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By JENNIFER FITCH | June 29, 2010
Pennsylvania Sen. Richard Alloway told The Herald-Mail on Tuesday that legislative leaders have an "outline of a budget" and are hammering out the details for a vote. "They're haggling over the final $200 million, which is not a lot in a $28 billion budget," Alloway, R-Franklin/Adams/York, said in a phone call from the Pennsylvania Senate floor. One of the last sticking points appears to be the level of increases for basic education funding, Alloway said. At 2 p.m., Alloway said caucus leaders had just finished meeting with the membership and headed behind closed doors for further negotiations.
NEWS
December 22, 2010
State Sen. Richard Alloway II, R-Franklin/Adams/York, is asking businesses to take part in a "Here To Help" job fair on Feb. 3 in Greencastle. The job fair is being hosted by Alloway in conjunction with the Franklin County Area Development Corp. and PA CareerLink of Franklin County. It is designed to help match job seekers with local employment opportunities. Representatives from various human-services organizations will be available at the event to offer assistance to unemployed people.
NEWS
January 22, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - State Sen. Richard Alloway II, R-Franklin/Adams, on Wednesday announced his support for a 10-bill package of reform measures that has been introduced to the legislature. Alloways said in a news release that the reform package includes legislation to increase penalties for violating the open meetings law, to prohibit bonuses for state employees, to create a searchable online budget database and to post government salary information online.
NEWS
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | August 14, 2009
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Waynesboro's economic and government leaders took a walk downtown Friday with state Sen. Rich Alloway, R-Franklin/Adams/York, to show him how they are putting state grants to good use. With Pennsylvania staring down a budget deficit for fiscal year 2009, local officials wanted to assure the senator the town could be trusted with whatever of the precious few legislative initiative grants up for grabs Alloway could secure....
NEWS
January 16, 2009
HARRISBURG, Pa. - One thing that will not be turning up in the mailboxes of 33rd District residents is a newsletter, state Sen. Rich Alloway announced Wednesday. Instead, his newsletters will be posted on his Web site, Alloway said. The first electronic newsletter is available at senatoralloway.com. The move to electronic newsletters is being made due to the cost of printing, postage and manpower for mailed newsletters. "It is vital for legislators to be in touch with their constituents, but we must be especially frugal with taxpayer dollars with looming budget deficits and an uncertain economy on the horizon," Alloway wrote in an e-mail announcing the decision.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | May 18, 2009
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- State Sen. Richard Alloway toured Waynesboro's downtown Monday to learn more about an equipment purchase and rent rebate grant program that officials say is the first of its kind in the state and, possibly, the nation. Alloway met business owners and peeked inside two commercial spaces under construction on Main Street. His predecessor in office, retired state Sen. Terry Punt, launched the downtown business incentive grant in June 2006, to fund rent rebates, percentages of property purchases and equipment purchases in hopes of attracting new businesses.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | November 17, 2011
State Sen. Richard Alloway, R-Franklin/Adams/York, announced this week he will seek re-election to the 33rd District. Alloway, 43, currently is in his first term in the Pennsylvania Senate. He said his top priority in another four-year term would be job creation. "Obviously, Franklin County enjoys a lower unemployment rate (at 6.8 percent) compared to the state and nation, but it's not good enough," Alloway said Thursday in a phone interview. Another key priority would be examining waste and fraud in the public welfare system, Alloway said.
NEWS
January 27, 2011
State Sen. Richard Alloway and state Rep. Rob Kauffman have started the 2011 session of the Pennsylvania General Assembly by reintroducing their favored legislation that didn't pass in previous years. Alloway, R-Franklin/Adams/York, introduced a bill that would expand the Castle Doctrine in Pennsylvania to protect gun owners who act in self-defense. According to a news release, Senate Bill 273 would remove the "duty to retreat" clause when an individual is threatened by an attacker in any place that an individual has a right to be, including the individual's home or vehicle.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | May 2, 2012
State Sen. Richard Alloway, R-Franklin/Adams/York, will have a Democratic challenger in his bid for re-election this fall. A Gettysburg, Pa., man who announced a last-minute write-in campaign prior to the April 24 primary election appears to have secured enough votes to run in the Nov. 6 general election. Unofficial election results indicate Bruce Neylon had approximately 1,021 votes and will appear on ballots for Pennsylvania's 33rd Senate District. Alloway, who was first elected in 2008, appeared unopposed on Republican primary ballots.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | February 3, 2011
More than 1,000 job-seekers descended on Green Grove Gardens Thursday for the "Here to Help" Job Fair that featured 65 vendors, including manufacturers, health care providers, banks and colleges. Derrick Donnell, administrator for PA CareerLink's Franklin County office, said vendors registering for the job fair were told they must be hiring to participate. "This job fair is the best I've seen in my 12 years," he said. Organizers said job seekers were waiting in the parking lot more than an hour before the event's start time.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 9, 2013
Legislation that was recently passed by the Pennsylvania General Assembly will allow the Franklin County, Pa., government to keep its current structure of elected officials. Because the county's population exceeded 145,000 in the 2010 U.S. census, the commissioners could have been required to add a new elected row office. The county's row offices include sheriff, prothonotary, register and recorder, treasurer, coroner and district attorney. County commissioners anticipated being required to add a new row office - register of wills and clerk of the orphans court.
