HARRISBURG – The loved ones of Pennsylvania’s more than 400 missing persons now have at their disposal a tool that is described as vital for keeping memories alive, thanks to legislation co-authored by state Reps. Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder) and Dave Millard (R-Columbia) that has been signed into law.
While the majority of missing persons cases get resolved rather quickly, Pennsylvania currently has approximately 400 such cases where investigators are still looking for answers. Legislation authored by state Reps. Lynda Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder) and David Millard (R-Columbia) would provide another tool to help law enforcement reduce that number.
HARRISBURG – Rep. David Millard (R-Columbia) today in Harrisburg voted for Senate Bill 255, the General Appropriations portion of the state budget, which was approved by the House of Representatives. The 2021-22 Pennsylvania budget would spend $39 billion in General Fund dollars, and $1 billion in federal relief funds, to fund the core functions of government services and invest in jobs, infrastructure and education, all while avoiding any new or increased taxes.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. David Millard (R-Columbia) today announced that Community Strategies Group has been awarded a grant of $300,000 through the Blight Remediation Program for the acquisition and remediation of the Canal Street Station in Berwick Borough.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. David Millard (R-Columbia), in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC), is sponsoring an essay contest for students between ages 12 and 16 in local school districts. Participants are to write a 600-word essay responding to the prompt: ‘What was your most enjoyable outdoor experience?’
HARRISBURG – State Rep. David Millard (R-Columbia), who serves as chairman of the House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee, today encouraged performance venues, museums and movie theaters to apply for the Shutter Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program.
WHAT: Rep. David Millard (R-Columbia) will join the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) to conduct a trout stocking along West Branch Fishing Creek in Sullivan County. Members of the media are invited to attend.
HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf today issued his proposal for Pennsylvania’s 2021-22 budget. The governor has proposed a budget of $40.2 billion, which is an increase of $3 billion, or 8.2% over the 2019-20 budget. Focal points of the governor’s proposal included a 46% increase in Personal Income Tax (PIT) rates, an increased minimum wage and a severance tax on natural gas production.
HARRISBURG – The House State Government Committee today met for a hearing with Secretary of the Commonwealth Kathy Boockvar and Deputy Secretary for Elections and Commissions Jonathan Marks. The committee discussed inconsistencies and misinterpretations of election guidance leading up to, and through, the 2020 General Election. State Rep. David Millard (R-Columbia) issued the following statement regarding the hearing:
HARRISBURG – To continue his efforts strengthening Pennsylvania’s second largest industry, Rep. David Millard (R-Berwick) has been appointed to another term as chairman of the House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee during the 2021-22 legislative session. Millard was also appointed a member of the House Judiciary Committee.
WHAT: State Rep. David Millard (R-Columbia) will be hosting a ceremony to dedicate Route 339 as the Turner Memorial Highway, in honor of the Turner family. The Turner family has an extensive record of military service in multiple wars, dating back as far as World War II.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. David Millard (R-Columbia) today announced that the Office of the State Fire Commissioner (OSFC) has awarded $334,111 in grants to volunteer first responder organizations in the 109th legislative district through the COVID-19 Crisis Fire, Rescue and EMS Grant program. The purpose of this funding is to provide financial relief and assistance to first responder organizations that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 mitigation measures and have lost revenues over the last several months.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. David Millard (R-Columbia) today announced that the House of Representatives has failed to overturn the governor’s veto of House Bill 2787, which would allow decisions regarding school sports and spectators to be made by local school districts rather than by statewide mandate. The motion failed with a vote of 130-71, short of the 2/3 majority needed to overturn.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. David Millard (R-Columbia) today announced that Columbia County has been awarded two grants totaling $1 million for two flood control studies in Columbia County. These funds were distributed through the PA Small Water and Sewer Program, which is administered by the Commonwealth Financing Association.
HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives today passed Senate Bill 1108, which would distribute approximately $2.6 billion in federal relief funds throughout Pennsylvania’s counties as well as across various state government departments. Of that total, $625 million is allocated to 60 Pennsylvania counties who have not yet received funds directly from the federal government. Rep. David Millard (R-Columbia) announced that, based on population, Columbia County would receive $5,866,824 in appropriated funds.
HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives today approved a responsible, short-term $25 billion budget that runs through November. State Rep. David Millard (R-Columbia) issued the following statement in response:
HARRISBURG – State Rep. David Millard (R-Columbia) today announced that his district offices in Bloomsburg and Berwick will be reopening on Tuesday, May 26. The offices will be open to walk-in visitors; appointments are not required.
MILLARD – In an effort to mitigate the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus, Rep. David Millard (R-Columbia) has announced that his district offices in Bloomsburg and Berwick will be temporarily closed to walk-in visitation. Millard’s district office services will remain available through electronic communication or telephone.
HARRISBURG– Four regional state legislators have chosen to keep their district offices open to serve constituents amid the evolving COVID-19 situation in Pennsylvania, while encouraging residents to exercise discretion and use phone and email in lieu of “walk-in” services whenever possible.
HARRISBURG – Rep. David Millard (R-Columbia) today announced $547,688 in grant funding to numerous school districts in the 109th Legislative District. The School Safety and Security Committee, established within the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, distributes these funds to make Commonwealth school districts safer for students and teachers.