HARRISBURG – Everyone in Cambria County knows it. State Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown) is happy to see someone outside of Pennsylvania recognize the Johnstown Inclined Plane as more than just a local attraction.
HARRISBURG – The Greater Johnstown Area School District will receive nearly $79,000 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding designated for specific schools that are economically disadvantaged and have demonstrated a need for additional support under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The money is targeted for Greater Johnstown Middle School, according to state Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown).
HARRISBURG - Three much-needed water and sewer projects in Johnstown and the surrounding area are the recipients of grants from the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s (CFAs) PA Small Water and H2O programs, according to state Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown).
HARRISBURG - While recognizing the need to support all schools during the COVID-19 pandemic, state Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown) wants to especially acknowledge the recent financial support given to career and technical education (CTE) by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown) won’t deny the potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our communities. Wednesday’s decision by Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine to deny the Toronto Blue Jays baseball team access to PNC Field in Pittsburgh, however, makes no sense.
HARRISBURG – This morning’s financial decision by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) will allow the City of Johnstown to complete an important infrastructure project, according to state Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown).
HARRISBURG – Cambria County will soon be in receipt of funding to assist individuals and families who have been left without a home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to state Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown).
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.