News Releases

Sep

20

2019

September 20, 2019

The Senate Education Committee will hold a public hearing on Food in Education at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 23, in Hearing Room 1 of the North Office Building in Harrisburg, according to Senator Wayne Langerholc Jr., chairman of the Senate Education Committee.   [Read More]

Sep

19

2019

September 19, 2019

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania | September 25, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. | Keystone Building, PUC Hearing Room #5 | Watch Live   [Read More]

Sep

18

2019

September 18, 2019

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) issued the following statement announcing the resignation of Senator Folmer.   [Read More]

Sep

10

2019

September 10, 2019

Senators Scott Martin (R-13) and David G. Argall (R-29) have introduced a bill that would require able-bodied, non-elderly Medicaid recipients to seek employment or volunteer in the community as a condition of receiving benefits.   [Read More]

Sep

03

2019

September 03, 2019

Speaking in front of a packed room at the Monroe County Safety Center, Sally Kozak, Deputy Secretary with the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, testified that broadband access is critical for the delivery of high-quality healthcare.   [Read More]

Aug

28

2019

August 28, 2019

The Higher Education Funding Commission held its inaugural and organizational meeting yesterday (August 27) and will begin its work reviewing and making recommendations related to higher education funding, affordability and effectiveness and administration and operations, according to Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Pat Browne (R-Lehigh) and Education Secretary Pedro Rivera.   [Read More]

Aug

28

2019

August 28, 2019

Legislation named in memory of Deana Eckman, Delco woman killed in February crash MEDIA, PA – Joined by the parents and husband of DUI homicide victim Deana Eckman, Senator Tom Killion (R – Chester and Delaware) today announced the introduction of groundbreaking legislation in her memory that would require the use of innovative technology to […]   [Read More]

Aug

27

2019

August 27, 2019

The Special Education Funding Commission, which was originally established in Act 3 of 2012 to review and make recommendations regarding special education funding, is being reconstituted to review the current formula that determines special education payments to school districts in Pennsylvania, according to Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Pat Browne (R-Lehigh), House Education Committee Chairman Curtis Sonney (R-Erie) and Education Secretary Pedro Rivera.   [Read More]

Aug

14

2019

August 14, 2019

At a public hearing today in Everett, the Senate Education Committee, chaired by Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35), heard testimony from area educators, statewide officials and charter school representatives on how to establish a fairer approach to funding charter schools.   [Read More]

Aug

13

2019

August 13, 2019

The Governor’s actions today are an indication of the seriousness of the concerns for the current funding of public charter and cyber charter schools and its effect on overall public school finance in Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

Aug

12

2019

August 12, 2019

Senator Joe Pittman will soon introduce legislation to reduce the amount of funding diverted each year from essential transportation improvement projects to support State Police operations. Listen   [Read More]

Aug

07

2019

August 07, 2019

Senator Pat Browne (R-Lehigh) and Representative Ryan Mackenzie (R-Lehigh/Berks) announced that August 7th has been designated as Purple Heart Day in Pennsylvania to recognize the sacrifices of those who were wounded or killed in service to their country as members of the United States Military.   [Read More]

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