Metzgar, Topper, Langerholc Announce Over $103,000 in School Safety Funding to Bedford County Districts

Nov. 16, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – State Reps. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) and Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) and Sen. Wayne Langerholc (R-Bedford/Cambria/Clearfield) today announced that school districts in Bedford County have been awarded $103,581 in Safe Schools Target Grants, administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). Grants are awarded to schools to prevent and reduce violent incidents, to purchase safety and security-related equipment, and to provide for the training and compensation of school resource and police officers.

House Republicans Along Pennsylvania’s Southern Tier Issue Statement on Wolf’s Regional Council

Apr. 23, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf took the unprecedented step to join a regional council of governors to dictate how and when stay-at-home orders will be lifted, and Pennsylvania businesses will reopen during the COVID-19 crisis. In response, a group of Republican members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, comprised of Reps Kate Klunk (R-York), Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton), Paul Schemel (R-Franklin), Dan Moul (R-Adams), Mike Jones (R-York), John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster) Matt Dowling (R-Somerset/Fayette), Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) and House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) and House Appropriations Chair Stan Saylor (R-York), whose districts are along the state’s southern tier issued the following statement:

State Tax Forms Available in Topper’s Offices

Jan. 28, 2020 /

BEDFORD – State tax forms for the 2019 tax year are now available at the district offices of Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) located in Bedford, McConnellsburg and Mercersburg.

Hours Extended at Topper’s McConnellsburg Office

Jan. 16, 2020 /

BEDFORD – To better serve the community, Rep. Jesse Topper’s (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) McConnellsburg office, located at 421 Lincoln Way East, will now be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursdays.

Topper, Ward, Langerholc Announce Funding for Old Turnpike Bike Trail

Aug. 02, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Efforts to transform a portion of the old Pennsylvania Turnpike in Bedford and Fulton counties will receive a funding boost through a $1 million state Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant awarded to the Bedford-Fulton Joint Recreation Authority, Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Fulton/Franklin) and Sens. Judy Ward (R-30) and Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35) announced.

Topper, Metzgar to Host Senior Expo in Bedford

Jul. 31, 2019 /

BEDFORD – State Reps. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) and Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) are teaming up to host a free Senior Expo at Jordan Hall in the Bedford Fairgrounds, 702 W. Pitt St., on Wednesday, Aug. 14, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Topper’s McConnellsburg Office Open Additional Hours

Jul. 11, 2019 /

BEDFORD – The hours of operation at Rep. Jesse Topper’s (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) McConnellsburg office, located at 421 Lincoln Way East, McConnellsburg, will be extended starting Thursday, July 18.

Topper Issues Statement on No-Tax-Increase Budget

Jun. 25, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) joined fellow representatives Tuesday to approve a no-tax-increase state budget that respects taxpayers, spends less than what Gov. Tom Wolf wanted and sets money aside in the Rainy Day Fund. In response to the spending bill, Topper issued the following statement:

House Passes Charter School Reform Package

Jun. 13, 2019 /

House Passes Charter School Reform Package

HARRISBURG – Today, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed four pieces of legislation designed to update and improve the Commonwealth’s charter school law. These measures are authored by Reps. Mike Reese (R-Westmoreland/Somerset), Matt Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset), Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) and Jim Marshall (R-Beaver/Butler).

Topper Bill to Protect Minors Gains House Approval

Jun. 05, 2019 /

HARRISBURG –The House today approved legislation by Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) to increase the legal age a person can get married to 18 as part of efforts to address the heinous crime of human trafficking.

Topper to Hold Bridge Dedication Ceremony for Fallen Marine

May. 23, 2019 /

WHAT: Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) will honor U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Darrell Magruder during a ceremony to dedicate the Woodberry Pike bridge over Three Springs Run in South Woodbury Township as the Marine Lance Corporal Darrell Magruder Memorial Bridge. Magruder was killed at age 21 in 1966 while fighting in the Vietnam War.

Topper Opens New McConnellsburg Office

May. 22, 2019 /

BEDFORD – To better serve the people of Fulton County, Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) relocated his office in McConnellsburg. The new office is located at 421 Lincoln Way East, McConnellsburg and opened on Thursday, May 23.

Bipartisan Bill to End Child Marriage Moves Out of Committee

May. 14, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – State Reps. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Fulton/Franklin) and Perry Warren (D-Bucks) announced that legislation that would prohibit child marriage in Pennsylvania before the age of 18 was approved by the House Judiciary Committee today and can now be considered by the full House.