Ranking Member of the Transportation Committee Rep. Carney offered his thoughts on a common-sense amendment by House Republicans to avoid this tax by returning transportation revenue streams currently being diverted into the General Fund back into the Special Transportation Fund (STF) where they were intended to be.
Rep. Carney said “We’ve seen how this tax has been in other states and it was repealed in 20 of them. That shows us that this doesn’t work. We know its failed and yet here we are trying…
HB-5597 seeks to address the opioid issue through the creation of a peer navigator pilot program. These peer navigators will provide nonmedical mental health care and substance use services to individuals with an opioid use disorder in which the pilot program is established (up to five urban, suburban and rural communities).
Tonight, the House voted unanimously in favor of a tourism bill I co-sponsored to help businesses within the tourism industry fill much needed vacant employment opportunities.
The bill, through the use of a task force, will conduct a study to determine the shortage of employees in this industry and not only determine a way to advertise these opportunities, but also review the most efficient, cost-effective, and reliable transportation available to individuals seeking these opportunities.