Easy to Vote, Hard to Cheat

Apr. 26, 2021 /

Since late November, the House State Government Committee has been actively providing sorely needed oversight of the Commonwealth’s election law and election administration.

“Who’s Really Lying” Lawmakers Ask

Apr. 23, 2021 /

HARRISBURG - The Wolf administration now admits some medical supplies stored at the state Farm Show Complex have been destroyed as claimed by state lawmakers this week.

House State Government Committee to Mark End of Election Review Hearings

Apr. 20, 2021 /

WHAT: The House State Government Committee recently concluded its non-partisan and bi-partisan review of Pennsylvania’s election process and laws. Over the course of 10 hearings, the committee heard from more than 50 testifiers ranging from national election experts to county election officials, and from top Pennsylvania election officials to officials who oversee elections in other states. Pennsylvania was the only state to complete an inclusive review of its election laws and administration prior to moving legislation.

Moul, Boback, Grove to Inspect PPE Stored at PA Farm Show Complex

Apr. 20, 2021 /

WHAT: House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee Chairman Dan Moul (R-Adams), House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee Chairwoman Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) and House State Government Committee Chairman Seth Grove (R-York) plan to tour the state Farm Show Complex as a follow-up to recent House hearings regarding preparations for state emergencies. The Wolf Administration invited the lawmakers to inspect the facility’s storage of personal protective equipment. House members will offer comments immediately following the tour.

House State Government Committee Approves Regulatory Bills

Apr. 20, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Knowing not all regulations are relevant in today’s modern world, as highlighted with the reprieve of regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic, the House State Government Committee approved two regulatory review bills at its meeting today, Chairman Seth Grove (R-Dover) announced.

House Approves Grove Transparency Bill

Apr. 19, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Continuing its commitment to more transparency in state government, the House today unanimously approved legislation by Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover) to make the Treasury Department’s Transparency Portal a permanent fixture.

House State Government Committee to Hold Final Election Process Hearing

Apr. 14, 2021 /

WHAT: The House State Government Committee will conclude its months-long series of hearings on Pennsylvania’s election process by receiving testimony from stakeholders and members of the General Assembly. The committee began the dauting task of diving deeper into the election process in January when it held the first of 10 hearings. The aim of the hearings is to review all aspects of the process to create a bill to modernize the Commonwealth’s elections, which are being run on a law from 1937.

House State Government Committee to Investigate PPE Procurement, Storage and Distribution During COVID-19

Mar. 30, 2021 /

WHAT: Personal protective equipment (PPE) was billed as a vital part of combating the COVID-19 pandemic and state expenses for the equipment cost taxpayers millions of dollars. The House State Government Committee will investigate the procurement, storage and distribution of PPE during the COVID-19 pandemic as part of its series of hearings on the handling of the pandemic by the Wolf administration.

House State Government Committee to Take Up COVID-19-Related Bills, Including COLA Freeze Bill

Mar. 16, 2021 /

WHAT: The House State Government Committee will convene to take up several bills, including legislation to freeze cost-of-living increases for members of the General Assembly, the governor, lieutenant governor, holders of state row offices, judges and others through 2022, as well as a bill to observe daylight saving time year-around should it be approved at the federal level.

It is Time for State Employees to Return to Work in Person

Mar. 16, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Just before the governor announced plans to alleviate some restrictions on Pennsylvania’s business community, the House State Government Committee heard a hearing on Monday with the Office of the Administration to discuss their plans to bring state employees back to work in person, Chairman Seth Grove (R-Dover) said. In response, Grove issued the follow statement: