HARRISBURG – Citing the significant deterioration of roads and bridges in the Pocono region, Reps. Sandra Major (R-Susquehanna/Wayne/Wyoming) and Mike Peifer (R-Monroe/Pike/Wayne) and Sen. Lisa Baker (R-Luzerne/Monroe/Pike/Susquehanna/Wayne/Wyoming) voted this week to invest more money in the state’s transportation infrastructure.
HARRISBURG – The House Game and Fisheries Committee today approved Rep. Mike Peifer’s (R-Monroe/Pike/Wayne) proposal to create a coyote control incentive program for hunters and furtakers.
HONESDALE – Reaching out to area veterans and their families, Rep. Mike Peifer (R-Monroe/Pike/Wayne) will again host the American Legion Service Officer Outreach program at his Honesdale office on Monday, Nov. 18.
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) will begin accepting applications on Monday, Nov. 4. LIHEAP helps low-income people pay their heating bills through home energy assistance grants and crisis grants. Cash grants are awarded based on household income, family size, type of heating fuel and region, while crisis grants are provided in the event of a heating emergency, including broken heating equipment or leaking lines that must be fixed or replaced, lack of fuel, termination of utility service or danger of being without fuel or of having utility service terminated. In most counties, assistance with home heating crisis situations is available 24 hours a day. LIHEAP clients who applied online last year should receive a postcard notice encouraging them to reapply online. Prior applicants who did not apply online last year will still be mailed paper applications. For more information, visit www.RepPeifer.com.
Working to ensure health care is available to Pennsylvania children, the General Assembly passed and the governor signed into law legislation to extend the state’s Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through 2015. The new law also eliminates the current six-month waiting period before a child can enroll in the program. CHIP provides quality, comprehensive health insurance coverage for routine doctor visits, prescriptions, dental, eye care and much more to uninsured children and teens who are not eligible for or enrolled in Medical Assistance.
Applications for the 2013-14 Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program are now available to area fire and rescue organizations. These important public safety grants may be used for construction or renovation of a unit’s station, the purchase or repair of equipment, training or debt reduction.
Reps. Mike Peifer (R-Monroe/Pike/Wayne) and Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) will host their annual Senior Citizens Expo on Friday, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Dingman Township Fire Hall, 680 Log Tavern Road in Milford. Pennsylvania Department of Aging Secretary Brian Duke will be on hand to outline the agency’s initiatives to boost the health and quality of life of the Commonwealth’s senior population.
HARRISBURG – Reps. Mike Peifer (R-Monroe/Pike/Wayne) and Rosemary M. Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) invite area senior citizens and their families to a Senior Citizens Expo on Friday, Sept. 6.
HARRISBURG –Legislation to bring fairness and efficiency to the state’s tax appeals process is on its way to becoming law, said Rep. Mike Peifer (R-Monroe/Pike/Wayne).
Rep. Mike Peifer (R-Monroe/Pike/Wayne) said the $28.376 billion state budget adopted by the House and Senate and signed into law by Gov. Tom Corbett addresses the state’s ongoing fiscal challenges while prioritizing funding for education, public safety, health and the environment.
Legislation passed in the General Assembly this week would ensure a balance is maintained in enabling community growth and rural homeownership while protecting Pennsylvania’s specially designated watersheds, announced Sen. Lisa Baker (R-Luzerne/Monroe/Pike/Susquehanna/Wayne/Wyoming) and Reps. Sandra Major (R-Susquehanna/Wayne/Wyoming), Rosemary M. Brown (R-Monroe/Pike), Mike Peifer (R-Monroe/Pike/Wayne) and Mario Scavello (R-Monroe), supporters of the bill.
HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Mike Peifer (R-Monroe/Pike/Wayne) to allow properly permitted Nuisance Wildlife Control Operators (NWCO) to operate more efficiently is on its way to the governor’s desk.
The state House has approved a $28.3 billion budget proposal for the 2013-14 fiscal year. House Bill 1437 now heads to the Senate, where it will be debated and likely amended prior to the June 30 budget deadline.
Rep. Mike Peifer (R-Monroe/Pike/Wayne) has been appointed to serve on the Commonwealth’s Special Education Funding Commission. Created by Act 3 of 2013, the commission is tasked with developing a new formula for distributing state funding to school districts for their special education programs.