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Nesbit Unveils Legislation to Combat Opioid Epidemic

Feb. 06, 2017  Download

Legislation designed to combat the spread of opioid abuse was introduced on Monday in Harrisburg. House Bill 353, sponsored by Rep. Tedd Nesbit (R-Mercer & Butler), would require that prescriptions for opioids be transmitted electronically, ensuring that the prescription drug monitoring database is accurate and up-to-date. Nesbit said that his bill would modernize efforts to curb addiction while providing greater convenience and quicker service to patients.

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Nesbit Comments on Potential Area Prison Closure

Jan. 11, 2017  Download

Rep. Tedd Nesbit (R-Mercer & Butler) offers his comments on the possible closure of State Correctional Institution – Mercer, which would economically impact local communities. Nesbit says he is unsure of the Wolf Administration’s underlying motivation behind the potential shut-down.

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Nesbit Comments on Opioid Crisis in PA

Sep. 29, 2016  Download

On Wednesday, Gov. Tom Wolf spoke before a joint session of the General Assembly about Pennsylvania’s ongoing opioid and heroin abuse crisis, calling for the legislature to address access and abuse of the drugs, from prescription to disposal.

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Nesbit Comments Following Hearing on the Growing Drug Epidemic in PA

Aug. 02, 2016  Download

Pennsylvania’s ongoing opioid crisis was the topic of a hearing held Monday by bipartisan group of state lawmakers in Venango County. The event marked the kick off of an eight stop tour across the Commonwealth by members of the House Republican and Democrat Policy Committees to gather testimony from experts about the growing drug epidemic and how it is impacting communities. Information gathered from the hearings will be used to develop legislative and policy recommendations that will be considered when the Legislature reconvenes this fall for a special session on the opioid crisis. Rep. Tedd Nesbit (R-Mercer & Butler) said the hearings are just the first step in building awareness and finding solutions to the growing problem of opioid addiction sweeping the state.

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Rep. Nesbit Comments on Passage of Final Budget Legislation

Jul. 13, 2016  Download

Pennsylvania residents will not face a broad-based income or sales tax increase under a 2016-17 state budget and revenue package that has passed the House, said Rep. Tedd Nesbit (R-Mercer/Butler), who supported the measures. The $31.6 billion budget invests $200 million more in basic education, with another $25 million increase for special education, and keeps spending in check for other state government priorities. Rep. Nesbit said the final budget bills represented a compromise solution that will ensure schools and state supported agencies will receive the necessary funding.

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Rep. Nesbit Comments on Ongoing Efforts to Combat Opioid Addiction

Jun. 23, 2016  Download

Legislative efforts to combat the Commonwealth’s growing problem with heroin and opioid addiction was the topic of discussion at a press conference held in the State Capitol on Thursday. House Leaders, joined by the Governor and other lawmakers, announced the completion of the recommendations set forth by the Task Force and Advisory Committee on Opioid Prescription Drug Proliferation, and outlined plans to move the issue forward by initiating a special legislative session to tackle the problems associated with prescription drug abuse.

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Nesbit Pleased with Shell’s Announcement They Will Follow Through on Building a Natural Gas Cracker Plant in Beaver County

Jun. 07, 2016  Download

State lawmakers are pleased with the recent announcement by Shell Chemical that they will commit to the construction of a major petrochemical complex in Beaver County that includes an ethylene cracker plant. Development of the plant is viewed as a major victory for those who championed pro-growth state energy policies that put incentives in place to encourage the use of natural gas produced in Pennsylvania. Building the plant is expected to create as many as 6000 construction jobs and an additional 600 full-time permanent jobs to staff the facility near Pittsburgh.

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Rep. Nesbit Joins 2nd Amendment Supporters at State Capitol Rally

May. 24, 2016  Download

Gun owners from across the Commonwealth as well as pro-Second Amendment state lawmakers joined together in the state capitol rotunda on Tuesday for the Rally to Protect Your Right to Keep and Bear Arms. For ten years the annual grassroots event has highlighted Second Amendment rights and served as a platform for citizens to lobby for the passage of legislation to protect the firearms rights of Pennsylvania citizens. Comments are now available from Rep. Tedd Nesbit (R-Butler & Mercer), who attended the event.

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Rep. Nesbit Comments on House Budget Passage

Apr. 04, 2017  Download

House Republican lawmakers moved to adopt a new state budget plan Tuesday in Harrisburg that would provide greater government efficiency, reduce overall state spending and avoid broad based tax increases. The $31.52 billion House budget is $246 million less than the current state spending plan and $815 million less than the budget proposal put forth by Governor Wolf earlier this year. The House budget also increases basic education funding by $100 million and provides an additional $25 million for both early childhood education and special education programs. House Bill 218 passed the House by a vote of 114 to 84 and now goes to the Senate for consideration.Rep. Tedd Nesbit (R-Butler & Mercer) offered comments on the budget legislation following the vote.

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Nesbit Comments on Governor's Budget Address

Feb. 07, 2017  Download

Governor Tom Wolf delivered his annual budget address before a joint session of Pennsylvania’s House and Senate on Tuesday in Harrisburg. The Governor proposed a $32.3 billion spending plan with no new major taxes for the upcoming fiscal year. House Republicans were encouraged by the Governor’s decision to work with lawmakers to explore several cost-saving measures in order to balance the budget.