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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
Sen. 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]

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Martin Hosts Capitol Event Highlighting Bipartisan Efforts to Fight Pediatric Cancer

February 04, 2019
A bipartisan group of lawmakers from the Senate and the House of Representatives joined with advocates, medical experts and families affected by pediatric cancer at the state Capitol today to highlight efforts to combat childhood cancers, according to Senator Scott Martin (R-13).     [Read More]

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Meeting to consider SB 85 and SB 145

February 01, 2019
Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee | Monday, February 4, 2019 |12:30 p.m. | East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-A |     [Read More]

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Lawmakers, Advocates Plan to Highlight Efforts to Fight Pediatric Cancer

February 01, 2019
Senators Scott Martin (R-13) and Andy Dinniman (D-19) and Representatives Kerry Benninghoff (R-171) and Tom Caltagirone (D-127) will hold a press conference on Monday, February 4, at 11 a.m. in the Capitol Media Center to highlight bipartisan legislative efforts to combat pediatric cancer.     [Read More]

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Senator White Announces His Retirement from the Senate

January 29, 2019
Senator White Announces His Retirement from the Senate     [Read More]

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Student-Crafted Hellbender Bill Approved by Senate Committee

January 29, 2019
Two days into the start of the 2019-2020 Legislative Session, a legislative proposal championed by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s (CBF) Pennsylvania Student Leadership Council has already won support in the state Senate, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

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Senator Folmer Discusses Election Reforms

January 29, 2019
I’m pleased to join with Senate colleagues to propose bipartisan election changes – beginning with three constitutional amendments:  absentee ballots, poll workers, and judicial retention elections. Listen   [Read More]

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Meeting to consider SB 127 and SB 128

January 28, 2019
Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee | Tuesday | January 29, 2019  | 11 a.m. | East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-B |     [Read More]