News & Press Releases

Committee Approves Three Bills

Posted by Patrick Schurr | May 23, 2017

HARRISBURG (May 23, 2017) – The Senate Education Committee today unanimously approved three bills, including bipartisan legislation requiring legislative approval of any state plan that the Pennsylvania Department of Education submits pursuant to the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).… Read more>

Senator Eichelberger to Host Huntingdon County Town Hall

Posted by Patrick Schurr | May 19, 2017

HOLLIDAYSBURG (May 19, 2017) – With a host of problems facing Pennsylvania, Senator John H. Eichelberger, Jr. will provide insight into the budget process, the Education Committee’s work, the Harrisburg Incinerator issues involving municipal borrowing, women’s health access, and other … Read more>

Municipal Debt Reform Package

Posted by Patrick Schurr | May 10, 2017

News Release including Senator Eichelberger, from the Office of State Senator Mike Folmer:

HARRISBURG (May 10, 2017) – Today, Senators Mike Folmer (R-48), John Eichelberger (R-30), John Blake (D-22) and John DiSanto (R-15) and State Representatives Francis Ryan (R-101) … Read more>

LISTEN: Senator Eichelberger 5/10/17 Radio Interview

Posted by Patrick Schurr | May 10, 2017

On Wednesday morning’s edition of First News on NewsTalk 103.7 FM, Senator Eichelberger spoke about his SB300, which would prioritize distribution of state funding to family planning providers; legislation that would update the state’s charter school laws; and … Read more>

“Better Care. More Access.” Coalition brings facts, fresh voice to much-needed women’s healthcare funding debate

Posted by Patrick Schurr | May 9, 2017

NEWS RELEASE from the Pennsylvania Family Council:

HARRISBURG (May 9, 2017) – Today, members of the “Better Care. More Access.” Coalition along with Sen. John Eichelberger, Rep. Judy Ward and Rep. Paul Schemel and other invited guests spoke out … Read more>

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>

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>