HARRISBURG – The bicameral, bipartisan Legislative Audit Advisory Commission (LAAC), chaired by Rep. Mark Keller (R-Perry/Cumberland), today voted to accept the audit report of the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s finances for the 2015-16 fiscal year as conducted by an independent certified public accounting firm.
WHAT: Rep. Mark Keller (R-Perry/Cumberland), chairman of the Legislative Audit Advisory Commission (LAAC), and other LAAC members will meet to review and accept the audit of the Pennsylvania General Assembly for 2016. The commission consists of eight members, including a majority and a minority member of the House of Representatives and two public members appointed by the House Speaker; and a majority and a minority member of the Senate and two public members appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate.
ELLIOTTSBURG – Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding today said he is confident the Department of Agriculture can fulfill its core mission, despite a reduced level of funding in the proposed 2017-18 state budget, during his remarks as the featured speaker at Rep. Mark Keller’s (R-Perry/Cumberland) 11th annual Farmers’ Breakfast.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Mark Keller (R-Perry/Cumberland) announced today that Pennsylvania trout stocking schedules are now available in preparation for opening day of trout season in April. Free copies can be obtained at Keller’s district offices in New Bloomfield and Shippensburg, and his Capitol office in Harrisburg.
SHIPPENSBURG – A panel of experts provided a sobering look at Cumberland County’s drug problem during a public forum co-hosted by state Rep. Mark Keller (R-Perry/Cumberland) and U.S. Congressman Lou Barletta (R-11) at Shippensburg University Wednesday evening.
WHAT: State Rep. Mark Keller (R-Perry/Cumberland) and U.S. Congressman Lou Barletta (R-11) are co-hosting a public forum on Pennsylvania’s heroin and opioid epidemic at Shippensburg University. A panel made up of health care professionals and law enforcement officials will discuss the extent of the drug crisis and efforts underway to resolve it. WHP 580 Radio Host R.J. Harris will serve as forum moderator.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Mark Keller (R-Perry/Cumberland) is joining with U.S. Congressman Lou Barletta (R-11) to co-host a forum on Pennsylvania’s heroin and opioid epidemic at Shippensburg University on Wednesday. Feb. 22. The panel discussion will take place from 5-7 p.m. at the Ceddia Union Building, Multi-Purpose Room C, 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Mark Keller (R-Perry/Cumberland) today was officially appointed majority chairman of the House Urban Affairs Committee for the 2017-18 session by Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny).
HARRISBURG – High school seniors can now apply for a Pennsylvania House of Representatives Scholarship to help cover the costs of higher education, Rep. Mark Keller (R-Perry/Cumberland) announced today.
HARRISBURG – To comply with federal regulations, a new state law is now in effect that may affect individuals who hold commercial driver licenses (CDL) or those who will be seeking them, said Rep. Mark Keller (R-Perry/Cumberland).
LANDISBURG – State Rep. Mark Keller (R-Perry/Cumberland) today hosted a ceremony to name a bridge in Spring Township, Perry County, in memory of a local soldier who was killed during World War II.
WHAT: Rep. Mark Keller (R-Perry/Cumberland) will host a ceremony to designate a bridge on a portion of State Route 74 over Sherman Creek, in Spring Township, Perry County, as the “Pfc. William Oscar Stambaugh Memorial Bridge.” Stambaugh was killed in combat on Nov. 27, 1942, while serving in Buna, New Guinea, with the Company H 126 Infantry, 2nd Battalion, 32nd Infantry Division (Red Arrowmen). Stambaugh was one of the first soldiers from Perry County to die in the war.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Mark Keller (R-Perry/Cumberland) was inducted into the Pennsylvania Livestock Association (PLA) Hall of Fame on Thursday during the opening ceremony for the 2016 Keystone International Livestock Exposition (KILE), which is currently underway at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg.
HARRISBURG – A resolution sponsored by Rep. Mark Keller (R-Perry/Cumberland) that designates Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, as National Teach Ag Day in Pennsylvania was unanimously adopted by the House of Representatives.
HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Mark Keller (R-Perry/Cumberland) that would allow a person or member organization to legally challenge a municipal firearms ordinance today was approved by the House Judiciary Committee in a bipartisan vote of 21-6. House Bill 2258 would also allow reimbursement for the cost of the civil action.