HARRISBURG – The state House Labor and Industry Committee today approved an unemployment compensation reform bill introduced by Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) that aims to help unemployed workers like those who lost their jobs at the Joy Global Inc. plant in Franklin in 2016.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) today issued the following statement after Gov. Tom Wolf delivered his annual budget address to a joint session of the state House and Senate, where he proposed more than doubling the state minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 and enacting a new tax specifically on natural gas harvested in Pennsylvania:
HARRISBURG – Local residents will have a louder voice in the debate about state spending after state Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) recently was appointed to serve on the powerful and prestigious House Appropriations Committee. The committee plays a key role in developing the Commonwealth’s annual spending plan.
SENECA – Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) today announced that the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) is the recipient of a $20,624 Orphan or Abandoned Well Plugging (OAWP) Program grant to close two oil wells in the Tippery Meadows Natural Area Preserve in Cranberry Township, Venango County.
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SENECA – State Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) today is encouraging residents to sign a petition he has on his website opposing a potential proposal by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) to reduce from four lanes to two a stretch of Route 8 from Franklin to Barkeyville.
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HARRISBURG – State Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Buter) today in Harrisburg joined a group of legislators who held a Capitol news conference calling on Gov. Tom Wolf to sign into law a bill that would reform Pennsylvania’s welfare system and could save taxpayers millions of dollars.
HARRISBURG – Reps. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) and Lee James (R-Venango/Butler), both members of the Clarion University Council of Trustees, along with Sen. Scott Hutchinson (R-Venango/Butler) today applauded the efforts of the university to respond to the state’s growing opioid epidemic by implementing a new certificate program for recovery specialists.
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HARRISBURG – State Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Buter) is inviting local anglers, boaters and others interested in Pennsylvania waterways to join him Saturday, May 13, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Nature Lodge at Two Mile Run County Park for an informational event featuring the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.
SENECA – Many Butler County residents stand to benefit from a $128,000 state grant announced today by Reps. Lee James (R-Butler/Venango) and Brian Ellis (R-Butler) that would pay for improvements at four local water treatment plants.
SENECA – State Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Buter) is inviting local residents to join him at two local clinics – one in Franklin and the other in Oil City – where his office staff will help senior citizens and persons with disabilities fill out applications for a rebate of up to $650 on their property taxes or rent.