Wolf Appointee Refuses to Take Position on Potential CWA Sale, Dodges Questions, Says Lawrence

Mar. 15, 2021 /

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).

Lawrence, CWA Chair Tell Lawmakers to Save Chester Water Authority

Sep. 21, 2020 /

Lawrence, CWA Chair Tell Lawmakers to Save Chester Water Authority

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.

Lawrence Bill Regarding Coronavirus Testing Signed into Law

Jul. 24, 2020 /

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.

Lawrence Introduces Legislation to Require Ratepayer Referendum Prior to Any Proposed Sale of Chester Water Authority

Jun. 15, 2020 /

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.

Lawrence Bill to Expand COVID-19 Testing Passes Committee

Apr. 27, 2020 /

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.

House Republicans Along Pennsylvania’s Southern Tier Issue Statement on Wolf’s Regional Council

Apr. 23, 2020 /

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:

Coronavirus Update

Mar. 24, 2020 /

I have spoken with many constituents and business owners who are concerned and have questions about the COVID-19 coronavirus.

PA House Votes on Package of Bills to Combat Scourge of Human Trafficking

Jan. 24, 2020 /

PA House Votes on Package of Bills to Combat Scourge of Human Trafficking

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.