Pyle named to House committees
By For The Leader Times
Published: Friday, January 18, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
Updated: Friday, January 18, 2013
State Rep. Jeff Pyle, R-Ford City, was named to the House committees on Appropriations, Transportation, Energy and Environmental Resources, and the Committee on Committees by House Speaker Sam Smith, R-Jefferson.
The Appropriations Committee shapes the Commonwealth's spending priorities and Pyle said that “his insight as a former teacher and a public official who has played a key role in local economic development projects is especially important as the nation's challenging economy presents legislators with tough choices on how to prioritize spending in a way that best serves the taxpayers who provide the revenue.”
The lawmaker said that in this legislative session the Transportation Committee will be a very active panel as Gov. Tom Corbett has said the condition of the state's roads and bridges are such that he will advocate for a comprehensive transportation spending plan to fund major repair projects.
“Our region is literally the crossroads of western Pennsylvania and our highways see heavy use as well as punishing storms from the mountain weather,” Pyle said.
“Sen. Don White and myself facilitated the creation of a new rail terminal that created new jobs and removed a lot of coal truck traffic from our roads, but they remain in dire need of repair and I intend to see that work is high on our list of priorities.”
- Trib poll: Peduto pulling ahead in Pittsburgh mayor’s race
- Humans will retain key role in robot use
- South Side group sponsors wide range of activities outdoors
- Campaign makes push for organ donations
- Militaries’ growing use of ground robots raises ethics concerns
- ESU faculty warned of potential layoffs
- Newsmaker: Heather Kaczorowski
- No known illnesses from Legionella bacteria found in Washington County VA clinic, official says
- Accrued sick time weighs on Pittsburgh budget
- Nonprofit leadership changes point to need for planning
- Newsmaker: Dale Varega
You must be signed in to add comments
To comment, click the Sign in or sign up at the very top of this page.
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.