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Oct

19

2020

October 19, 2020

The newest edition of a local TV program hosted by Senator David G. Argall (R-Berks/Schuylkill) focuses on a recent workshop discussion conducted by the Senate Majority Policy Committee on the challenges facing Pennsylvania’s veteran and service organizations as a result of COVID-19 and the Governor’s shutdown.   [Read More]

Oct

14

2020

October 14, 2020

WHAT: At the request of Senator Tom Killion (R-Chester/Delaware) the Senate Majority Policy Committee will hold a public workshop discussion on strengthening hate crime laws in Pennsylvania for the intellectually and physically disabled and the LGBTQ community. WHO: Senate Majority Policy Committee Chairman David G. Argall (R-Berks/Schuylkill) Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-Beaver/Greene/Washington) Senator Tom Killion (R-Chester/Delaware) […]   [Read More]

Oct

13

2020

October 13, 2020

Senator Dave Argall, Representative Jerry Knowles, Representative Mike Tobash, Commissioner Barron “Boots” Hetherington, and Commissioner George Halcovage sent a letter to Governor Wolf in support of nominating John Malinchok to replace Christina Hale as a Magisterial District Judge in northern Schuylkill County.   [Read More]

Oct

09

2020

October 09, 2020

The Senate Majority Policy Committee workshop to discuss strengthening hate crime laws in Pennsylvania has been rescheduled to take place on Thursday, October 15 at 1:00 p.m. at the East Goshen Township Building.   [Read More]

Oct

06

2020

October 06, 2020

The Senate approved a bill today by a bipartisan vote of 45-5 to address the question of Pottsville’s vacant Giant supermarket, according to Senator David G. Argall, the prime sponsor of the bill.  This comes after two Schuylkill County Commissioners disregarded community input and voted to authorize the county to begin the process of purchasing the property.   [Read More]

Oct

05

2020

October 05, 2020

Schuylkill County communities have won a $1.4 million state grant to fight blight, according to Senator David G. Argall, Representative Neal Goodman, and Representative Jerry Knowles.   [Read More]

Oct

05

2020

October 05, 2020

McAdoo Borough has received a $160,000 grant from the Department of Community and Economic Development to support the construction of new sidewalks along Route 309, according to Senator David G. Argall and Representative Jerry Knowles.   [Read More]

Oct

01

2020

October 01, 2020

 The Senate Majority Policy Committee workshop to discuss strengthening hate crime laws in Pennsylvania has been postponed. This event was requested by Senator Tom Killion (R-Chester/Delaware).   [Read More]

Sep

30

2020

September 30, 2020

Seven municipalities in Schuylkill County received grants totaling $600,000 from the 2020 Community Conservation Partnerships Program for eight projects that will go towards making improvements for various parks, according to Senator David G. Argall, Representative Mike Tobash, Representative Jerry Knowles, and Representative Neal Goodman.   [Read More]

Sep

30

2020

September 30, 2020

At the request of Senator Tom Killion (R-Delaware/Chester) the Senate Majority Policy Committee will discuss strengthening Pennsylvania’s hate crime laws. This event will take place on Friday, October 1 at 1:00 p.m.   [Read More]

Sep

29

2020

September 29, 2020

Shoemakersville Borough will receive a $10,500 grant from the 2020 Community Conservation Partnerships Program to prepare a Master Site Development Plan for the Shoemakersville Park, according to Senator David G. Argall and Representative Jerry Knowles.   [Read More]

Sep

29

2020

September 29, 2020

At the request of Senator Elder Vogel (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) the Senate Majority Policy Committee will hold a public workshop discussion with medical professionals to discuss the future of telemedicine in Pennsylvania   [Read More]

Sep

28

2020

September 28, 2020

At the request of Senator Elder A. Vogel Jr. (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) the Senate Majority Policy Committee will discuss the future of telemedicine in Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

Sep

24

2020

September 24, 2020

Residents of assisted living facilities and other long-term care homes would be better protected against disease outbreaks under a bill approved by the Senate, according to Senator David G. Argall, who supported the bill.   [Read More]

Sep

23

2020

September 23, 2020

A bill aiming to reduce unused state office space as a way to curb costs has been passed by the Senate according to Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks), the prime sponsor of the bill.   [Read More]

Sep

22

2020

September 22, 2020

Sep

22

2020

September 22, 2020

The House and the Senate Majority Policy Committees will host a joint hearing on the implementation of the Local Resource Manufacturing Tax Credit Program on Thursday, September 24.   [Read More]

Sep

21

2020

September 21, 2020

The Senate Local Government Committee approved a bill today to address the question of Pottsville’s vacant Giant supermarket, according to Senator David G. Argall, who sponsored the bill. Listen   [Read More]

Sep

17

2020

September 17, 2020

WHAT: At the request of Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill, the Senate Majority Policy Committee will hold a public workshop discussion on a limited constitutional convention in Pennsylvania  WHO: Senate Majority Policy Committee Chairman David G. Argall (R-Berks/Schuylkill) Senate Majority Policy Committee Vice-Chairman Dave Arnold (R-Lebanon/Dauphin/York) Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-Beaver/Greene/Washington) Senator Michele Brooks (R-Crawford/Erie/Mercer/Warren) Senator Scott Martin […]   [Read More]

Sep

16

2020

September 16, 2020

Local business owners and industry experts weighed in on the continued recovery of western Pennsylvania’s economy during a workshop discussion with the Senate Majority Policy Committee today in Canonsburg.   [Read More]