It is an honor and a privilege to work for you and all residents of the 13th Legislative District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. One way that I keep you informed about my work on your behalf is to post news coverage of events and initiatives in which I am involved. As always, feel free to contact me for more information about these or any state-related matter.

Pa. House passes bill to let Philly suburbs run their own mass vaccine clinics,  a bipartisan rebuke of the state’s rollout
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Bucks, Montgomery county lawmakers demand action on mismanaged vaccines
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Pennsylvania House Passes Bill To Expand Coronvirus Testing

Jere Gish, WGAL News 8
The house passed legislation Monday the would establish a framework for statewide coronavirus testing.
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A bill to allow local health departments to perform COVID-19 antibody tests to be voted on by the House on Monday

Chelsea Koerbler (FOX43)
The legislation would allow them to do so. The tests would just require a drop of someone's blood to test if they have antibodies built up of the virus.
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Senator: Bills introduced to ease coronavirus testing in Chester County delay progress

By Michael P. RellahanStaff Writer
Bipartisan legislation to address the obstacles that Chester County officials say are delaying their plan to use antibody...
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Call and email volume up at local representatives offices
During the coronavirus pandemic, state representatives and senators say their offices are busier than ever.
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Pa.’s agriculture secretary confronted about past opposition to cutting horse racing subsidies
By Ed Mahon
Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding supports a proposal to take about $200 million from the racehorse industry to fund college scholarships.
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GOP lawmakers spar with Secretary Topper on Farm Show, HealthChoices in budget hearing
By Steve Bittenbender |
The Pennsylvania state House Appropriations Committee hearing Wednesday on the Department of General Services (DGS) started contentiously.
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Chester County Highway dedicated in memory of fallen Trooper Iwaniec
By Ginger Rae Dunbar @GingerDunbar on Twitter 
A memorial was unveiled Monday in honor of fallen Trooper Kenton Iwaniec, who “lived to serve and protect our community.”
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The strange case of a cyber strike that (briefly) renamed a government agency
OK, this might be nothing. Might be something. But it’s, at least, a little odd. Details of a hacked Pennsylvania Department of Health website are being closely held by the Wolf administration and raising questions at a time of worldwide jitters over cybersecurity.
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State confirms unauthorized changes were made to vital records site
Written by Katie Meyer, Capitol Bureau Chief
The state website where people can order birth and death records was recently offline for nearly a full week because someone made unauthorized changes to the site.
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Lawmakers seek audit of projects that received PENNVEST funding

Published by Steven Hoffman - Chester County Press
State lawmakers are calling for Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale to conduct a financial audit of the 118 nonpoint source projects approved by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) board of directors.
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Bills, budgets, and the never-ending balancing act of being a state lawmaker
Published by Steven Hoffman - Chester County Press
Every day is different when your workplace is the State Capitol, but this is more or less a typical day in the life of Lawrence. It’s a day that began long before he stepped into the committee meeting to discuss HR 948. Lawrence commuted to the state capital from his home in the 13th District, and there were morning meetings in his Harrisburg office?office 211 in the Ryan Office Building.
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Toomey aide, Smucker tour downtown Oxford

By Chris Barber, Daily Local News
OXFORD:  Borough officials hosted a town tour this week with U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker, R-16, of Lancaster, and Kate Schramm — a representative of U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey’s office — with an eye toward connecting with some federal funds for Oxford’s planned Multimodal Transportation Center.
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