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Letter from House/Senate Leaders to Governor Wolf

July 6, 2015

Letter from House/Senate Leaders to Governor Wolf

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Senate Leaders Issue Statement on Governor Wolf’s Veto of Liquor Privatization

July 2, 2015

Senators Scarnati and Corman issued the following statement on Governor Wolf's veto of the liquor privatization bill:

Governor Endorses Senator Mensch’s Bill to Remove Recurring Projects from LBFC

Governor Endorses Senator Mensch’s Bill to Remove Recurring Projects from LBFC

July 2, 2015

Senator Bob Mensch’s (R-24) legislation, Senate Bill 622, which seeks to remove certain recurring projects from the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (LBFC) has unanimously passed the Pennsylvania Senate and House of Representatives and was enacted by the Governor.

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News for Constituents

July 2, 2015

Planning a Pennsylvania vacation is a click away at VisitPA, the Commonwealth’s official tourism website.

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Senate Passes No-Tax-Increase Budget that Boosts Education Funding

June 30, 2015

The state Senate passed a 2015-16 state budget Tuesday that boosts education funding without raising taxes.
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Senate Leaders Press Gov. Wolf to Sign Pension Modernization Plan that Saves Taxpayers $10 Billion

June 30, 2015

As the General Assembly delivers pension reform to the Governor’s desk, Senate leaders press Gov. Wolf to sign the bill that restructures the state’s public employee pension systems in order to provide needed fiscal relief and make the systems sustainable in the long term.

Bipartisan Highway Worker Protection Bill Clears Senate

Bipartisan Highway Worker Protection Bill Clears Senate

June 30, 2015

Reckless drivers who endanger the lives of highway workers and emergency personnel in work zones would face tougher penalties under legislation approved by the Senate today, according to the bill’s sponsors, Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46) and Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-43).
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Senate Passes Historic Liquor Privatization Bill

June 30, 2015

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25), Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) and Senate Law & Justice Committee Chairman Chuck McIlhinney (R-10) have issued the following statement regarding Senate Passage of House Bill 466.

Senate Approves Bill to Increase Support for Housing Program

Senate Approves Bill to Increase Support for Housing Program

June 30, 2015

The Senate today (June 30) approved legislation introduced by Senator Elder Vogel that would increase state support for a program that promotes housing affordability and rehabilitation in communities across the Commonwealth.

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Senate Passes Tomlinson Bill Offering Cancer Patients Greater Access to Oral Chemotherapy Drugs

Senate Passes Tomlinson Bill Offering Cancer Patients Greater Access to Oral Chemotherapy Drugs

June 30, 2015

The Senate has approved legislation sponsored by Senator Tommy Tomlinson (R-Bucks) that would enable cancer patients to select their best treatment option, including oral chemotherapy.

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