News & Press Releases

Former U.S. Secretary of Education Bill Bennett to Testify on Eichelberger Legislation in Harrisburg

Posted by Patrick Schurr | October 23, 2018

HARRISBURG (October 23, 2018) – New legislation proposed by Senator John H. Eichelberger, Jr. (R-Blair) will provide long-overdue First Amendment protection for public sector employees guaranteed by the recent Janus vs. AFSCME decision.  A Senate Committee has scheduled a hearing … Read more>

Senator Eichelberger Earns “A+” on Legislative Scorecard

Posted by Patrick Schurr | October 18, 2018

HARRISBURG (October 18, 2018) – For the second consecutive session, Americans for Prosperity-Pennsylvania (AFP-PA) presented Senator John H. Eichelberger, Jr. (R-Blair) with the prestigious A+ Legislative Torchbearer Award.  The Keystone State’s leading free-market grassroots organization released the results of their … Read more>

Senator Eichelberger Named Guardian of Small Business

Posted by Patrick Schurr | September 26, 2018

HARRISBURG (September 26, 2018) – For the sixth consecutive legislative session, Senator John H. Eichelberger, Jr. (R-Blair) has been recognized for his staunch support of small businesses in Pennsylvania.

“Small businesses are undoubtedly the backbone of the state’s economy. They … Read more>

PennDOT Provides REAL ID Update

Posted by Patrick Schurr | August 27, 2018

News Release from PennDOT:

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Deputy Secretary for Driver and Vehicle Services Kurt Myers provided an update today on Pennsylvania’s progress toward compliance with the federal REAL ID Act, and how customers … Read more>

Eichelberger Receives Leadership Award from Conservation Association

Posted by Patrick Schurr | July 18, 2018

HOLLIDAYSBURG (July 18, 2018) – State Senator John H. Eichelberger, Jr. (R-Blair), today received the 2018 Legislator Leadership Award from the PA Association of Conservation Districts (PACD).

“The PACD provides outstanding services in communities across Pennsylvania,” said Senator Eichelberger.  “Conservation … Read more>

LISTEN: Senator Eichelberger 6/27/18 Radio Interview

Posted by Patrick Schurr | June 27, 2018

On Wednesday morning’s edition of First News on NewsTalk 103.7 FM, Senator Eichelberger spoke about the newly passed state budget and why he opposed it, school safety funding issues, and legislation to reduce the size of the legislature.

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Senate Education Committee Approves Bill Creating “One-Stop Shop” to Simplify Access to School and District Performance Information

Posted by Patrick Schurr | June 12, 2018

HARRISBURG (June 12, 2018) – The Senate Education Committee, chaired by Senator John H. Eichelberger, Jr. (R-Blair), today passed legislation to create a “one-stop shop” website for parents, students, and taxpayers to simplify access to school and district performance information.… Read more>

Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Application Deadline Extended

Posted by Patrick Schurr | June 8, 2018

From the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue:

Governor Wolf Announces Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Application Deadline Extended to End of Year

HARRISBURG (June 8, 2018) – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the deadline for older adults and Pennsylvania residents with disabilities … Read more>

WATCH: Senate Education Committee Approves Bill to Save Students from Failing Schools

Posted by Patrick Schurr | May 22, 2018

UPDATE:  CLICK HERE to watch video of Tuesday’s meeting.

HARRISBURG (May 22, 2018) – The Senate Education Committee, chaired by Senator John H. Eichelberger, Jr., (R-Blair), today passed a monumental bill to save students from the worst schools across … Read more>

LISTEN: Eichelberger Introduces Bill to Save Billions, With a “B”

Posted by Patrick Schurr | May 8, 2018

HOLLIDAYSBURG (May 8, 2018) – State Senator John H. Eichelberger, Jr. (R-Blair), introduced legislation today that will save the state billions of dollars in prescription drug costs for its public employees.

“My bill modernizes the process for selecting and monitoring … Read more>