Headwaters Conservation Group Welcomes New Director

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From Potter County Today Headwaters Resource Conservation and Development Council recently welcomed Dale E. Fox as its new executive director. Chairman Matt Marusiak said her diverse background and experience will help RC&D in its mission to address conservation needs in […]

Cahilly’s Termination as Solicitor will Save County $30k Annually

Left to Right: Commissioners Morley, Heimel, and Kefover

Soon-to-retire Solicitor currently costs county $75k/yr. COUDERSPORT – Several local media reports, in sensational form, have decried the Potter County Commissioner’s recent termination of County Solicitor D. Bruce Cahilly. The Potter Leader Enterprise began their article with, “‘I was shocked. Shocked,’ […]

Redistricting Meets Unexpected Hurdle

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HARRISBURG – We previously reported on the redistricting effort in Pennsylvania and how it will affect readers locally. While the redistricting plan was believe to be set in stone with official challenges, that has change. The PA Supreme Court has […]

Small Games of Chance Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk

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Many Non-Profits to Be Affected HARRISBURG – House Bill 169, sponsored by Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland), which would amend the current Small Games of Chance law to allow nonprofit associations, charitable organizations and other civic groups to raise revenues to […]

Rep. Baker Joins Corbett in Signing Birth and Death Legislation

Rep. Matt Baker (standing, center) joined Gov. Tom Corbett (sitting, center), Sen. Bob Robbins (sitting, left) and others for the public bill signing Senate Bill 361 into law, which will provide public access to birth and death records of Pennsylvania citizens after a specified period of time.

HARRISBURG – Joining Gov. Tom Corbett in the Governor’s Reception Room today, Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga) was present for the public signing of legislation into law that will provide public access to birth and death records of Pennsylvania citizens after […]

PA House Considers Reducing Representatives from 203 to 153 Members

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HARRISBURG – The PA House State Government Committee met this morning to consider PA State Representative Sam Smith’s bill to reduce the size of the PA House from 203 members to 153 members. House Bill 153 passed in Committee by […]

VIDEO: Rep. Rapp Endorses Women’s Right to Know Law

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Bill would require women to view ultrasound before having abortion HARRISBURG – State Representative Kathy Rapp (R-Warren County) comments on the significance of the Women’s Right to Know Law bill. The bill would require all women to have an ultrasound, […]

What’s Happening in the PA House – Week of Jan. 23

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Improving Pennsylvania’s Jobs Climate is the Main Issue On House Agenda Next Week; Reducing the Size of the House to be Voted in Committee The state House returns to session on Monday, Jan. 23. All of House session and most […]

Work Underway On County Hazard Mitigation Plan

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From Potter County Today A planning team is seeking public input as it updates Potter County’s Hazard Mitigation Plan. They’re involved in a comprehensive effort to reduce risks, ranging from man-made hazards to floods, hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes or earthquakes. Eventually, Potter […]

Senate Approves Baker Bill on Wellsite Safety

Sen. Lisa Baker (R-20)

HARRISBURG – A bill to improve emergency management and response at Marcellus Shale wellsites received the approval of the Senate today. Sen. Lisa Baker (R-20) offered the following remarks in support of the measure, which she sponsored: There are many […]

Protest SOPA, *Sign the Petition Today*

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WordPress, Wikipedia and others go black in protest of SOPA Consider this an editorial-on-the-fly. Whether you have realized it or not, the United States government has stripped you and I of many of our Constitutional rights in the past several […]

EPA, DEP Applaud County’s Water Quality Groups

Rep. Martin Causer Weekly Legislative Radio Report/Podcast

What’s Happening in the PA House – Week of Jan. 16

Hunt Raises Jail Cost Concerns at Commissioners Meeting

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Morley says he’ll meet with Sheriff to review concerns NOTE: Here is a direct link to the video, which has been processing for over 2 days at YouTube and therefore not displaying below – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjTd7U4Atsg COUDERSPORT – Roy Hunt, a […]