House Republicans eye homeschooling exemption for newly altered compulsory school age

House Republicans eye homeschooling exemption for newly altered compulsory school age

The ink has barely dried on Gov. Tom Wolf’s signature but House Republicans are already looking to change one of the highest profile provisions housed in this year’s School Code: lowering the state’s compulsory school age to six years old and barring 17-year-olds from signing themselves out of school.

Rep. Tim O’Neal (R-Washington) is circulating a proposal which would grant a waiver for those who inform their school districts that they will home school their child, sparing them two additional years of paperwork which homeschooling advocates argued would be an unfair burden.
Friday, July 19, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
Regulatory reform bills pass in the House, with one exception

Regulatory reform bills pass in the House, with one exception

House Republicans were just two votes shy on Tuesday of sending a full package of regulatory reform bills over to the Senate for consideration, but GOP lawmakers still found success with the passage of four pieces of legislation that aim to restructure the state’s regulatory processes.

The House passed four bills from the GOP caucus #GovtDoneRight wish list with relative ease on Tuesday, but one bill eluded passage as some Republicans grew skeptical of the effects it could have across the state. 

Wednesday, May 1, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Freshman Focus: Rep. Tim O’Neal (R-Washington)

Freshman Focus: Rep. Tim O’Neal (R-Washington)

Meet Rep. Tim O'Neal (R-Washington), he represents the 68th legislative district. O'Neal was previously in the US Army and wanted to serve his community yet again which is part of the reason he decided to run to be a Representative. 

Find out more about him through the video above. 

Thursday, October 25, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video

Tweets of the Week

Check out the week as described by Tweets from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.

Friday, June 8, 2018/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
House composition is unchanged as parties trade flips in special elections

House composition is unchanged as parties trade flips in special elections

Of three special elections in the House yesterday, Democrat Helen Tai flipped the 178th in Bucks County. Republican Tim O'Neal did the same to the 48th in Washington County. The only place whose party control remained unchanged was Tioga County's 68th, which Republican Clint Owlett won.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
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