Struzzi, Disappointed by Board Decision on RGGI, Vows to Keep Fighting for Local Jobs and Communities

Jul. 13, 2021 /

HARRISBURG - The Environmental Quality Board (EQB), which is tasked with adopting all Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) regulations, today advanced Gov. Tom Wolf’s effort to enroll Pennsylvania in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative RGGI). The overwhelming vote by the 20-member independent board now sends the measure before the Independent Regulatory Review Commission, which will meet Sept. 1 and vote on final approval.

Struzzi Labels 2021-22 Spending Plan ‘Good Budgeting’

Jun. 25, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement on the heels of House passage of Senate Bill 255, the primary piece of legislation in the proposed 2021-22 budget package:

Struzzi Leads Bipartisan Effort to Protect Recreational Opportunities

Jun. 23, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) loves Pennsylvania’s wealth of recreational opportunities. His concern lies with what he believes is the need to do a better job when it comes to protecting some of the individuals who feel likewise and are simply trying to make things better for their communities.

Struzzi Legislation Continues Effort to Require Legislative Approval for RGGI

Jun. 08, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – The bipartisan effort to protect family-sustaining jobs and Pennsylvania’s economic future led by state Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) took another step forward today with passage of his bill that would force punitive actions like the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) to face proper legislative process.

House Advances Struzzi COVID-19 Recovery Legislation

May. 05, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – The House Commerce Committee today unanimously passed legislation authored by state Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) that would provide across-the-board relief for specific businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

IUP/PASSHE Schools Update

Apr. 28, 2021 /

With the PASSHE (Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education) Board of Governors’ Wednesday morning vote to approve the system redesign, and the 60-day public comment period about to begin, I believe it is important for the people of Indiana County to fully understand this proposal and its impacts on Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). First, I need to be clear that the proposed retrenchments and furloughs at IUP are not the result of the system redesign as many have been led to believe. Rather, they are due to a separate effort by the Board of Governors and Chancellor Dan Greenstein to develop a financial sustainability plan.

Struzzi ‘Cody’s Law’ Legislation Advances to State Senate

Mar. 19, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Multiple pieces of legislation authored by state Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) are on the move in the General Assembly, including House Bill 185, which would increase the penalty for anyone who causes bodily injury to an individual with a physical or intellectual disability.

Struzzi Legislation Paves Road to Recovery for Vital Businesses

Mar. 10, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Emphasizing the need for across-the-board relief for businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, state Rep. Jim Struzzi(R-Indiana) is introducing legislation that would address his desire to stand up for entertainment-related job creators.

Struzzi Applauds IRRC Recommendation to Delay RGGI

Feb. 17, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Following Tuesday’s Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) request that Pennsylvania’s enrollment in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) be delayed, state Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) is demanding Gov. Wolf to take a look at the legislative ‘scoreboard’ and no longer pursue his effort.

Struzzi on Governor’s Budget Proposal: ‘We Can Do Better’

Feb. 04, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) issued the following statement on the heels of Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2021-22 budget proposal, which calls for an increase in the Personal Income Tax (PIT) and continued pursuit of a severance tax as part of a more than $40 billion spending plan: