HARRISBURG – As Pennsylvania businesses continue to slowly get back to normal operations, Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair) announced that CARES Act grants for eligible small businesses, ranging from $5,000 to $50,000, will be available beginning tomorrow, June 30. Small businesses can apply for grants to offset lost revenue caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting shutdown order.
WHAT: A mobile billboard signed by Blair County residents who want the county’s stay-at-home order lifted will park in front of the Capitol as a visual reminder of Gov. Tom Wolf’s impact on the economy.
HARRISBURG – Tyrone Hospital will receive $1 million from the Hospital Emergency Loan Program to help it respond to COVID-19 cases in the region, according to Sen. Judy Ward (Blair/Cumberland/Franklin/Fulton/Huntingdon) and Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair).
HARRISBURG – Blair County is well-positioned to be among the first of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties to have its businesses and services reopened as reported cases of COVID-19 taper off in Pennsylvania, Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair) has urged in a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf.
HARRISBURG – Following the guidance of House Speaker Mike Turzai, Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair) was in Harrisburg on Monday to vote on legislation related to COVID-19, commonly referred to as coronavirus.
HARRISBURG – Because of concerns about COVD-19, commonly called coronavirus, Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair) has postponed a farmers breakfast planned for Friday, March 20.
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s spotted lanternfly quarantine zone has expanded to include Blair County, meaning local businesses may need to obtain a permit showing a manager or supervisor completed an online course, according to Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair).
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair) will host a forum Saturday, March 7, for hunters concerned about chronic wasting disease (CWD) in the deer population.
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding will share an update on the Commonwealth’s agriculture industry and field questions from farmers Friday, March 20, at a breakfast hosted by Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair).
HARRISBURG – Tyrone Borough in Blair County has been awarded a low-interest loan to upgrade its water system, according to Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair).
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair) today announced that fire and ambulance companies in the 80th District will collectively receive more than $200,000 in state grants through the Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program.
HARRISBURG — Everett Railroad has been awarded $232,554 to upgrade track as it connects to a new cement transload terminal, according to Sen. Judy Ward (R-Blair/Cumberland/Franklin/Fulton/Huntingdon) and Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair).
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair) announced today that a $200,000 grant has been awarded to the Ninth Street pedestrian bridge project in Tyrone Borough.
WHAT: Lawmakers will present commemorative pins to Vietnam War era veterans. Several hundred veterans are anticipated to attend.
HARRISBURG – The deadline to RSVP has been extended for Vietnam War era veterans who want to attend a Nov. 8 commemoration in Blair County.
CLAYSBURG – Business owners, nonprofit organizations and community leaders from around Blair County brought their concerns, questions and challenges to members of the House Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest), at the Sheetz Claysburg campus on Tuesday.
WHAT: The House Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest), will travel to Blair County to host a roundtable discussion with local businesses, elected officials and economic development organizations. Topics to be discussed will include workforce development, unfunded mandates, health care, higher education, regulatory reform and criminal justice reform. This is part of the House Republican Caucus’ #GoodJobs4PA legislative package.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair) sent a letter this week to the Pennsylvania Game Commission regarding data depicted in the commission’s marketing materials and presentations on Chronic Wasting Disease.
HARRISBURG – State and federal lawmakers who represent Blair County today announced a November commemoration of the Vietnam War period, including an opportunity for veterans and their families to receive a Vietnam veteran lapel pin.
WHAT: Officials will announce an upcoming event for Vietnam War-period veterans and their families.