Kaufer Announces $700,000 in State Grants for Local Projects

Nov. 19, 2021 /

LUZERNE – Local state Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) today announced approximately $700,000 has been awarded to four local projects through a state grant program that helps local communities pay for transportation infrastructure improvements.

Senate Committee Approves Kaufer Bill to Create Program to Help Veterans and Their Families

Nov. 10, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Just in time for Veterans Day, the state Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee on Tuesday in Harrisburg approved a bill introduced by state Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) designed to create a system to link veterans and their family members with programs and services specifically designed to meet their needs back in their local communities.

Largest Investment in Luzerne County History Announced Today; Made Possible by Kaufer’s Local Resource Manufacturing Tax Credit

Oct. 29, 2021 /

NEWPORT TOWNSHIP – Texas-based fuel company Nacero Inc. today announced it is making the single biggest economic investment in the history of Luzerne County by building its latest facility in Newport Township, a move made possible by a 2020 law introduced by state Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne), who participated in today’s news conference announcement.

Key House Committee Approves Kaufer Gift Ban Bill

Oct. 25, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House State Government Committee today in Harrisburg voted to advance legislation introduced by local state Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) that would prevent lobbyists from offering gifts to public officials or public employees.

Kaufer Calls on Wolf, Shapiro, Garrity to Enforce Procurement Law Following Ben & Jerry’s Israel Announcement

Jul. 20, 2021 /

HARRISBURG: After Ben & Jerry’s on Monday announced it plans to halt ice cream sales in portions of Israel, state Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) spoke last night with the Israeli Consulate and today called on Gov. Tom Wolf, Attorney General Josh Shapiro and state Treasurer Stacy Garrity to enforce a state procurement law prohibiting the state from contracting with companies that boycott Israel.

Luzerne County Legislators Announces Nearly $23 Million in LSA Funding for 2019-20 Projects

Jul. 20, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – In a continued effort to support economic development and projects to improve the quality of life for citizens throughout Luzerne County, Reps. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) and Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) along with Sens. Lisa Baker (R-Luzerne/Pike/Susquehanna/Wayne/Wyoming), John Gordner (R-Columbia/Luzerne/Montour/Northumberland/Snyder) and John Yudichak (I-Carbon/Luzerne) announced today the funding of 2019 and 2020 Local Share Account (LSA) projects totaling nearly $23 million.

Kaufer, Peifer Host Informational Hearing on New Transportation Funding Program Proposal

May. 14, 2021 /

KINGSTON – Seeking to reengage economic investments in the Commonwealth, Reps. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne), chairman of the House Finance Tax Modernization and Reform Subcommittee, and Mike Peifer (R-Pike/Wayne), chairman of the House Finance Committee, held an informational hearing regarding Kaufer’s House Bill 1177, which would establish the Transportation Reinvestment and Improvement Program and Transportation Reinvestment and Improvement Program Fund.

Kaufer to Host Community Shredding Day on May 22

May. 12, 2021 /

LUZERNE – In the spirit of spring cleaning, Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) will host a Shredding Day event for residents of the 120th Legislative District to not only securely destroy sensitive documents but also more easily dispose of some unneeded items. This will be held on Saturday, May 22, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the West Side Career and Technical Center, 75 Evans St., in Pringle.

Kaufer to Host Community Shredding Day on May 22

Apr. 30, 2021 /

LUZERNE – In the spirit of spring cleaning, Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) will host a Shredding Day event for residents of the 120th Legislative District to not only securely destroy sensitive documents but also more easily dispose of some unneeded items. This will be held on Saturday, May 22, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the West Side Career and Technical Center, 75 Evans St., in Pringle.

Kaufer to Lead House Economic Recovery Task Force

Jan. 12, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) stood alongside House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Center/Mifflin) and other House members at the state Capitol Tuesday as they announced the launch of the House Economic Recovery Task Force which Kaufer will be leading.

Kaufer’s Mental Health Parity Bill Becomes Law

Oct. 30, 2020 /

HARRISBURG –Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) announced today that his mental health parity bill (House Bill 1439) was signed into law last night by the governor and will take effect immediately.

Luzerne County School Districts Are Now Eligible to Apply for COVID-19 Safety Funding, Says Kaufer

Oct. 29, 2020 /

LUZERNE - To help further combat COVID-19 spread in local school districts, Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) announced that Pennsylvania school districts are now eligible to apply for their share of nearly $50 million in funding to address additional health and safety needs related to the COVID-19 emergency. The funding is being issued by the School Safety and Security Committee within the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD).