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.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) joined a bipartisan majority of his colleagues in the House of Representatives in passing the 2021-22 state budget bill late Friday.
HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) that would help to prevent certain drug-related tragedies from occurring in Pennsylvania today was sent to the governor’s desk for his signature after the House of Representatives unanimously concurred with Senate amendments to the measure.
HARRISBURG – Seeking to restore confidence in Pennsylvania’s election process, Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) today joined a majority of his colleagues in the House of Representatives to pass House Bill 1300, also known as the Voting Rights Protection Act.
HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) that would ban the use of so-called “vaccine passports” in Pennsylvania was introduced in the House of Representatives this week.
WEISSPORT – Calling their continued closure a huge inconvenience for rural residents, Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) today announced his co-sponsorship of legislation that would force the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) to resume full services at its travel sites across the Commonwealth, including the one located in Lehighton.
WEISSPORT – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) is happy to announce that he is once again?hosting?his Sportsmen’s and Outdoor Expo in 2021. The free event is scheduled to take place?on Saturday, May 8,?from?noon to 2?p.m.,?at East Penn Township Riverview Park in Lehighton, rain or shine.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) and Sen. John Yudichak (I-14) today announced the awarding of $250,000 in state funding for infrastructure safety improvements in Lehighton Borough, Carbon County.
HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Reps. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) and Jack Rader (R-Monroe) that would assist Pennsylvania residents struggling with drug addictions was unanimously approved by the House of Representatives today.
HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) that would assist municipalities in identifying the owners of blighted properties by requiring registration prior to a tax sale advanced to the Senate for consideration after its overwhelming approval by the House of Representatives on Monday.
WEISSPORT – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) today announced that his satellite office in Lansford will reopen to assist local residents on Wednesday, April 7, at 10 a.m.
WEISSPORT – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) is encouraging individuals and families in Carbon County who pay rent and are at risk of eviction or loss of utility service to apply for help through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), which launched in March.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) on Tuesday participated in an informational meeting convened by the House Human Services Committee to discuss a recently completed report on next step recovery, or “warm handoff,” programs for individuals struggling with drug addiction in Pennsylvania.
WEISSPORT – After learning of the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s temporary plan to limit the vaccine distribution network to 200-300 providers statewide, Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) today expressed concern over the decision’s impact on Carbon County residents seeking to be vaccinated.
HARRISBURG – At the request of Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon), the House Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter), today convened a public hearing 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 proceedings were conducted virtually.