Lawrence Wins Battle for Transparency in Chester Financial Plans

Jan. 23, 2024 /

WEST GROVE, PA – After an eight-month battle with the city of Chester to obtain records concerning the city’s perilous financial situation, the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records has ruled in favor of state Rep. John Lawrence’s (R-West Grove) right-to-know request seeking answers.

Lawrence Calls Out Partisan Vote Approving “Punitive and Aggressive” Tax Proposal

Oct. 04, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – In a late-night vote along party lines, legislation to create new tax incentives for medical marijuana operations and Hollywood movie studios passed the Pennsylvania House of Representatives this week. The bill contained a number of additional controversial provisions, including a complete rewrite of Pennsylvania’s business tax code, creating what some observers called one of the most punitive and aggressive tax proposals in the nation.

Moul, Lawrence, Owlett Praise Congressional Action on Whole Milk

Jun. 14, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Dan Moul (R-Adams), Republican chairman of the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, joined with Reps. John Lawrence (R-Chester) and Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford) in praising congressional action to put whole milk back in the nation’s schools.

State Funding Directed to Bridge Project on Woodview Road

Mar. 20, 2023 /

LONDON GROVE – A London Grove Township bridge, closed for several years, will receive state funding towards its reconstruction and reopening. State Rep. John Lawrence (R-London Grove) announced the grant award earlier this week.

Lawrence Calls for House to Convene

Jan. 13, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – Earlier today, Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester) issued the following statement regarding the lack of a House of Representatives session schedule.

Lawrence Appointed Chair of House Select Committee on Restoring Law and Order

Jul. 13, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – In response to rapid increases in violent crime, Pennsylvania House Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) has appointed Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester) to chair the newly established House Select Committee on Restoring Law and Order. Additional appointees to the committee include Reps. Amen Brown (D-Philadelphia), and Danilo Burgos (D-Philadelphia), Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland), and Wendi Thomas (R-Bucks.)

Local Officials Announce ChristianaCare to Acquire Jennersville Hospital

Jun. 15, 2022 /

WEST GROVE – Rep. John Lawrence (R-West Grove); Sen. Carolyn Comitta (D-West Chester); Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell, and Michelle Kichline; and Penn Township Supervisor Victor Mantegna today announced that ChristianaCare has entered into an agreement to acquire Jennersville Hospital in West Grove. The transaction is anticipated to close in the third quarter.

House Advances Lawrence Bills to Put Whole Milk Back on School Lunch Menu, Aid PA Dairy Industry

Apr. 13, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – Today, the House voted out a package of bills, sponsored by Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster), which would permit Pennsylvania schools to purchase and dispense whole and reduced-fat (2%) Pennsylvania milk for students, establish tax incentives to help Pennsylvania’s struggling dairy farmers, and ensure Pennsylvania farmers receive state- mandated premiums.