News Releases

Jul

07

2022

July 07, 2022

The Senate of Pennsylvania unanimously passed legislation today led by Sen. Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35), chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, to stop the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) from imposing new tolls on existing bridges with a Public-Private Transportation Partnership (P3).  [Read More]

Jul

07

2022

July 07, 2022

Legislation halting the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) from imposing new tolls on nine interstate bridges throughout the state was passed today by the Senate, according to Sen. Devlin Robinson (R-37), co-sponsor of the legislation.  [Read More]

Jul

07

2022

July 07, 2022

Governor Tom Wolf signed legislation, Senate Bill 635, sponsored by State Senator John Yudichak (I-14) and State Representative Doyle Heffley (R-122) that will expand the Pennsylvania Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy Program (C-PACE).  [Read More]

Jul

07

2022

July 07, 2022

The state Senate has approved legislation that would reduce the waiting time for Pennsylvanians to get refills of their prescription eyedrops, said bill sponsor Sen. Joe Pittman (R-41).  [Read More]

Jul

07

2022

July 07, 2022

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) to mandate responsible use of fertilizer through updated application standards heads to the governor’s desk this week for his signature.  [Read More]

Jul

07

2022

July 07, 2022

After an error by the Department of State delayed a bipartisan effort to bring justice to victims of childhood sexual abuse and led to the resignation of Secretary Kathy Boockvar, the Senate sent a bill to the governor to prevent future mistakes.  [Read More]

Jul

07

2022

July 07, 2022

Legislation that protects consumers’ energy choices heads to the governor’s desk after approval from the House of Representatives this week, Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) said.  [Read More]

Jul

06

2022

July 06, 2022

The Senate passed legislation that includes language to provide information and compensation to crime victims, according to Sen. Camera Bartolotta (R-46).  [Read More]

Jul

06

2022

July 06, 2022

Legislation introduced by Senator John Yudichak (I-Luzerne/Carbon), Senator Lisa Baker (R-Luzerne/Wyoming/Susquehanna/Wayne/Pike) and Senator Marty Flynn (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) in honor of a fallen Scranton police officer John Wilding received bipartisan support today, passing the Senate by a vote of 35-15 on final passage and concurrence of an amendment from the House of Representatives.  [Read More]

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]