HARRISBURG -At a recent hearing in the State Capitol, legislators and testifiers debated current state policies surrounding buyouts of locally-run municipal water and sewer systems by investor-owned utilities.
WEST GROVE – Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster) and Sen. Carolyn Comitta (D-Chester) this week announced West Nottingham Township will receive $842,000 in state funding to support much-needed infrastructure improvements at the intersection of Pennsylvania Route 272 and Baltimore Pike.
HARRISBURG – As House Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) continues to quarantine because of a positive COVID-19 test, Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster) will serve as the speaker pro tempore for House session next week.
HARRISBURG - Legislation sponsored by Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster) to expedite Pennsylvania's COVID-19 vaccine rollout passed the state House with broad bipartisan support on Wednesday.
HARRISBURG – At a recent hearing at the state Capitol, Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster) got few answers while attempting to pin down the Wolf administration’s position on the future of Chester Water Authority. The exchange occurred in a budget hearing when Lawrence questioned Secretary Dennis Davin, a Wolf appointee who helms the state’s Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED).
HARRISBURG—The Republican Southeast House delegation today demanded the administration give the responsibility and authority for allocating and distributing the COVID-19 vaccine to the Pennsylvania National Guard.
HARRISBURG – At a budget hearing Thursday at the state Capitol, Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, questioned Budget Secretary Jen Swails on Gov. Tom Wolf’s failure to address COVID-19 vaccinations in his recently released budget proposal.
HARRISBURG – At a budget hearing Monday at the state Capitol, Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster) lambasted Secretary of Aging Robert Torres for his department’s actions blocking the release of documents to a federally empaneled grand jury looking into an unusually high rate of COVID-19 related deaths at a nursing home in western Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster) issued the following statement in response to Thursday’s violence at the U.S. Capitol.
HARRISBURG– At a committee hearing in the state Capitol earlier this week, state Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster ), Chester Water Authority Board Chair Cynthia Letizell and Penn Township Chief of Operations Karen Versuk spoke with passion in favor of the continued independence of Chester Water Authority (CWA) and in support of House Bill 2597, which would block any sale of CWA without ratepayer approval.
HARRISBURG – State Sen. Andy Dinniman (D-West Whiteland) and state Rep. John Lawrence (R-West Grove) announced today that the Borough of Oxford will receive $416,000 in state grant funding to upgrade its water service system.
JENNERSVILLE – State Sen. Andy Dinniman (R-West Whiteland), state Rep. John Lawrence (R-West Grove), and officials from Penn Township, PennDOT, McMahon Associates, and others came together this week to recognize an award-winning intersection project in southern Chester County.
HARRISBURG – Legislation authored by Rep. John Lawrence (R-West Grove) to ensure transparency and accountability with the Commonwealth’s COVID-19 response on broad based coronavirus testing was signed into law earlier this week by Gov. Tom Wolf.
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY – At a Saturday rally in front of the historic Lincoln University entrance arch, state Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester County) joined Lincoln University students and alumni in calling for the resignation of Theresa Braswell, who chairs the university’s board of trustees.
HARRISBURG –Legislation recently introduced in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives would require ratepayers to approve the sale of a public utility in the Commonwealth. Introduced by Rep.John Lawrence (R-West Grove), the bill would directly impact any proposed sale of Chester Water Authority (CWA) by providing ratepayers the ability to approve or veto any proposal to sell the authority.
HARRISBURG – Legislation prioritizing COVID-19 testing for first responders, medical professionals and vulnerable populations passed the Pennsylvania House of Representatives earlier today by a vote of 201-1.
HARRISBURG – Legislation passed earlier today would facilitate rapid COVID-19 testing for Chester County’s health care workers and first responders. Introduced by Rep. John Lawrence (R-West Grove), House Bill 2455 gives Chester County the green light to implement Coronavirus antibody testing that complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidance.
HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf took the unprecedented step to join a regional council of governors to dictate how and when stay-at-home orders will be lifted, and Pennsylvania businesses will reopen during the COVID-19 crisis. In response, a group of Republican members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, comprised of Reps Kate Klunk (R-York), Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton), Paul Schemel (R-Franklin), Dan Moul (R-Adams), Mike Jones (R-York), John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster) Matt Dowling (R-Somerset/Fayette), Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) and House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) and House Appropriations Chair Stan Saylor (R-York), whose districts are along the state’s southern tier issued the following statement:
I have spoken with many constituents and business owners who are concerned and have questions about the COVID-19 coronavirus.
HARRISBURG – Rep. John Lawrence (R-West Grove) attended a news conference in the Capitol earlier this week in observance of National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, and announced the unanimous passage of several bills to draw attention to the issue and provide law enforcement with better tools and enforcement capabilities.