DENVER — Pennsylvania Rep. Andrew Lewis (R-Dauphin) has been appointed to serve on the National Conference of State Legislatures’ (NCSL) Education Committee. The committee is one of 10 national committees that deal with both state and state-federal issues. The jurisdictions of the standing committees are similar to those of committees in state legislatures.
HARRISBURG – The $39.8 billion budget passed by the House of Representatives on Friday supports education, public safety, infrastructure and vulnerable populations through historic investments, which include $2.5 billion deposited in the Rainy Day Fund, according to Rep. Andrew Lewis (R-Dauphin).
HARRISBURG – In a letter to PennDOT Secretary Yassmin Gramian sent on March 24, a bipartisan group of legislators – Reps. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny), Anita Kulik (D-Allegheny), Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland) and Andrew Lewis (R-Dauphin) – questioned the process and resolution the Public Private Partnership Board (P3) used to announce plans to toll nine Pennsylvania bridges.
HARRISBURG – Legislation recently introduced by Reps. Sheryl Delozier (R-Lower Allen), Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) and Andrew Lewis (R-Dauphin) would reform the public private partnership (P3) transportation law, including the addition of provisions to halt PennDOT’s recent bridge tolling proposal unless the General Assembly approves it.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Andrew Lewis (R-Dauphin) voted “no” Friday on the 2020-21 budget proposal, which he says increases spending to unsustainable levels with one-time federal dollars, while making cuts where they are least needed.
HARRISBURG – A $22,447 grant awarded to Dauphin County Technical School this week will be used to buy a wireless, four-column lift that students can use to raise and lower semi trucks, according to Rep. Andrew Lewis (R-Dauphin).
WHAT: Veterans and active-duty military personnel will be honored with a pin, certificate and bagged lunch at a drive-through event designed to accommodate social distancing.
WHAT: A section of Pa. Route 39 will receive signage naming it in honor of Mark Gaspich, a corrections officer who died at SCI Camp Hill in October 2018.
HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto of House Bill 2787 is the latest example of his unilateral decision-making that ignores the bipartisan support for local school districts being able to make decisions about how spectators can watch school sports, according to Rep. Andrew Lewis (R-Dauphin).
HARRISBURG – The Commonwealth Financing Authority this week approved a $42,625 grant to offset lost operating revenue at the AACA Museum in South Hanover Township, according to Rep. Andrew Lewis (R-Dauphin).
HARRISBURG – Central Dauphin School District has been awarded $206,150 in a Continuity of Education and Equity Grant to support career and technical education impacted by COVID-19 mitigation efforts, according to Rep. Andrew Lewis (R-Dauphin).
HARRISBURG – As Pennsylvania businesses slowly get back to normal operations, Rep. Andrew Lewis (R-Dauphin) announced that CARES Act grants for eligible small businesses, ranging from $5,000 to $50,000, are available beginning June 30. Small businesses can apply for grants to offset lost revenue caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting shutdown order.
HARRISBURG – Statement from Rep. Andrew Lewis (R-Dauphin):
HARRISBURG - Several state lawmakers who are military veterans are demanding Gov. Tom Wolf apologize for offensive statements he made today, directed at those critical of his executive order closing Pennsylvania businesses.
HARRISBURG – When it comes to openness and government transparency, state Reps. Andrew Lewis (R-Dauphin) and Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) have issues with the manner in which Gov. Tom Wolf is allowing certain businesses to open their doors during the COVID-19 pandemic.
HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf today unveiled his proposed state budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year before a joint session of the General Assembly. The more than $36 billion spending plan is $2 billion above the enacted 2019-20 budget and includes a request for an additional $6 million in debt service.
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania is long overdue when it comes to stepping up its effort to combat human trafficking, according to state Rep. Andrew Lewis (R-Dauphin).
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Andrew Lewis (R-Dauphin) has been appointed by Speaker of the House Mike Turzai to a key committee assignment as a member of the House Judiciary Committee.
HARRISBURG – According to state Rep. Andrew Lewis (R-Dauphin), many people knew Mark Gaspich. It was easy to get to know someone who touched so many lives.
HARRISBURG – No tax dollar collected, held or spent by state government belongs to the government. The money belongs to the people who entrust elected officials to be fair stewards of their money.