Lawrence in the News 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. Call and email volume up at local representatives offices By: BILL RETTEW During the coronavirus pandemic, state representatives and senators say their offices are busier than ever. Read the complete story here. 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. Read the complete story here. GOP lawmakers spar with Secretary Topper on Farm Show, HealthChoices in budget hearing By Steve Bittenbender | Watchdog.org The Pennsylvania state House Appropriations Committee hearing Wednesday on the Department of General Services (DGS) started contentiously. Read the complete story here. Chester County Highway dedicated in memory of fallen Trooper Iwaniec By Ginger Rae Dunbar firstname.lastname@example.org @GingerDunbar on Twitter A memorial was unveiled Monday in honor of fallen Trooper Kenton Iwaniec, who “lived to serve and protect our community.” Read the complete story here. The strange case of a cyber strike that (briefly) renamed a government agency by John Baer, STAFF COLUMNIST email@example.com 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. Read the complete story here. 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. Read the complete story here. 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. Read the complete story here. 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. Read the complete story here. 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. Read The Complete Story Here.