Contact Information 
District Office
1 West Broad Street
Suite 100
Hazleton, PA 18201
Phone: (570) 453-1344
Fax: (570) 459-3946
Hours:  8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m
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Capitol Office
B-14 Main Capitol
PO Box 202116
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2116
Phone: (717) 260-6136
Phone (Toll-Free): 855-282-0611

Fax: (717) 782-2921
Newspaper Columns
07/16/2018
The new state budget, which took effect July 1, directs critical investments to support community protection efforts.
07/10/2018
The tragedies at Columbine, Sandy Hook and Parkland have turned the issue of school safety into a national concern. No child should have to fear going to school, no educator should have to confront a gunman and no parent should have to worry his or her child won’t come home.
07/02/2018
Legislation was recently signed into law that provides additional educational support from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to children who are victims of violent crime, or who lose their parents as the result of a violent crime. I am a co-sponsor of Act 42 of 2018, formerly House Bill 1929, which ensures these young people benefit from the First Chance Trust Fund. The prime sponsor of the new law is Rep. Ron Marsico of Dauphin County, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.
06/26/2018
With ambulance companies in urban, suburban and rural communities across Pennsylvania struggling to keep their doors open, lawmakers and EMS personnel gathered at the state Capitol in Harrisburg recently and issued a call to action on legislation to help ensure fair reimbursement for services provided.
06/11/2018
The evidence is mounting about the negative health effects of vaping, which unfortunately is a growing trend among teenagers. Legislation is advancing in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives that would help to keep electronic, or e-cigarettes, and other vaping products out of the hands of young people.
06/04/2018
State officials recently launched a public awareness campaign to bring more attention to the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which provides a vital health service to thousands of families across Pennsylvania.
05/28/2018
Q: I haven’t heard much talk lately about eliminating our school property taxes? Have any bills been introduced in Harrisburg lately related to this issue?
05/25/2018
Even though there has been no sign to date of the Spotted Lanternfly in Luzerne County, state officials are urging residents to be vigilant and watch for the highly-invasive insect.
05/21/2018
Even though there has been no sign to date of the Spotted Lanternfly in Luzerne County, state officials are urging residents to be vigilant and watch for the highly-invasive insect.
05/14/2018
Legislation is moving through the Pennsylvania House of Representatives that would help state residents realize the dream of home ownership. The toughest part for many prospective homebuyers is taking the first step, and House Bill 1981 would enable them to do just that.
05/07/2018
We all know someone who is dealing with a challenge in their lives, be it job loss, illness or injury. Any of these circumstances can happen to anyone at any time, and it is human nature to want to lift people up and get them back on their feet.
04/23/2018
Legislation that would create a victims’ bill of rights in Pennsylvania is moving through the General Assembly. I am a co-sponsor of House Bill 1993, which is otherwise known as Marsy’s Law after a tragic case in California.
04/16/2018
The House Judiciary Committee, of which I am a member, is currently holding a series of special public safety hearings in Harrisburg on public safety legislation, including proposals relating to Pennsylvania’s gun laws.
04/09/2018
Now that warmer spring weather is on the way, the Pennsylvania Department of Health is reminding residents to take the necessary steps to guard against Lyme disease.
04/02/2018
I am the prime sponsor of a House resolution that designates April 2018 as “Donate Life Month” in Pennsylvania.