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Heroin Hearings

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The Center for Rural Pennsylvania, chaired by Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), continues its series of public hearings to explore policies to reduce heroin and opioid addiction, including prevention, treatment and policing.

State Budget

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Details of Gov. Tom Wolf’s second straight state budget with massive tax increases, unsustainable spending and no reform of major cost-drivers, and Senate Republican efforts to protect taxpayers.

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News for Constituents – May 6, 2016

May 6, 2016

May 6, 2016 Take a short trip to “The Fishing Hole” to share your thoughts and opinions with an eagerly awaiting PA Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC).

Senator-Elect Tom Killion to Be Sworn Into Office Wednesday, May 11

Senator-Elect Tom Killion to Be Sworn Into Office Wednesday, May 11

May 5, 2016

State Senator-Elect Tom Killion (R-9) will formally be sworn into office during a ceremony set for 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 11, in the Senate Chamber of the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg.

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Public Hearing on Adult Literacy and Senate Bill 1194

May 5, 2016

Senate Education Committee - May 11, 2016
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Senate Bills 428, 1112, 1160 and 1197

May 5, 2016

Senate State Government Committee - May 10, 2016
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Senate Bills 535, 559, 1216 and 1217 and Hearing with Turnpike Commission

May 5, 2016

Senate Transportation Committee - May 10, 2016
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SB 428, SB 1112, SB 1160, SB 1197

May 4, 2016

Senate Judiciary Committee - May 10, 2016
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Senate President Pro Tempore Scarnati, Majority Leader Corman Welcome Killion to Senate

April 27, 2016

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) today congratulated Senator-elect Tom Killion on his election to the state Senate in Tuesday’s special election in the 9th Senatorial District.

South Heidelberg sewer easement signed into law

South Heidelberg sewer easement signed into law

April 21, 2016

SOUTH HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP – The governor signed a measure into law yesterday to help improve sewer lines in South Heidelberg Township, according to Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks), who introduced the proposal.

McGarrigle Urges Governor to Sign Bill Restoring Education Funds

McGarrigle Urges Governor to Sign Bill Restoring Education Funds

April 19, 2016

Standing outside one of the area schools that had funding vetoed by Gov. Tom Wolf, state Senator Tom McGarrigle (R-26) on Monday called on the Governor to sign legislation restoring the funds.
 

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Medical Marijuana Bill Signing

April 17, 2016

Prime Sponsor of Senate Bill 3, Senator Mike Folmer shares his remarks at the historic bill signing medical marijuana into law today at the State Capitol Building in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
 

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Heroin/Opioid Epidemic Hearing on April 21

April 14, 2016

Senator Gene Yaw discusses the Commonwealth’s heroin problem with Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman and Barry Denk, Executive Director of the Center for Rural Pennsylvania. On April 21st, the Center for Rural Pennsylvania will hold its ninth public hearing at Geisinger-Lewistown to gather information as to how the heroin/opioid epidemic is affecting some of Pennsylvania’s most rural and remote counties.
 

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Senators Wagner and Williams Introduce Clean Slate Legislation

April 13, 2016

Today Senator Scott Wagner (R-28th) and Senator Anthony Williams (D-8th), together with Representative Sheryl Delozier (R-88th) and Representative Jordan Harris (D-186th), held a press conference to announce the introduction of legislation that will provide for automatic sealing of criminal records for minor offenses.

Aument Proposes Two-Year Budget Cycle for Pennsylvania

Aument Proposes Two-Year Budget Cycle for Pennsylvania

April 13, 2016

At a Capitol news conference, Senator Aument discusses Senate Bill 1171, legislation that would change Pennsylvania's budget process to a biennial (two-year) cycle.
 

Panel Approves Rafferty Bill to Increase Penalties for Home Invasions

Panel Approves Rafferty Bill to Increase Penalties for Home Invasions

April 13, 2016

The Senate Judiciary Committee this week approved legislation sponsored by Senator John Rafferty (R-44) that would strengthen penalties for burglaries that involve home invasions to better reflect the seriousness of these violent crimes.

Senate Approves Legislation to Ensure Fair Funding for School Districts

Senate Approves Legislation to Ensure Fair Funding for School Districts

April 13, 2016

The State Senate today again passed legislation that would fairly distribute education funds to school districts and ensure schools receive reimbursements for previously paid construction costs, according to Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34).
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