WHAT: The House Gaming Oversight Committee, led by Rep. Scott Petri (R-Bucks), will hold a public hearing on gaming expansion, local share assessment and casino competiveness.
HARRISBURG – Applications are now available for federal grants to help Pennsylvania’s rural communities better guard against the threat of fires in forested, undeveloped and unprotected areas, Rep. Scott Petri (R-Bucks) announced today.
WHAT: Rep. Scott Petri (R-Bucks) will host a Senior Expo featuring more than 70 exhibitors, free medical screenings, programs, information and services targeting citizens age 60 and older, their caregivers and family members. All seniors from New Hope Borough, Solebury, Northampton and Wrightstown townships are urged to take advantage of this opportunity to speak with representatives of various state and county agencies providing senior services. This worthwhile event is free of charge and always draws a large, enthusiastic crowd.
HARRISBURG - Rep. Scott Petri (R-Bucks) will hold his 14th Annual Senior Expo on Friday, March 24, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Spring Mill Manor in Ivyland. The expo is open to citizens age 60 and older who live in New Hope Borough and the townships of Northampton, Solebury, Upper Makefield and Wrightstown.
WHAT: Rep. Scott Petri (R-Bucks), chairman of the House Gaming Oversight Committee, will hold a joint public hearing with the Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee, chaired by Sen. Mario Scavello (R-Monroe/Northampton), to gather information from gaming industry stakeholders regarding suggested changes to the Pennsylvania Race Horse Development and Gaming Act. The joint hearing is the first in a series of planned hearings on efforts to ensure the integrity and sustainability of Pennsylvania’s gaming industry and increase state revenues. Among the issues to be discussed at this week’s hearing will be expanded gaming options such as those contained in House Bill 392, sponsored by Reps. George Dunbar (R-Westmoreland) and Rosita Youngblood (D-Philadelphia), and suggested changes to the Local Share Assessment, which is the share of gaming proceeds that goes to local municipalities.
HARRISBURG – Two bills, sponsored by Rep. Scott Petri (R-Bucks), to ease the adoption process in Pennsylvania were voted out of the House Children and Youth Committee Monday.
Following the Jan. 3 swearing-in ceremony that marked the official start of the 2017-18 legislative session, the House approved an overhaul of the House ethics rules that will govern lawmakers and staffers in the new term and for years to come. The changes represent the best ethical practices in state legislatures in all 50 states and were drafted under my leadership of the House Ethics Committee last session.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Scott Petri (R-Bucks) today announced that forms for the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program for the 2016 tax year are now available.
HARRISBURG – In an Oct. 25 letter to Gov. Tom Wolf, Rep. Scott Petri (R-Bucks) asked the governor to act as soon as possible to fill appointments on the Historic Preservation Board of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC). Doing so, Petri said, would save the Commonwealth a lot of money and make archived information easier to store and access.
HARRISBURG – High school seniors can now apply for a Pennsylvania House of Representatives Scholarship to help cover the costs of higher education, Rep. Scott Petri (R-Bucks) announced today.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Scott Petri (R-Bucks) is happy to announce today that two state grants have been awarded in the 178th Legislative District through the Community Conservation Partnership Program (CCPP).
HARRISBURG – Rep. Scott Petri (R-Bucks) is pleased with this week’s announcement by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie that he has abandoned his plans to back out of the 38-year-long reciprocity agreement between Pennsylvania and New Jersey that has permitted residents in both states who work in the other to pay income taxes where they live.
HARRISBURG — Rep. Scott Petri (R-Bucks), majority chairman of the bipartisan House Ethics Committee, and Rep. Mark Longietti (D-Mercer), minority chairman, held a public meeting of the committee Monday to vote on proposed changes to House rules beginning with the next legislative session, which convenes in January.
RICHBORO – In a letter to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie today, state Rep. Scott Petri (R-Bucks) has formally requested a meeting between the neighboring state’s governor and members of the Bucks County legislative delegation, school directors and township and municipal officials in order to address the ongoing tax reciprocity issue.
HARRISBURG – The state’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is now accepting applications for home heating assistance grants, Rep. Scott Petri (R-Bucks) said today.