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).

Lawrence, CWA Chair Tell Lawmakers to Save Chester Water Authority

Sep. 21, 2020 /

Lawrence, CWA Chair Tell Lawmakers to Save Chester Water Authority

HARRISBURG– At a committee hearing in the state Capitol earlier this week, state Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster ), Chester Water Authority Board Chair Cynthia Letizell and Penn Township Chief of Operations Karen Versuk spoke with passion in favor of the continued independence of Chester Water Authority (CWA) and in support of House Bill 2597, which would block any sale of CWA without ratepayer approval.

Lawrence Bill Regarding Coronavirus Testing Signed into Law

Jul. 24, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Legislation authored by Rep. John Lawrence (R-West Grove) to ensure transparency and accountability with the Commonwealth’s COVID-19 response on broad based coronavirus testing was signed into law earlier this week by Gov. Tom Wolf.

Lawrence Introduces Legislation to Require Ratepayer Referendum Prior to Any Proposed Sale of Chester Water Authority

Jun. 15, 2020 /

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.

Lawrence Bill to Expand COVID-19 Testing Passes Committee

Apr. 27, 2020 /

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.