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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?
HARRISBURG – Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster) offered the following comments in response to the March 23, 2016, Milk Marketing Board order:
HARRISBURG – Legislation which calls for milk pricing transparency and introduced by Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster) passed the House on Monday, Dec. 8. The bill requires any payment (typically a “milk check”) made to a farmer clearly to delineate the dollar amount collected from the state-mandated over-order premium.
Here’s a question: How much of your last milk check came from the Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board Over-Order Premium? The premium established by the state for your benefit as a dairy farmer. Can you tell if it benefits you? The truth is, many Pennsylvania dairy farmers don’t know. That’s a problem that needs to be addressed.
HARRISBURG – The House this week passed two bills that would reduce the state’s debt and require more efficient and transparent use of taxpayer dollars through Pennsylvania’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) and Public Improvement Projects (PIP) programs.