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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:
12/11/2015
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.
10/26/2015
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.
10/23/2015
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.
10/02/2015
By State Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster)
07/03/2015
By State Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster)
06/18/2015
HARRISBURG – The House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee on Wednesday held a public informational meeting to discuss legislation sponsored by Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster) that would encourage transparency and accountability with regard to premiums owed to Pennsylvania dairy farmers.
06/15/2015
WHAT: The state House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee will hold an informational meeting to discuss legislation introduced by Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester) that aims to encourage transparency and accountability with regard to premiums owed to Pennsylvania dairy farmers. House Bill 1265 would require that written statements accompanying payments made to a dairy farmer clearly delineate the dollar amount of the total that consists of money collected from the state mandated over-order premium.
03/16/2015
Two weeks ago, Governor Tom Wolf addressed a joint session of the Pennsylvania General Assembly by laying out his first budget proposal. This yearly ritual, where the governor, senators, and representatives all meet together in the House chamber, begins the annual budgeting process for the Commonwealth.
10/20/2014
LANCASTER – Two Lancaster County school districts this week received approval for reimbursement of costs associated with completed construction projects as a result of recent actions taken by the General Assembly, said state Reps. Ryan Aument(R-41), Bryan Cutler (R-100), Keith J. Greiner (R-43) and John Lawrence (R-13), who advocated for the additional funding.
10/17/2014
LANCASTER – Two Lancaster County school districts this week received approval for reimbursement of costs associated with completed construction projects as a result of recent actions taken by the General Assembly, said state Reps. Ryan Aument(R-41), Bryan Cutler (R-100), Keith J. Greiner (R-43) and John Lawrence (R-13), who advocated for the additional funding.
07/02/2014
HARRISBURG – On Tuesday, legislation to provide accountability and clarity in milk pricing for Pennsylvania’s dairy farmers was approved unanimously by the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee. The measure, House Bill 1996, authored by Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester), aims to encourage transparency with regard to premiums owed to Pennsylvania milk producers.