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Cambria County Legislators Call for Weekly ‘Employment Health’ Updates

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Health is no longer conducting weekly televised news conferences to update the spread of COVID-19. State Reps. Tommy Sankey (R-Hastings) and Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown) are now calling on the state’s Department of Labor and Industry to begin a similar practice by regularly addressing the Commonwealth’s economic “health” in a…

PAGOP Chairman Lawrence Tabas Offers Thanks to Speaker Turzai

Harrisburg – “I would like to thank my friend Speaker Turzai for his many years of dutiful service to the 28th House District and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,” said Lawrence Tabas, Chairman of the Republican Party of Pennsylvania.  “His five plus years as Speaker have been some of the most productive the Pennsylvania Legislature has…

Diamond, Klunk, Ecker Sponsor Bill to Open Local Garden Centers

Rep. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon) has introduced House Bill 2429, which would grant a waiver to the governor’s COVID-19 Business Closure Order to all lawn and garden equipment and supplies stores that can adhere to the social distancing practices and other mitigation measures defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), effectively opening them…

Senate Approves Measures to Create a Better Process for COVID-19 Mitigation

HARRISBURG – The state Senate approved two bills today that would provide some much-needed clarity and common sense to the process of deciding which businesses can safely operate during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Senator Lisa Baker (R-20). Governor Wolf ordered the closure of all businesses not deemed “life-sustaining” on March 16 in response to…

PA GOP Chairman Lawrence Tabas Calls on Wolf to Re-open businesses

Republican Party Chairman Lawrence Tabas issued the following statement urging Governor Wolf to sign legislation (SB 613 and SB 327) which would start to safely re-opening Pennsylvania’s economy:  “The Pennsylvania Legislature is taking a bold lead on measures to safely re-open businesses which closed on the unilateral order of Governor Wolf.  On March 16, offering…