News Releases

Oct

06

2020

October 06, 2020

Governor Wolf issued today another change to gathering restrictions across our Commonwealth.   [Read More]

Oct

06

2020

October 06, 2020

Yesterday, the Pennsylvania Senate unanimously approved legislation authored by Sen. Bob Mensch (R-24) which would provide better earning potential for workers with disabilities.    [Read More]

Oct

05

2020

October 05, 2020

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) is hosting a press conference Thursday, October 8 at 10 am to unveil monument protection legislation (SB1321). |     [Read More]

Sep

30

2020

September 30, 2020

Filling a vacancy in the office of district attorney in counties with fewer than 210,00 residents has become less controversial thanks to a law sponsored by Sen. Lisa Baker (R-20).   [Read More]

Sep

23

2020

September 23, 2020

Senator Scott Martin (R-13) announced today that he will introduce a bill to distribute up to $5 million in federal funds to provide hazard pay to emergency medical services (EMS) personnel.   [Read More]

Sep

23

2020

September 23, 2020

Legislation that would improve transparency and eliminate inconsistencies in how COVID-19 deaths are being reported in Pennsylvania earned the approval of the Senate this week, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator Judy Ward (R-30). Listen   [Read More]

Sep

23

2020

September 23, 2020

The Senate approved a bill on Tuesday (September 22) requiring timely public notification when a security breach compromises personal information, according to Senator Dan Laughlin, prime sponsor of the measure.   [Read More]

Sep

22

2020

September 22, 2020

Legislation sponsored by State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) and State Senator Kim Ward (R-39) to strengthen the state’s Steer Clear Law and better protect tow truck drivers, law enforcement and other first responders received a unanimous vote today from the Senate. Listen   [Read More]

Sep

22

2020

September 22, 2020

The State Senate today approved legislation that would ease Governor Wolf’s arbitrary and burdensome restrictions on owners of bars and restaurants, according to Senator Pat Stefano (R-32), who chairs the Senate Law and Justice Committee.    [Read More]

Sep

22

2020

September 22, 2020

The Senate of Pennsylvania gave its unanimous support on Tuesday to a measure sponsored by Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) that provides for licensing fee exemptions for service dogs in Pennsylvania. Listen   [Read More]

Sep

22

2020

September 22, 2020

Legislation sponsored  by Senator Kim Ward (R-39) to protect residents of assisted living facilities and other long-term care homes during disease outbreaks was approved today by the Pennsylvania Senate.   [Read More]

Sep

21

2020

September 21, 2020

The Senate unanimously approved a bill today that would boost Pennsylvania’s farmland preservation efforts by allowing land trusts to be eligible for the program, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator Scott Martin (R-13).   [Read More]

Sep

21

2020

September 21, 2020

Today, the Senate Aging & Youth Committee unanimously approved Senate Bill 1279 sponsored by Sen. Bob Mensch (R-24).   [Read More]

Sep

21

2020

September 21, 2020

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) has introduced legislation to increase conservation and technical assistance for farmers in order to further reduce pollution impacts on local creeks and streams.   [Read More]

Sep

21

2020

September 21, 2020

Sen. Michele Brooks is pleased to announce that the Commonwealth has moved closer to cracking down on deceptive and nuisance telephone calls with today’s unanimous vote by the Senate to pass her legislation banning the practice of Caller ID “spoofing.”   [Read More]

Sep

17

2020

September 17, 2020

Building on the strong bipartisan support for legislation allowing school sports to resume, Senators Scott Martin (R-13) and Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35) will introduce a bill soon that will ensure other indoor and outdoor recreational sports and activities can continue safely.   [Read More]

Sep

17

2020

September 17, 2020

Today’s Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling tramples the U.S. Constitution and jeopardizes election security and timely results, according to Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34). The Republican Senate leaders issued the following statement:   [Read More]

Sep

17

2020

September 17, 2020

WHAT: At the request of Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill, the Senate Majority Policy Committee will hold a public workshop discussion on a limited constitutional convention in Pennsylvania  WHO: Senate Majority Policy Committee Chairman David G. Argall (R-Berks/Schuylkill) Senate Majority Policy Committee Vice-Chairman Dave Arnold (R-Lebanon/Dauphin/York) Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-Beaver/Greene/Washington) Senator Michele Brooks (R-Crawford/Erie/Mercer/Warren) Senator Scott Martin […]   [Read More]

Sep

16

2020

September 16, 2020

Senators Scott Martin (R-13) and Pat Stefano (R-32) announced plans to distribute up to $500 million to Pennsylvania restaurants, bars, and businesses in the tourism and hospitality industries that are suffering due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   [Read More]

Sep

15

2020

September 15, 2020

The Senate Majority Policy Committee held a public roundtable discussion today, at the request of  State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33), to receive feedback on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted veteran’s clubs, as well as charitable and service organizations.   [Read More]

Sep

15

2020

September 15, 2020

Legislation introduced by Senators Camera Bartolotta (R-46) and Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35) this week would help address Pennsylvania’s teacher shortage by simplifying the process for out-of-state teachers to receive certification.   [Read More]

Sep

14

2020

September 14, 2020

Following a ruling by U.S. District Judge William S. Stickman IV that said “the Constitution cannot accept the concept of a ‘new normal’ where the basic liberties of the people can be subordinated to open-ended emergency mitigation measures,” Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) called on Governor Wolf to work with the General Assembly to develop a plan to move Pennsylvania forward.   [Read More]

Sep

14

2020

September 14, 2020

Senator John DiSanto (Dauphin/Perry) has introduced a proposal that would allow Pennsylvania residents to vote directly on the elimination of school property taxes through an amendment to the state constitution.   [Read More]

Sep

10

2020

September 10, 2020

This week the State Senate approved a bill sponsored by Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35) that would allow expert witnesses in cases of domestic violence and human trafficking.   [Read More]

Sep

10

2020

September 10, 2020

With Gov. Wolf’s threat to veto a measure to allow school districts to implement their own health and safety plans for sports, extracurricular activities and spectators, Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) announced the Senate will vote to override his veto when the measure is received from the House.   [Read More]