Cambria County Legislators Call for Weekly ‘Employment Health’ Updates

Jul. 02, 2020 / Press Release

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.

Renaming of Bridge in Honor of Local War Hero to Become Official

Jun. 30, 2020 /

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.

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.