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).
WEISSPORT – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) is encouraging area residents concerned about the potential future use of the Francis E. Walter Dam as a water supply for New York City to attend a public meeting on Thursday, Jan. 9, regarding a reevaluation study of the dam and reservoir.
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.