House Passes Sonney’s Legislation to Update and Reform PASSHE

Jun. 09, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – House Education Committee Chairman Curt Sonney (R-Erie) announced today that his legislation to update and reform the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) passed the Pennsylvania House of Representatives with overwhelming bipartisan support.

Sonney Announces School Safety Grants for 4th Legislative District

Feb. 26, 2020 /

HARRISBURG — Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie) announced today that the School Safety and Security Committee has awarded $53.7 million in School Safety and Security Grants to school districts, vocational schools, intermediate units and charter schools across the state, including every school district within the 4th Legislative District.

Sonney, Topper and Schroeder Unveil Legislative Package to Reform and Update PASSHE

Jan. 21, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Today, House Education Committee Chairman Curt Sonney (R-Erie) and Reps. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) and Meghan Schroeder (R-Bucks) joined together with Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Chancellor Daniel Greenstein and chair of PASSHE’s Board of Governors Cynthia Shapira to unveil a package of bills designed to update, improve and reform PASSHE.

Sonney to Host Education Committee Public Hearing on Cyber Education

Jan. 16, 2020 /

WHAT: Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), chairman of the House Education Committee, and members of the committee will hold a public hearing on cyber education and Sonney’s House Bill 1897, which would require all school districts in the Commonwealth to offer full-time cyber education programs accountable to local communities.

Supporting PA’s Helpers and Heroes - By State Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie)

Oct. 01, 2019 /

When the bell rings and the siren sounds, they are there. Our fire and emergency medical service (EMS) providers are the helpers and heroes on the frontlines, committed to saving lives and keeping our communities and families safe. Being an emergency medical services professional ranks among the most dangerous jobs in America, as these individuals are exposed to dangerous situations and illnesses each and every day.

Special Education Funding Commission Reconstituted

Aug. 28, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – The Special Education Funding Commission, which was originally established in Act 3 of 2012 to review and make recommendations regarding special education funding, is being reconstituted to review the current formula that determines special education payments to school districts in Pennsylvania, according to Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Pat Browne (R-Lehigh), House Education Committee Chairman Curt Sonney (R-Erie) and Education Secretary Pedro Rivera.

REAL ID: What You Need to Know - By Rep. Curt Sonney

Jul. 26, 2019 /

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.

Gabler, House Republicans Take Lead in Infrastructure Reforms

Jul. 25, 2019 / Press Release

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.

House Passes Charter School Reform Package

Jun. 13, 2019 /

House Passes Charter School Reform Package

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).