HARRISBURG - Today, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed House Education Committee Chairman Curt Sonney's (R-Erie) amended legislation to update and reform Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education (PASSHE).
ERIE - After two days of evidentiary hearings, the State Board of Education today voted to approve Erie County’s application to establish the Erie County Community College. The measure passed in a 9-6 vote, with House Education Committee Chairman Curt Sonney (R-Erie) voting in opposition.
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.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie) announced today that new funding is available to help technology-based companies impacted by the COVID-19 virus. The funding is available through the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED).
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.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie) announced today that the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) has awarded a low-interest loan of $7.25 million to the Harborcreek Township Sewer Authority
HARRISBURG – Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie) announced that 20 volunteer fire and ambulance companies throughout the 4th District have qualified to receive $223,559.56 from a grant program administered by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and Office of the State Fire Commissioner.
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.
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.
WHAT: Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), chairman of the House Education Committee, will host a press conference to unveil a package of three bills designed to improve and reform the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE).
HARRISBURG – House Education Committee Chairman Curt Sonney (R-Erie) today announced that he has introduced legislation that would require all school districts in the Commonwealth to offer full-time cyber education programs that will be accountable to local communities.
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.
ERIE - In June, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives unanimously passed a resolution sponsored by Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie) declaring Sept. 7, 2019, as Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Appreciation Day in Pennsylvania.
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.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie) is inviting area senior citizens, their family members and caregivers to his upcoming senior expos.
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.