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

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]

May

22

2017

May 22, 2017

Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr., (R-44), Senator John Sabatina (D-5), AT&T, state officials, law enforcement, families of distracted driving victims, students and other advocacy groups held a capitol news conference on Tuesday to focus public attention on distracted driving legislation and awareness.     [Read More]

May

18

2017

May 18, 2017

HARRISBURG – Senator John DiSanto (R-Dauphin/Perry) is bringing in the Senate Majority Policy and Urban Affairs and Housing committees for a roundtable discussion with city officials, local developers and industry experts to find solutions to combat blight and abandonment in Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

May

17

2017

May 17, 2017

Two senators from opposite sides of the state have seen firsthand the floors of empty office space currently owned by Pennsylvania state government agencies. Now, Senators David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) and Randy Vulakovich (R-Allegheny) have found a way to rehabilitate state-owned space and eliminate the need for additional rental costs.   [Read More]

May

10

2017

May 10, 2017

Today, in a 47-1 vote, the Pennsylvania Senate approved State Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf’s (R, Montgomery, Bucks) SB 560 clearing the way for the use of police body-worn cameras.   [Read More]

May

10

2017

May 10, 2017

Today, Senators Mike Folmer (R-48), John Eichelberger (R-30), John Blake (D-22) and John DiSanto (R-15) and State Representatives Francis Ryan (R-101) and Patty Kim (D-103) highlighted a bipartisan municipal debt reform package to address financial transactions that led to the fiscal distress of Harrisburg and other municipalities.     [Read More]

May

10

2017

May 10, 2017

Legislation sponsored by State Senator John DiSanto (R-15) to prohibit costly government regulations from being imposed without approval by the General Assembly and Governor was reported out of the Senate Rules Committee this week.   [Read More]

May

09

2017

May 09, 2017

The Senate Judiciary Committee took an important step toward protecting victims of domestic violence today by approving a bill introduced by Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46).   [Read More]

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