With summer in full swing, many are traveling by plane to reach their summer vacation destinations. As families prepare to travel, my office has received a lot of questions from constituents regarding the REAL ID Act and if they need a REAL ID to fly. Talk of REAL ID has been going on for years and with so many changes, this issue can be confusing and difficult to understand. This updated information will help give you a better understanding of the background of the REAL ID Act, if you need a REAL ID, and how to obtain a REAL ID if you want one.
HARRISBURG – Building upon the significant improvements Pennsylvania taxpayers have made possible across the state’s transportation infrastructure, a newly appointed House Republican task force will examine the next steps required to ensure Pennsylvania can compete on a global scale. In recent years Pennsylvania has made major improvements in aging bridges and roadways. The task force will work to determine the next phases of infrastructure improvements needed to accommodate the demands of expanding industries and a growing economy without putting any additional burdens on taxpayers.
As we near the end of June, I am pleased to share that my colleagues and I in the state House have been working hard to put a budget plan in motion and have passed a General Fund Budget, which features no new taxes, no tax increases and no additional fees.
HARRISBURG – Today, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed four pieces of legislation designed to update and improve the Commonwealth’s charter school law. These measures are authored by Reps. Mike Reese (R-Westmoreland/Somerset), Matt Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset), Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) and Jim Marshall (R-Beaver/Butler).
Before a student graduates from high school, they will be taught important subjects such as algebra, literature, social studies and health. As Chairman of the Pennsylvania House Education Committee, I know firsthand that the teachers in our Commonwealth work hard to ensure that our students have a well-rounded education.
HARRISBURG – Yesterday, the House Education Committee, chaired by Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), passed four charter school reform bills which seek to deal with a range of issues relating to charter school administration and expansion.
WHAT: Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), chairman of the House Education Committee, will lead a voting meeting of the committee on the following bills.
The House of Representatives this month worked in a bipartisan fashion to advance a package of bills aimed at supporting the rights of crime victims in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie) today announced that North East Borough Sewer Authority has been awarded a $12.6 million low-interest loan through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST).
It’s almost here – the opening day of trout season is Saturday, April 13. That’s when Pennsylvania’s 1 million resident anglers will be getting ready to hit the waters.
HARRISBURG – This week, the House Education Committee, led by Chairman Curt Sonney (R-Erie), approved a bipartisan package of bills aimed at improving career and technical education (CTE) in Pennsylvania. The bills now move to the full House for a vote.
WHAT: Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), chairman of the House Education Committee, will hold a voting meeting of the committee to consider a bipartisan package of bills regarding career and technical education (CTE) in the Commonwealth.
In a continuing, bipartisan effort to enhance awareness of the types of high-priority jobs available across the Commonwealth and the education and training needed to prepare for those jobs, Chairman Roebuck and I authored House Resolution 88 that designates February 2019 as Career and Technical Education Month in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG - Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), chairman of the House Education Committee, today led a press conference in Harrisburg to unveil a bipartisan package of eight bills designed to improve career and technical education (CTE) in Pennsylvania. Joining Sonney for the press conference were members of the House Education Committee.
WHAT: Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), chairman of the House Education Committee, will host a press conference to unveil a bipartisan package of eight bills designed to improve career and technical education (CTE) in Pennsylvania. The bills are the result of a report issued by the former Select Subcommittee on Technical Education and Career Readiness.
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.