Taxpayers Deserve Better, It’s Time for Wolf’s Employees

Jul. 24, 2020 / Press Release

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.

Knowles Legislation to Assist Veterans, Firefighters Now Law

Jun. 08, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) today announced that his legislation to eliminate a liquor licensee surcharge to national veterans’ organizations and volunteer fire companies was signed by Gov. Tom Wolf and is now law.

Water and Sewage Facilities Grant Awarded to McAdoo Borough, Announce Knowles, Argall

May. 26, 2020 /

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.

Schuylkill County Finally Moves to ‘Yellow’, Says Knowles

May. 22, 2020 /

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.

Schuylkill County Delegation Issues Statement On Remaining ‘Red’

May. 13, 2020 /

TAMAQUA, Schuylkill County – In response to the Schuylkill County Commissioner’s decision to withdraw their support from a letter sent to Gov. Tom Wolf on Saturday, May 9, concerning the county moving from the “red phase” to the “yellow phase,” Sen. Dave Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) and Reps. Jerry Knowles (R-Schuylkill/Berks/Carbon) and Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) released the following statement:

Residents Frustrated, Angry Over Unresponsive, Unreachable Unemployment Office, Says Knowles

May. 04, 2020 /

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.

House Passes Knowles’ Legislation Giving Employer Tax Credits to First Responders

Apr. 15, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Legislation that would provide tax credits to employers who allow their employees, who are volunteer firefighters or ambulance personnel, to respond to emergencies during work hours passed the House unanimously on Tuesday. According to Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill), the bill’s sponsor, these volunteers would receive no loss in pay and would not be required to use vacation time or sick time while serving their communities.

Knowles Fights for Veterans and Volunteer Fire Companies

Mar. 02, 2020 /

HARRISBURG - Legislation authored by Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) to eliminate a licensee surcharge only to national veterans’ organizations and volunteer fire companies passed the House unanimously in January and is before the Senate Law and Justice Committee for consideration.

Albany Township Farm Receives Dairy Investment Grant

Jan. 22, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – A local farm in Albany Township will receive a state grant to boost its ability to produce a wide variety of dairy products, according to Senator David G. Argall (R-29) and Representative Jerry Knowles (R-125).

Knowles, Argall Announce $16,000 Investment in Cougle’s Recycling

Oct. 22, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jerry Knowles (Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) and Sen. David Argall (R-Berks/Schuylkill) today announced that the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP) have chosen to invest $16,000 in Cougle’s Recycling Inc. in Berks County.