HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives unanimously passed Senate Bill 1108 on Thursday, which sets the guidelines for the distribution of $2.6 billion in federal funds for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – Recognizing the additional challenges facing the Pennsylvania fire and emergency medical services resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the state House of Representatives today approved $50 million in additional grant funding for the organizations, according to Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon).
WEISSPORT – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) today announced that his district offices in Weissport and Albrightsville will reopen to residents with some restrictions starting Tuesday, May 26, at 9 a.m.
WEISSPORT – Although they believe the decision should have come last week, Reps. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) and Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) and Sen. John Yudichak (I-14) are nonetheless pleased by today’s announcement from Gov. Tom Wolf that Carbon County will transition to the “yellow” phase of his reopening plan for Pennsylvania on Friday, May 22.
HARRISBURG – Disappointed and concerned that Gov. Tom Wolf has extended Carbon County’s stay-at-home order until June 4, area elected officials today sent a letter urging the administration to move the county from the red phase to the yellow phase of its reopening plan for Pennsylvania, allowing local businesses to reopen under federal safety guidelines.
HARRISBURG – In an effort to safeguard one of the Commonwealth’s most vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 crisis, Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) today announced he plans to introduce legislation that would prohibit the Pennsylvania Department of Health from requiring nursing homes and other long-term care facilities to admit COVID-19 patients.
WEISSPORT – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) today voiced his concern and disappointment after learning Carbon County was not among the next group of counties that would move into the “yellow phase” of Gov. Tom Wolf’s reopening plan on May 15. The 13 counties listed in the governor’s announcement are all located in southwestern Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) issued the following statement regarding Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto of Senate Bill 857, legislation that would have enhanced the availability of telemedicine services in Pennsylvania.
WEISSPORT – Due to the ongoing health crisis, Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) today announced that his annual Sportsmen’s and Outdoor Expo has been canceled.
HARRISBURG – In an effort to better safeguard the health of Carbon County residents and first responders during the current COVID-19 emergency, Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) is requesting a more detailed reporting of case numbers from the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Heffley made his official request in a letter sent Monday to Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine.
HARRISBURG – Due to concerns over the potential spread of COVID-19 in Carbon County, Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) today sent a letter to the governors of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania urging them to take action regarding the travel of out-of-state residents into the Commonwealth.
WEISSPORT – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) today announced that his district offices in Weissport and Albrightsville will not be providing walk-in service to Carbon County residents until further notice. In addition, his satellite office located at the American Legion building in Lansford will be closed for the next two weeks.
WEISSPORT – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) announced that his district offices in Weissport and Albrightsville will remain open for the foreseeable future to continue serving Carbon County residents.
ALBRIGHTSVILLE – A representative from the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection will be available to discuss consumer-related issues at the Albrightsville district office of Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) on Thursday, March 5, from 2:30-5:30 p.m. The office is located at 2681 State Route 903, Unit 3, in Albrightsville.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) today announced that safety grants totaling nearly $756,000 have been awarded to school entities in Carbon County.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) issued the following statement in reaction to Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto of Senate Bill 906, legislation that would have placed a moratorium on the pending closures of the White Haven and Polk state centers by the Department of Human Services.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) today joined his House and Senate colleagues for a joint session of the General Assembly to hear Gov. Tom Wolf outline his budget proposal for the 2020-21 fiscal year.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) and Sen. John Yudichak (I-Luzerne/Carbon) today announced nearly $301,000 in state funding will be shared by 25 fire and emergency medical services (EMS) organizations in Carbon County. The grants range from $8,549 to $14,248.
HARRISBURG – State grants have been awarded to expand computer science classes and teacher training in Carbon County, according to Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon).
WEISSPORT – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) attended the public meeting concerning the reevaluation study of the Francis E. Walter Dam that was held in White Haven on Thursday night. He also spoke during the meeting, which was hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its partners, the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NY DEP).