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State-Related Universities

April 06, 2021
VIDEO: Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing for the State-Related Universities (Penn State, Pitt, Temple and Lincoln).     [Read More]

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Informational Meeting on the ‘State of the Chesapeake Bay’

April 01, 2021
Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee | Tuesday, April 6, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. | Virtual Participation via Zoom |     [Read More]

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Public Hearing on OMB’s Proposed Change to Metropolitan Definition and Funding Implications for Pennsylvania

March 31, 2021
The Center for Rural Pennsylvania Board of Directors, chaired by Sen. Gene Yaw, will hold a virtual public hearing on Wednesday, April 7, beginning at 10 a.m., to learn more about the possible funding implications for Pennsylvania if the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) changes its definition of metropolitan areas.     [Read More]

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Capitol Preservation Committee to Make Historic Selection

March 29, 2021
The Capitol Preservation Committee held a meeting Wednesday, March 31 at 10:00am. |     [Read More]

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Senate Passes Ward Bill to Help Farmers with Barn Wedding Venues

March 24, 2021
  The Senate today approved a bill sponsored by Senator Judy Ward (R-30) that sets commonsense safety standards for barns and other agricultural buildings that are repurposed for weddings and other social events.   [Read More]

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Senate Panel Passes Martin’s Bill Providing New Resources for Pediatric Cancer Research

March 24, 2021
The Senate Finance Committee approved a bill today that could generate up to $100 million in private donations over the next decade to support childhood cancer research, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator Scott Martin (R-13). Listen   [Read More]

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Bill Providing New Marketing Tool for Veteran-Owned Businesses Earns Committee Approval

March 24, 2021
Veterans, reservists and members of the National Guard who own their own business could have a valuable new marketing tool under a bill approved by the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee this week. Listen   [Read More]

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Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Legislation to Clarify Qualifications for District Attorneys and the Attorney General of Pennsylvania

March 23, 2021
The Senate Judiciary Committee, today, advanced two pieces of legislation to bring greater transparency, clarity and stability to the offices of District Attorneys and office of Attorney General, according to chairwoman Senator Lisa Baker (R-20).     [Read More]

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Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Yaw District Attorney Modernization Bill

March 23, 2021
As legislators continue conversations about criminal justice reform, a new state Senate bill, sponsored by Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), Vice Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, would clarify the statutory requirements for individuals who hold the office of District Attorney in Pennsylvania.  Listen   [Read More]

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Senate Panel Approves Martin’s Resolution Calling for End of Clock Changing

March 23, 2021
The Senate State Government Committee approved a resolution today that calls for daylight saving time to made permanent in order to eliminate the twice-yearly time changes, according to the resolution’s sponsor, Senator Scott Martin (R-13). Listen   [Read More]

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Meeting to consider  SB 74, SB 286, SB 325, SB 343, and HB 230

March 23, 2021
Senate Finance Committee | Wednesday, March 24, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. | Senate Chamber and Virtual Participation     [Read More]

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Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED)

March 23, 2021
Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing for the Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED).     [Read More]