Crises loom everywhere during these turbulent times, so you would be forgiven if the issue of gerrymandering was far down on your list of priorities. But it should not be. In fact, it plays a significant role in how your state Legislature and elected U.S. representatives handle the myriad threats, upheavals and opportunities we face right now. As is currently the process in state Senate, state House and congressional redistricting, due to gerrymandering, our elected officials select their voters by redrawing the boundaries in a partisan manner.
HARRISBURG – Two projects in Blair County have been awarded First Industries Fund agriculture loans totaling more than $400,000, according to Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair).
HARRISBURG – The Williamsburg Municipal Authority in Blair County has been awarded a $77,051 grant to replace water meters, according to Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair).
HARRISBURG – A report from the Joint State Government Commission identified more than 40 vacant sites that could be considered as potential drug treatment centers, according to Rep. Jim Gregory, who authored legislation that precipitated the report.
HARRISBURG – As Pennsylvania businesses continue to slowly get back to normal operations, Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair) announced that CARES Act grants for eligible small businesses, ranging from $5,000 to $50,000, will be available beginning tomorrow, June 30. Small businesses can apply for grants to offset lost revenue caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting shutdown order.
HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a five-month temporary budget to allow more details about tax revenue to emerge following the peak of the COVID-19 crisis.
HARRISBURG — Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair) has signed onto a resolution calling for the removal or resignation of Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine.
WHAT: A mobile billboard signed by Blair County residents who want the county’s stay-at-home order lifted will park in front of the Capitol as a visual reminder of Gov. Tom Wolf’s impact on the economy.
HARRISBURG – Tyrone Hospital will receive $1 million from the Hospital Emergency Loan Program to help it respond to COVID-19 cases in the region, according to Sen. Judy Ward (Blair/Cumberland/Franklin/Fulton/Huntingdon) and Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair).
HARRISBURG – Blair County is well-positioned to be among the first of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties to have its businesses and services reopened as reported cases of COVID-19 taper off in Pennsylvania, Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair) has urged in a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair)on Monday pledged to continue fighting to support businesses despite Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto of Senate Bill 613, which would have reopened businesses that followed safety measures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair) expressed frustration upon learning of Gov. Tom Wolf’s intention to veto Senate Bill 613, which would reopen businesses that follow safety measures.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair) on Tuesday lent his support to a pair of bills that would facilitate the reopening of some industries like construction and auto dealerships.
HARRISBURG – Following the guidance of House Speaker Mike Turzai, Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair) was in Harrisburg on Monday to vote on legislation related to COVID-19, commonly referred to as coronavirus.
HARRISBURG – Because of concerns about COVD-19, commonly called coronavirus, Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair) has postponed a farmers breakfast planned for Friday, March 20.
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s spotted lanternfly quarantine zone has expanded to include Blair County, meaning local businesses may need to obtain a permit showing a manager or supervisor completed an online course, according to Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair).
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair) will host a forum Saturday, March 7, for hunters concerned about chronic wasting disease (CWD) in the deer population.
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding will share an update on the Commonwealth’s agriculture industry and field questions from farmers Friday, March 20, at a breakfast hosted by Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair).
HARRISBURG — A bill from Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair) passed the House in a bid to increase the monthly pension amounts for blind veterans and veterans who are amputees or paralyzed.
HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf’s $36.06 billion budget proposal for 2020-21 represents a dangerous increase of $2.05 billion over the previous year’s approved spending plan, according to Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair).