News Releases

Sep

20

2017

September 20, 2017

The Senate Transportation Committee today unanimously approved legislation aimed at improving accessibility of parking spaces for persons with disabilities, according to Committee Chairman, Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr. (R-44), who sponsored the measure along with Senator Scott Martin (R-13).   [Read More]

Sep

20

2017

September 20, 2017

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) issued the following statement on the need to pass a fiscally responsible, balanced budget, after the Commonwealth credit rating was downgraded today by Standard and Poor’s.   [Read More]

Sep

19

2017

September 19, 2017

Lawmakers and advocates gathered in Harrisburg today to rally in support of a resolution sponsored by Senator Scott Martin (R-13) that condemns the practice of selective abortion of babies with Down syndrome.     [Read More]

Sep

18

2017

September 18, 2017

Senator Scott Martin (R-13) will lead lawmakers and advocates in a rally in support of his resolution condemning the practice of selectively aborting babies with Down syndrome on September 19 at 10 a.m. in the Main Rotunda of the Pennsylvania Capitol Building.   [Read More]

Sep

14

2017

September 14, 2017

Senators Scott Martin (R-13) and John C. Rafferty, Jr. (R-44) announced legislation today designed to improve accessibility of parking spaces for persons with disabilities. Listen   [Read More]

Sep

13

2017

September 13, 2017

Senate Republican leaders today strongly objected to Governor Tom Wolf’s decision to support a resolution that would impose a permanent ban on natural gas drilling in the Delaware River Basin, calling it arbitrary, short-sighted and a blow to economic development, job-creation and landowner’s rights.   [Read More]

Sep

13

2017

September 13, 2017

Attached is a letter sent to Governor Tom Wolf today by a group of Senators representing Western Pennsylvania, led by Senator Dan Laughlin of Erie, urging the Administration to aggressively market Western Pennsylvania as a location for Amazon’s proposed second headquarters facility.   [Read More]

Sep

08

2017

September 08, 2017

January – August 2017 Reform Public Safety Health Care Education Children and Families Transportation Agriculture & Outdoor Recreation Jobs Environment & Energy Community Development Veterans Consumer Protection Animal Protection Reform  Act 5 of 2017 (Corman) reforms state public pensions to save more than $5 billion and shield taxpayers from $20 billion or more in additional […]   [Read More]

Aug

24

2017

August 24, 2017

At a news conference in Harrisburg, Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr., (R-44) joined lawmakers, law enforcement, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Parents Against Impaired Driving, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and other advocacy groups to discuss the impact and implementation of Pennsylvania’s new ignition interlock law to further strengthen Pennsylvania’s Driving Under the Influence (DUI) laws.     [Read More]

Aug

21

2017

August 21, 2017

Senator John C. Rafferty (R-44) will hold a news conference at noon on Thursday, August 24 in the State Capitol Media Center with lawmakers, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Parents Against Impaired Driving, law enforcement, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and other advocacy groups.   [Read More]

Aug

09

2017

August 09, 2017

Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr. (R-44) and Senator Andrew E. Dinniman (D-19) sent a letter recently to Environmental Hearing Board Judge Bernard Labuskes, the presiding judge over a case between Sunoco Pipeline L.P. (Sunoco) and environmental groups, that called for attention to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) mismanagement of Sunoco’s Mariner East II Pipeline project (project).   [Read More]

Aug

08

2017

August 08, 2017

State Senator Chuck McIlhinney (R-10) today announced that the Senate Law & Justice Committee will be holding hearings on the issue of legal gambling devices.   [Read More]

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