News Releases

Nov

20

2017

November 20, 2017

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25), Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) and Senate Appropriations Chairman Pat Browne (R-16) have issued the following statement regarding the Auditor General’s report on the Philadelphia Committees’ Spending on the 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC), which the Senate leadership requested in May:   [Read More]

Nov

16

2017

November 16, 2017

Senators Randy Vulakovich (R-38) and Jay Costa (D-43) have introduced legislation creating a pilot program between community colleges and secondary schools to provide fire training to students.   [Read More]

Nov

15

2017

November 15, 2017

 

The Senate and House Education Committees held a joint hearing today focusing on the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Strategic System Review.     [Read More]

Nov

14

2017

November 14, 2017

 

The Senate today (November 14) approved Senate Bill 251, legislation introduced by Senator Randy Vulakovich that would allow Pennsylvania’s municipal police departments to use radar as a means of speed enforcement.   Listen   [Read More]

Nov

14

2017

November 14, 2017

The Pennsylvania Senate unanimously passed legislation sponsored by Senator Bob Mensch (R-24) which would allow students who are performing at events and funerals honoring our veterans to be excused from school, and allow that time to be counted toward volunteering or community service requirements. Listen   [Read More]

Nov

13

2017

November 13, 2017

Senator Mario Scavello (R-40) joined Governor Tom Wolf at a ceremony in Harrisburg today to sign into law his legislation that would promote clean energy by boosting the use of solar energy credits in Pennsylvania.   [Read More]