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.

Unclaimed Property May Be Waiting for You - By Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie)

Sep. 12, 2018 /

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.

School Safety is a Top Priority

Aug. 07, 2018 /

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.

2018-19 State Budget Highlights Education, Public Safety

Jun. 26, 2018 /

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.

Helping Businesses Succeed in PA

May. 21, 2018 /

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.