News Releases

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02

2019

July 02, 2019

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25), Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34), Senate Appropriations Chair Pat Browne (R-16), Senate Majority Whip John Gordner (R-27), Senate Majority Caucus Chair Bob Mensch (R-24), Senate Majority Caucus Secretary Ryan Aument (R-36), Senate Majority Caucus Administrator Kim Ward (R-39), Senate Majority Policy Committee Chair David Argall (R-29) and all members of the Senate Republican Caucus today, have sent the attached letter to Lt. Governor John Fetterman regarding his willful disregard for the Rules of the Senate of Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

Jul

02

2019

July 02, 2019

Today legislation sponsored by Senator Mike Regan (R-Cumberland and York) to strengthen last year’s comprehensive School Safety and Security Law was signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf as Act 67 of 2019.   [Read More]

Jul

01

2019

July 01, 2019

See all the Farming First bills here. HARRISBURG – A broad package of bills to support Pennsylvania agriculture and encourage new generations of farmers to continue the state’s rich farming heritage were signed by the Governor, including several measures introduced and supported by Senator Judy Ward (R-30). Ward sponsored Senate Bill 661, which would create […]   [Read More]

Jul

01

2019

July 01, 2019

Legislation introduced by Senator Dan Laughlin to provide stronger protections for crime victims and ensure they have more opportunities to participate in the judicial process was signed into law by the Governor.   [Read More]

Jul

01

2019

July 01, 2019

Today, Governor Tom Wolf signed into law legislation championed by Senator Mike Regan (R-Cumberland and York) that would create the Military Family Educational Program, or “Pennsylvania GI Bill for Families.”     [Read More]

Jun

29

2019

June 29, 2019

Volunteer fire companies will be able to keep more of the money they bring in during fundraisers thanks to a proposal that was signed into law this week, according to the measure’s author, Senator Scott Martin (R-13).   [Read More]

Jun

28

2019

June 28, 2019

The Senate and the House of Representatives approved legislation this week that would require the Pennsylvania Inspector General to review the Pennsylvania Statewide Radio Network (PA-STARNet).   [Read More]

Jun

28

2019

June 28, 2019

Legislation introduced by Sen. Michele Brooks to attack the heroin and opioid crisis and crack down on the abuse of Suboxone (buprenorphine) -- a treatment drug that contains an opioid -- has passed the Senate.   [Read More]

Jun

27

2019

June 27, 2019

The State Senate today passed Senate Bill 48, legislation to provide counties with funding for the purchase of new voting machines.  This legislation has been sent to the Governor’s desk for his signature.   [Read More]

Jun

27

2019

June 27, 2019

Today, a bill that would increase legislative input and oversight in the voting machine decertification process was passed by the General Assembly, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27), who sponsored the measure.   [Read More]

Jun

27

2019

June 27, 2019

Today, the General Assembly of Pennsylvania gave final approval to legislation sponsored by Senator Mike Regan (R-Cumberland and York) that addresses two issues raised since the passage of last year’s comprehensive School Safety and Security Law, Act 44.   [Read More]

Jun

27

2019

June 27, 2019

The Senate approved a bill today designed to improve school safety by focusing on behavioral health, and provide new resources for students facing extended absences from school due to injury or illness, according to Senators Scott Martin (R-13) and Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35).   [Read More]

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