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Video: Violet Oakley’s Murals

January 17, 2019
Senator John Gordner offers remarks commemorating the 100th anniversary of Violet Oakley’s completion of the murals in the Senate chamber.     [Read More]

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Advocates join Phillips-Hill, Grove to take stand against human trafficking

January 09, 2019
Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) and Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) were joined by advocates for a press conference in the Capitol on Wednesday to unveil the Buyer Beware Act, joint pieces of legislation in the House and Senate to increase penalties on criminals convicted of certain human trafficking offenses     [Read More]

Sen. White’s Bill Would Extend Child Abuse Protections to Unborn Children

January 03, 2019
Senator Don White (R-Indiana) is drafting legislation that will hold women who knowingly and willingly use illegal drugs while pregnant accountable for the abuse of the children. Listen   [Read More]

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Scarnati Sworn In as Senate President Pro Tempore

January 01, 2019
Today at the State Capitol in Harrisburg, State Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25) was sworn in as President Pro Tempore of the Pennsylvania Senate for 2019.   [Read More]

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Pennsylvania’s Bipartisan Nuclear Energy Caucus Releases Report Detailing Impacts of Losing the State’s Nuclear Industry and Provides Options for Taking Action in 2019

November 29, 2018
Senators Ryan Aument (R-36) and John Yudichak (D-14) along with Representatives Becky Corbin (R-155) and Rob Matzie (D-16), who co-chair the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s bipartisan Nuclear Energy Caucus (NEC), today released the “Bicameral Nuclear Energy Caucus Report” detailing the nuclear energy industry’s contributions to Pennsylvania’s communities, economy, and environment.   [Read More]

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Fire & EMS Commission to Vote on Final Report and Hold Media Availability

November 26, 2018
The Senate Resolution 6 Commission will meet at 10 a.m., on Wednesday, November 28th, in Room 60 of the East Wing Rotunda of the State Capitol to vote on its Final Report, according to Senator Randy Vulakovich and Representative Steve Barrar, who serve as Co-Chairmen of the Commission.     [Read More]

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Meeting on Quality Infant and Toddler Care

November 13, 2018
Early Childhood Education Caucus | November 14 | Room 8E-B, East Wing |     [Read More]

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Sen. Browne, Rep. Mackenzie, Dr. Lipman Promote Diabetes Awareness

November 13, 2018
Speaking at a press conference today (November 13) to promote diabetes awareness, Senator Pat Browne, Representative Ryan Mackenzie and Dr. Terri Lipman, an award-winning Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and pediatric nurse practitioner in the Division of Diabetes and Endocrinology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, discussed the growing impact of the chronic disease on people of all ages.   Listen   [Read More]

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Local and State Leaders Highlight Collaborative Efforts to Protect Integrity of Public Assistance Program

October 31, 2018
Senator Ryan Aument (R-36) and Representative Mindy Fee (R-37), along with Pennsylvania Inspector General Bruce Beemer and Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman today outlined new collaborative efforts to combat fraud and abuse in the trafficking of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (“SNAP”) benefits.     [Read More]

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Data Center Sales and Use Tax Exemption (SB 760)

October 29, 2018
Senate Finance Committee | October 29, 2018 | Iron Mountain Data Center, Boyers, PA     [Read More]

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Senate committee holds hearing on Supreme Court decision regarding public sector unions

October 25, 2018
Senator David G. Argall (R-29) chaired a Senate Majority Policy Committee hearing with experts on the recently decided U.S. Supreme Court case Janus v AFSCME at the state Capitol on Thursday to learn more about the court decision’s impact on public employee unions and potential state legislative responses.     [Read More]

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State Legislative Response to Janus v AFSCME

October 22, 2018
Senate Majority Policy Committee | October 25 | North Office Building, Hearing Room #1 |     [Read More]