HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives today approved it’s $33.99 billion 2019-20 state budget that increases funding to public schools, libraries and agriculture, among others, without raising taxes. The funding portion of the budget now goes to the Senate for consideration.
HARRISBURG – Reps. Lou Schmitt (R-Blair) and Jim Gregory (R-Blair), along with Sen. Judy Ward (R-Blair/Cumberland/Franklin/Fulton/Huntingdon), say they are saddened and concerned by news of job losses at North American Communications Inc. and Norfolk Southern, and they want to ensure the workers have the resources they need to find new employment.
HARRISBURG – Legislation that would improve highway safety in Pennsylvania, sponsored by Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Blair), has been introduced in the House of Representatives.
HARRISBURG – The Altoona Area School District has been awarded a state grant in the amount of $136,552 to improve safety and security in its buildings, according to Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Blair).
HARRISBURG – Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Blair) today announced that he has been appointed by Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) to serve as chairman of the Subcommittee on Railroads under the House Transportation Committee for the 2019-20 Legislative Session.
HARRISBURG – Fire departments and ambulance associations in Blair County have been awarded more than $270,000 to tackle capital projects, train personnel and reduce debt, Reps. Lou Schmitt (R-Altoona) and Jim Gregory (R-Hollidaysburg) announced today.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Blair) and other members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly today heard Gov. Tom Wolf’s spending proposals for Fiscal Year 2019-20 during his annual budget address.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Blair) today announced that he has been appointed to serve on the House Commerce, Local Government, State Government, Transportation and Urban Affairs committees for the 2019-20 legislative session. Schmitt was sworn into office for his first term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Jan. 1.
ALTOONA – Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Blair) today announced that he is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house to mark the grand opening of his new district office in downtown Altoona. The office is located in the space formerly occupied by Rep. John McGinnis in Suite 104 of the Gables building at 1331 Twelfth Ave.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Blair) today was officially sworn into office, along with 200 other members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, during a ceremony at the state Capitol. Schmitt is beginning his first, two-year term serving the people of the 79th Legislative District, which includes the City of Altoona, Logan Township and a portion of Allegheny Township.
WHAT: Rep.-elect Lou Schmitt (R-Blair) will take the oath of office as state representative of the 79th Legislative District.
HARRISBURG – Rep.-elect Lou Schmitt (R-Blair) today announced that he has kept the same office location in downtown Altoona as was previously operated by former Rep. John McGinnis.