Save Polk State Center Petition

DHS in August 2019 announced plans to close Polk State Center in Venango County. The decision would displace nearly 200 residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities who currently consider Polk State Center to be their home and receive a variety of professional, on-site services each day.

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The 64th Legislative District consists of part of BUTLER County including the TOWNSHIPS of Allegheny, Concord, Parker, Venango and Washington and the BOROUGHS of Bruin, Cherry Valley and Eau Claire and All of VENANGO County.

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James Defends Life-Saving Commonwealth Volunteers from Needless Paperwork

Oct. 22, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – As part of a larger package of bills designed to improve recruitment and retention of firefighters and emergency responders in the Commonwealth, legislation drafted by Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) that would exempt volunteer fire, rescue and ambulance companies from the Right-to-Know Law (RTKL) received strong bipartisan support from the House today.

James, House Members Question Wolf’s Call to Close Polk Center

Oct. 22, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – In continued defense of residents at two of the state’s intermediate care facilities, Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) voiced his concerns about the governor’s mandated closure of Polk and White Haven state centers at a hearing held by the House Health and Human Services committees.

James to Offer Important Information for Seniors on Oct. 24

Oct. 18, 2019 /

SENECA – Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) is hosting a free seminar for seniors about PACE/PACENET, how to recognize scams and defending against identity theft. It will be held on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Cranberry Place Senior Center, Cranberry Mall, 6945 Route 322, Cranberry.

James to Host Household Paper Shredding Event on Oct. 19

Oct. 10, 2019 /

SENECA – Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) is hosting a free paper shredding event for households of the 64th District on Saturday, Oct. 19, from noon to 2 p.m. at his district office, 3220 State Route 257, Seneca.

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