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.
TAMAQUA – Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) today announced that his district office in Tamaqua will not be providing walk-in service to residents until further notice.
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.
TAMAQUA – Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) and Sen. David Argall (R-Berks/Schuylkill) today announced the Schuylkill River Greenways was awarded a $50,000 Boating Facility Grant from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC).
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).
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) announced that 24 fire and EMS companies within the 124th District have been awarded a Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant from the Office of the State Fire Commissioner.