News Releases

Feb

20

2019

February 20, 2019

Senators Tom Killion and Andy Dinniman have introduced a bill to substantially extend family medical leave provisions in Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

Feb

14

2019

February 14, 2019

Senate Republican leaders said they appreciate the recent vote by the state Supreme Court to delay action on voiding a successful medical malpractice reform that has kept doctors’ offices open in Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

Feb

14

2019

February 14, 2019

State Senators John DiSanto (R-15) and Michele Brooks (R-50) have reintroduced bills to put the brakes on excessive state regulations.   [Read More]

Feb

14

2019

February 14, 2019

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25), Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) and Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee Chairman Elder Vogel (R-47) issued the following statement in response to the new proposals Governor Wolf presented today to support Pennsylvania farmers:   [Read More]

Feb

14

2019

February 14, 2019

Saying Pennsylvania must do more to end gun violence, Senator Tom Killion introduced legislation today that would temporarily remove guns from individuals who are a danger to themselves or others.   [Read More]

Feb

11

2019

February 11, 2019

Senators Scott Martin (R-13) and David G. Argall (R-29) will introduce a bill in the near future that will create commonsense work requirements for able-bodied Medicaid recipients.   [Read More]

Feb

08

2019

February 08, 2019

 

JOINT HEARING - Senate & House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committees | February 11, 2019 | Irvis Office Building, Room G-50 |     [Read More]

Feb

07

2019

February 07, 2019

Sen. Kim Ward (R-39) has introduced legislation to require offenders convicted of any sex trafficking-related offenses to register with the Megan’s Law sex offender registry.   [Read More]

Feb

06

2019

February 06, 2019

A larger number of disabled veterans could qualify for a disabled veteran license plate under legislation approved by the Senate Transportation Committee on Tuesday, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator Judy Ward (R-30).   [Read More]

Feb

06

2019

February 06, 2019

The state Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee on Monday approved a measure to give property owners more options for managing their preserved farmland, according to the bill’s sponsor Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23). Listen   [Read More]

Feb

05

2019

February 05, 2019

The Senate Game & Fisheries Committee today approved legislation that would empower the Pennsylvania Game Commission to allow Sunday hunting, according to Senator Dan Laughlin, committee chairman and prime sponsor of the bill.   [Read More]

Feb

05

2019

February 05, 2019

 

Sen. Lisa Baker, R-20th, offered remarks on the floor of the Senate today on Senate Resolution 20. Listen   [Read More]

Feb

05

2019

February 05, 2019

Following Governor Wolf’s budget address, Senate Republican leaders said they will continue their push for a fiscally responsible budget that controls spending, holds the line on new taxes and continues to invest in education and job-creation. Listen   [Read More]

Feb

04

2019

February 04, 2019

The Senate Game & Fisheries Committee will consider a measure on Tuesday (February 5) that would empower the Pennsylvania Game Committee to allow Sunday hunting, according to Senator Dan Laughlin, committee chairman and prime sponsor of the bill.   [Read More]

Feb

04

2019

February 04, 2019

 

Legislation introduced by State Senator John DiSanto (R-15) to ensure that public employees who commit job-related felonies are stripped of their taxpayer-funded pension was unanimously approved today by the Senate and now goes to the House of Representatives for consideration.     [Read More]

Feb

04

2019

February 04, 2019

Senate Game and Fisheries Committee | Tuesday, February 5, 2019 | 9:30 a.m. | Off the Floor   [Read More]