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Senate Republicans participate in a news conference and rally in support of Senate Bill 3, the Medical Cannabis Act.  

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Meet the Six New Members of the Senate Republican Caucus

Voters across Pennsylvania strengthened the Republican majority in the state Senate on Election Day, returning all incumbent Republicans up for re-election and electing three additional Republicans to the chamber.

Child Protective Law

ChildProtection

Changes to Pennsylvania’s Child Protective Services Law

During the 2013-14 Legislative Session, 23 pieces of legislation were enacted changing how Pennsylvania responds to child abuse.


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Senate Bills 293 and 397

January 30, 2015

Senate Banking and Insurance Committee - February 3, 2015

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Collateral Consequences of Convictions

January 30, 2015

Senate Judiciary Committee - February 24, 2015

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State Senate Approves Pileggi Bill to Abolish Philadelphia Traffic Court

State Senate Approves Pileggi Bill to Abolish Philadelphia Traffic Court

January 29, 2015

Yesterday the State Senate approved legislation sponsored by Senator Dominic Pileggi (R-9) to abolish the scandal-ridden Philadelphia Traffic Court.

State Senate Unanimously Approves Yaw Leaseholder Protection Bills

State Senate Unanimously Approves Yaw Leaseholder Protection Bills

January 28, 2015

Two bills protecting natural gas leaseholders across the state were unanimously approved today by the full state Senate, according to Senator Gene Yaw (R-23).
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Basic Education Funding Commission to Hold Hearing in Mercer County

January 28, 2015

The Basic Education Funding Commission will hold its next public hearing to continue to discuss and receive testimony regarding a new formula for distributing basic education funding to Pennsylvania schools.

Senators Folmer and Leach Reintroduce Medical Cannabis as Senate Bill 3

Senators Folmer and Leach Reintroduce Medical Cannabis as Senate Bill 3

January 27, 2015

Senators Mike Folmer (R-48) and Daylin Leach (D-17) have reintroduced legislation to allow physicians to provide medical cannabis to patients in Pennsylvania.

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Recommendations of the Allegheny County Criminal Justice Advisory Board

January 26, 2015

Senate Judiciary Committee - February 11, 2015

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Senate Republicans File Suit to Protect Independence of Office of Open Records

January 26, 2015

The Senate Republican Caucus has filed a petition in Commonwealth Court to protect the independence of the Office of Open Records.

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Senate News Brief

January 26, 2015

“We must work together to change the structural deficit problems in the state. We have a bucket that is leaking. It would be a misstep to persist at putting water in the bucket without first plugging the leak.” -- Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-Centre) following Tuesday’s inaugural ceremony.

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