Northeast Legislators Announce Key COVID-19 Funding for Area Fire, Rescue and EMS Companies

Oct. 09, 2020 /

EAST STROUDSBURG – With Pennsylvania first responder companies suffering heavy financial losses due to COVID-19, Reps. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike), Jonathan Fritz (R-Susquehanna/Wayne) and Mike Peifer (R-Pike/Wayne) announced today that first responder companies located in Monroe, Pike, Susquehanna and Wayne counties collectively will receive more than $1 million in state grants from the Office of the State Fire Commissioner to help counter these losses.

Governor Vetoes House Bill 2787 Disregarding Local School Officials’ Right to Make Their Own Decisions

Sep. 22, 2020 /

PIKE COUNTY – Today, the governor again vetoed another bipartisan piece of legislation, House Bill 2787, showing his complete disregard for the rights our local school officials have to make and enforce their own decisions regarding district sports and extracurricular activities. Reps. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) and Mike Peifer (R-Pike/Wayne) gave the following statements, expressing their disappointment.

Governor’s June 4 Extension Continues to Fuel Residents’ Uncertainty for the Future, Say Fritz, Peifer and Baker

May. 08, 2020 /

WAYNE COUNTY – Sen. Lisa Baker (R-Luzerne/Susquehanna/Wayne/Wyoming) and Reps. Jonathan Fritz (R-Susquehanna/Wayne) and Mike Peifer (R-Pike/Wayne) voiced their displeasure after hearing Wayne County was not included in the next group of counties moving into the “yellow phase” of the governor’s reopening plan on May 15 and the negative impact it will continue to have on area residents and small businesses. The 13 counties listed in the governor’s announcement this afternoon are all located in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Congratulations to Watson Brothers for Over 50 Years of Service, Says Fritz, Peife

Mar. 16, 2020 /

Congratulations to Watson Brothers for Over 50 Years of Service, Says Fritz, Peife

HONESDALE – Highlighting local businesses who have continued to contribute to local communities and making them a brighter place, Reps. Jonathan Fritz (R-Susquehanna/Wayne) and Mike Peifer (R-Pike/Wayne) offer their congratulations to Watson Brothers, a garage/general store based in Hawley and White Mills for their 52 years of service and dedication to Wayne County.

Local Legislators Announce Wayne County PennDOT Town Hall Meeting to Discuss Transportation Concerns

Dec. 03, 2019 /

WAYNE COUNTY – In efforts to strengthen community relations and open the floor for residents to express their concerns regarding transportation issues, Sen. Lisa Baker (R-Luzerne/Pike/Susquehanna/Wayne/Wyoming), and Reps. Jonathan Fritz (R-Wayne/Susquehanna) and Mike Peifer (R-Pike/Wayne) announced an upcoming Wayne County PennDOT town hall meeting on Thursday, Dec. 19, from 6-8 p.m., at Damascus School Gymnasium, 174 High School Road, Damascus

Northeast Legislators Announce Pike County to Receive Over $700,000 in Grants for Major Development Projects

Nov. 13, 2019 /

PIKE COUNTY – In efforts to bring further economic development to northeast Pennsylvania, Sen. Lisa Baker (R-Luzerne/Pike/Susquehanna/Wayne/Wyoming), and Reps. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) and Mike Peifer (R-Pike/Wayne), announced today that Pike County will receive over $700,000 in multimodal grants from the Commonwealth Financing Authority, which will support two major projects in the county.

Peifer Discusses State Budget Bill as Governor Signs into Law

Jul. 01, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – As the state budget successfully earns approval from both chambers and the governor, House Bill 790 has been signed into law. Rep. Mike Peifer (R-Pike/Wayne) noted that Pennsylvania’s $33.9 billion budget combines prudent budgeting decisions and the benefits of a thriving economy.

Capitol Roundup from Rep. Peifer

Jan. 04, 2019 /

On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives convened so that the oath of office could be administered to House members. The House is now comprised of 110 Republicans and 91 Democrats, including 43 first-term members. There are two vacancies.