HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives returned to session on Thursday to continue work on legislation that would help safely reopen the Commonwealth’s economy.
HARRISBURG – Both Cambria and Somerset counties are among the next 13 Pennsylvania counties being moved to the yellow phase of reopening by Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine. The change, which was announced Friday, will officially take place at 12:01 a.m. this Friday, May 15.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) today announced that the governor is backing off his plan to reopen Pennsylvania by region. Metzgar recently wrote a letter to the governor urging him to restructure his plan to open by county, as was done when he closed them. He specifically cited issues with his district, Somerset and Bedford counties, being placed in the same region as more urban areas like Pittsburgh and York.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) today announced that the House has approved Senate Bill 613 to require the governor to follow federal guidelines to determine which businesses are considered life-sustaining, bringing parity to the Pennsylvania business community and keeping in line with practices of surrounding states.
HARRISBURG – In efforts to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Bedford/Somerset) is temporarily closing his district offices to in-person visits.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Bedford/Somerset) today announced that applications for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program are available at his district offices. Metzgar’s offices also provide cost-free assistance in filing the necessary paperwork.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R- Somerset/Bedford) today joined the Pennsylvania State Corrections Officers Association, prison safety advocates and colleagues in the House of Representatives in demanding an immediate review of policies and programs related to prison safety reform.
HARRISBURG – In efforts to improve safety in Pennsylvania’s correctional facilities, Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) today announced that the House of Representatives has passed two of his bills, House Bill 256 and House Bill 257. These bills are part of a package of bills, authored by Metzgar, which would address seven key areas to improve safety for Department of Corrections staff and the public, as well as toughen penalties on prisoners who commit violent offenses against facility employees.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) and Sen. Pat Stefano (R-Fayette/Somerset/Westmoreland) will be hosting a complimentary Veterans Breakfast on Friday, Nov. 1, from 8:30-10 a.m., at the Somerset American Legion, located at 162 W. Main St. in Somerset.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) warns hunters and anglers to beware of scam websites that offer licenses. These websites could steal consumers’ money, as well as their personal information that could be used for identity or financial theft.
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) today announced that the lake at Shawnee State Park in Bedford County will experience low water levels beginning Monday, Sept. 16. The lake will be lowered by approximately 5 feet for repairs and improvements at the swimming beach, as well as repairs to the dry hydrant at the Diehl Boat Launch.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) today announced that the bridge over Little Wills Creek on State Route 96, in Bedford County, will be dedicated as the Staff Sgt. Roger (Rod) Guy Holler Memorial Bridge. A dedication ceremony will take place on Sept. 21, at 11 a.m., at the bridge.
BEDFORD – State Reps. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) and Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) are teaming up to host a free Senior Expo at Jordan Hall in the Bedford Fairgrounds, 702 W. Pitt St., on Wednesday, Aug. 14, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
SOMERSET - Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) announced that the deadline to apply for the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate has been extended to Dec. 31.
HARRISBURG – To provide relief to taxpayers, the House of Representatives today approved Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar’s (R-Bedford/Somerset) House Bill 262, which eliminates the inheritance tax for children under the age of 21 and includes other tax exemptions, as part of the 2019-20 state budget.
HARRISBURG – Reps. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Bedford/Somerset) and Matt Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) invite residents to attend their 11th Annual Senior Expo on Thursday, July 11, from 9 a.m. to noon. The event will once again be held at the Somerset County Technology Center, located at 281 Technology Drive in Somerset.
HARRISBURG – The House Judiciary Committee heard today about the need to better protect staff who work in state correctional facilities from violent inmates as part of a hearing on a package of prison reform bills by Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Bedford/Somerset).
SOMERSET – Forms for the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program for 2018 rebates are now available at Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Bedford/Somerset) offices
HARRISBURG – State Reps. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Bedford/Somerset) and Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) have been appointed by Majority Whip Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) to serve as Deputy whips during the 2019-20 session.
SOMERSET – Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Bedford/Somerset) announced that several school districts in the 69th District were awarded state funding today to assist with improving student safety through a new grant program.