HARRISBURG – Rep. Robert Godshall (R-Montgomery) announced that applications are now being accepted for Pennsylvania’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
As the winter heating season quickly approaches, thoughts of the unexpected spikes in electric bills experienced by many electric consumers last winter is forefront in my mind. Last winter’s polar vortex resulted in dramatic electric generation rate increases for consumers with variable rate contracts. Now is the time for shopping customers to review the terms and conditions of their supplier contracts to determine if their current contract adequately protects them from similar rate spikes this winter.
HARRISBURG – With more than 8,000 Pennsylvanians currently awaiting a life-saving organ or bone marrow transplant, legislation sponsored by Rep. Robert Godshall (R-Montgomery) to make it easier to donate an organ or tissue to someone in need is finally on its way to becoming law.
HARRISBURG - The House this week voted to concur in Senate amendments to legislation sponsored by Rep. Robert Godshall (R-Montgomery) to reauthorize the Responsible Utility Customer Protection Act, which was set to expire at the end of this year.
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will again sponsor a winter maintenance program for 2014 for a variety of positions to supplement the permanent workforce, Rep. Robert Godshall (R-Montgomery) said today.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Robert Godshall (R-Montgomery) would like to let residents know that the deadline to apply for the state’s 2013 Property Tax/Rent Rebate program is being extended from June 30 to Dec. 31.
When politics gets in the way of good public policy, citizens inevitably lose. That is precisely what happened to electric ratepayers when the Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) met May 22 and, by a 3-2 vote, approved regulations put forth by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) that fail to adequately protect the public against electric rate price gouging. In fact, the PUC regulations even go so far as to block the citizens’ right to provide public input when the PUC determines a decision must be expedited.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Robert Godshall (R-Montgomery) today received the prestigious James McGirr Kelly Award for Excellence in recognition of his dedication to promoting the availability of safe drinking water in the Commonwealth. The award was presented in Harrisburg today by the National Association of Water Companies, Pennsylvania chapter.
HARRISBURG – Working to protect the state’s electricity consumers, the House Consumer Affairs Committee today passed legislation sponsored by Rep. Robert Godshall (R-Montgomery), chairman of the committee, to increase the transparency of contracts between customers and electric generation suppliers.
WHAT: Rep. Robert Godshall (R-Montgomery) and the Franconia Township Parks and Recreation Commission will sponsor the annual Youth Trout Fishing Derby on Saturday, May 3, at Branchwood Park in Morwood. Now in its 23rd year, the fishing derby is a tradition that has introduced thousands of children - age 12 and under - to the sport of fishing. In addition to giving children and their families an opportunity to enjoy a clean, healthy outdoor activity together, it also leaves children with a greater appreciation for nature and the environment. Various prizes will be awarded to boys and girls in the 8 and under and 9-12 age groups. Refreshments will be available. For additional details, go to www.BobGodshall.com and look for the Fishing Derby banner.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Robert Godshall (R-Montgomery), chairman of the House Consumer Affairs Committee, held a committee meeting Thursday at the state Capitol to hear testimony from electric companies on their response to recent storm-related power outages and what they are doing to minimize outages in the future.
WHAT: Rep. Robert Godshall (R-Montgomery), chairman of the House Consumer Affairs Committee, will hold a public hearing this week that will focus on electric utility storm preparation and response to power outages caused by this winter’s snow and ice storms. The committee will also examine tree management policies and practices.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Robert Godshall (R-Montgomery), chairman of the House Consumer Affairs Committee, said today’s public hearing to address recent electric rate spikes for customers with variable rate electric generation contracts allowed committee members to air the concerns of consumers and set a course for fixing the problem.
WHAT: Rep. Robert Godshall (R-Montgomery), chairman of the House Consumer Affairs Committee, is holding a public hearing at the state Capitol tomorrow on the issue of variable electric rates. The hearing stems from complaints by customers with variable rate contracts who experienced sudden sharp rate increases. Some rates jumped as much as 400 percent in one month.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Robert Godshall (R-Montgomery) announced today that long-awaited improvements are finally going to be made to a dangerous intersection in Franconia Township.