Submitted Article State Rep. Karen Boback (Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) has been appointed to serve as majority chairman of the House Children and Youth Committee in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 2019-20 session. It is the first chairmanship for Boback, who was sworn-in Tuesday to begin her seventh term in office.Continue Reading

Submitted Article The House Insurance Committee, led by Rep. Tina Pickett (Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna), is currently holding a voting meeting to consider Senate Bill 1003, which would require reimbursement for emergency medical services (EMS) by prohibiting a managed care plan from denying a claim solely because the patient/enrollee was not transported orContinue Reading

Representing a variety of state agencies at the Cabinet in Your Community discussion at the Keystone Theatre on July 25 were (above, from left) Department of Agriculture secretary Russell Redding, acting state police commissioner Lt. Col. Robert Evanchick, drug and alcohol secretary Jennifer Smith, Northeast/Central Office of the Governor directorContinue Reading

Bradford County Commissioner Doug McLinko announced that he is running for Congress to represent the citizens of the 10th Congressional District. “We need public servants to step forward and help lead our country out of this mess, and the President needs conservatives he can count on to stand with himContinue Reading

Representatives serving counties in the Endless Mountains weighing in the budget the House delivered to Gov. Tom Wolf on Friday feel the $32 million proposal is a fair and conservative compromise to Wolf’s version of the budget proposed in March. Mostly importantly, Reps. Boback (above), Fritz, and Pickett were unitedContinue Reading

Legislation that will help bring common sense to the state’s Uniform Construction Code (UCC), especially along the Northern Tier, passed the state House today and is on its way to the state Senate for consideration, said Rep. Tina Pickett (Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna). “The Northern Tier is blessed to have a thriving mapleContinue Reading

Today, HeritagePA, the state’s collective body of the 12 state-designated Heritage Areas, issued the following statement from Association President Jane Sheffield (above) in response to Governor Tom Wolf’s proposed budget: “HeritagePA applauds Governor Wolf for including critical funding for the Heritage Areas Program within the Department of Conservation and NaturalContinue Reading