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May

22

2020

May 22, 2020

At the request of Senator Camera Bartolotta (Beaver/Greene/Washington), the Senate Majority Policy Committee will discuss the safe re-opening of western Pennsylvania’s economy during a public workshop next week.   [Read More]

May

19

2020

May 19, 2020

Senator David G. Argall and other Senate Republican leaders today called on Gov. Tom Wolf to sign legislation to give county governments the ability to allow more employees and employers to return to work under state and federal safety guidelines.   [Read More]

May

14

2020

May 14, 2020

Senator Argall’s offices in Pottsville and Mahanoy City will have staff on the premises again starting Monday, May 18 due to the falling rates of infection of COVID-19 across Pennsylvania.    [Read More]

May

13

2020

May 13, 2020

The Senate voted today to pass Senate Bill 327, which would give local communities more discretion over allowing employees to return to their livelihoods, according to Senator David G. Argall.  Argall is the prime sponsor of this bill.   [Read More]

May

08

2020

May 08, 2020

The Schuylkill County Response, Recovery and Renewal Task Force has contacted Governor Wolf to request that the County begin to reopen in the near future, just as he has reopened 37 counties in the last few weeks.   [Read More]

Apr

28

2020

April 28, 2020

In light of ongoing concerns about how Governor Wolf’s Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) has handled the COVID-19 crisis, many senators are calling on the Auditor General to begin an audit of the agency immediately.    [Read More]

Apr

27

2020

April 27, 2020

Echoing the sentiments of many local employers and employees, Senator David G. Argall is calling for increased transparency from the Governor’s office as local workers struggle to understand his orders for non-essential employers to close.    [Read More]

Apr

23

2020

April 23, 2020

Senator David G. Argall today reacted to Governor Wolf’s new plan to begin re-opening the state, similar to the recently vetoed Senate Bill 327.   [Read More]

Apr

23

2020

April 23, 2020

At the request of Sen. Joe Pittman (R-41), Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) and Sen. Dave Argall (R-29), eighteen members of the Pennsylvania Senate Republican Caucus, including party leaders, signed on to a letter this week urging Governor Tom Wolf to rescind an Executive Order instructing the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a compact between several Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states that impose a carbon tax on electricity production and require fossil fuel generation to purchase allowances.   [Read More]

Apr

15

2020

April 15, 2020

The Senate approved two bills today that would provide common sense in deciding which employers and employees can safely operate during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Senator David G. Argall.   [Read More]

Mar

31

2020

March 31, 2020

Senator David G. Argall, echoing the sentiments of many local employers and employees, is calling for increased transparency from the Governor’s office as local workers struggle to understand his orders for non-essential employers to close.   [Read More]

Mar

31

2020

March 31, 2020

The Pennsylvania Senate’s leadership team, including Policy Chairman Dave Argall (R-Berks/Schuylkill) has asked the Governor to immediately reclassify residential construction employers as an essential business.   [Read More]

Mar

27

2020

March 27, 2020

Senator David G. Argall and Congressman Dan Meuser facilitated a significant donation of personal protective equipment to the St. Luke’s Miners Campus to assist healthcare workers as they treat patients exposed to COVID-19.  The Rich Family of Companies and Olympus Power came together to donate a total of 370 masks, 181 protective suits, and 3,310 pair of gloves to the hospital.   [Read More]

Mar

22

2020

March 22, 2020

The deadline to file Pennsylvania personal income tax returns with the Department of Revenue for 2019 has been extended by 90 days to July 15, according to Senator David G. Argall.   [Read More]

Mar

20

2020

March 20, 2020

Senator David G. Argall is working to reduce the impact of Governor Wolf’s order on Thursday for all non-life-sustaining businesses to close.   [Read More]

Mar

20

2020

March 20, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program’s deadline has been extended to the end of the year from its original date of June 30, according to Senator David G. Argall.   [Read More]

Mar

19

2020

March 19, 2020

As Pennsylvania lawmakers work to contain the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, Senator David G. Argall is reminding community residents that they have the option to vote by mail in the upcoming primary election scheduled on April 28.   [Read More]

Mar

18

2020

March 18, 2020

Today the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) took the first step in providing relief to Pennsylvania small businesses impacted by COVID-19 by authorizing the transfer of $40 million to the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA), announced Senator David G. Argall (R-29).   [Read More]

Mar

17

2020

March 17, 2020

Resources and information are available to businesses and employees who have been affected by Governor Wolf’s order yesterday for nonessential businesses to close due to coronavirus concerns, according to Senator David G. Argall.   [Read More]

Mar

16

2020

March 16, 2020

Due to ongoing precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the four caucus Policy Committee hearing to discuss a modern growth agenda in Pennsylvania has been cancelled.   [Read More]