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Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee and Senate Labor and Industry Committee Hold Important Joint Hearing on Workforce Development
The Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee chaired by State Senator John Yudichak (I-Luzerne/Carbon) and the Senate Labor and Industry Committee chaired by State Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-Beaver/Greene/Washington) held a joint hearing on Tuesday on the subject of workforce development in northeastern Pennsylvania. The hearing was held at the Luzerne County Community College’s Educational Conference Center. [Read More]
MEDIA ADVISORY Public Hearing on Workforce Development in Northeastern Pennsylvania to take place Tuesday, October 11, 2022, at 1:30 p.m. at Luzerne County Community College
Members of the media are invited to attend a joint public hearing of the Pennsylvania Senate Community, Economic, and Recreational Development (CERD) and Labor and Industry committees focusing on workforce development in northeastern Pennsylvania to be held at Luzerne County Community College. | Watch Live [Read More]
Senate Community, Economic & Recreational Development Committee Advances Bill to the Full Senate that Will Protect Pennsylvania Lottery Prizewinners’ Identities and other Personal Information
The Senate Community, Economic & Recreational Development Committee, (CERD) chaired by Senator John Yudichak (I-14), took action on Senate Bill 1163 today, advancing the bill to the full Senate for consideration. The legislation will have a profound impact on protecting Pennsylvania Lottery prizewinners’ identities and other personal information. [Read More]
Independent Analysis Concludes RGGI Carbon Tax Could Increase Pennsylvania Electricity Costs 3.8x More Than Wolf’s Projections
Impartial analysis from the Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) projects the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) could nearly quadruple new electricity costs for consumers, Sens. Gene Yaw (R-23) and John Yudichak (I-14) said today. [Read More]
MEDIA ADVISORY: Joint Senate Hearing to Discuss Economic Impacts of RGGI
The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee will hold a joint hearing with the Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee on Tuesday, March 29 at 10 a.m. to discuss the economic impacts of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). [Read More]
The Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee works closely with the Department of Community and Economic Development on issues pertaining to the state’s various grant and loan programs to support business growth and development.
The committee also oversees the following authorities: the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority, the Commonwealth Financing Authority, the Pennsylvania Economic Development Financing Authority, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority, and the Pennsylvania Minority Business Development Authority.
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Main Capitol 351
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3013
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