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.
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.
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.
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.
WEISSPORT – Although they believe the decision should have come last week, Reps. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) and Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) and Sen. John Yudichak (I-14) are nonetheless pleased by today’s announcement from Gov. Tom Wolf that Carbon County will transition to the “yellow” phase of his reopening plan for Pennsylvania on Friday, May 22.
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).
HARRISBURG – A local farm in Albany Township will receive a state grant to boost its ability to produce a wide variety of dairy products, according to Senator David G. Argall (R-29) and Representative Jerry Knowles (R-125).
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) announced that 24 fire and EMS companies within the 124th District have been awarded a Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant from the Office of the State Fire Commissioner.
HARRISBURG – Sen. Dave Argall (R-Berks/Schuylkill) and Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) today announced that East Brunswick Township was awarded $560,173 to replace the deteriorating Pine Valley Road Bridge over Indian Run to remove the existing bridge weight restriction and maintain vital connectivity.
HARRISBURG – Legislation to eliminate a licensee surcharge only to national veterans’ organizations and volunteer fire companies passed the House unanimously last week.