WAYNE COUNTY – Working towards helping employers and businesses make necessary preparations to open their doors once again, Reps. Jonathan Fritz (R-Susquehanna/Wayne) and Mike Peifer (R-Pike/Wayne) have voiced their support of Senate Bill 613, which was passed by the House earlier today by a vote of (107-95).
HARRISBURG – Rep. Marci Mustello (R-Butler) voted with a majority of her House colleagues to approve Senate Bill 613, legislation that would require Gov. Tom Wolf to develop and implement a plan to mitigate COVID-19 for businesses and allow those businesses that can meet the requirements of that plan to reopen. The plan must be developed using already established guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).
HONESDALE – Rep. Jonathan Fritz (R-Susquehanna/Wayne) issued the following statement regarding his office closure.
HARRISBURG – Reps. Jonathan Fritz (R-Susquehanna/Wayne) and Mike Peifer (R-Pike/Wayne) announced that the Wayne County Historical Society and Pike County Historical Society were each awarded a $4,000 Cultural and Historical Support grant through the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
HONESDALE – Highlighting local businesses who have continued to contribute to local communities and making them a brighter place, Reps. Jonathan Fritz (R-Susquehanna/Wayne) and Mike Peifer (R-Pike/Wayne) offer their congratulations to Watson Brothers, a garage/general store based in Hawley and White Mills for their 52 years of service and dedication to Wayne County.
HARRISBURG – Seeking to strengthen security and safety for students in the Commonwealth, Reps. Jonathan Fritz (Susquehanna/Wayne), Mike Peifer (Pike/Wayne) and Rosemary Brown (Monroe/Pike) announced that $53.7 million in competitive and meritorious grants will be distributed to 970 public schools across the state.
HARRISBURG – The Lackawanna/Susquehanna Single County Authority has been awarded funding by the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) to coordinate criminal justice diversion programs for individuals with an opioid addiction, according to Reps. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) and Jonathan Fritz (R-Susquehanna/Wayne).
HARRISBURG – As the governor spoke before the House and Senate elaborating on his ideas for this year’s state budget, Rep. Jonathan Fritz (R-Susquehanna/Wayne), member of the House Appropriations Committee, shared his perspective on the governor's proposed budget.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jonathan Fritz (R-Susquehanna/Wayne) announced that fire and ambulance companies in Susquehanna and Wayne County will see a total of $586,882 in fire and safety grants given by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner (OSFC).
HARRISBURG – Sen. Lisa Baker (R-Luzerne/Pike/Susquehanna/Wayne/Wyoming) and Reps. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike), Jonathan Fritz (R-Wayne/Susquehanna) and Mike Peifer (R-Pike/Wayne) announced that Wayne and Pike Counties will see $893,750 in Local Share Account (LSA) and Dairy Investment Program grants.
HARRISBURG – Reps. Mike Peifer (R-Pike/Wayne) and Jonathan Fritz (R-Wayne/Susquehanna) and Sen. Lisa Baker (R-Luzerne/Pike/Susquehanna/Wayne/Wyoming) today announced the awarding of state funding through the Pennsylvania Dairy Investment Program for a dairy expansion project in Wayne County.
HONESDALE – With a goal of helping better prepare students for in-demand careers, Rep. Jonathan Fritz (R-Susquehanna/Wayne) announced that the Northern Tier Workforce Development Board will receive a $131,006 Business-Education Partnership (BEP) grant from the Department of Labor and Industry.
MONTROSE – Rep. Jonathan Fritz (R-Susquehanna/Wayne) announced Wayne Highlands (Wayne County) and Montrose (Susquehanna County) school districts were awarded state grants, which will help expand both classroom instruction skills for teachers and exposure to agriculture education.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jonathan Fritz (R-Susquehanna/Wayne) announced today that Northeast PA Snow Trails Inc. will be receiving a $54,400 state grant from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), which will go towards preparing a trail study for the development of approximately 13 miles of the former Ontario & Western Railroad corridor for ATV use.
HONESDALE – Rep. Jonathan Fritz (R-Susquehanna/Wayne) announced today that the Wayne County Historical Society will receive a $2,538 Historical & Archival Records Care Grant (HARC), which will assist the historical society in hosting an archival preservation training session.
WAYNE COUNTY – In efforts to strengthen community relations and open the floor for residents to express their concerns regarding transportation issues, Sen. Lisa Baker (R-Luzerne/Pike/Susquehanna/Wayne/Wyoming), and Reps. Jonathan Fritz (R-Wayne/Susquehanna) and Mike Peifer (R-Pike/Wayne) announced an upcoming Wayne County PennDOT town hall meeting on Thursday, Dec. 19, from 6-8 p.m., at Damascus School Gymnasium, 174 High School Road, Damascus.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jonathan Fritz (R-Susquehanna/Wayne) announced today that the governor signed his legislation, House Bill 57, which would eliminate outdated boards and commissions, into law. The law will take effect in 60 days.
HARRISBURG – Looking to improve and expand access to health care and prescriptions across the Commonwealth, especially in rural areas, Rep. Jonathan Fritz (R-Susquehanna/Wayne) announced that the House has unanimously passed his legislation, House Bill 944.
HARRISBURG—In response to release of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Task Force’s report findings and recommendations during a press conference held today in the Capitol, Rep. Jonathan Fritz (R-Susquehanna/Wayne) announced that he will be introducing legislation, House Bill 2063, which would authorize PennDOT to increase its use of “design-build” as a construction project delivery system.
HARRISBURG – Seeking to provide Susquehanna County with further indoor recreational opportunities along with youth focused programs, Rep. Jonathan Fritz (R-Susquehanna/Wayne) announced that the Susquehanna County Recreational Center was awarded $11,250 by the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED).