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Senator John Rafferty (R-44) joined legislators and law enforcement officials at a State Capitol rally to recognize 2015 as the “Year of the Law Enforcement Official” in Pennsylvania.

 

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Senate Republican Leaders Issue Statement on Commonwealth Court Orders

April 23, 2015

Senate Republican Leaders have issued the following statement on today’s Commonwealth Court orders regarding home health-care workers:

Sen. Stefano Defends Stand on Property Tax Reform

Sen. Stefano Defends Stand on Property Tax Reform

April 23, 2015

In the following letter to the editor of the Herald Standard, Senator Stefano defends his stand on property tax reform.

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Senate Hearing on Best Practices in Law Enforcement to be held at Montgomery County Community College

April 23, 2015

On Tuesday, April 28, 2015, the Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing at 10:00 a.m. at Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania to hear testimony on best practices in law enforcement.

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Law Enforcement

April 22, 2015

Senate Judiciary Committee - April 28, 2015

Committee Approves Collective Bargaining Transparency Bill

Committee Approves Collective Bargaining Transparency Bill

April 22, 2015

The Senate State Government Committee approved a bill today that would add transparency to negotiations between public sector unions and state and local governments, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator Ryan P. Aument (R-36).

Committee Approves Stefano Bill to Require Public Notice Prior to Signing of Collective Bargaining Agreements

Committee Approves Stefano Bill to Require Public Notice Prior to Signing of Collective Bargaining Agreements

April 22, 2015

The Senate State Government Committee has approved legislation sponsored by Senator Pat Stefano (R-32) that would add greater transparency and openness to negotiations involving public sector collective bargaining agreements by requiring proposed agreements to be posted online for public review.

Committee Approves Senator White’s Legislative Pension Reform Bill

Committee Approves Senator White’s Legislative Pension Reform Bill

April 22, 2015

The Senate Finance Committee today (April 21) approved legislation introduced by Senator Don White designed to provide savings to Pennsylvania’s public pension system by dramatically changing the program available to members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly.

Smucker Bill Will Help Students in Struggling Schools

Smucker Bill Will Help Students in Struggling Schools

April 22, 2015

Schools that consistently under-perform will be given additional tools to help their students succeed, under a bill sponsored by Sen. Lloyd Smucker (R-Lancaster).

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Senate Bills 7, 70, and 401

April 21, 2015

Senate Finance Committee - April 21, 2015

Legislators Rally in Support of Resolutions Marking 2015 as “Year of the Law Enforcement Official” in Pennsylvania

Legislators Rally in Support of Resolutions Marking 2015 as “Year of the Law Enforcement Official” in Pennsylvania

April 21, 2015

Senator John Rafferty (R-44) joined legislators and law enforcement officials at a State Capitol rally to recognize 2015 as the “Year of the Law Enforcement Official” in Pennsylvania and focus public attention on the increasing dangers that law enforcement officials face daily.

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