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Bartolotta Touts Responsible Increase in Pennsylvania’s Minimum Wage

November 20, 2019
Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46) issued the following statement today regarding passage of legislation to increase Pennsylvania’s minimum wage incrementally from $7.25 to $9.50 by January 1, 2022:     [Read More]

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Senate Approves Down Syndrome Protection Act

November 20, 2019
A bill that would prohibit the practice of selectively aborting babies based solely on a diagnosis of Down syndrome earned Senate approval today, according to Senator Scott Martin (R-13), who supported the bill.     [Read More]

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Veterans Affairs Committee Advances Several Military & Veterans Bills

November 20, 2019
Today, the Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee, approved five measures aiding military families and veterans, according to Senator Mike Regan (R-Cumberland and York), Chairman of the Committee.     [Read More]

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Meeting to consider the reappointment of James Van Blarcom to the Milk Marketing Board

November 19, 2019
Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee | November 20, 2019 | 12:30 p.m. | Main Capitol, Room 461 |     [Read More]

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Senate Approves Martin’s Bill Providing New Resources to Fight Pediatric Cancer

November 19, 2019
VIDEO: Senator Scott Martin speaks in support of Senate Bill 74, legislation that will allow companies to apply to the Department of Revenue for a tax credit which they may utilize for that taxable year after making an eligible donation to a Pennsylvania pediatric cancer research hospital. Listen   [Read More]

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PA Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee Advances Three More Bills to Full Senate

November 19, 2019
The Pennsylvania Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, chaired by state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), today held a voting meeting to consider and report three measures to the full Senate, including bills to promote stream cleaning, increasing the cap on grants for household hazardous waste collection events and requiring DEP to forward notices of noncompliance.   [Read More]

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Senators Unveil RGGI, Carbon Tax Legislation

November 19, 2019
Senators Joe Pittman (R-41), Gene Yaw (R-23) and David G. Argall (R-29) and other legislators today (November 19) unveiled and discussed bills that will be introduced in the Senate and House of Representatives addressing Governor Wolf’s proposal to have Pennsylvania enter into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).     [Read More]

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Senate Approves Legislation to Delay Polk Center Closure

November 18, 2019
The Senate today (November 18) passed legislation that establishes a moratorium on closing the Polk and White Haven State Centers, according to Senator Scott Hutchinson, a co-sponsor and strong supporter of the bill. Listen   [Read More]

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Confirmation hearing to consider the reappointment of Richard Steigerwald as a member of the State Athletic Commission

November 18, 2019
Senate State Government Committee | November 19, 2019 | 9:30 a.m. | East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-A |     [Read More]

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Voting meeting for SB 954 and public hearing on the re-nomination of William Lieberman as Commissioner of the PA Turnpike Commission

November 18, 2019
Senate Transportation Committee | November 19, 2019 | 11:30 a.m. | East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-B |     [Read More]

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Senator Pittman to Unveil RGGI Legislation on Tuesday

November 18, 2019
Senators Joe Pittman, Gene Yaw and David G. Argall and other legislators will host a press conference at Noon on Tuesday, November 19, in the Media Center of the State Capitol East Wing. |     [Read More]

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Meeting to consider SB 595 and HB 427

November 15, 2019
Senate Banking and Insurance Committee | November 19, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. | Main Capitol, Room 461 |     [Read More]