News Releases

May

24

2017

May 24, 2017

The State Senate this week approved legislation sponsored by Senator Guy Reschenthaler (R-37) that would help us protect members of law enforcement by adding a penalty for threatening law enforcement officers, sheriffs or members of their family. Listen   [Read More]

May

24

2017

May 24, 2017

Today, the Pennsylvania Senate passed State Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf’s (R, Montgomery, Bucks) SB 522 and SB 523 to consolidate the Department of Corrections and the Board of Probation and Parole. The combined agency will be known as the Department of Corrections.   [Read More]

May

24

2017

May 24, 2017

The Senate unanimously approved Senator Bob Mensch’s (R-24) Senate Resolution 75, which directs the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to review how Pennsylvania accounts for and analyzes forensic evidence kits (rape kits).   [Read More]

May

24

2017

May 24, 2017

The Senate Finance Committee today unanimously approved legislation sponsored by Senator Pat Stefano (R-32) that would provide financial assistance to volunteer firefighters and EMTs.   Listen   [Read More]

May

24

2017

May 24, 2017

The Senate Finance Committee approved six bills on Wednesday (May 24) including measures to help firefighters, veterans’ organizations, animal shelters and pediatric cancer research, according to Committee Chairman Senator Scott Hutchinson.   Listen   [Read More]

May

23

2017

May 23, 2017

The Senate Appropriations Committee today passed and sent to the full Senate legislation sponsored by Senator Pat Stefano (R-32) that would provide for greater transparency in the process of hiring of school officials and ensure that taxpayers have access to employment contract information.   [Read More]