LUZERNE – State Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) today applauded the state Department of Labor and Industry’s announcement that significantly and non-significantly disabled individuals seeking vocational rehabilitation services will no longer be on a waitlist for assistance.
LUZERNE – In response to the announcement that First Hospital is ending its inpatient and outpatient services, state Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) today issued the following statement:
In January of 2021, we stood in Pennsylvania’s Capitol to announce the formation of an Economic Recovery Task Force that would inform the Commonwealth’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
LUZERNE – Local state Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) today announced more than $3 million in state grants have been approved for projects in the 120th Legislative District. The money for the projects comes through a state grant program funded with gaming revenue.
LUZERNE – State Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) will host monthly office hours on Friday, May 20, from 9-11 a.m. at the Exeter Township Municipal Building in Harding. Someone from his office will be available to help local residents with state government-related programs, services and issues.
LUZERNE – In an effort to help local residents protect themselves against identity theft, state Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) will host a Shredding Day for residents of the 120th Legislative District on Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the West Side Career and Technical Center, where residents can easily dispose of documents and mail with personal and sensitive information.
HARRISBURG – At a time when parts of Pennsylvania are suffering doctor shortages and patients are struggling to acquire treatment, the state House today in Harrisburg approved a bill introduced by local state Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) to attract more doctors to the Commonwealth.
Measure would enable crime victims to access police investigation information when filing civil lawsuits.
WHAT: A news conference to officially name and unveil new signs designating the bridge that carries state Route 1021 across the Susquehanna River in Wyoming Borough, Luzerne County, as the George J. Dennis Jr. Memorial Bridge.
HARRISBURG – Following Gov. Tom Wolf’s final annual budget address, which he delivered today to a joint session of the state House and Senate in Harrisburg, state Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) outlined his own budget priorities through the following statement:
LUZERNE – Recognizing the sacrifices local health care workers made while serving on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic, state Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) today announced nearly $4 million in funding will be available to help Luzerne County hospitals and behavioral health centers recruit and retain nurses and other health care professionals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
EXETER TOWNSHIP – Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) and Sen. Lisa Baker (R-Luzerne/Pike/Susquehanna/Wayne/Wyoming) today joined with family members of Robert “Bob” Kile Sr. at a ceremony to designate part of a local highway in his memory.
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.
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.