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.

Lawrence Bills Aim to Help PA’s Struggling Dairy Industry

Mar. 28, 2022 /

WHAT: At a Capitol news conference on Wednesday, Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster) and fellow advocates for Pennsylvania’s dairy industry will outline a package of bills Lawrence is sponsoring to help struggling farmers.

Lawrence Moves Legislation to Save Chester Water Authority

Jan. 12, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – Earlier this week, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved legislation introduced by Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster) that would halt the proposed sale of Chester Water Authority (CWA). Lawrence’s amendment, offered on House Bill 527, passed the House with a broad 177-24 bipartisan majority.

Local Officials Announce Jennersville Hospital to Remain Open

Nov. 22, 2021 /

WEST GROVE – Rep. John Lawrence (R-West Grove) joined Senator Carolyn Comitta (D-West Chester), Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell, and Michelle Kichline, Penn Township Supervisor Victor Mantegna, and other local officials at the Penn Township Building earlier today to announce the continued operation of Jennersville Hospital. The hospital had been slated for closure at the end of the year by its current owner, Tower Health.

Cutler, Lawrence Ask PA Supreme Court to Intercede in Chester Water Authority Case

Oct. 12, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – In response to a recent Commonwealth Court decision on the future of Chester Water Authority (CWA), House Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) and Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster) called on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to review the matter. The case, Chester Water Authority v. Aqua Pennsylvania Inc., dealt a blow to the continued independence of the water authority.

Lawmakers Praise Auditor General Action on PENNVEST Review

Oct. 04, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Responding to a resolution authored more than three years ago by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter), Pennsylvania Auditor General Tim DeFoor has launched an audit of nonpoint source management transactions authorized by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST).

Wolf Appointee Refuses to Take Position on Potential CWA Sale, Dodges Questions, Says Lawrence

Mar. 15, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – At a recent hearing at the state Capitol, Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster) got few answers while attempting to pin down the Wolf administration’s position on the future of Chester Water Authority. The exchange occurred in a budget hearing when Lawrence questioned Secretary Dennis Davin, a Wolf appointee who helms the state’s Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED).