2021-2022 Senate Accomplishments
In the 2021-22 Legislative Session, we’ve passed these key measures to further Senate Republican priorities on behalf of Pennsylvanians.
Senate Passes 2022-23 State Budget that Cuts Taxes, Funds Essential Service
The Senate approved a $45.2 billion General Fund Budget for Fiscal Year 2022-23 that meets the needs of Pennsylvanians today without creating multi-billion-dollar budget deficits in the future. Senate Bill 1100 was sent to the governor for enactment.
The $45.2 billion budget, which also includes federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, represents a 2.9% increase over the previous year’s spending – and $500 million less than Gov. Tom Wolf’s original budget request.
Senate Votes, PA Laws and Lobbyist Reports Posted Online
Pennsylvania Senate votes, debates, bills and statutes – as well as live video of Senate floor activity – can be accessed online. The general public can read bills and amendments, review text of floor debates, and see how senators voted. Information is available for votes in committee and the full Senate.
Citizens can also track who is lobbying, who individual lobbyists are representing, and how they are spending their money. They can also see the number of clients each lobbyist has and what each one is spending per client.
State contracts are posted online as well, allowing citizens to search for contracts by agency, contracting party, amount, date and subject matter.