HARRISBURG – A 2021-22 state budget that meets current needs while looking ahead to fiscal challenges in future years garnered the support of Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) last week at the state Capitol. The state budget package passed the House on Friday night and is expected to be signed by the governor in the coming days.
CLARION – Calling it a disservice to rural residents, Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) said today that she is co-sponsoring legislation that would force PennDOT to resume full services at its travel sites across the state, including those in Clarion and West Kittanning.
WHAT: Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny), House Majority Whip Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) and Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) will discuss the latest COVID-19 contact tracing data breach by the Wolf administration, opportunities missed to reduce the risks to private citizens and request a full, independent investigation.
HARRISBURG – Two projects in Clarion County will receive a combined total of $1.25 million in state grant funding to enhance public safety, Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) and Sen. Scott Hutchinson (R-Clarion/Butler/Forest/Warren) announced today.
HARRISBURG – More than $1.5 million in state funding will help fund a water line replacement project in Knox Borough, Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) and Sen. Scott Hutchinson (R-Clarion/Venango/Butler/Forest) announced today after the grant was approved by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PennVEST).
CLARION – Calling it a tremendous blow to the local economy, Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest), Rep. Brian Smith (R-Jefferson/Indiana), Sen. Scott Hutchinson (R-Venango/Clarion/Butler/Warren) and Sen. Cris Dush (R-Jefferson/Cameron/Clearfield/Centre/Clinton/Elk/Potter/Tioga) today reiterated their steadfast opposition to tolling any part of Interstate 80. Together, they urged residents and businesses to make their voices heard as part of the public input process in the next few weeks.
HARRISBURG – Calling it an insult to taxpayers across the Commonwealth who have endured the governor’s countless executive orders to stay home, shutter their businesses, homeschool their children and dramatically alter their daily lives, Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) expressed frustration with his state budget proposal for the 2021-22 fiscal year.
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus Tuesday elected its legislative leaders for the 2021-22 Legislative Session.
HARRISBURG – During caucus leadership elections on Tuesday, Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) was selected as House Majority Whip for the 2021-22 legislative session. This is the third highest leadership position in the House Republican Caucus.
CLARION – Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) is encouraging residents to participate in her upcoming free Shredder Event in the parking lot of her Clarion District Office on Saturday, Oct. 17, as a way to protect themselves from identity theft.
In working to restore some semblance of normalcy to the people of the 63rd District and fully restart the economy across the state, Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) today cast several historic votes in the state House in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
HARRISBURG – Three local infrastructure projects will share $1.3 million in state grant funds from the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA), Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) and Sen. Scott Hutchinson (R-Venango/Butler/Forest/Clarion/Warren) announced after the board meeting in Harrisburg today
FORD CITY – Rep. Jeff Pyle (R-Armstrong/Butler/Indiana), along with Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Armstrong/Clarion/Forest) and Sen. Joe Pittman (R-Armstrong/Butler/Indiana/Westmoreland), have canceled their annual Armstrong County Senior Expo at the Kittanning Township Volunteer Fire Department which usually occurs near the end of August.
HARRISBURG – A key piece of legislation dealing with state government transparency that has the support of every member of the General Assembly faces the threat of a veto by Gov. Tom Wolf.
HARRISBURG – Ensuring that the people’s voices are heard on major environmental policies statewide, Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) today thanked her House colleagues in voting for legislation that would require legislative authorization before Pennsylvania could impose a carbon tax.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) was chosen today to become the first woman to serve as Republican Caucus whip during leadership elections held at the state Capitol in Harrisburg. Oberlander succeeds Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin), who was selected as majority leader, and Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster), who became Speaker of the House.
HARRISBURG – The House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee today took action to advance Rep. Jim Struzzi’s (R-Indiana) House Bill 2025, which would require legislative authorization before Pennsylvania could impose a carbon tax on employers engaged in electric generation, manufacturing or other industries operating in the Commonwealth, or enter into any multi-state program, such as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), that would impose such a tax.
HARRISBURG – With state revenues uncertain during the COVID-19 pandemic, Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) today voted in favor of a temporary budget that will fund the Commonwealth’s services and programs through Nov. 30, 2020.
HARRISBURG – At the request of Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Armstrong/Clarion/Forest), Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) and Rep. Pam Snyder (D-Greene/Washington/Fayette), a bipartisan group of 58 Pennsylvania House of Representatives members signed a letter urging Gov. Tom Wolf and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to suspend Pennsylvania’s regulatory efforts to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).
KNOX – Due to the state’s stay-at-home order and the COVID-19 crisis, Reps. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) and Lee James (R-Venango/Butler), along with Sen. Scott Hutchinson (R-Clarion/Venango/Butler/Forest/Warren) and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PBFC), have had to postpone an informational meetingregarding the upcoming plans to repair a hazardous dam at Kahle Lake.