Pennsylvanians take their elections very seriously and that’s a good thing. We, as elected officials, must be certain to provide residents with the best election process which conforms to our constitutional requirements, is transparent, has integrity and is accessible.
HARRISBURG – School districts in the 122nd and 124th Legislative Districts will share more than $35.2 million in federal funding as part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act recently passed by Congress, according to Reps. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) and Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill).
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, I will always be concerned about the health of our citizens, our businesses and the jobs they provide to the residents of our Commonwealth, especially at this time of year. That is why it is particularly distressing that additional mitigation orders were announced recently by Gov. Tom Wolf. I take the virus very seriously. At all times, I follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and articulate that message to my constituents.
During the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic, most government offices locked their doors and sent their staffs home to work remotely. I am very proud to say that my office, following the Department of Health guidelines, has remained open for business during the pandemic, even if we weren’t accepting walk-in visitors. Despite all counties in Pennsylvania now being in the “green” phase, which means that business can open safely, agencies under Gov. Tom Wolf’s jurisdiction continue to be closed. Nearly all his employees continue to “work from home,” and I feel this is unacceptable.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) announced that his district office in Tamaqua will reopen to walk-in visitors with some restriction starting Monday, June 29, at 9:30 a.m.
HARRISBURG – To help ease the burden on the local community, Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) and Sen. Dave Argall (R-Berks/Schuylkill) today announced that a grant totaling $597,300 has been awarded to McAdoo Borough, Schuylkill County, under the Department of Community and Economic Development’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding program.
TAMAQUA, Schuylkill County – Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) issued the following statement regarding Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to move Schuylkill County to the “yellow” phase of reopening the state starting May 29.
WEISSPORT – Although they believe the decision should have come last week, Reps. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) and Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) and Sen. John Yudichak (I-14) are nonetheless pleased by today’s announcement from Gov. Tom Wolf that Carbon County will transition to the “yellow” phase of his reopening plan for Pennsylvania on Friday, May 22.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) today issued the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s reopening announcement that did not include counties in the 124th District:
HARRISBURG – More than2 million Pennsylvania residents, including many from the 124th District, find themselves out of work and far too many of them have gone nearly two months without a paycheck Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) said today the time is now for Gov. Tom Wolf to prioritize Pennsylvania’s unemployed and get funding to them immediately so they can put food on the table for their loved ones.