News Releases

Jul

15

2019

July 15, 2019

Legislation sponsored by Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35) that would provide greater rights and protections for victims of sexual assault, was signed into law today by the Governor Wolf.   [Read More]

Jul

11

2019

July 11, 2019

Senator Scott Martin (R-13) and the Board of Governors for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) voted on Wednesday to freeze tuition for the upcoming school year, holding the line on costs to students for the first time in decades.   [Read More]

Jul

05

2019

July 05, 2019

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) issued the following statement today   [Read More]

Jul

03

2019

July 03, 2019

Senator Elder Vogel’s “farming legacy” bill, a key measure to help promote and support Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry into the future, was signed into law by the Governor on Tuesday (July 2). Listen   [Read More]

Jul

03

2019

July 03, 2019

The Governor signed a measure on Tuesday (July 2) that will rename a bridge and a portion of Interstate 376 as lasting memorials to two Beaver County men, according to Senator Elder Vogel and Representative Josh Kail.   [Read More]

Jul

03

2019

July 03, 2019

Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed a bill that would have exempted milk haulers from travel bans imposed during a declaration of disaster emergency, meaning dairies will have to dump milk and lose revenue when roads are closed, according to Sen. Judy Ward (R-Blair/Cumberland/Franklin/Fulton/Huntingdon) and Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair).   [Read More]

Jul

02

2019

July 02, 2019

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25), Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34), Senate Appropriations Chair Pat Browne (R-16), Senate Majority Whip John Gordner (R-27), Senate Majority Caucus Chair Bob Mensch (R-24), Senate Majority Caucus Secretary Ryan Aument (R-36), Senate Majority Caucus Administrator Kim Ward (R-39), Senate Majority Policy Committee Chair David Argall (R-29) and all members of the Senate Republican Caucus today, have sent the attached letter to Lt. Governor John Fetterman regarding his willful disregard for the Rules of the Senate of Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

Jul

02

2019

July 02, 2019

Today legislation sponsored by Senator Mike Regan (R-Cumberland and York) to strengthen last year’s comprehensive School Safety and Security Law was signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf as Act 67 of 2019.   [Read More]

Jul

01

2019

July 01, 2019

See all the Farming First bills here. HARRISBURG – A broad package of bills to support Pennsylvania agriculture and encourage new generations of farmers to continue the state’s rich farming heritage were signed by the Governor, including several measures introduced and supported by Senator Judy Ward (R-30). Ward sponsored Senate Bill 661, which would create […]   [Read More]

Jul

01

2019

July 01, 2019

Legislation introduced by Senator Dan Laughlin to provide stronger protections for crime victims and ensure they have more opportunities to participate in the judicial process was signed into law by the Governor.   [Read More]

Jul

01

2019

July 01, 2019

Today, Governor Tom Wolf signed into law legislation championed by Senator Mike Regan (R-Cumberland and York) that would create the Military Family Educational Program, or “Pennsylvania GI Bill for Families.”     [Read More]

Jun

29

2019

June 29, 2019

Volunteer fire companies will be able to keep more of the money they bring in during fundraisers thanks to a proposal that was signed into law this week, according to the measure’s author, Senator Scott Martin (R-13).   [Read More]

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