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HARRISBURG – House Republican leaders have named Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster) to the House Appropriations Committee, providing him a key seat at the table in state budget hearings, which are set to begin next week at the state Capitol.
WEST GROVE – Legislation sponsored by Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster), which would protect victims of domestic violence by changing how alimony is paid during a divorce, was signed into law Wednesday.
HARRISBURG – Two bills authored by Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster) advanced to the governor’s desk last week after passing the state Senate. Both pieces of legislation saw broad, bipartisan support in both chambers.
HARRISBURG – Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) and Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster) are urging Gov. Tom Wolf to sign into law a measure authored by Lawrence aimed at reducing Pennsylvania’s debt burden. The bill was approved in the state Senate earlier today.
WEST GROVE -- Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster) today announced that Oxford Borough will receive a $338,725 state grant to replace a municipal water line.
HARRISBURG – Today, the House voted 191-1 to approve legislation sponsored by Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster) that aims to prevent unreasonable delays in getting birth certificates to citizens who need them.
HARRISBURG – This week, the House voted overwhelmingly to approve legislation sponsored by Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster) that would permit public schools to adopt a policy that would allow parents or guardians to opt-out of the Keystone Exams on behalf of their children.
What would you think if you learned that a New Hampshire-based private timber company was approved for a $50 million loan from the state of Pennsylvania to purchase timberland in northwest Pennsylvania? At a 1 percent interest rate, with generous repayment terms? What if you learned that the deal was not publicly advertised or competitively bid? Or that this $50 million loan, for the purchase of private timberland by a private company, comes from a taxpayer-subsidized state program that is, by law, required to fund improvements to water and sewer plants? Would you have questions? Would you be outraged?
WEST CHESTER (February 8, 2018) – State Senator Andy Dinniman and State Representative John Lawrence today announced that the Borough of Oxford will receive $143,836 in state funding to support road improvements related to the proposed transportation center.
HARRISBURG – A measure aimed at reducing Pennsylvania’s debt burden passed the House and now heads to the Senate for consideration, Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) and Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester) said today.
HARRISBURG (August 28, 2017) – State Representative John Lawrence and State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that a four-way stop sign will be installed at an intersection that has long been a concern for Franklin Township residents and motorists.
KEMBLESVILLE – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will install a high-friction surface treatment at the intersection of state Route 896 and Appleton Road in Franklin Township, Chester County, reported Rep. John Lawrence (R-Lancaster/Chester). Lane restrictions are scheduled this week on the “Kemblesville curve” on Route 896 at Appleton Road as crews complete the high-friction resurfacing project. Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling through all work areas. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.
WEST CHESTER– State Senator Andy Dinniman and state Rep. John Lawrence today announced that the Borough of Oxford will receive $540,000 in state funding for the construction of a transportation facility that will increase parking and improve public transit and multimodal circulation in the borough’s downtown.
HARRISBURG (July 1) – State Senator Andy Dinniman and state Representative John Lawrence today joined in announcing more than $275,000 in state funding for Penn Township to improve the intersection of Route 796 and Old Baltimore Pike at the site of the former Red Rose Inn.
The state budget standoff came to a close last week when Governor Wolf announced he would not veto the fourth budget passed by the General Assembly this session. After nearly nine months of seemingly endless finger-pointing and bickering, the impasse finally came to a conclusion. So how did the budget standoff happen? Why did it drag on so long? Was the problem that the legislature wouldn’t compromise, or was it something else?