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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:
12/29/2016
WHAT: Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) will be sworn in for his fifth term serving the 124th District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
12/20/2016
TAMAQUA – High school seniors can now apply for a Pennsylvania House of Representatives Scholarship to help cover the costs of higher education, Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) announced today.
12/16/2016
HARRISBURG – On Dec. 2, Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) circulated a co-sponsorship memo for legislation he intends to officially introduce in January. This bill would prohibit any institution of higher education in Pennsylvania that establishes itself as a “sanctuary campus” from receiving appropriations from the Commonwealth. He has received bipartisan support for this proposal.
11/23/2016
HARRISBURG – Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) and Representative Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) are calling on the Attorney General, Auditor General and Inspector General to investigate exhausted funds leading to the anticipated layoff of 600 call center employees within the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.