HARRISBURG – Recognizing the ongoing challenges faced by Pennsylvania’s frontline health care workers, Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) on Wednesday joined his House colleagues in supporting the allocation of $225 million in federal COVID-19 relief funding to hospitals statewide, including two in Carbon County. The bill was then signed into law by the governor as Act 2 of 2022.
HARRISBURG – Safe Schools Targeted Grants totaling nearly $170,000 have been awarded to three school districts located in the 122nd Legislative District, according to Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon).
HARRISBURG – Legislation to enhance and expand the successful Property-Assessed Clean Energy Program (C-PACE), sponsored by Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon), was passed unanimously in the House of Representatives this week. House Bill 1760 will next be considered by the Senate.
HARRISBURG – State grant funding has been awarded for two recreational projects in Carbon County, according to Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) and Sen. John Yudichak (I-14). The two legislators played a key role in securing the funding through the Community Conservation Partnerships Program (C2P2), which is administered by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR).
HARRISBURG – Last week, the Legislative Reapportionment Commission (LRC) approved a preliminary redistricting map for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. The vote was 3-2, with Chairman Mark Nordenberg breaking the tie.
WEISSPORT – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) issued the following statement regarding Wednesday’s open house hosted by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) to provide the public with information on the proposal to toll the Lehigh River Bridge along Interstate 80, along with eight other bridges in the Commonwealth.
HARRISBURG – Seeking to get residents of the 122nd Legislative District involved in deciding its boundaries, Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) is encouraging participation in Pennsylvania’s legislative reapportionment process, which is currently underway.
WEISSPORT – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) offered his testimony in Kingston on Monday before the House State Government Committee as members of the committee conducted their sixth regional hearing regarding the importance of a fair and transparent redistricting process in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) this week joined a majority of his colleagues in the House of Representatives in supporting legislation that would provide public transparency to data collected by the Pennsylvania Department of Health under the Disease Control and Prevention Law by making such information subject to the Right to Know Law.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) issued the following statement in reaction to Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement that he has formed an advisory council to provide guidance during his review of the congressional redistricting plan to be developed and passed by the Pennsylvania General Assembly.
WEISSPORT – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) issued the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s statewide mask mandate for Pennsylvania school students:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) issued the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s request that the Legislature return to session to implement a statewide masking mandate in schools:
LEHIGHTON – After canceling last year due to the pandemic, Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) and Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) are once again co-hosting their Senior Citizens Expo on Wednesday, Sept. 1, in Lehighton.
HARRISBURG – Calling it an “intrusive government overreach,” Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) today said he does not support the recommendations of Gov. Tom Wolf’s Transportation Revenue Options Commission (TROC), which submitted its final report last week.
HARRISBURG – With reports of unemployment compensation (UC) fraud skyrocketing across Pennsylvania, Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) has joined 50 of his colleagues in the House of Representatives in calling for immediate action by the Pennsylvania attorney general and the Wolf administration to put a stop to the rampant criminal activity through creation of a multi-agency task force.
HARRISBURG – Frustrated over ongoing complaints relating to Pennsylvania’s unemployment compensation (UC) system, Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) today delivered a letter to Labor and Industry (L&I) Secretary Jennifer Berrier demanding action. The letter also detailed specific issues claimants are encountering when dealing with the department, which launched its “new and improved” UC system in June.
HARRISBURG – Twenty-six fire and EMS organizations in the 122nd Legislative District were awarded nearly $329,000 in funding support through the 2020-21 Pennsylvania Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program, Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) and Sen. John Yudichak (I-Luzerne/Carbon) announced today. The grant amounts range from $7,000 to $34,877.
HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) that provides communities with another tool for fighting blight has been signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf. Act 33 of 2021, formerly House Bill 264, requires tax sale participants to register beforehand, which will assist municipalities in identifying the owners of blighted properties in a timely manner.
WEISSPORT – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) today announced that an in-person assistance program for area veterans and their families will once again be available at his district office in Albrightsville on a monthly basis. The free service was canceled last year due to the restrictions resulting from COVID-19.
WEISSPORT – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) today announced change to his office hours for the long July Fourth holiday weekend.