HARRISBURG –Legislation recently introduced in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives would require ratepayers to approve the sale of a public utility in the Commonwealth. Introduced by Rep.John Lawrence (R-West Grove), the bill would directly impact any proposed sale of Chester Water Authority (CWA) by providing ratepayers the ability to approve or veto any proposal to sell the authority.
HARRISBURG – Legislation prioritizing COVID-19 testing for first responders, medical professionals and vulnerable populations passed the Pennsylvania House of Representatives earlier today by a vote of 201-1.
HARRISBURG – Legislation passed earlier today would facilitate rapid COVID-19 testing for Chester County’s health care workers and first responders. Introduced by Rep. John Lawrence (R-West Grove), House Bill 2455 gives Chester County the green light to implement Coronavirus antibody testing that complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidance.
HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf took the unprecedented step to join a regional council of governors to dictate how and when stay-at-home orders will be lifted, and Pennsylvania businesses will reopen during the COVID-19 crisis. In response, a group of Republican members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, comprised of Reps Kate Klunk (R-York), Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton), Paul Schemel (R-Franklin), Dan Moul (R-Adams), Mike Jones (R-York), John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster) Matt Dowling (R-Somerset/Fayette), Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) and House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) and House Appropriations Chair Stan Saylor (R-York), whose districts are along the state’s southern tier issued the following statement:
I have spoken with many constituents and business owners who are concerned and have questions about the COVID-19 coronavirus.
HARRISBURG – Rep. John Lawrence (R-West Grove) attended a news conference in the Capitol earlier this week in observance of National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, and announced the unanimous passage of several bills to draw attention to the issue and provide law enforcement with better tools and enforcement capabilities.
HARRISBURG – Two bills sponsored by Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster) that would provide much-needed relief to Pennsylvania’s struggling dairy farmers received overwhelming bipartisan approval Tuesday in the state House of Representatives.
HARRISBURG – Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster) announced today that Oxford Borough will receive a $736,000 state grant for sidewalk repair and safety improvements. Nearly 9,000 linear feet of sidewalk and curbing will be installed in areas where none exist or where deterioration dictates the need for replacement. ADA compliant ramps will also be installed where appropriate.
HARRISBURG – This week, the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee advanced two bills, sponsored by Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster), to help Pennsylvania’s struggling dairy industry.
HARRISBURG – After receiving unanimous approval in both the House and Senate, legislation sponsored by Rep. John Lawrence (R-West Grove), to enable the Commonwealth to pay off state debt more quickly and less expensively, is now headed to the governor’s desk.
HARRISBURG – By a unanimous vote today, the House passed legislation, sponsored by Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster), which would change the way future state bonds are issued to more quickly and less expensively pay off state debt.
HARRISBURG – House Republican leaders have named Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster) to the House Appropriations Committee, providing him a key seat at the table in state budget hearings, which are set to begin next week at the state Capitol.
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.
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 (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.