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10/26/2018
WEST GROVE – Legislation sponsored by Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster), which would protect victims of domestic violence by changing how alimony is paid during a divorce, was signed into law Wednesday.
10/22/2018
HARRISBURG – Two bills authored by Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster) advanced to the governor’s desk last week after passing the state Senate. Both pieces of legislation saw broad, bipartisan support in both chambers.
10/17/2018
HARRISBURG – Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) and Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster) are urging Gov. Tom Wolf to sign into law a measure authored by Lawrence aimed at reducing Pennsylvania’s debt burden. The bill was approved in the state Senate earlier today.
09/18/2018
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.
06/18/2018
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.
06/12/2018
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.
05/03/2018
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?
02/09/2018
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.
12/11/2017
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.
09/20/2017
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.
08/08/2017
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.
12/08/2016
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.
07/06/2016
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.
03/29/2016
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?
03/29/2016
HARRISBURG – Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster) offered the following comments in response to the March 23, 2016, Milk Marketing Board order: