News & Press Releases

Senator Eichelberger’s Priorities Bill Passes Senate Committee

Posted by Patrick Schurr | April 26, 2017

HARRISBURG (April 26, 2017) – Senate Bill 300, sponsored by Senator John H. Eichelberger, Jr, (R-Blair), passed favorably out of the Senate Finance Committee this morning. Following the vote, Senator Eichelberger offered these statements:

“This important legislation improves the … Read more>

Sen. Eichelberger Receives Township Association’s Highest Honor

Posted by Patrick Schurr | April 24, 2017

HERSHEY (April 24, 2017) – Sen. John Eichelberger was given the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors’ Founder’s Award for his support of local government and unfunded mandate reforms.  The honor was presented today at the organization’s 95th Annual … Read more>

Committee Approves Five Bills

Posted by Patrick Schurr | April 19, 2017

HARRISBURG (April 19, 2017) – The Senate Education Committee today approved five bills, including legislation intended to improve transparency and legislation expanding access to vocational education and school resources to students.

Senate Bill 88 (Greenleaf) – The legislation would amend … Read more>

LISTEN: Senator Eichelberger 4/12/17 Radio Interview

Posted by Patrick Schurr | April 12, 2017

On Wednesday morning’s edition of First News on NewsTalk 103.7 FM, Senator Eichelberger spoke about how things went and the issues raised at his Tuesday night Town Hall Meeting in St. Thomas.

Click here to listen to Senator Eichelberger’s Read more>

Education Panel Endorses Bills to End Practice of “Ghost Teachers,” Require a “Super Majority” Vote for School Boards to Raise Taxes

Posted by Patrick Schurr | March 29, 2017

HARRISBURG (March 29, 2017) –  The Senate Education Committee today approved two bills intended to protect taxpayers, control spending, and ensure that education dollars are spent wisely, according to Senator John H. Eichelberger, Jr. (R-Blair), who chairs the panel.

The … Read more>

Eichelberger, NAACP Hold Wide-Ranging Conversation on Education

Posted by Patrick Schurr | March 22, 2017

HARRISBURG (March 22, 2017) – Sen. John Eichelberger (R-30) and state and local leaders of the NAACP met today to discuss how Pennsylvania can work to improve education opportunities for all students.

“As chair of the Senate Education Committee, my … Read more>

Eichelberger to Talk Budget Hearings, New Chairmanship at Town Hall

Posted by Patrick Schurr | March 22, 2017

HOLLIDAYSBURG (March 22, 2017) – Senator John H. Eichelberger, Jr. (R-Blair) will discuss testimony given by state departments during the recent 2017-18 budget hearings and much more at his upcoming town hall meeting in Fulton County.

“Each person who testified … Read more>

Joint Senate and House Education Committees Hearing to Review Federal Every Student Succeeds Act

Posted by Patrick Schurr | March 17, 2017

HARRISBURG (March 17, 2017) – The Senate and House Education Committees will hold a hearing Monday on the federal Every Student Succeeds Act with the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Education Commission of the States, and the Foundation for Excellence in … Read more>

EDITORIAL: All Students Deserve Every Opportunity to Succeed

Posted by Patrick Schurr | March 7, 2017

When I was appointed chair of the Senate Education Committee, I pledged to be tenacious in my ongoing efforts to provide our kids with every opportunity to succeed. What I have discovered is that my intent to identify programs that … Read more>

Senate Approves Senator Eichelberger’s “Paycheck Protection” Bill

Posted by Patrick Schurr | February 8, 2017

HARRISBURG (February 8, 2017) – Public sector union members moved toward gaining greater control of their earnings today, as the Senate passed momentous legislation sponsored by Senator John H. Eichelberger, Jr. (R-Blair).  Senate Bill 166 would guarantee an end to … Read more>