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Scarnati Continues Push for Open Primaries in Pennsylvania

May 16, 2019
Today, Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) announced that there are plans to advance language to allow for open primaries in Pennsylvania when the Senate returns to session in June.   Listen   [Read More]

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Sen. Langerholc Encouraged by Discussion at Senate Hearing in Latrobe On Exempting Eligible Counties from Vehicle Emissions Testing

May 10, 2019
The Senate Transportation Committee held a public hearing today in Latrobe on exempting eligible counties from vehicle emissions testing, according to Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35) who served on the panel.      [Read More]

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Roundtable discussion on the issue of DUI repeat offenders

May 10, 2019
Senate Majority Policy Committee | May 13, 2019 | Neumann University, Aston, Delaware County |     [Read More]

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“Talk To Your State Senator” School Safety Video Competition Winners Announced

May 09, 2019
Students from six Pennsylvania schools were announced as winners of the second annual “Talk To Your State Senator” statewide video competition this week.     [Read More]

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Senate Republicans Champion Seven “Farming First” Bills to Preserve Pennsylvania Agriculture

May 08, 2019
Senate Republicans held a news conference today to highlight passage of seven bills this week that would help current and future generations of Pennsylvania farmers.     [Read More]

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Senate Passes Langerholc Bill to Allow for Wider Farm Equipment on PA Roads

May 08, 2019
The State Senate today approved legislation sponsored by Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35) that is intended to help Pennsylvania’s farmers by increasing the allowable width for farm equipment on roads in the Commonwealth.   Listen   [Read More]

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Senate Committee Advances McDonnell Nomination

May 08, 2019
State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), Chairman of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, today released the following statement on the Committee’s vote to approve Patrick McDonnell, Governor Tom Wolf’s nominee to serve as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).     [Read More]

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Senate Adopts Youth Art Month Resolution

May 08, 2019
The Senate this week adopted a resolution sponsored by Senator Scott Hutchinson recognizing May 2019 as "Youth Art Month in Pennsylvania."     [Read More]

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Education Committee Approves Bartolotta’s Bill Expanding Job Training Program Availability

May 07, 2019
The Senate Education Committee approved a proposal today that would expand job training opportunities to a broader number of Pennsylvanians, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46).     [Read More]

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Transportation Committee to Hold Hearing on Exempting Eligible Counties from Vehicle Emissions Testing

May 06, 2019
The Senate Transportation Committee will hold a public hearing May 10 in Latrobe on exempting eligible counties from vehicle emissions testing, committee Chair Senator Kim Ward (R-39) and committee member Senator Wayne Langerholc (R-35) announced today.     [Read More]

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Senator Judy Ward Appointed to Lead Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee

May 03, 2019
Senator Judy Ward (R-30) was appointed this week by Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) to lead the Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee for the remainder of the 2019-20 Legislative Session.     [Read More]

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Meeting to consider SB 412, SB 413, SB 538, SB 617, HB 223 and HB 227

May 03, 2019
Senate State Government Committee | May 7, 2019 | 12 noon | East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-A |     [Read More]