News Releases

Apr

18

2019

April 18, 2019

State Senators Dan Laughlin (R-Erie) and Maria Collett (D-Montgomery/Bucks) have introduced “The Family Care Act” to establish a statewide Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program.   [Read More]

Apr

10

2019

April 10, 2019

The Senate gave its unanimous approval to a bill authored by Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) that would name the portion of State Route 2087 over the East Branch Cordorus Creek as the Sgt. Christopher M. Wrinkle and Tosca Memorial Bridge.   Listen   [Read More]

Apr

10

2019

April 10, 2019

Listen The Senate adopted a Resolution (April 9) supported by Senator Dan Laughlin recognizing the week of April 14 through 20, 2019, as "Osteopathic Medicine Week" in Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

Apr

09

2019

April 09, 2019

The Pennsylvania Senate today passed a package of bills designed to provide stronger protections for crime victims and ensure they have more opportunities to participate in the judicial process.   [Read More]

Apr

09

2019

April 09, 2019

Students who face an extended absence from school due to injury or illness could continue to participate in classroom activities and learning under a bill approved by the Senate today, according to one of the bill’s prime sponsors, Senator Scott Martin (R-13).     [Read More]

Apr

09

2019

April 09, 2019

The Senate Labor and Industry Committee approved a bill today that would set commonsense safety standards for barns and other agricultural buildings that are repurposed for weddings and other social events.   [Read More]

Apr

08

2019

April 08, 2019

Senators Camera Bartolotta (R-46) and Pat Stefano (R-32) offered an alternative today to Governor Wolf's Restore PA plan that would fund infrastructure projects throughout the state without the need for the Governor’s job-killing severance tax.   [Read More]

Apr

08

2019

April 08, 2019

During Senate session on Monday, Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) called for the passage of legislation she’s sponsoring that would increase penalties on those who traffic or solicit the services of trafficked victims in the Commonwealth.   [Read More]

Apr

04

2019

April 04, 2019

State Senator Tom Killion (R-9) today joined Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan and advocates for those with disabilities at a news conference at The Arc of Chester County in West Goshen to call for passage of legislation he is sponsoring to expand Pennsylvania’s hate crime statute.    [Read More]

Apr

03

2019

April 03, 2019

A bipartisan group of state Senators introduced legislation today that would help level the playing field for the nuclear industry, protect nearly 16,000 Pennsylvania jobs, prevent consumers from facing significantly higher long-term energy costs, and greatly assist the Commonwealth in meeting its carbon emission reduction goals.   [Read More]

Apr

03

2019

April 03, 2019

The Senate Majority Policy Committee will take a closer look at the future demographics of higher education during a public hearing on Wednesday April 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in Room 8 – EB of the East Wing, Capitol Complex in Harrisburg.   [Read More]

Apr

02

2019

April 02, 2019

State Senator Judy Ward (R-30) and Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) will soon introduce legislation exempting milk haulers from travel bans imposed during a declaration of disaster emergency.   [Read More]

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