Knowles Bill Supporting Firefighters Passes House

Sep. 22, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) today applauded unanimous House passage of his bill to ensure fire companies that choose to merge will continue to receive fair funding through the state’s Fire and EMS Grant Program.

Knowles to Distribute Free Baby Formula

May. 16, 2022 /

TAMAQUA – Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) today announced that his district office in Tamaqua has received a donation of baby formula for distribution in the community. The donation of 60 cans of formula was made by Tom and Jane Perkins, owners of Tamaqua Truck and Trailer.

House Committee Approves Knowles Bills Spurred by COVID-19 to Reform Local Government Meetings During Emergencies

Apr. 27, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the need for certain reforms to ensure local governments can continue to hold public meetings and citizens can continue to participate in those meetings during an emergency. The Pennsylvania House Local Government Committee today in Harrisburg approved two bills introduced by local state Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) to address some of those issues.

Knowles Announces Funds for Tamaqua’s Police Station/Community Center Project

Dec. 07, 2021 /

Knowles Announces Funds for Tamaqua’s Police Station/Community Center Project

HARRISBURG – Tamaqua Area Community Partnership Inc. today was awarded $2 million for construction of Tamaqua’s new police station and community center through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP), announced Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill), who played a key role in securing the state funding.

Bring Back Logic, Civility, Common Sense and Compromise

Aug. 30, 2021 /

Where have the days gone of civility in not only our political process, but of simply interacting with one another? The days are long gone of individuals being able to compromise with each other and work together. The sense of community has been lost.

Schuylkill County Delegation Announces House Resolution to Call for Investigation of Commissioner George F. Halcovage Jr.

May. 05, 2021 /

HARRISBURG –Reps. Jerry Knowles (R-Schuylkill/Berks/Carbon), Joe Kerwin (R-Dauphin/Schuylkill) and Tim Twardzik (R-Schuylkill) have introduced a House resolution to call upon the House Judiciary Committee to begin an investigation of Schuylkill County Commissioner George F. Halcovage Jr. and whether an impeachment or removal from office is required due to alleged misbehavior in office and violation of public trust.

Schuylkill County Delegation Announces Over $9 Million in Rental and Utility Assistance

Mar. 12, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Sen. David Argall (R-Berks/Schuylkill) and Reps. Tim Twardzik (R-Schuylkill), Joe Kerwin (R-Dauphin/Schuylkill) and Jerry Knowles (R-Schuylkill/Berks/Carbon) announced that Schuylkill County would be receiving over $9 million for rental and utility assistance due to the passage of Senate Bill 109, signed into law on Friday by Governor Wolf as Act 1 of 2021.

We Need Unity in Our Election Process

Feb. 09, 2021 /

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.

Heffley, Knowles Announce COVID-19 Emergency Relief Funding for Local Schools

Jan. 15, 2021 /

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).