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Saturday, October 17, 2020

Headline Harrisburg by Rep. Matt Gabler

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Friday, October 16, 2020 The latest news from the State Capitol
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This email includes:
  •   The Commonwealth’s COVID Comeback Plan
  •   Free Hunter-Trapper Education Course Available
  •   Supporting Our Emergency Responders
  •   Reducing the Cost of College
  •   Recognizing Domestic Violence Awareness Month
The Commonwealth’s COVID Comeback Plan


House Republicans this week unveiled a pro-jobs, recovery-focused legislative package designed to revive Pennsylvania’s economic health by paving the way for businesses and job-producers to grow in Pennsylvania and thrive. The initiative, “Commonwealth’s COVID Comeback Plan,” would essentially incentivize manufacturing with no new taxes or fees.

The package includes:
  •   Manufacturer incentives to create tax abatements and job creation tax credits for businesses that create local jobs in targeted zones within Pennsylvania.
  •   A reduction in Pennsylvania’s Corporate Net Income Taxes (CNIT) rate from 9.99% to 5.99% by Jan. 1, 2025.
  •   A “Jobs of the Future Study,” which would review opportunities for the development of new industries.
  •   Commonsense protections via limited liability to the critical suppliers, health care providers and employers operating during the pandemic.
  •   Department of Environmental Protection permit predictability to ensure permitting decisions are made promptly and reliably.

For more information about the plan, visit www.PAHouseGOP.com.
Free Hunter-Trapper Education Course Available

Although COVID-19 has limited in-person hunter-trapper education opportunities this year, the course – a requirement for all first-time hunters and trappers in order to buy a license in the Commonwealth – is also available online.

The online course includes live-action, high-definition videos to provide comprehensive instruction in hunting safety practices. It can be taken on any computer or mobile device. And while most students finish the course in a few hours, you are free to complete it at your own pace, as your progress is saved each time you log out of the system.

The cost of the course is normally $19.50 but is currently being waived during the COVID-19 pandemic with the use of a code. Once you’ve studied and passed the course, you can immediately print your temporary hunter education certificate. The permanent certificate will arrive in the mail in two to three weeks.

To qualify, students must be at least 11 years old. For more information, visit www.pgc.pa.gov and click on “Hunter-Trapper Education” under the “Education” tab. To register, click here and use the code provided in the yellow box at the top of the page for free registration.
Supporting Our Emergency Responders

Clearfield County:
  •   Adrian Sandy Fire Company
  •   Am Serv Limited
  •   BJW Volunteer Fire Company
  •   Brady Township Volunteer Fire Rescue Ambulance Company
  •   DuBois EMS Ambulance Service
  •   Fourth Ward Hose Company
  •   Goodwill Hose No. 5
  •   Grampian Penn Bloom Volunteer Fire Company
  •   J.E. DuBois Hose Company
  •   North Point Volunteer Fire Company No. 1
  •   Oklahoma Civilian Defense Fire Company
  •   Penfield Volunteer Fire Company
  •   Sandy Hose Company No. 1
  •   Union Township Civilian Defense Fire Company
  •   Volunteer Hose No. 1

Elk County:
  •   Elkland Search and Rescue
  •   Fox Township Ambulance
  •   Horton Township Volunteer Fire Department
  •   Jay Township Volunteer Fire Company
  •   Johnsonburg Fire Department
  •   Ridgway Fire Department
  •   Ridgway Ambulance Corps
  •   St. Marys Area Ambulance Service
Reducing the Cost of College

This photo was taken in February during a meeting I requested with Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Chancellor Daniel Greenstein. While preparing for budget hearings as a member of the House Appropriations Committee, I wanted to hear from Chancellor Greenstein about his plan systems implementation plan for the improvement of the operations of the system.

This Monday, Oct. 19, the House Education and Appropriations committees will receive a progress report on that plan. You can watch the public hearing on my website, www.RepGabler.com, beginning at 9 a.m.
Recognizing Domestic Violence Awareness Month

With an estimated one in four women and one in 10 men expected to experience domestic violence during their lifetime, the state House unanimously approved House Resolution 1031 designating October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Pennsylvania.

Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior used to establish power and control over an intimate partner, causing both physical and emotional harm. Victims may be subjected to abuse, harassment, threats, vandalism, trespassing, burglary, theft and stalking.

As one of the most chronically underreported crimes, domestic violence affects men and women in all racial, ethnic, religious, educational, social and economic backgrounds.

More information about domestic violence and services available to help victims is available here.

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

How about a reduction in Local and State taxes for not only businesses, but for every resident? We all have been affected by this pandemic/scamdemic and ALL of the taxes should be reduced by at least 33.3% or more.