News Releases

May

22

2019

May 22, 2019

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) today welcomed two new members to the Senate Republican caucus.   [Read More]

May

16

2019

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]

May

14

2019

May 14, 2019

The House of Representatives unanimously approved legislation today that would designate the bridge carrying Iron Stone Hill Road (State Route 2087) over the Codorus Creek as the Sgt. Christopher M. Wrinkle and Tosca Memorial Bridge.   [Read More]

May

10

2019

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]

May

09

2019

May 09, 2019

Today Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) has circulated a Senate co-sponsorship memo for legislation to require the sale of the Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor’s residence.   [Read More]

May

09

2019

May 09, 2019

In recognition of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46) will introduce legislation that would help prevent one of the most dangerous and preventable hazards for motorcyclists: grass clippings on roadways.   [Read More]

May

09

2019

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]

May

08

2019

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]

May

08

2019

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]

May

08

2019

May 08, 2019

The Senate Local Government Committee approved a bill today that would give a number of municipalities in Pennsylvania the option to prohibit video gaming terminals (VGTs) at truck stops within its borders.   [Read More]

May

08

2019

May 08, 2019

The Senate approved bipartisan legislation today that would help generate more interest in Pennsylvania’s career and technical education programs.   [Read More]

May

08

2019

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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