TAMAQUA, Schuylkill County – In response to the Schuylkill County Commissioner’s decision to withdraw their support from a letter sent to Gov. Tom Wolf on Saturday, May 9, concerning the county moving from the “red phase” to the “yellow phase,” Sen. Dave Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) and Reps. Jerry Knowles (R-Schuylkill/Berks/Carbon) and Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) released the following statement:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) today issued the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s reopening announcement that did not include counties in the 124th District:
HARRISBURG – More than2 million Pennsylvania residents, including many from the 124th District, find themselves out of work and far too many of them have gone nearly two months without a paycheck Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) said today the time is now for Gov. Tom Wolf to prioritize Pennsylvania’s unemployed and get funding to them immediately so they can put food on the table for their loved ones.
HARRISBURG – Legislation that would provide tax credits to employers who allow their employees, who are volunteer firefighters or ambulance personnel, to respond to emergencies during work hours passed the House unanimously on Tuesday. According to Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill), the bill’s sponsor, these volunteers would receive no loss in pay and would not be required to use vacation time or sick time while serving their communities.
TAMAQUA – Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) today announced that his district office in Tamaqua will not be providing walk-in service to residents until further notice.
HARRISBURG - Legislation authored by Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) to eliminate a licensee surcharge only to national veterans’ organizations and volunteer fire companies passed the House unanimously in January and is before the Senate Law and Justice Committee for consideration.
TAMAQUA – Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) and Sen. David Argall (R-Berks/Schuylkill) today announced the Schuylkill River Greenways was awarded a $50,000 Boating Facility Grant from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC).