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February 9, 2016 - Senate Republican leaders discuss Governor Wolf’s proposed budget, which calls for massive increases in taxes and spending.

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Senate Republicans discuss Governor Wolf’s proposal for massive tax and spending increases in 2016-2017.

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Legislation of note passed by the Senate in the first year of the 2015-2016 session, including bills to reform government, create jobs, and improve schools.


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Reliable Alternatives to Funding the Pennsylvania State Police

February 11, 2016

Senate Transportation Committee - February 16, 2016
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Emergency Response to Snow Storm Jonas

February 11, 2016

Joint Hearing Senate Transportation Committee and Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee - February 16, 2016
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Horse Racing Industry Measure Headed to Governor

Horse Racing Industry Measure Headed to Governor

February 10, 2016

The Senate today (February 10) gave final approval to a bill that makes substantial regulatory changes necessary to protect and bolster Pennsylvania’s horse racing industry, according to Senator Elder Vogel.

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Senate Vote to Remove Attorney General Falls Short

February 10, 2016

While a majority of Senators (29-19) voted Wednesday in favor of a Resolution removing Attorney General Kathleen Kane from office due to the suspension of her license to practice law in Pennsylvania, the measure failed to meet the two-thirds majority specified by the Pennsylvania Constitution in order to directly remove an elected official from office.
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Senate Republican Leaders Respond to Gov. Wolf’s Call For Massive Increases in State Taxes, Spending

February 9, 2016

Senate Republican leaders offered the following reaction to Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2016-17, which he announced today. His plan would increase taxes on state residents and job-creators by $3.6 billion and spending by $2.45 billion.
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Senate Republicans to Hold Media Availability on Budget

February 9, 2016

Senate Republican leaders and members of the Senate Republican caucus will hold a media availability today, Tuesday, February 9, to provide reaction to Governor Wolf’s budget address.

Scarnati: Senate will Vote on Removal of Attorney General

Scarnati: Senate will Vote on Removal of Attorney General

February 8, 2016

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) has issued a statement on the Senate vote on removal of the Attorney General:

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Joint Hearing Held by Senate Appropriations & Finance Committees

February 8, 2016

The Senate Appropriations and Finance Committees held a joint public hearing today to discuss the Governor’s line item veto and the disbursement of funding absent a General Budget Appropriation, according to Appropriations Chairman Pat Browne and Finance Chairman John Eichelberger.

Aument: Serious Constitutional Questions Raised in Senate Hearing

Aument: Serious Constitutional Questions Raised in Senate Hearing

February 8, 2016

Senator Ryan Aument (R-Landisville) today participated in a joint public hearing conducted by the Senate Appropriations Committee and Senate Finance Committee regarding the expenditure of funds during the recent budget impasse.
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