Sonney Elected to Great Lakes Legislative Caucus Executive Committee For 2015-16
9/16/2014
HARRISBURG - State Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Harborcreek) has been chosen to serve on the executive committee of the Great Lakes Legislative Caucus, a bipartisan committee of regional lawmakers that will lead state legislative efforts to protect and restore the Great Lakes. The election took place in Canada at the caucus’ meeting in Quebec City, Quebec.

“Being chosen by my peers to serve on the committee is a great honor,” Sonney said. “As a caucus, we have many goals, which include funding, policymaking and legislative efforts toward improving the Great Lakes. Getting these initiatives into law is one of our goals, and I hope to be part of a successful effort to do that.”

The Great Lakes Legislative Caucus is a nonpartisan group of state and provincial lawmakers from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, as well as the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to date has allocated $1.6 billion to clean up degraded areas, prevent the introduction and spread of invasive species, protect habitats and improve water quality.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a “Request for Applications,” which solicits proposals from states, municipalities, tribes, universities and nonprofit organizations for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Approximately $27.5 million in grants will be available during the current funding cycle.

More information on the Great Lakes Legislative Caucus may be obtained online by visiting www.greatlakeslegislators.org.

Representative Curt Sonney
4th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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