News Releases

Feb

18

2020

February 18, 2020

 

Senator Ryan P. Aument (R-36) introduced two bills today to ease the strain of the student loan debt crisis on current students and graduates, while emphasizing the importance of personal responsibility and protecting taxpayers. Listen   [Read More]

Feb

18

2020

February 18, 2020

The federal government is offering millions of dollars to promote the development of innovative cleaner coal technologies and Senator Joe Pittman wants Pennsylvania to aggressively go after that funding.   [Read More]

Feb

14

2020

February 14, 2020

Shortly after I took office representing the 48th Senatorial District, I had an opportunity learn more about an important industry that impacts many so folks in my district – horse racing.   [Read More]

Feb

14

2020

February 14, 2020

A new law will require insurance companies to cover medications and treatments prescribed to patients facing Stage IV metastatic cancer, according to Senator Judy Ward (R-30), who sponsored a companion bill in the Senate.   [Read More]

Feb

12

2020

February 12, 2020

We have been fortunate to have Joe’s steady hand at the helm of the Senate, providing critical leadership under circumstances that often were far from perfect.   [Read More]

Feb

12

2020

February 12, 2020

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) today announced his retirement from the Pennsylvania Senate at the end of his 5th term in office.   [Read More]

Feb

12

2020

February 12, 2020

State Senators John Yudichak (I-14), Lisa Baker (R-20), Scott Hutchinson (R-21) and Michele Brooks (R-50) released the following statement regarding Governor Wolf’s veto of Senate Bill 906   [Read More]

Feb

10

2020

February 10, 2020

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) have announced new changes to Senate Republican Leadership senior staff.    [Read More]

Feb

10

2020

February 10, 2020

The Senate Majority Policy Committee will hold a public workshop with various stakeholders to discuss school property tax elimination. The public is invited to attend.   [Read More]

Feb

07

2020

February 07, 2020

Senator Scott Martin (R-13) today criticized Governor Wolf today for cutting funding for a key school safety grant program on the same day that he sent a letter to lawmakers detailing the impact of school shootings on students, teachers and parents.   [Read More]

Feb

07

2020

February 07, 2020

The Erie Times-News Editorial Board recently published an opinion piece on the Erie Community College application before the Pennsylvania State Board of Education.  I fully agree with the statement included by an Erie civil rights leader who said, “We need a bridge to get our young people there. We need access to a low-cost, quality education.”   [Read More]

Feb

06

2020

February 06, 2020

 

Senate Majority Policy Committee | February 12, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. | Marysville Lions Club | 102 Park Dr | Marysville, PA 17053 |     [Read More]

Feb

05

2020

February 05, 2020

 

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Bob Mensch (R-24) creating First-Time Homebuyers Savings Accounts in Pennsylvania was approved by the Senate today. Listen   [Read More]

Feb

05

2020

February 05, 2020

 

The State Senate this week approved legislation sponsored by Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35) and Senator Pat Browne (R-16) that would establish a pilot program to encourage community-based services into Pennsylvania schools.     [Read More]

Feb

05

2020

February 05, 2020

 

The Senate Game & Fisheries Committee, chaired by Senator Dan Laughlin, approved House Bill 752 today (February 5).    [Read More]

Feb

05

2020

February 05, 2020

 

A new measure signed into law today by Governor Tom Wolf would place significant penalties on criminals who solicit or advertise the sexual services of victims of human trafficking, according to the bill’s prime sponsor, Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York).   [Read More]