May

22

2018

May 22, 2018

The Senate Health and Human Services Committee today unanimously approved legislation sponsored by Senator Pat Stefano (R-32) that would make drug treatment options more accessible to individuals in rural areas of Pennsylvania. [Read More]

May

22

2018

May 22, 2018

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Representative Jake Wheatley (D-19) will hold a public event to mark the opening of the 9th season of the Capitol Hunger Garden on Wednesday, May 23rd at 9:00 a.m. directly in front of the garden.   [Read More]

May

22

2018

May 22, 2018

The Senate Education Committee, chaired by Senator John H. Eichelberger, Jr., (R-Blair), today passed a monumental bill to save students from the worst schools across Pennsylvania. [Read More]

May

22

2018

May 22, 2018

Bipartisan legislation introduced by Senators Pat Browne (R-16), Vincent J. Hughes (D-7) and Scott Martin (R-13) and supported by Attorney General Josh Shapiro creating a new school threat monitoring system in an effort to help reduce school violence is scheduled for a final vote in the Senate today (May 22nd).   [Read More]

May

21

2018

May 21, 2018

The Senate today (May 21) approved a measure introduced by Senator Dan Laughlin (R-Erie) that will increase government transparency by requiring the Department of Insurance to detail its spending for outside contractors. Listen [Read More]

May

21

2018

May 21, 2018

On Tuesday, June 5th, State Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf (R, 12) will hold a rally and press conference at the State Capitol to call for the passage of SB 554, Safe Harbor legislation to protect the child victims of human trafficking from being prosecuted for crimes they were forced to commit. [Read More]

May

09

2018

May 09, 2018

The Wall That Heals – Opening Ceremony [Read More]

May

09

2018

May 09, 2018

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-28) today announced that former Gov. Tom Ridge will serve as the keynote speaker for The Wall That Heals Opening Ceremony on Wednesday, May 9 at 7:00 p.m. at the Pennsylvania State Capitol. [Read More]

May

07

2018

May 07, 2018

Senator Don White’s bill expanding the legal standing for third-party individuals seeking to gain custody in cases where no biological or adoptive parent has care and control of the child was recently signed into law. Listen [Read More]

May

03

2018

May 03, 2018

State Senators Mike Regan and Wayne Langerholc, Jr. are sponsoring legislation, which would require the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency to develop Comprehensive School Safety Assessment (CSSA) guidelines. [Read More]