News Releases

Jun

30

2022

June 30, 2022

The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, today, declared Governor Wolf’s Major Bridge P3 Initiative void ab initio.  This ruling by the Commonwealth Court fully stops the Wolf Administration plan to toll nine major bridges across the state, according to Senator Lisa Baker (R-20).  [Read More]

Jun

30

2022

June 30, 2022

Senator Michele Brooks’ legislation to continue supporting local veterans’ organizations, fire departments and other service clubs is on its way to the governor’s desk for his signature.  [Read More]

Jun

30

2022

June 30, 2022

Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman (R-Bellefonte), Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward (R-Westmoreland) and Senate Transportation Committee Chair Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35) issued the following statement today following a Commonwealth Court ruling that blocks the Wolf Administration from moving forward with its bridge tolling plan:  [Read More]

Jun

30

2022

June 30, 2022

According to State Sen. Devlin Robinson, (R-37), the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court today ruled in favor of halting the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) bridge tolling plan.  [Read More]

Jun

30

2022

June 30, 2022

The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania today declared Gov. Tom Wolf’s Major Bridge P3 Initiative void ab initio.  [Read More]

Jun

30

2022

June 30, 2022

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee approved legislation today that creates a sustainable plan to cap some of Pennsylvania’s orphaned oil and gas wells, Chairman Gene Yaw (R-23) said.  [Read More]

Jun

29

2022

June 29, 2022

The Senate unanimously approved landmark legislation that streamlines the prior authorization and step therapy processes for medical treatment, according to Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York), who sponsored the measure.  [Read More]

Jun

29

2022

June 29, 2022

Two bills sponsored by Sens. Scott Martin (R-13) and Ryan Aument (R-36) intended to increase transparency and empower parents by addressing discussions of gender identity and sexual orientation in Pennsylvania schools were passed by the Senate earlier today.  [Read More]

Jun

29

2022

June 29, 2022

Sens. Devlin Robinson (R-37) and Chris Gebhard’s (R-48) bill to improve enforcement of the construction industry’s use of the federal E-Verify system was approved today by the Senate.  [Read More]

Jun

28

2022

June 28, 2022

The Pennsylvania General Assembly has sent to the governor Sen. Dan Laughlin’s Senate Bill 563 to improve safety in state-regulated child care facilities, a measure he introduced in response to a tragic fire that claimed the lives of five young children in Erie in 2019.  [Read More]

Jun

28

2022

June 28, 2022

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) to shine more light on the finances of state-related universities was unanimously approved by the Senate State Government Committee today.   [Read More]

Jun

28

2022

June 28, 2022

The Senate Transportation Committee unanimously voted today to approve legislation by Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) that will reduce vehicle collisions with tow trucks on the side of roads and highways.  [Read More]

Jun

28

2022

June 28, 2022

The Senate State Government Committee approved legislation to increase the transparency of state and local government in Pennsylvania today, according to Senator David G. Argall (R-29), the chairman of the committee.  [Read More]

Jun

28

2022

June 28, 2022

The Senate Transportation Committee unanimously passed Senate Bill 167, legislation sponsored by Sen. Camera Bartolotta (R-46), to protect Pennsylvanians suffering from chronic illness from an inconsistency in the state’s driving under the influence (DUI) law that leaves them vulnerable to wrongful criminal conviction.  [Read More]

Jun

27

2022

June 27, 2022

State Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) led a Capitol rally today to call for action to address Pennsylvania’s fentanyl and opioid overdose epidemic.   [Read More]

Jun

27

2022

June 27, 2022

Sen. Devlin Robinson’s (R-37) bill to change the timing of boat registrations in Pennsylvania was signed into law today.  [Read More]

Jun

27

2022

June 27, 2022

Sen. Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35), chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, issued a statement today regarding the historic agreement to commence passenger rail improvements:  [Read More]

Jun

27

2022

June 27, 2022

A bill establishing statewide uniform requirements restricting the use of “Class B” firefighting foams containing added per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) for training purposes and testing was recently approved by the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, according to prime sponsor Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).  [Read More]

Jun

24

2022

June 24, 2022

State Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) will lead a Capitol rally Monday in the East Wing Rotunda of the Main Capitol to call for action to address Pennsylvania’s fentanyl and opioid overdose epidemic.  [Read More]

Jun

23

2022

June 23, 2022

The state Senate this week approved legislation sponsored by Sen. Bob Mensch (R-24) to provide a pathway for Valley Forge Military Academy and College cadets to commission early into the Pennsylvania Army National Guard as an U.S. Officer in the Army.  [Read More]

Jun

23

2022

June 23, 2022

Potential revisions to the Right to Know Law, which allows for Pennsylvania residents and organizations to request information about the operations of state and local agencies, the General Assembly, the judiciary, and state-related universities, were the subject of a hearing of the Senate State Government Committee today, according to Senator David G. Argall (R-29), the chair of the committee.  [Read More]

Jun

23

2022

June 23, 2022

Responding to Pennsylvania’s ranking as the state with the highest number of Lyme disease cases in the nation, Sen. Michele Brooks applauded the Senate’s passage of her legislation to help control the tick population, provide coverage for doctor-recommended Lyme disease treatment, and spread education and awareness of tickborne diseases.   [Read More]

Jun

23

2022

June 23, 2022

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Chris Gebhard (R-48), which would allow outdoor advertisers to use energy-efficient lighting, received unanimous Senate support.  [Read More]

Jun

22

2022

June 22, 2022

The Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee unanimously voted to approve legislation by Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) that will drastically improve how the commonwealth tracks and responds to drug overdoses.  [Read More]

Jun

22

2022

June 22, 2022

The Senate approved legislation today that would give continuing educational credits to dentists who volunteer at free clinics and charity events, said Sen. Scott Martin (R-13).  [Read More]