Bedford, Somerset Counties to Receive Over $101,000 from Marcellus Shale Impact Fees, Say Metzgar, Dowling and Reese

Jun. 18, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Reps. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford), Mike Reese (R-Westmoreland/Somerset) and Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) today announced that municipalities in Somerset and Bedford counties will receive $101,621 from the 2019 reporting year for the Act 13 unconventional natural gas impact fees, otherwise known as Pennsylvania’s unconventional natural gas drilling tax. These fees are taken from revenue from natural gas drilling activities in the Marcellus Shale. Distribution of revenue is expected to take place in early July.

House Passes Charter School Reform Package

Jun. 13, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Today, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed four pieces of legislation designed to update and improve the Commonwealth’s charter school law. These measures are authored by Reps. Mike Reese (R-Westmoreland/Somerset), Matt Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset), Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) and Jim Marshall (R-Beaver/Butler).

House Republican Leaders React to Governor’s Budget Proposal

Feb. 05, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – House Republican leaders reacted to the governor’s call to increase state spending by nearly $1 billion for fiscal year 2019-20. The governor presented his $34 billion spending proposal today in front of a joint session of the General Assembly.

Reese Hosts Senior Citizens Expo

Oct. 17, 2018 /

MT. PLEASANT -- Rep. Mike Reese (R-Westmoreland) is inviting senior citizens and their family members and caregivers to his Senior Expo on Thursday, Oct. 25.

Reese to Host Drug Awareness Forum

Nov. 02, 2017 /

LIGONIER -- Rep. Mike Reese (R-Westmoreland/Somerset) announced he will be hosting a Drug Awareness Forum to offer parents and residents opportunities to learn more about the addiction problems impacting western Pennsylvania. The event will take place Thursday, Nov. 16, from 5-7 p.m. at the Ligonier Valley High School Auditorium.

House Reps: Better to Prioritize Than to Raise Taxes

Sep. 27, 2017 /

It’s important to address the concerns raised by Westmoreland Conservation District Board Chairman Ronald Rohall who authored a Sept. 21 commentary regarding the House- approved budget revenue plan, also known as the Taxpayer Protection Plan.