When the cold weather arrives, staying warm for most people is as simple as turning up the thermostat. But that’s not the case for some older individuals in our area on fixed incomes or for families who may be experiencing financial difficulties.
HARRISBURG – Earlier today, Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) announced his appointment of Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie) as majority chairman of the Pennsylvania House Education Committee for the 2019-20 Legislative Session.
As we age, our health may deteriorate, and prescription medications are often needed to live our best lives. Unfortunately, seniors on fixed incomes are often hard pressed to afford skyrocketing prescription drug costs, which is why the state offers both PACE and PACENET prescription drug assistance programs.
Due to Pennsylvania’s vast forested areas and healthy wildlife population, we also have a very large contingent of hunters.
Educators today understand that a student’s abilities and knowledge cannot always be captured by a standardized test. Therefore, the Legislature has taken steps to give flexibility to students and teachers when assessing if a student has reached proficiency and is eligible for graduation.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie) is hosting a public meeting with PennDOT to display plans for repairs to the bridge that carries Old Wattsburg Road/Wattsburg Road (Route 2006) over French Creek in Waterford Township.
You may be surprised by just how many people find out that they have money or property waiting for them through the state’s Unclaimed Property program. In fact, with more than $3.4 billion in unclaimed property currently being held by the Pennsylvania Treasury Department, about one in 10 residents are eligible to recoup that property.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie) is hosting his annual Senior Expos in Harborcreek on Sept. 7 and in Corry on Sept. 14.
HARRISBURG - Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Harborcreek Township) today applauded the release of $1 million in state funds in support of a project to increase health service availability in southeast Erie County.
With most kids heading back to school later this month, school buses will be back on the roads during morning and afternoon commutes, so drivers need to allow extra time and be aware of how to share the road safely with buses and other school transportation vehicles.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie) issued the following statement regarding the passing of Rep. Flo Fabrizio (D-Erie):
Students today have more opportunities than ever before to prepare them for their future careers. One educational path to many lucrative jobs has been gaining traction over the past several years – career and technical education (CTE).
I am pleased to report that the General Assembly and the governor have agreed to a state budget and passed it well in advance of the June 30 deadline. As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, which is instrumental in the creation and negotiations involving the yearly spending plan, I was pleased with how this year’s budget came together and the areas in which we were able to prioritize additional funding, all without any tax increases.
The success of our business community has a direct correlation with the success of our state. When businesses are expanding, adding jobs and contributing more to the local and state economy, it improves the lives of families all across the state. That’s why we focus so much effort on making Pennsylvania a business-friendly state: because the trickle-down effect is so beneficial to each individual.
Life is precious; and more than 119,000 men, women and children are clearly aware of that fact as they await a life-saving organ transplant. More than 8,500 of those individuals are our friends, family members and neighbors here in Pennsylvania.
Having the correct type of identification to board an airplane or enter certain federal facilities is a concern to many Pennsylvanians who have seen and heard about REAL ID in the news and are wondering when the special ID will be available in Pennsylvania.
The state budget process can be long and arduous. This year, as in years past, the governor unveiled his state budget proposal at the beginning of February to the Pennsylvania General Assembly. He is asking for $33 billion in spending, which is $1 billion more than the current year. As a longtime member of the House Appropriations Committee, which focuses on state finances and the budget, I know we can do better than that.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie) today announced that 18 area fire and ambulance companies located in the 4th Legislative District are set to receive $182,930 in state grants under the Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program.
The temperatures here in the northeast are continuing to drop and we have already seen our first snowfall. Although the colder months of the year are a sign of the fun holiday season, they can also pose challenges for some individuals and families to heat their homes.