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HARRISBURG – Area farmers and those in agriculture-related businesses are encouraged to attend an upcoming breakfast hosted by Rep. Judy Ward (R-Blair), which will feature Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Judy Ward (R-Blair) has teamed up with Rep. Dan Miller (D-Mt. Lebanon) to craft legislation that would provide early intervention depression screening for school students in order to identify and treat any depression issues early and improve a child’s overall health.
The federal REAL ID Act was enacted to enhance our security when flying domestically and when conducting business in federal facilities.
WHAT: House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) and Rep. Judy Ward (R-Blair) will hold a rally to discuss legislation that would prohibit the abortion of a child due solely to a diagnosis of possible Down syndrome.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Judy Ward (R-Blair) is hosting a series of “Conversations with Judy” events, which are informal get-togethers with area residents in which she can hear concerns, answer questions and let people know what’s happening in state government.
February has turned out to be a busy month in state government. First of all, the governor unveiled his state budget proposal on Feb. 6, which calls for $33 billion in spending. That spend number is about $1 billion more than the current year. I know we can do better than that. Through a more fiscally minded approach to government spending, we can certainly keep our budget in check while still meeting our obligations and improving some areas through fewer redundancies and streamlining services.
HARRISBURG – House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) and Rep. Judy Ward (R-Blair) introduced House Bill 2050 today, which would prohibit the abortion of a child due solely to a diagnosis of possible Down syndrome.
HARRISBURG – Following the governor’s 2018-19 state budget address before a joint session of the House and Senate, state Rep. Judy Ward (R-Blair) offered these comments:
HARRISBURG – House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) and Rep. Judy Ward (R-Blair) are introducing legislation that would prohibit the abortion of a child due solely to a diagnosis of possible Down syndrome.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Judy Ward (R-Blair) today announced that under the Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program, fire and EMS organizations in the 80th Legislative District are expected to receive a total of $202,770 in state funding.
HOLLIDAYSBURG – In order to better accommodate the volume of foot traffic at the Bellwood district office, Rep. Judy Ward (R-Blair) is expanding the number of days the office is open each week beginning Monday, Feb. 12.
With the beginning of a new year, it is only natural to reflect upon how we did during the past year. Although the budget overshadowed much of the past year, we were still able to get many important legislative measures passed into law that are helping to shape Pennsylvania into a better and more economically sound state.
I was happy and proud to a be a strong advocate for legislation passed by the state House earlier this month to update Pennsylvania’s Abortion Control Act. Specifically, Senate Bill 3 would change the time in which a woman could get an elective abortion to within 20 weeks and six days of gestation, instead of the current 24 weeks and six days, and end the practice of dismemberment abortions.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Judy Ward (R-Blair) today voted on legislation that would redefine the time in which a woman can get an abortion in Pennsylvania from six months to five months, and prohibit the practice of dismemberment abortions unless very specific parameters are met.
Here in Blair County, we are home to several large trucking companies and other businesses that employ hundreds of area drivers who are required to have a commercial driver’s license (CDL) as a condition of their employment.