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09/15/2017
By Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill)
09/14/2017
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) joined the majority of his House colleagues in supporting a state budget revenue package on Wednesday evening. A fiscally responsible proposal, dubbed the “Putting People First” plan, includes revenues to fund the governor’s $1.5 billion deficit from 2016-17, as well as the anticipated revenues needed for the current budget of approximately $600 million. Knowles made the following statement:
06/30/2017
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) voted yes on the state’s 2017-18 state budget plan that seeks to spend $31.9 billion in the upcoming fiscal year. Following the vote, Knowles made the below statement:
05/10/2017
HARRISBURG – On Tuesday, the House State Government Committee approved Rep. Jerry Knowles’ (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) House Bill 14, which would prohibit any institution of higher education in Pennsylvania which deems itself a “sanctuary campus” from receiving state funding. Funding would be restored once the institution demonstrates compliance with the requirement of the law and provides proof the rule, order or policy has been rescinded.
03/22/2017
HARRISBURG — State lawmakers, leaders from organizations across the Commonwealth and other individuals dedicated to making Pennsylvania America’s next right-to-work state officially reintroduced the Pennsylvania Open Workforce Initiative on Wednesday.
03/13/2017
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania House State Government Committee Chairman Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler), along with Representatives Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon), Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin), Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) and Ryan Warner (R-Fayette/Westmoreland), joined together to announce the introduction of six pieces of bipartisan legislation to curb illegal immigration throughout the Commonwealth.
02/07/2017
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) made the following statement after a joint session of the General Assembly convened for the governor’s budget address on Tuesday:
01/30/2017
HAMBURG – Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) and Representative Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) testified at Monday’s public hearing hosted by the Department of Human Services regarding the proposed closure of Hamburg State Center.
01/26/2017
FRACKVILLE – Schuylkill County area lawmakers Representatives Neal Goodman (D-Schuylkill), Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill), Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) and Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) thanked Gov. Tom Wolf and Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel for their decision to keep SCI Frackville open and for listening to their case to keep the facility running.
01/25/2017
HARRISBURG – Five thousand six hundred and seventy individuals signed petitions to keep the state prison in Frackville open, according to local legislators who spearheaded the effort.
01/24/2017
HARRISBURG – This week, Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) received his House committee assignments for the 2017-18 legislative session. Knowles, who was sworn in earlier this month for his fifth term representing the people of the 124th District, will serve as a member of the following four committees:
01/20/2017
HARRISBURG – Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) and Representative Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) voiced their support of Auditor General Eugene DePasquale’s announcement that he would review the Unemployment Compensation Service and Infrastructure Improvement Fund, also known as SIIF.
01/12/2017
FRACKVILLE – Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) and Representatives Neal Goodman (D-Schuylkill), Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) and Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) are launching online petitions to encourage Governor Wolf and Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel to keep the state prison in Frackville open.
01/10/2017
As the new legislative session begins, I have introduced House Bill 14 to encourage colleges and universities in Pennsylvania to comply with existing federal immigration laws.
01/09/2017
FRACKVILLE – Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) and Representatives Neal Goodman (D-Schuylkill), Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) and Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) released the following statement regarding the governor’s decision to close two state correctional institutions out of five under consideration, one including SCI Frackville: