Rigby on Going Green: Too Little Too Late?

May. 29, 2020 /

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:

Rigby Says Partial-Year Budget is the Only Option

May. 28, 2020 / Press Release

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.

Cambria, Somerset County Legislators Ask, ‘Too Little, Too Late?’

May. 08, 2020 /

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.

Nelson, Rigby Introduce Bill to Help Police, Firefighters Sidelined by COVID-19

Apr. 13, 2020 /

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.

Rigby Labels Wolf Budget Plan ‘Same Story, Different Day’

Feb. 04, 2020 /

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.

Rigby Calls on State Senate to Act on Emergency Responder Legislation

Jan. 15, 2020 /

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.

Rigby to Host Concealed Carry Seminar

Dec. 30, 2019 /

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.

Rigby to Serve as Keynote Speaker for Veterans Breakfast

Nov. 06, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Ferndale Area High School-grad and 71st Legislative District state Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown) will be the featured speaker this Friday, Nov. 8, at the school’s inaugural Veterans Day Assembly and Breakfast, which will begin at 7:50 a.m. The school is located at 600 Harlan Ave, Johnstown.