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03/13/2019
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.
02/05/2019
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:
02/04/2019
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.
09/18/2018
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.
06/20/2018
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) today in Harrisburg voted for a state budget bill approved by the House that would fund the core functions of state government, increase state support for local schools and universities, and include no new taxes or tax increases.
03/14/2018
Would you like to hear about how one Pennsylvania state agency achieved the impossible by proposing the incomprehensible and how it could put your job at risk, threaten your family’s safety and pose for you at the very least a significant inconvenience? Let’s start at the beginning.
03/07/2018
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.
02/06/2018
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) – who recently was appointed to the House Appropriations Committee, which is responsible for helping to craft state spending plans – today issued the following statement after Gov. Tom Wolf delivered his annual budget address in Harrisburg to a joint session of the state House and Senate:
12/21/2017
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) recently was appointed to serve on the powerful House Appropriations Committee, which plays a significant role in the annual process used to approve a state budget.
11/15/2017
When Amazon announced it was planning to open a second headquarters, cities and regions across the nation began vying to become the home of what colloquially became known as “Amazon HQ2.”
10/17/2017
HARRISBURG - State Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) today issued the following statement after voting for a revenue enhancement bill approved by the House that is expected to eliminate the state budget deficit:
10/17/2017
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.
09/25/2017
HARRISBURG – Today the House Labor and Industry Committee unanimously supported an unemployment compensation reform bill introduced by Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler). The bill would increase the amount of time to appeal an unemployment compensation decision from 15 to 21 days.
07/12/2017
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.
06/08/2017
Bill would reduce costs for taxpayers, protect benefits for current workers