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06/30/2017
HARRISBURG – House Bill 218, the general appropriations piece of the state budget process, is headed to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk following a 173-27 vote in the House today. The bill calls for a minimal increase in spending and a substantial hike in funding for Pennsylvania’s public schools.
06/06/2017
FORKS TOWNSHIP – Braden Airpark in Forks Township is the recipient of one of nine grants issued statewide for safety upgrades and expanded operation opportunities, according to state Rep. Joe Emrick (R-Nazareth).
04/04/2017
HARRISBURG – VF Corp., owner of Majestic Athletic, today released details of the sale of its Licensed Sports Group, including Majestic, to Fanatics Inc. State Rep. Joe Emrick (R-Nazareth) issued the following statement in reaction to the announcement that nearly 600 jobs at the Majestic facility in Palmer Township have been saved thanks to actions taken by Major League Baseball and Fanatics.
02/07/2017
HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf today issued his budget address for the 2017-18 fiscal year to the Pennsylvania General Assembly. The governor’s proposed $32.34 billion spending plan includes no broad-based tax hikes increases and sends more money to our public schools for basic education funding, PreK Counts, special education and Head Start Assistance.
02/07/2017
HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf today issued his budget address for the 2017-18 fiscal year to the Pennsylvania General Assembly. The governor’s proposed $32.34 billion spending plan includes no broad-based tax hikes increases and sends more money to our public schools for basic education funding, PreK Counts, special education and Head Start Assistance.
11/29/2016
The holidays tend to be a time when we see the people we know more often. Where our older family members and friends are concerned, this time of year is a perfect time to remind them the deadline to apply for Pennsylvania’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program is rapidly approaching. Applications must be postmarked by Saturday, Dec. 31, in order to qualify for a rebate for the 2015 tax year.
09/21/2016
FORKS TOWNSHIP – State Rep. Joe Emrick (R-Northampton) invites residents of the 137th Legislative District to his annual Senior Fair, which will be held Friday, Sept. 30, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Forks Township Community Center, 500 Zucksville Road, Easton.
07/28/2016
UPPER MOUNT BETHEL – State Rep. Joe Emrick (R-Nazareth) and State Sen. Mario Scavello (R-40) announced today the approval of $3 million in capital budget funding for the rehabilitation of the Minsi Lake dam in Northampton County.
07/28/2016
NAZARETH – State Reps. Joe Emrick (R-Nazareth) and Marcia Hahn (R-Bushkill Township) are teaming up with the Lehigh Valley Aging in Place Coalition to host “Your Aging Parents and You – Beginning the Important Conversation of What We Want as We Age.” The seminar is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 11, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Holy Family Club, 515 W. Mauch Chunk St., Nazareth.
07/01/2016
HARRISBURG - State Reps. Joe Emrick (R-Mt. Bethel) and Sen. Mario Scavello (R-Northampton/Monroe) are pleased to announce a series of grants being awarded to three Northampton County entities in the 137th Legislative District by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA).
06/30/2016
Key budget bill now moves to the Senate
06/24/2016
HARRISBURG – The state House on Thursday unanimously passed legislation authored by state Rep. Joe Emrick (R-Nazareth) that asks Pennsylvania’s Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (LBFC) to review the Commonwealth's program for beneficial use of sewage sludge by land application.
05/11/2016
NAZARETH – Installation of a traffic light at the Route 191-Friedenstahl Avenue intersection in Upper Nazareth Township is a step closer to being accomplished, according to state Rep. Joe Emrick (R-Nazareth).
04/11/2016
Last week, Gov. Tom Wolf chose to shortchange 423 of Pennsylvania’s 500 school districts, which will now all receive less money. The Bangor, Easton and Nazareth Area school districts will lose a combined total of more than $424,000 – all because of Gov. Wolf’s need to have it his way.
03/29/2016
MT. BETHEL – State Rep. Joe Emrick (R-Mt. Bethel) today applauded the Bangor Area School District on being nationally recognized by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation for outstanding achievement in music education. The district is one of 476 districts nationwide to be listed among the Best Communities for Music Education (BCME).