WAYMART – Rep. Jonathan Fritz (R-Susquehanna/Wayne) issued the following statement today after Gov. Tom Wolf announced that SCI Waymart will remain open. SCI Pittsburgh will be the sole facility to close in 2017:
HARRISBURG – High school seniors can now apply for a Pennsylvania House of Representatives Scholarship to help cover the costs of higher education, Rep. Jonathan Fritz (R- Susquehanna/Wayne) announced today.
It is of grave concern to learn that SCI Waymart is being considered for closure. SCI Waymart has long been viewed as the pre-eminent mental health correctional facility in the Commonwealth. That critical focus and mission, alone, should remove SCI Waymart from the list of facilities being considered for closure, but I will provide additional justification for keeping it operational.
HARRISBURG – To help Susquehanna County reassess the impacts of the natural gas industry, the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) will award a state grant to the county to help with its comprehensive plan, Reps. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) and Jonathan Fritz (R-Susquehanna/Wayne) announced today.