News Releases

Jun

13

2018

June 13, 2018

The State Senate today gave final approval to Senator Pat Stefano’s legislation aimed at helping local redevelopment authorities fight community blight. Listen   [Read More]

Jun

12

2018

June 12, 2018

Legislation requiring medical professionals to adhere to strict guidelines when prescribing opioid medications was unanimously approved by the state Senate today, according to Senator Gene Yaw (R-23), prime sponsor of the bill.   [Read More]

Jun

12

2018

June 12, 2018

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee today approved SR 373 sponsored by Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr. (R-44) and Senator Andy Dinniman (D-19) that would establish a bipartisan, bicameral legislative commission that would be charged with recommending improvements and developing legislation to enhance the safety, oversight and interagency coordination in the transport of oil, natural gas and other hazardous liquids through pipelines in the Commonwealth.   [Read More]

Jun

12

2018

June 12, 2018

The Senate Education Committee, chaired by Senator John H. Eichelberger, Jr. (R-Blair), today passed legislation to create a “one-stop shop” website for parents, students, and taxpayers to simplify access to school and district performance information.   [Read More]

Jun

12

2018

June 12, 2018

By a vote of 31-18, the Senate today adopted an amendment offered by Senator Ryan Aument (R-Landisville) that would guarantee that the diversity of Pennsylvania and the uniqueness of its various regions would be more accurately reflected in the election of appellate judges. http://av.pasenategop.com/aument/2018/0618/sb22.mp3   [Read More]

Jun

12

2018

June 12, 2018

Senate Republican Leaders will held a news conference on Senate Bill 22, redistricting reform legislation.     [Read More]

Jun

11

2018

June 11, 2018

The State Senate today unanimously approved legislation sponsored by State Senator John DiSanto (R-Dauphin/Perry) that would expedite the voluntary termination of parental rights in the course of the legal adoption process.    [Read More]

Jun

11

2018

June 11, 2018

“I’m on a mission, and that mission requires me to leave the comforts of the Senate and pour everything I have into fulfilling that mission on behalf of the people I want to lead. A successful mission for me will mean coming back to Harrisburg in another capacity and working with each and every Senate […]   [Read More]

Jun

11

2018

June 11, 2018

Remarks of Senator Kim Ward at a Capitol news conference with Auditor General Eugene DePasquale to announce he will conduct an audit of the state’s voter registration system to help enhance voting security before the 2020 election.   [Read More]

Jun

06

2018

June 06, 2018

The Senate unanimously approved legislation today that would help reduce school violence by creating a new school threat reporting system, according to Senators Pat Browne (R-16) and Scott Martin (R-13), prime sponsors of the bill. Listen     [Read More]

Jun

06

2018

June 06, 2018

The Senate today (June 6) approved legislation that will require insurance companies and Medicaid to reimburse emergency medical services agencies for services provided when transport to a hospital does not take place but care is rendered, according to Senator Don White (R-Indiana), the prime sponsor of the bill. Listen   [Read More]

Jun

06

2018

June 06, 2018

The Senate unanimously approved legislation today that will help reduce fraud in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and hold perpetrators accountable, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator Ryan Aument (R-36). Listen   [Read More]

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