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March 27, 2015

From three nests 30 years ago, Pennsylvania’s bald eagle population has blossomed to more than 250 nests located across the Commonwealth, according to the PA Game Commission.

Smucker Bill Clarifies Campus Arrest Powers

Smucker Bill Clarifies Campus Arrest Powers

March 27, 2015

In an effort to improve public safety on campus grounds, Sen. Lloyd Smucker (R-Lancaster) has introduced legislation to clarify the zones where campus police officers employed by the 14 state-owned universities have arrest powers.

McGarrigle Introduces Bill to Increase Child Immunizations

McGarrigle Introduces Bill to Increase Child Immunizations

March 26, 2015

State Senator Tom McGarrigle (R-26) has introduced legislation to increase access to child immunizations.

Scavello Bill Targets Shortage in Mental Health, Intellectual Disability, Drug & Alcohol Treatment Professionals

Scavello Bill Targets Shortage in Mental Health, Intellectual Disability, Drug & Alcohol Treatment Professionals

March 26, 2015

Senator Mario Scavello (R-40) today introduced legislation to boost access to community-based services for individuals with mental illness, intellectual disabilities and substance abuse addictions.

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Senate Republican Leaders Call on Wolf to Recall Nomination of Acting PA State Police Commissioner

March 20, 2015

Letter from Senate Republican Leaders to Governor Tom Wolf, asking him to recall the nomination of Colonel Marcus Brown for Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner.

Aument Urges Greater Transparency in Collective Bargaining Negotiations

Aument Urges Greater Transparency in Collective Bargaining Negotiations

March 19, 2015

Senator Ryan P. Aument (R-36) introduced legislation today that would add transparency to negotiations involving public sector collective bargaining agreements.

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Senate Republicans Oppose Wolf Administration’s Mandate on School Districts to Provide Reports on Unauthorized Funding

March 17, 2015

The Wolf Administration is overreaching its executive power by mandating that Pennsylvania school districts provide the Department of Education with reporting of how non-appropriated funding would be spent, according to Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25), Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34), Senate Appropriations Chairman Pat Browne (R-16), Senate Majority Whip John Gordner (R-27) and Senate Education Committee Chairman Lloyd Smucker (R-13).

Mensch Bill Would Permit Lottery Sales at PA Liquor Stores

Mensch Bill Would Permit Lottery Sales at PA Liquor Stores

March 17, 2015

Senator Bob Mensch (R-24) re-introduced legislation that would permit lottery sales at state liquor stores which would increase the Commonwealth’s revenue and funding for services to older Pennsylvanians, while adding to the convenience of consumers in the state.
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Yaw Pleased with AG Kane Questioning on Post-Production Costs

Yaw Pleased with AG Kane Questioning on Post-Production Costs

March 17, 2015

State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) today expressed optimism following comments made by Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane into her investigation of natural gas post-production cost deductions by Chesapeake Energy Corporation.

Aument, Bloom Introduce Bills to Protect Excellent Teachers

Aument, Bloom Introduce Bills to Protect Excellent Teachers

March 17, 2015

State Sen. Ryan P. Aument (R-Lancaster) and Rep. Stephen Bloom (R-Cumberland) today introduced legislation in the House and Senate to keep Pennsylvania’s best teachers in the classroom and boost student achievement by ending the practice of seniority-based layoffs.


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