA House – Week of June 11, 2012

Liquor Privatization, Putting People Back to Work on House Agenda This Week   The House returns to session on Monday, June 11. All of House session and most committee meetings will stream live on Many events also may be […]

Causer: Unemployment Compensation Reforms Aim to Boost Job Creation

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania currently has the ninth most costly unemployment compensation (UC) system in the country, and that works against our efforts to maintain existing jobs and create new ones. The General Assembly is working to change that and on […]

Former PA State Senator Sentenced to Prison on Fraud Charges

Jane Orie sentenced to state prison PITTSBURGH – A former PA State Senator has been sentenced to state prison on charges of campaign fraud and forgery. Jane Orie, age 50, was sentenced by Judge Jeffrey A. Manning to serve 2 […]