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Mar

01

2021

March 01, 2021

State Senator John DiSanto (Dauphin/Perry) has reintroduced legislation to modernize a costly and archaic state mandate requiring school districts and municipalities to publish all public notices in a printed local newspaper.   [Read More]

Mar

01

2021

March 01, 2021

The Senate Education Committee and the Senate Health and Human Services Committee will hold a joint public hearing on Wednesday, March 3 at 10 a.m. to explore the many challenges schools have been forced to confront during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Committee Chairs Senator Scott Martin (R-13) and Michele Brooks (R-50).   [Read More]

Feb

26

2021

February 26, 2021

Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman (R-34) issued the following statement today in response to Governor Wolf’s plan on charter schools:   [Read More]

Feb

25

2021

February 25, 2021

Joint Hearing | Senate Education Committee and Senate Health and Human Services Committee | Wednesday, March 3, 2021| 10:00 a.m. | Senate Chamber (and Virtual Participation) | Watch Live   [Read More]

Feb

25

2021

February 25, 2021

Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46) introduced legislation today that would ensure the state budget aligns with the economy and what taxpayers can afford.   [Read More]

Feb

24

2021

February 24, 2021

Senator Devlin Robinson’s bill to allow Pennsylvanians to voluntarily donate more money to help veterans was approved today unanimously by the Senate.   [Read More]

Feb

24

2021

February 24, 2021

 

Calling the questions politically charged and prejudicial, Senate and House Republican leaders decried the Wolf Administration’s ballot language asking voters if the state constitution should be amended to limit future emergency declarations to 21 days unless extensions are approved by the General Assembly.     [Read More]

Feb

24

2021

February 24, 2021

 

Capitol news conference with Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman, Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward, and House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff to address the Wolf Administration’s use of politically charged and prejudicial language in the ballot question asking voters if the state constitution should be amended to limit future emergency declarations to 21 days unless extensions are approved by the General Assembly.     [Read More]

Feb

24

2021

February 24, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has created extraordinary challenges that clearly require the cooperation of all branches and levels of government.   [Read More]

Feb

24

2021

February 24, 2021

State Senators Dan Laughlin (R-Erie) and Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia) will host a press conference today (February 24) at 12:30 p.m., in Hearing Room 1 of the North Office Building in the State Capitol Complex to discuss their bipartisan legislation to legalize adult use marijuana in Pennsylvania.   Watch Live   [Read More]

Feb

23

2021

February 23, 2021

PA Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman (R-34), Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward (R-39) and House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-171) will hold a news conference to address the Wolf Administration’s use of politically charged and prejudicial language in the ballot question asking voters if the state constitution should be amended to limit future emergency declarations to 21 days unless extensions are approved by the General Assembly. Watch Live   [Read More]

Feb

23

2021

February 23, 2021

Pennsylvania’s farmland preservation efforts could take a critical step forward under legislation approved by the Senate today, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator Scott Martin (R-13). Listen   [Read More]

Feb

23

2021

February 23, 2021

The Senate Labor and Industry Committee approved several bills today to promote workforce development and fight back against Pennsylvania’s opioid epidemic, according to Committee Chair Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46).   [Read More]

Feb

22

2021

February 22, 2021

 

The Senate State Government Committee will hold a joint hearing with the House State Government Committee on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am on how the anticipated delays in the 2020 Census could impact Pennsylvania’s redistricting and reapportionment process.     [Read More]

Feb

19

2021

February 19, 2021

 

Senate Appropriations Committee | February 23, 2021 | Off the Floor | Senate Chamber and Virtual Participation |     [Read More]

Feb

19

2021

February 19, 2021

 

Senate Labor and Industry Committee | Tuesday, February 23, 2021 | 11:30 a.m. | Senate Chamber and Virtual Participation |      [Read More]