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NEWS
April 17, 2013
A bill sponsored by state Sen. Richard Alloway II, R-Franklin/Adams/York, is under consideration by the Pennsylvania Senate after clearing a committee last week. The Pennsylvania Senate's local government committee approved Senate Bill 744, which would give counties greater control over the makeup and responsibilities of local row offices such as prothonotary. Under current law, counties advancing from the fifth class to the fourth class based on population gains are mandated to increase their number of elected row offices.
OPINION
April 15, 2013
Pa. lawmakers do not support our local schools To the editor: If Franklin County residents like paying higher property taxes so that our communities' children can go to school in crowded classrooms with fewer and fewer educational opportunities, they have elected the perfect governor and state lawmakers. If Franklin County residents want their school tax dollars to be spent on expensive advertising, political lobbying, seven-figure CEO salaries and shareholder profits for cyber charter school management companies instead of being used to educate children, they have elected the perfect governor and state lawmakers.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | February 8, 2013
Washington Township Board of Supervisors met with Pennsylvania state lawmakers and other local leaders Friday as part of its annual planning meeting. Township Manager Michael Christopher said the all-day meeting, which was held in the Washington Township Municipal Building on Welty Road, sets the direction for the township in the coming year and opens up a dialogue with local leaders and legislators. Rep. Todd Rock, R-Franklin, and Sen. Richard Alloway, R-Franklin/Adams/York, were among those who addressed the meeting weighing in on a range of topics including the state budget, transportation and the implication of both on the township.
NEWS
January 9, 2013
Alloway appointed to Senate GOP Campaign Committee CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - State Sen. Richard Alloway has been appointed chairman of the Senate Republican Campaign Committee for the 2013-14 election cycles. State Sen. Joe Scarnati, president pro tempore of the Pennsylvania Senate, made the announcement Wednesday.  The Senate Republican Campaign Committee (SRCC) is responsible for raising money for the SRCC and recruiting candidates to run for the office of state senator throughout the commonwealth.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | December 6, 2012
Despite being stalled in committee, state Sen. Rich Alloway said he will reintroduce legislation so students can drive their tractors to school during special annual events. Alloway, R-Franklin/Adams/York, introduced Senate Bill 1521 after Pennsylvania State Police put the brakes on James Buchanan High School's annual Drive Your Tractor to School Day last February. School officials were informed by police, at the time of the event, that the practice of driving tractors on the roadways for nonfarming purposes violated several state driving codes.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | October 18, 2012
Legislation gaining momentum this week in the Pennsylvania General Assembly takes steps to protect young people from harmful activities with social media, the Internet and mobile devices. One of the bills awaiting Gov. Tom Corbett's signature would establish misdemeanor or summary offenses for minors who transmit nude or sexually explicit images of themselves or other youths - a practice known as sexting. Another bill further addresses “cyberbullying” that causes emotional distress for a young person via electronic communication.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | October 14, 2012
The sounds of canned and boxed food being sorted mixed with gospel and bluegrass music Sunday during the third annual Fill the Food Banks concert. Held at Red Run Park, concert attendees were asked to bring nonperishable food items to donate to Waynesboro (Pa.) Community and Human Services and the food pantry at Five Forks Church. Admission was free for the concert featuring Friends Creek Pickers and Old Tyme Gospel. Kelly Fogle's husband, Larry Jr., plays the mandolin for Friends Creek Pickers.
NEWS
October 2, 2012
State Sen. Richard Alloway, in cooperation with the Washington Township (Pa.) Supervisors, will host the annual “Fill the Food Banks” concert Sunday, Oct. 14. Held from 1 to 4 p.m. at Red Run Park, the concert will feature Friends Creek Pickers and Old Tyme Gospel. Guests are asked to bring non-perishable food to donate to Waynesboro Community and Human Services and the food pantry at Five Forks Church. Admission is free. Refreshments, including hamburgers and hot dogs, will be available to purchase.
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