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).

Time to Dust Off the Rod and Reel

Mar. 25, 2019 /

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.

Highlighting the Importance of Career and Technical Education

Feb. 26, 2019 /

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.

Sonney, Committee Members to Unveil Career and Technical Education Package

Feb. 15, 2019 /

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.

Stay Warm this Winter with Help from LIHEAP

Jan. 16, 2019 /

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.

Sonney Appointed Chairman of House Education Committee

Jan. 03, 2019 /

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.