HARRISBURG – Legislation to bring much-needed transparency to the pricing practices of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) was passed unanimously by the House of Representatives on Wednesday. Reps. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) and Rob Matzie (D-Beaver/Allegheny) are the co-prime sponsors of House Bill 941, which now moves to the Senate for consideration.
HARRISBURG – State grant funding in the amount of $174,000 has been awarded to East Penn Township for further development of the D&L Trail, according to Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon).
HARRISBURG – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) today announced the awarding of $842,185 in state funding to assist with a street improvement project in Bowmanstown Borough, Carbon County.
HARRISBURG – As members of the House Human Services Committee, Reps. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) and Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) on Monday participated in a joint public hearing at the state Capitol with the House Health Committee to examine the recent decision by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) to close the White Haven (WHC) and Polk state centers and move residents into community-based settings.
WHAT: The House Human Services and Health committees will hold a public hearing on the decision by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services to close the White Haven and Polk state centers. Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) serves as a member of the Human Services Committee.
WEISSPORT – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) issued the following statement in response to today’s announcement by the owner of the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway that it will be ending operations in Jim Thorpe at the end of November.
WEISSPORT – In his continuing effort to help inform individuals and families about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse, Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) is hosting his annual Drug and Alcohol Awareness Expo on Thursday, Oct. 24.
HARRISBURG – Reps. Todd Polinchock (R-Bucks) and Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) today attended the inaugural meeting of an advisory committee established by the Joint State Government Commission that is conducting a study on “warm handoff to treatment” for individuals in Pennsylvania struggling with drug addiction.
WEISSPORT – State Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) announced today that a staff person with U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) will hold a casework day on Monday, Sept. 30, at his district office in Weissport.
HAZLETON – After attending Thursday’s public hearing regarding White Haven Center (WHC) conducted by the Department of Human Services (DHS), Reps. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) and Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) announced they are working with the chairman of the House Human Services Committee, Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks), to hold an urgent meeting regarding the pending closure of the facility for the physically and mentally challenged.
LEHIGHTON – In their continuing effort to improve the quality of life for older residents in the region, Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) and Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) are once again co-hosting a Senior Citizens Expo on Thursday, Sept. 5, in Lehighton.
HARRISBURG – St. Luke’s University Health Network today was awarded a $750,000 state grant that will go toward construction of its new hospital in Franklin Township, Carbon County, announced Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) and Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon). The two legislators, working together, played a key role in securing the funding through Pennsylvania’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP).
HARRISBURG – In an effort to provide residents with a voice in a wind turbine project in Carbon County, Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) has introduced legislation that would require the developer to get voter approval first through a ballot referendum.
HARRISBURG – Reps. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) and Todd Polinchock (R-Bucks) have been appointed by House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) to serve as members of a legislative task force that will conduct a study on “warm handoff to treatment” for individuals in Pennsylvania struggling with drug addiction.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) today questioned last week’s decision by Gov. Tom Wolf to reject Senate Bill 48, legislation to help county governments with the purchase of new, mandated voting machine systems. The governor said he vetoed the measure over its other provisions, among them the elimination of straight-party voting.
WEISSPORT – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) today announced several changes to his district office hours.
WEISSPORT – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) cordially invites residents of the 122nd Legislative District to join him on Tuesday, July 2, for an open house at his new district office in Weissport, located at 204B Bridge St. This special event will be held from 4-6 p.m.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) joined a bipartisan majority of his House colleagues in passing the 2019-20 state budget today. House Bill 790 keeps spending growth in line with the rate of inflation without raising taxes or fees on Pennsylvania’s workers or seniors.
HARRISBURG – Legislation to create a statewide drug treatment bed registry, sponsored by Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon), was passed unanimously by the House this week. House Bill 596 now moves to the Senate for consideration.
HARRISBURG – Legislation that would assist municipalities in identifying the owners of blighted properties, sponsored by Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon), was approved by the House Urban Affairs Committee this week.