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Jun

16

2020

June 16, 2020

The Senate Majority Policy Committee reviewed the devastating impact of Governor Wolf’s extended COVID-19 closure orders on northeastern Pennsylvania’s economy and the resulting shuttering of businesses and local job losses, according to Committee Chairman David G. Argall (R-Berks/Schuylkill).   [Read More]

Jun

16

2020

June 16, 2020

PennDOT recently wasted $230,000 in taxpayer dollars on “COVID-19 Safety Plan in Effect” signs as the state is facing billions in revenue losses due to the economic impacts of the pandemic.    [Read More]

Jun

15

2020

June 15, 2020

The Senate Majority Policy Committee will hold a public workshop, June 16 at 10 am, with northeastern PA employers and employees to discuss rebuilding the region’s economy.   [Read More]

Jun

12

2020

June 12, 2020

The Senate Majority Policy Committee will host a discussion focused upon northeastern Pennsylvania employers and employees that have been negatively affected by the Governor’s COVID 19 shut down.   [Read More]

Jun

10

2020

June 10, 2020

The Senate, in a vote of 31-19, passed House Resolution 836 to terminate the Governor’s COVID-19 disaster declaration.  Senator David G. Argall, a prime sponsor of similar legislation, spoke in support of this legislation on the floor of the Senate.  The bill is now pending in the House. Listen   [Read More]

Jun

05

2020

June 05, 2020

61 Berks County fire departments and EMS companies will soon be receiving grants from the annual Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program, according to Senator David G. Argall, Representative Barry Jozwiak, and Representative Jerry Knowles.   [Read More]

Jun

05

2020

June 05, 2020

This month’s local TV program hosted by Senator David G. Argall (R-Berks/Schuylkill) focuses on the safe reopening of Pennsylvania following the COVID-19 outbreak and the Governor’s unilateral shut down order.   [Read More]

Jun

04

2020

June 04, 2020

61 Berks County fire departments and EMS companies will soon be receiving grants from the annual Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program, according to Senator David G. Argall, Representative Barry Jozwiak, and Representative Jerry Knowles.   [Read More]

Jun

03

2020

June 03, 2020

To help ease the burden on the local community, Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) and Sen. Dave Argall (R-Berks/Schuylkill) today announced that a grant totaling $597,300 has been awarded to McAdoo Borough, Schuylkill County, under the Department of Community and Economic Development’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding program.   [Read More]

May

26

2020

May 26, 2020

During a workshop discussion today, state and local experts in industry and health care highlighted the ability of western Pennsylvania to reopen safely as the rate of new cases of COVID-19 continues to decline across the state.   [Read More]

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]