News Releases

Jun

22

2018

June 22, 2018

The State Senate today approved legislation sponsored by Senator Tom McGarrigle (R-26) that would provide students with alternatives to Keystone Exams to fulfill high school graduation requirements.   [Read More]

Jun

22

2018

June 22, 2018

Senate Republican leaders offered the following statements on passage of the Fiscal Year 2018-2019 state budget, which holds the line on spending, makes historic investments in education and school safety initiatives, and includes no new taxes. Listen     [Read More]

Jun

21

2018

June 21, 2018

Recognizing the importance of agriculture to Pennsylvania’s economy, the Senate has passed several measures to support farmers and held a hearing to explore ways to promote the dairy industry, according to Senator Elder Vogel, Jr.   [Read More]

Jun

21

2018

June 21, 2018

A suggestion by Wyoming County Coroner Tom Kukuchka is about to become the latest state law aimed at counteracting the severe opioid crisis afflicting Pennsylvania communities.   [Read More]

Jun

21

2018

June 21, 2018

Legislation improving elevator safety across the state has been sent to the governor to be signed into law after the House overwhelmingly approved Senate Bill 934 today. Listen   [Read More]

Jun

20

2018

June 20, 2018

The Senate approved a resolution today introduced by Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46) encouraging Congress to support the development of an ethane storage hub in the Appalachian region.     [Read More]

Jun

20

2018

June 20, 2018

Legislation championed by Sen. Bob Mensch (R-24) to promote the employment of people with disabilities at competitive wages in Pennsylvania received final legislative approval and was signed into law.   [Read More]

Jun

20

2018

June 20, 2018

Yesterday (June 19th), the Senate approved a bill introduced by Senator Randy Vulakovich to fine tune the state’s Price Gouging Act to ensure it specifically targets that issue when needed and the restrictions are kept in place for an appropriate amount of time.   [Read More]

Jun

19

2018

June 19, 2018

The Senate today approved House Bill 824, legislation that would establish the National Guard Youth Challenge Program in Pennsylvania, according to Senator Randy Vulakovich, a co-sponsor and strong supporter of the proposal.   [Read More]

Jun

19

2018

June 19, 2018

The Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee approved five measures today, according to Committee Chairman Senator Randy Vulakovich.   [Read More]

Jun

19

2018

June 19, 2018

Today, the Pennsylvania Senate passed State Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf’s (R, 12) SB 1132 creating an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Commission to expand the use of legal mediation services in Pennsylvania as an alternative to taking certain civil disputes to trial.   [Read More]

Jun

19

2018

June 19, 2018

Local government representatives and school business officials discussed alternatives to the current system of collecting property taxes during a hearing of the Senate Local Government Committee today.   [Read More]

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