Each year, the state Legislature dedicates itself to passing a balanced, on-time budget that funds the state’s core government functions and allows additional dollars to support vital programs and services for the people of Pennsylvania. This year was no different. The final state budget meets our obligations, increases funding for K-12 education to historic levels, dedicates more dollars for public safety and human services, and still doesn’t raise taxes on hard-working Pennsylvanians.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Julie Harhart (R-Lehigh/Northampton) would like to let residents know the deadline to apply for the state’s 2013 Property Tax/Rent Rebate program is being extended from June 30 to December 31.
HARRISBURG – Although no drilling is taking place in Lehigh County, the county will still benefit from a significant amount of the more than $225 million being distributed statewide from impact fees placed on natural gas drilling companies operating within the state, said Rep. Julie Harhart (R-Lehigh/Northampton).
HARRISBURG – State Reps. Joe Emrick (R-Mt. Bethel), Marcia Hahn (R-Nazareth), Julie Harhart (R-Northampton) and Justin Simmons (R-Lower Saucon) today announced the county will receive more than $286,000 in revenue from the collection of an impact fee on natural gas drilling activities in the Marcellus Shale. Distribution of revenue will take place by Tuesday, July 1.
WHAT: Rep. Julie Harhart (R-Lehigh/Northampton) will host a Veterans Information Expo for veterans of all wars and women who worked in factories that produced munitions and wars supplies during World War II. The expo will have various vendors offering information, services and benefits for veterans. During the expo, certificates of appreciation will be presented to veterans and women who worked in the factories, a VA mobile veteran service van will provide services and worn U.S. flags will be collected for proper disposal.
HARRISBURG – In order to help boost donations for area food banks, the House of Representatives today approved legislation this week sponsored by Rep. Julie Harhart (R-Lehigh/Northampton) designating May 10, 2014, as National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive Day in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Julie Harhart (R-Lehigh/Northampton) today joined with supporters of the Lehigh County Child Advocacy Center (CAC) to announce her legislation has been signed into law to create a dedicated funding stream for state grants to support the centers.
WHAT: Rep. Julie Harhart (R-Lehigh/Northampton) will announce after 10 years of advocacy, her legislation to create a reliable funding stream for the state’s child advocacy centers (CACs) has finally been signed into law. CACs are multidisciplinary treatment programs for abused children, which brings together doctors, nurses, prosecutors, social workers and law enforcement. This approach gives abused children the best chance to recover and also provides the most effective way to gather evidence to bring perpetrators to justice. There are currently 21 CACs in Pennsylvania, including one in Lehigh County.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Julie Harhart (R-Lehigh/Northampton) congratulates Bechtel’s Pharmacy upon having the distinction as the only pharmacy in Pennsylvania to receive two national Bowl of Hygeia Awards.
HARRISBURG – In an effort to provide important information to area veterans and honor those who have faithfully served our country, state Rep. Julie Harhart (R-Lehigh/Northampton) is hosting a Veterans Information Expo on Thursday, May 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) at the Diamond Fire Company Bingo Hall, 110 Main St., Walnutport.
HARRISBURG – Legislation designed to secure a reliable funding stream for the state’s Child Advocacy Centers (CACs) has been approved by both the state House and Senate and now heads to the governor’s desk to be signed into law, announced Rep. Julie Harhart (R-Lehigh/Northampton), author of the measure.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Julie Harhart (R-Lehigh/Northampton) will offer her monthly veterans outreach hours in her Slatington district office on Thursday, April 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The office is located in the Slatington Borough Hall, 125 S. Walnut St.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Julie Harhart (R-Lehigh/Northampton) today announced a total of $190,000 in state funding awarded to three communities in the 183rd Legislative District in Northampton County.
My offices have been fielding numerous phone calls from customers of competitive electric generation suppliers who have variable rate plans and have recently seen record spikes in their electric bills. Such large spikes in a customer’s electric rates can be shocking; however, it is one of the possibilities when entering into a variable rate contract. Competitive electric generation suppliers are not public utilities and, although they are required to be licensed by the Public Utility Commission (PUC), their rates are not subject to PUC regulation. These suppliers operate in a competitive, free market environment.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Julie Harhart (R-Lehigh/Northampton) is proud to announce that after facilitating meetings among area local municipalities, the Northern Lehigh Community Center and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), a $10,000 Peer-to-Peer Study Grant has been awarded.