HARRISBURG - Today, Westmoreland County Republican House members expressed surprise, deep concern and frustration over Department of Health Secretary Rachel Levine's recent threat to close restaurants and bars for the next two weeks in Westmoreland County.
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.
HARRISBURG - Today, Rep. Mike Reese (R-Westmoreland/Somerset) issued the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s recent announcement of a new Commonwealth Civilian Coronavirus Corps program:
HARRISBURG – As daily announcements from Gov. Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine say, expanded testing is the most crucial step in saving lives and helping Pennsylvania get back to normal. However, House Democrats disagreed, blocking the two-thirds vote required to pass an emergency bill to expand testing to Pennsylvanians on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic on Wednesday.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Mike Reese (R-Westmoreland/Somerset) today joined his colleagues in the state House in voting for legislation that would require the governor to develop and implement a plan to mitigate COVID-19 for businesses and allow those businesses that can meet the requirements of that plan to reopen. The plan must be developed using Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) guidelines.
HARRISBURG – Despite his district offices being closed to walk-in traffic due to the COVID-19 virus, Rep. Mike Reese (R-Westmoreland/Somerset) today announced that his offices in Ligonier and Mount Pleasant are still providing services to constituents.
HARRISBURG – House Republican leaders reacted to the governor’s call to increase state spending by $2 billion for fiscal year 2020-21. The governor presented his $36 billion spending proposal today in front of a joint session of the General Assembly.
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).
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.
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.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Mike Reese (R-Westmoreland/Somerset) today announced a $136,786 flood mitigation grant has been awarded to Mount Pleasant Township.
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.
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.
By Reps. Mike Reese (R-Westmoreland/Somerset) and Seth Grove (R-York).
This editorial is not going to be about expanding consumer choice.