News Releases

Nov

02

2017

November 02, 2017

Legislation drafted by Senator Mario Scavello (R-40) to boost the use of solar energy credits in Pennsylvania is now law.   [Read More]

Oct

31

2017

October 31, 2017

Landmark legislation sponsored by Sen. Bob Mensch (R-24) to require all departments and agencies to justify their budget requests beginning with dollar one was signed into law Monday.   [Read More]

Oct

31

2017

October 31, 2017

On October 25, one day before President Trump declared America’s opioid crisis a public health emergency, the Senate of Pennsylvania approved legislation to address opioid abuse within Pennsylvania’s Workers’ Compensation system.   [Read More]

Oct

26

2017

October 26, 2017

The state Senate today gave final approval of initiatives introduced by Sen. Bob Mensch (R-24) to boost investment in Pennsylvania manufacturing and job creation. The measure now goes to the Governor for enactment.   [Read More]

Oct

25

2017

October 25, 2017

At a Capitol news conference, Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman discusses Senate passage of House Bill 271, which provides a limited expansion of gaming in Pennsylvania.     [Read More]

Oct

24

2017

October 24, 2017

Efforts championed by Senator Dan Laughlin (R-Erie) to lock in a recurring $14 million increase in state funding for the Erie School District could soon payoff as legislation securing the funding is headed to the Governor’s desk for enactment into law.   [Read More]

Oct

24

2017

October 24, 2017

HARRISBURG – The State Senate today passed a resolution sponsored by Sen. Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35) directing a Senate commission to review removing Cambria County from vehicle emissions testing requirements.   Listen   [Read More]

Oct

24

2017

October 24, 2017

Legislation recently approved to extend and expand the provisions of the PA One Call law will improve public safety, according to Sen. Lisa Baker (R-20th District) who sponsored the measure.     [Read More]

Oct

23

2017

October 23, 2017

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Kim Ward (R-39) to provide broader representation of crime victims on the state Victims’ Services Advisory Committee received final legislative approval today and is headed to the Governor for enactment into law.   [Read More]

Oct

23

2017

October 23, 2017

Citing the need to maintain a highly reliable and resilient power grid, Senators Ryan Aument (R-36th) and Don White (R-41st) today introduced a concurrent resolution to urge the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) to act quickly to adopt a recent federal Department of Energy proposed rule that would address the loss of “fuel-secure” power plants from the bulk power system.   [Read More]

Oct

20

2017

October 20, 2017

Governor Wolf’s veto of amendments to the Human Services Code will block the state from realizing millions – or potentially billions – of dollars in cost savings to taxpayers, according to Senator Scott Martin (R-13).   [Read More]

Oct

20

2017

October 20, 2017

Rural Pennsylvania Legislative Briefing - House Majority Caucus Room     [Read More]

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