HARRISBURG – School districts in the 122nd and 124th Legislative Districts will share more than $35.2 million in federal funding as part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act recently passed by Congress, according to Reps. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) and Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill).
HARRISBURG – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) today announced that he has been reappointed to serve on the House Appropriations, Tourism and Recreational Development and Transportation committees for the 2021-22 Legislative Session. He was also named for the first time as a member of the Urban Affairs Committee. Heffley was sworn into office for another term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Jan. 5.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) today took the oath of office to begin his sixth term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives during a ceremony at the state Capitol in Harrisburg.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) is alerting eligible older adults and residents with disabilities that the deadline to apply for Pennsylvania’s 2019 Property Tax/Rent Rebate program is Thursday, Dec. 31.
HARRISBURG – Concerned with the devastating effect additional COVID-19 shutdowns will have on Pennsylvania residents and businesses, Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) today urged Gov. Tom Wolf to reconsider his decision to impose one. Wolf announced the new restrictions on Thursday afternoon.
HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Reps. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) and Rob Matzie (D-Beaver/Allegheny) to bring more transparency to the pricing practices of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) has been signed into law by the governor.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) announced today that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently experiencing symptoms.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) joined a majority of his House colleagues in passing a state budget for the remainder of the 2020-21 fiscal year. Due to the uncertainty of state revenues resulting from the pandemic, the General Assembly enacted a spending plan in May that covered the first five months of the fiscal year that also fully funded education.
WEISSPORT – Seeking to address the questions and concerns of Carbon County voters relating to the 2020 General Election, Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) hosted a telephone town hall meeting on Friday afternoon. More than 1,100 people were on the line during the hour-long discussion.
HARRISBURG – A concurrent resolution to reinstate Jim Thorpe as the sole gold medal winner of two 1912 Olympics events was unanimously adopted by the House of Representatives today, according to Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon), prime sponsor of the legislation.
HARRISBURG – Wildlands Conservancy Inc. has been awarded state funding to conduct a feasibility study for a new recreational trail in Carbon and Monroe counties, according to Reps. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) and Jack Rader (R-Monroe).
HARRISBURG – Twenty-five fire departments and ambulance associations in Carbon County were awarded a one-time state grant to assist with extra expenses resulting from the COVID-19 public health emergency, according to Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon).
HARRISBURG – A resolution to reinstate Jim Thorpe as the sole gold medal winner of two Olympic events was advanced in a unanimous vote by the House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee today, according to Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon), prime sponsor of the legislation and a committee member. House Resolution 1001 now moves to the full House for consideration.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) today voted to override Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto of House Bill 2787, legislation that would ensure decisions about school sports and activities, including policies regarding spectators, are made at the local level. However, the override attempt did not garner the required two-thirds majority for passage. Heffley is a co-sponsor of the legislation.
HARRISBURG – A public hearing conducted by the House Majority Policy Committee that had been scheduled to take place on Wednesday, Sept. 23, in Carbon County has been postponed, Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) announced today. The hearing was to focus on issues related to the ongoing reevaluation study of the Francis E. Walter Dam and Reservoir by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
HARRISBURG – At the request of Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon), the House Majority Policy Committee will convene a public hearing next week in Carbon County to discuss issues related to the ongoing reevaluation study of the Francis E. Walter Dam and Reservoir by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The committee is chaired by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter).
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Supreme Court today sided with the Wolf administration and the Pennsylvania Democratic Party in allowing for ballots to be counted that are received up to three days after the election day deadline as long as they are postmarked on Nov. 3. The court’s decision also allows for the use of secure drop boxes for ballots.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) today reminded fire, rescue and emergency medical services (EMS) companies in Carbon County that the deadline to apply for a one-time state grant to assist with extra expenses resulting from the COVID-19 health crisis is Friday, Aug. 7, at 4 p.m.
HARRISBURG – CitingCOVID-19 concerns related to the recent actions of out-of-state visitors to Beltzville State Park in Carbon County, Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) today called on Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Dunn to impose certain restrictions on non-Pennsylvania residents using the park’s facilities.
HARRISBURG – After hearing hundreds of firsthand accounts from unemployed residents regarding the long delays in receiving jobless benefits, Reps. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) and Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) will introduce legislation in the near future to provide a possible solution.