Recent News

Aug

07

2020

August 07, 2020

Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) issued the following statement on the PIAA’s announcement today that it will delay the start of high school athletics, following Governor Wolf’s recommendation that the fall season not take place.   [Read More]

Aug

07

2020

August 07, 2020

Aug

06

2020

August 06, 2020

Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) and Senate Education Committee Chair Wayne Langerholc Jr. (R-35) today issued the following statements regarding Governor Wolf’s recommendation that no school sporting events take place until January 2021:   [Read More]

Aug

06

2020

August 06, 2020

Senator Mario Scavello (R-40) has introduced legislation that would provide much needed school property tax relief for senior citizens across the Commonwealth.   [Read More]

Aug

05

2020

August 05, 2020

Recognizing that the ongoing response to the COVID-19 outbreak is placing a severe financial crisis on first responders, veterans’ groups and other non-profit organizations, Senator Joe Pittman is introducing legislation that would temporarily allow these organizations to conduct online small games of chance (SGOC) fundraising activities during the duration of the Governor’s disaster declaration.   [Read More]

Jul

31

2020

July 31, 2020

 

Senate Majority Policy Committee | Monday, August 3 at 10:00 AM | Monongahela Valley Hospital |     [Read More]

Jul

31

2020

July 31, 2020

 

At the request of Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-Beaver/Greene/Washington), the Senate Majority Policy Committee will hold a public workshop discussion on Monday, Augst 3 at 10 am at Monongahela Valley Hospital on the challenges facing Pennsylvania’s rural hospitals.     [Read More]

Jul

30

2020

July 30, 2020

Senator Scott Martin (R-13) today called on Governor Tom Wolf and Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine to develop guidelines on allowing spectators to attend fall sports activities, including at a minimum, parents of athletes.   [Read More]

Jul

27

2020

July 27, 2020

 

Senate Majority Policy Committee | July 28 at 1:00 PM | Bayard Rustin High School |     [Read More]

Jul

23

2020

July 23, 2020

 

A measure sponsored by State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) that would streamline the process for veterans seeking a driver’s license designation was signed into law today as Act 74 of 2020.   [Read More]

Jul

23

2020

July 23, 2020

 

A new law authored by Senator Scott Martin (R-13) could help more local taxpayers benefit from school property tax discounts and extended payment deadlines. Listen   [Read More]

Jul

22

2020

July 22, 2020

News Conference | July 23, 2020 | 4:00 p.m. | Luzerne County Community College (1333 S Prospect St, Nanticoke) | Local Resource Manufacturing Tax Credit | Watch Live   [Read More]

Jul

22

2020

July 22, 2020

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Pat Browne (R-Lehigh) and Senator David Arnold (R-Lebanon) announced today (July 22) that in addition to the lawsuit filed by the Lebanon County Commissioners against Governor Wolf for withholding $12.8 million in federal CARES Act funding for the county, legislation has been introduced to ensure that Lebanon County does not lose out on this vital funding its citizens, the same as citizens across Pennsylvania, need during this enduring pandemic.   [Read More]

Jul

20

2020

July 20, 2020

 

Senate State Government Committee | Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 10 am | Senate Chamber and Virtual Participation |     [Read More]

Jul

15

2020

July 15, 2020

 

The state Senate today approved a proposed constitutional amendment sponsored  by Senator Kim Ward (R-39) that would limit the length of future emergency disaster declarations unless an extension is approved by the General Assembly, moving the measure one step closer to a voter referendum.   [Read More]

Jul

15

2020

July 15, 2020

 

The Senate approved a bipartisan bill today to improve Pennsylvania’s probation system by addressing serious flaws that have trapped nonviolent offenders in a cycle of incarceration without improving public safety. Listen   [Read More]