Scholarship Bill Wins Bipartisan Support in Senate Education Committee
May 7, 2024

Scholarship Bill Wins Bipartisan Support in Senate Education Committee

The Senate Education Committee advanced bipartisan legislation today to provide more educational options to children in low-performing public schools, according to committee chair Sen. Dave Argall (R-29).  [Read More]

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May 1, 2024

Senate OKs Yaw Bill to Create Independent Energy Office in Pennsylvania

The state Senate today approved Senate Bill 832, sponsored by Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) to establish an Independent Energy Office (IEO) within the commonwealth.  [Read More]

Senate Committee Passes Stefano Bill Enabling Reduced Ratepayer Costs
May 1, 2024

Senate Committee Passes Stefano Bill Enabling Reduced Ratepayer Costs

To reduce ratepayers’ costs and offer public utilities flexibility, the Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee passed legislation sponsored by Sen. Pat Stefano (R-32).  [Read More]

Affordable College Pathways Examined by Senate Education Committee
April 29, 2024

Affordable College Pathways Examined by Senate Education Committee

The serious need to provide more affordable pathways for students to pursue in-demand careers in Pennsylvania was spotlighted by a public hearing of the Senate Education Committee today, according to Sen. Dave Argall (R-29), who chairs the committee.  [Read More]

Senate Committee Approves Mastriano Bill to Help Veterans’ Families Access Burial Benefits
April 10, 2024

Senate Committee Approves Mastriano Bill to Help Veterans’ Families Access Burial Benefits

The state Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee Tuesday at a meeting chaired by Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) approved three measures, including one bill to alert the family members of deceased veterans about federal burial benefits.  [Read More]

Yaw Bill to Increase Penalties Against Attacks on Critical Infrastructure Approved by Senate
April 10, 2024

Yaw Bill to Increase Penalties Against Attacks on Critical Infrastructure Approved by Senate

Legislation to increase fines and penalties against those who intentionally vandalize or attack critical infrastructure was approved yesterday by the state Senate, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), sponsor of the measure.  [Read More]

Langerholc and Flynn Alert E-ZPass Users of Phishing Scam
April 9, 2024

Langerholc and Flynn Alert E-ZPass Users of Phishing Scam

The chairs of the Senate Transportation Committee, Sen. Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35) and Sen. Marty Flynn (D-22), warn of a new phishing scam that is targeting E-ZPass account holders requesting personal financial information to settle outstanding toll amounts.  [Read More]

Senate OKs Framework for Carbon Capture Sequestration
April 9, 2024

Senate OKs Framework for Carbon Capture Sequestration

The state Senate today approved Senate Bill 831 to establish the legal and regulatory framework for potential carbon dioxide capture, utilization, and sequestration (CCUS) in Pennsylvania, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), sponsor of the measure.  [Read More]

Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Legislation for Safer Communities in Pennsylvania
April 8, 2024

Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Legislation for Safer Communities in Pennsylvania

The Senate Judiciary Committee advanced two bills today focused on safer communities, according to the committee’s chair, Sen Lisa Baker (R-20).  [Read More]

Impacts of Sleep Loss Focus of Senate Public Hearing on Delaying School Start Times
April 5, 2024

Impacts of Sleep Loss Focus of Senate Public Hearing on Delaying School Start Times

Testifiers discussed the impacts of sleep loss on teenagers and the complexity of scheduling a school day during a public hearing about pushing back the required start time for schools across Pennsylvania, according to Sen. Dave Argall (R-29), the chair of the Senate Education Committee.  [Read More]

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