HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Health is no longer conducting weekly televised news conferences to update the spread of COVID-19. State Reps. Tommy Sankey (R-Hastings) and Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown) are now calling on the state’s Department of Labor and Industry to begin a similar practice by regularly addressing the Commonwealth’s economic “health” in a public forum.
WHAT: State Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown) will unveil signs designating the Washington Street bridge over the Stonycreek River as the SFC Raymond R. Buchan Memorial Bridge. Buchan, a graduate of the Westmont Hilltop School District, served in the United States Army and was killed in 2007 while on his second tour of duty in Iraq.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown) hopes the men and women who serve and have served our country will take advantage of a monthly opportunity he is once again providing.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown ) issued the following statement in reaction to Cambria and Somerset counties being transitioned to the “green phase” on Friday, June 5, as part of the governor’s plan to reopen Pennsylvania during the COVID-19 pandemic:
HARRISBURG - State Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown) firmly believes “you can’t spend what you don’t have, especially when you don’t know what you have.” With that as a basis, he joined colleagues on both sides of the aisle today in sending to Gov. Tom Wolf the package of state budget legislation for the first portion of the 2020-21 fiscal year.
HARRISBURG – State Reps. Tommy Sankey (R-Hastings) and Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown) both remember legendary radio broadcaster Paul Harvey very well.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown) prefers to give credit where credit is due. That’s why he is encouraging school districts to apply for financial assistance from the federal government.
HARRISBURG – Both Cambria and Somerset counties are among the next 13 Pennsylvania counties being moved to the yellow phase of reopening by Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine. The change, which was announced Friday, will officially take place at 12:01 a.m. this Friday, May 15.
HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania is a diverse state with 67 diverse counties. State Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown) wishes Gov. Tom Wolf would have remembered that while formulating a plan for “reopening Pennsylvania.”
HARRISBURG - State Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown) knew there had to be another way to give Pennsylvania businesses a choice of whether or not to reopen following Gov. Tom Wolf’s vetoed Senate Bill 613.
HARRISBURG – State Reps. Tommy Sankey (R-Hastings) and Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown) like choices, especially during critical times like the present.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Eric Nelson (R-Hempfield) today introduced legislation to expand the Heart and Lung Act to provide law enforcement and firefighters with their salary should they be unable to work or are ordered to quarantine as a result of COVID-19. He was joined by Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown), a former Ferndale police chief, as the lead co-sponsor.
HARRISBURG – As a former police chief and volunteer fireman, state Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown) has a unique perspective.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Cambria/Somerset) today announced $210,000 in School Safety and Security Grants for school districts in the 71st Legislative District.
HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf today unveiled his proposed state budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year before a joint session of the General Assembly. The more than $36 billion spending plan is $2 billion above the enacted 2019-20 budget and includes a request for an additional $6 million in debt service.
HARRISBURG – An active first year in office has earned state Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown) a deputy chairmanship on the House Majority Policy Committee.
HARRISBURG – When state Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown) returned home from session last fall, news of House passage of a series of “Helpers and Heroes” bills for emergency responders was very well received. Still, he knew the process was merely a third of the way done.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown) says our investments in education need to match our country’s future workforce needs.
HARRISBURG – In most cases, a strong school district is at the center of a strong community, according to state Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown), who’s supporting a $25,000 grant received by the Greater Johnstown School District.
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania easily leads the nation with more than one million concealed carry permits having been issued to citizens. What concerns state Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown) is ensuring permit holders are aware of their responsibilities.