HARRISBURG – Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Schuylkill/Berks/Carbon), majority chairman of the House Local Government Committee, held a joint public hearing with the House and Senate Local Government committees today.
Where have the days gone of civility in not only our political process, but of simply interacting with one another? The days are long gone of individuals being able to compromise with each other and work together. The sense of community has been lost.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Schuylkill/Berks/Carbon) and Sen. David Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) recently had the opportunity to meet with several Deer Lake Borough Council members to view the condition of Drehersville Bridge within the borough.
By: Rep. Jerry Knowles – 124th Legislative District
HARRISBURG –Reps. Jerry Knowles (R-Schuylkill/Berks/Carbon), Joe Kerwin (R-Dauphin/Schuylkill) and Tim Twardzik (R-Schuylkill) announce the record-high funding allocated to preK-12 education in the 2021-22 state budget.
HARRISBURG –Reps. Jerry Knowles (R-Schuylkill/Berks/Carbon), Joe Kerwin (R-Dauphin/Schuylkill) and Tim Twardzik (R-Schuylkill) announce the unanimous passage of House Resolution 99, by the House Judiciary Committee.
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.
HARRISBURG – State Reps. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) and Mike Sturla (D-Lancaster) today announced the first three bills approved unanimously by the House Urban Affairs Committee, of which they serve as chairmen this session.
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.
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.
HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf today presented his $40.2 billion budget plan, which is a $2.76 billion increase from last fiscal year or a 7.4% increase. Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Carbon/Berks/Schuylkill) made the following statement in response to the governor’s proposal:
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).
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) was officially appointed majority chairman of the House Urban Affairs Committee for the 2021-22 session by Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster).
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) today was sworn in as the state representative of the 124th Legislative District. This will be Knowles’ seventh term in office.
WHAT: Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) will take the oath of office as state representative in the 124th Legislative District
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.
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:
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.
HARRISBURG – After hearing hundreds of firsthand accounts from unemployed residents regarding the long delays in receiving jobless benefits, Reps. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) and Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) will introduce legislation in the near future to provide a possible solution.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) announced that his district office in Tamaqua will reopen to walk-in visitors with some restriction starting Monday, June 29, at 9:30 a.m.