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Senate Passes Martin’s Down Syndrome Awareness Day Resolution

March 20, 2019
In recognition of the incredible accomplishments of individuals living with Down syndrome, Senator Scott Martin (R-13) led passage of a Senate resolution today designating March 21 as World Down Syndrome Day. Listen   [Read More]

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DiSanto Public Pension Forfeiture Bill Sent to Governor

March 20, 2019
Legislation introduced by State Senator John DiSanto (Dauphin/Perry) to ensure that public employees who commit job-related felonies are stripped of their taxpayer-funded pension was approved by the Senate today with House amendments and is now on its way to the Governor’s desk.   [Read More]

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Senate Transportation Chair Ward to Spearhead Action on Transportation Risks

March 20, 2019
Senate Transportation Committee Chair Kim Ward (R-39) said today she will spearhead an effort to confront the major challenges facing Pennsylvania’s transportation system.     [Read More]

Senate committee approves Phillips-Hill’s proposal paving way for school flexible instructional days

March 19, 2019
The Senate Education Committee unanimously approved a measure sponsored by Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) that would allow school districts to utilize flexible instructional days in the instance of a school cancellation. Listen   [Read More]

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Public Hearing on PA Farm Bill Proposal

March 15, 2019
Joint Hearing Senate and House Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committees | Wednesday, March 20, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. | North Office Building, Hearing Room #1 |     [Read More]

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Meeting to consider SB 372, HB 18, and Nominee

March 15, 2019
Senate State Government Committee | March 19, 2019 | Hearing Room One, North Office Building |     [Read More]

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Martin Renews Push to Help Students Facing Prolonged Medical Absence From School

March 06, 2019
Senator Scott Martin (R-13) reintroduced legislation recently that would provide new resources to students who face an extended absence from school due to injury or illness.   [Read More]

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Joint Informational meeting with the PA War Veterans Council, State Veterans Commission, Office of State Fire Commissioner and the PA Civil Air Patrol regarding their programs and legislative initiatives

February 08, 2019
JOINT HEARING - Senate & House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committees | February 11, 2019 | Irvis Office Building, Room G-50 |     [Read More]

Yaw Bill Enhances Farmland Preservation Law

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]

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Senate Adopts Baker Resolution Calling For Transparency In Proposed Court Rule Change

February 05, 2019
Senator Lisa Baker, R-20th, offered remarks on the floor of the Senate today on Senate Resolution 20. Listen   [Read More]


Senate Republican Leaders Respond to Governor’s Budget Plan: Urge Lower Spending, Limited Borrowing, Help for Job-Creators

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]

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DiSanto Bill Expanding Public Employee Pension Forfeiture Act Approved by Senate

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]