WHAT: The House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee will hold a public hearing on legislation (House Bills 871-875) authored by Rep. Gary Day (R-Lehigh/Berks) and dealing with online travel sellers.
Do you want to experience the great outdoors and go horseback riding, whitewater rafting, hiking or skiing? Do you want to visit a great city with a ton of entertainment and cultural offerings? Do you love history and wish to learn more about the founding of our country or perhaps visit one of the greatest landmarks from the Civil War? Do you want to ride a roller coaster at some of the top-rated amusement parks in the country? Would you like to visit a great winery, cheer for a nationally ranked sports team, or camp in one of the best state park systems in the country?
HARRISBURG – Two legislative proposals authored by Rep. Jerry Stern (R-Blair), chairman of the House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee, seek to enhance tourism in Pennsylvania in order to boost state revenue and create additional jobs. Both measures were overwhelmingly approved by the state House today.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jerry Stern (R-Blair) today applauded the decision by Taylor Township officials to move forward with a joint agreement with PennDOT for the township to repair and take over ownership of the Sharpsburg Bridge.
A quality public education is something in which we all have an interest, whether because we have children in school, are paying school property taxes, or perhaps own a local business that hires area residents. That being said, many people have stopped me in the street, called or emailed my district office wanting further clarification on Pennsylvania’s academic standards and if they are controlled or influenced by the national Common Core standards being talked about in the news.
HARRISBURG – In an effort to define all the problems incurred from a decades-long approach of developing hotel occupancy tax law in Pennsylvania, Rep. Jerry Stern (R-Blair) convened a hearing of the House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee to hold a wide-ranging discussion on the issue.
WHAT: Rep. Jerry Stern (R-Blair), chairman of the House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee, will hold a hearing of the committee to examine issues and legislation related to county hotel room tax.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jerry Stern (R-Blair), along with two dozen members of the House Republican Caucus, today sent a letter to Attorney General Kathleen Kane urging her to reconsider her decision to refuse to carry out the duties of the Office of the Attorney General in regard to defending the Commonwealth in a lawsuit pertaining to same-sex marriage.
HARRISBURG – Legislation authored by Rep. Jerry Stern (R-Blair) to address the growing list of substances used to manufacture drugs closely related to banned “bath salts” and synthetic marijuana has gained approval in both chambers of the General Assembly and is awaiting the signature of the governor to become law.
HARRISBURG – In a proactive move to reduce reliance on foreign oil, Smith Transport Inc. of Roaring Spring, has applied for and been awarded a $300,000 grant for the purchase of 12 natural gas vehicles, announced Rep. Jerry Stern (R-Blair).
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jerry Stern (R-Blair) today applauded the announcement of a state grant totaling $287,980 for Burgmeiers Hauling Inc. for the purchase of natural gas vehicles.
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Supreme Court this week approved the new legislative district maps for the 2014 elections which determine the boundaries for the 203 House districts and 50 Senate districts, announced Rep. Jerry Stern (R-Blair).
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives today approved legislation authored by state Rep. Jerry Stern (R-Blair) to address the growing list of substances used to manufacture drugs closely related to banned “bath salts” and synthetic marijuana.
Rep. Jerry Stern (R-Blair), majority chairman of the House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee, is holding an informational meeting of the committee, hosted by Rep. Dan Moul (R-Adams/Franklin), to hear plans from tourism officials for recognizing the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives today approved legislation to ban health care exchanges being set up under ObamaCare from covering abortion services, with the exception of women who have been the victim of rape or incest, or if their life is in danger, said Rep. Jerry Stern (R-Blair), chairman of the House Pro-Life Caucus.