Struzzi Legislation Supports PA Workers, Addresses Long-Standing Environmental Issue

Oct. 26, 2022 / Embed

Promoting the Pennsylvania workforce and making headway on a decades-old environmental problem in the commonwealth is the basis of legislation authored by state Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) that is a governor’s signature away from becoming law. Here are his floor remarks in support of House Bill 2528.

Struzzi Comments on Budget

Jul. 07, 2022 / Embed

State Rep. Jim Struzzi gives his take on the recently passed House Budget.

Struzzi Drug Overdose Prevention Legislation Advanced by the House

Jun. 20, 2022 / Embed

With Monday’s unanimous passage of House Bill 1393, state Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) is pleased to see his effort to address Pennsylvania’s drug overdose epidemic take another step in the legislative process.

Struzzi Bill to Prioritize Pennsylvania Workers

Jun. 20, 2022 / Embed

State Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) wants in-state workers to have the first opportunity to solve a decades-old environmental problem.

Struzzi Legislation to Expedite Care for Patients in Need of Behavioral Health Care Advanced by House Committee

Apr. 26, 2022 / Embed

The House Human Services Committee today advanced legislation authored by Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) that would better ensure timely and appropriate care for patients with behavioral health care needs.

Five Dollar Donations for Children and Youth

Apr. 11, 2022 / Embed

State Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) is a member of the House Children and Youth Committee, which held an April 11 informational hearing on Pennsylvania’s Children’s Trust Fund (CTF), which supplies grants to community-based groups whose focus includes preventing child abuse and neglect. CTF is funded primarily by a $10 surcharge on all marriage licenses and divorce complaint applications, both of which are on the decline. He's a cosponsor of House Bill 2437, which would allow individuals renewing registrations or a driver’s license to include an optional $5 donation to the CTF. During the hearing, Struzzi asked Bruce Clash from CTF’s board of directors about the need for that funding, as well as the board not having a full complement of representatives from the Senate due to a lack of appointees by Gov. Tom Wolf.

Instituting a legislative check against bad energy policy

Mar. 30, 2022 / Embed

Rep. Jim Struzzi explains his legislation to reassert legislative authority and require the General Assembly’s approval before the Commonwealth can enter multi-state compacts, like the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, that would increase energy taxes on Pennsylvanians.

Struzzi Questions Budget Secretary About Impact of RGGI

Mar. 10, 2022 / Embed

During a March 10 budget hearing before the House Appropriations Committee, state Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) questioned Budget Secretary Greg Thall about Gov. Wolf's promise to help communities that would be impacted by the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).

Struzzi Questions Human Services Funding for Counties

Mar. 09, 2022 / Embed

Gov. Wolf is asking for a more than $3 billion increase in human services funding as part of his 2022-23 budget proposal. That is the largest proposed increase in any single line item. Justifying that increase was the focus of the March 9 House Appropriations Committee budget hearing with the Department of Human Services. Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) asked the department about resources that are dedicated to help individual counties deal with problems like drug addiction and suicide prevention.

Struzzi, PHEAA Discuss State Scholarship Program

Mar. 08, 2022 / Embed

This is the 10th anniversary of the PA Targeted Industry Program (PA-TIP), which provides financial awards for students who have the skills that are in high demand by today's employers. During the March 8 afternoon House Appropriations Committee budget hearing, state Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) asked PA Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) Vice President Elizabeth McCloud for an assessment on how the program is doing.