Schuylkill County Delegation Announces House Resolution to Call for Investigation of Commissioner George F. Halcovage Jr.

May. 05, 2021 /

HARRISBURG –Reps. Jerry Knowles (R-Schuylkill/Berks/Carbon), Joe Kerwin (R-Dauphin/Schuylkill) and Tim Twardzik (R-Schuylkill) have introduced a House resolution to call upon the House Judiciary Committee to begin an investigation of Schuylkill County Commissioner George F. Halcovage Jr. and whether an impeachment or removal from office is required due to alleged misbehavior in office and violation of public trust.

Schuylkill County Delegation Announces Over $9 Million in Rental and Utility Assistance

Mar. 12, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Sen. David Argall (R-Berks/Schuylkill) and Reps. Tim Twardzik (R-Schuylkill), Joe Kerwin (R-Dauphin/Schuylkill) and Jerry Knowles (R-Schuylkill/Berks/Carbon) announced that Schuylkill County would be receiving over $9 million for rental and utility assistance due to the passage of Senate Bill 109, signed into law on Friday by Governor Wolf as Act 1 of 2021.

We Need Unity in Our Election Process

Feb. 09, 2021 /

Pennsylvanians take their elections very seriously and that’s a good thing. We, as elected officials, must be certain to provide residents with the best election process which conforms to our constitutional requirements, is transparent, has integrity and is accessible.

Heffley, Knowles Announce COVID-19 Emergency Relief Funding for Local Schools

Jan. 15, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – School districts in the 122nd and 124th Legislative Districts will share more than $35.2 million in federal funding as part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act recently passed by Congress, according to Reps. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) and Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill).

Knowles to Take Oath of Office Jan. 5

Jan. 04, 2021 /

WHAT: Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) will take the oath of office as state representative in the 124th Legislative District

Shame on You Gov. Wolf; Follow the Science!

Dec. 16, 2020 /

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, I will always be concerned about the health of our citizens, our businesses and the jobs they provide to the residents of our Commonwealth, especially at this time of year. That is why it is particularly distressing that additional mitigation orders were announced recently by Gov. Tom Wolf. I take the virus very seriously. At all times, I follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and articulate that message to my constituents.

Knowles, Lawmakers Call for Legislative-Led Election Audit

Nov. 10, 2020 /

TAMAQUA – Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) and his House Republican colleagues today called for investigatory hearings and a legislative-led audit of the 2020 General Election, demanding that election results not be certified until a comprehensive audit is completed. Knowles made the following statement:

Taxpayers Deserve Better, It’s Time for Wolf’s Employees

Jul. 24, 2020 / Press Release

During the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic, most government offices locked their doors and sent their staffs home to work remotely. I am very proud to say that my office, following the Department of Health guidelines, has remained open for business during the pandemic, even if we weren’t accepting walk-in visitors. Despite all counties in Pennsylvania now being in the “green” phase, which means that business can open safely, agencies under Gov. Tom Wolf’s jurisdiction continue to be closed. Nearly all his employees continue to “work from home,” and I feel this is unacceptable.

Knowles Legislation to Assist Veterans, Firefighters Now Law

Jun. 08, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) today announced that his legislation to eliminate a liquor licensee surcharge to national veterans’ organizations and volunteer fire companies was signed by Gov. Tom Wolf and is now law.

Water and Sewage Facilities Grant Awarded to McAdoo Borough, Announce Knowles, Argall

May. 26, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – To help ease the burden on the local community, Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) and Sen. Dave Argall (R-Berks/Schuylkill) today announced that a grant totaling $597,300 has been awarded to McAdoo Borough, Schuylkill County, under the Department of Community and Economic Development’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding program.

Schuylkill County Finally Moves to ‘Yellow’, Says Knowles

May. 22, 2020 /

TAMAQUA, Schuylkill County – Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) issued the following statement regarding Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to move Schuylkill County to the “yellow” phase of reopening the state starting May 29.