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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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SB 1300, SB 1330, HB 1455

June 24, 2016

Senate Local Government Committee - June 27, 2016

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To consider the following nominations

June 24, 2016

Senate Judiciary Committee - June 27, 2016
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SB 1332, SR 7, HB 1827

June 24, 2016

Senate Education Committee - June 27, 2016

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SB 413, SB 1313, SR 394

June 24, 2016

Senate State Government Committee - June 28, 2016

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SB 1032, HB 1079, HB 1413, HB 1703, HB 2025, SB 1315, SB 1322, HB 835, HB 1787

June 24, 2016

Senate Transportation Committee - June 28, 2016

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Nomination of Brigadier General Anthony Carrelli for Pennsylvania Adjutant General

June 24, 2016

Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee - June 28, 2016
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Senate Approves Stefano Bill to Allow Game Commission to Establish Fees for Hunting and Fur-Taking Licenses

Senate Approves Stefano Bill to Allow Game Commission to Establish Fees for Hunting and Fur-Taking Licenses

June 23, 2016

The State Senate this week approved legislation sponsored by Senator Pat Stefano (R-32) that would give the Pennsylvania Game Commission the authority to establish the fees that it charges for hunting and fur-taking licenses.
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HB 1887

June 23, 2016

Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee - June 23, 2016

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Senate Bill 1110 and House Bill 967

June 23, 2016

Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee - June 23, 2016

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Senate Leaders: Addressing PA’s Heroin and Opioid Epidemic a Top Priority

June 23, 2016

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) today highlighted the importance of continuing to address the widespread heroin and opioid addiction across Pennsylvania.

Governor Signs Vogel’s Cost-saving Legislation for Schools into Law

Governor Signs Vogel’s Cost-saving Legislation for Schools into Law

June 23, 2016

Governor Wolf today (June 23) signed into law legislation introduced by Senator Elder Vogel that will allow school districts to save thousands of dollars in annual mailing costs.

Governor Signs Bills to Protect Energy-Related Jobs

Governor Signs Bills to Protect Energy-Related Jobs

June 23, 2016

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Two bills addressing state and federal energy regulations -- including legislation introduced by Senator Don White to protect family-sustaining Pennsylvania jobs placed at risk by the federal Clean Power Plan -- were signed into law today (June 23) by the Governor.

Governor Signs Bill Protecting Conventional Oil/Gas Production in PA

Governor Signs Bill Protecting Conventional Oil/Gas Production in PA

June 23, 2016

The Governor today (June 23) signed into law legislation that promotes Pennsylvania’s conventional oil and natural gas industry and removes it from onerous and inappropriate regulations imposed by the Department of Environment Protection (DEP) that are intended for Marcellus Shale operations, according to Senator Scott E. Hutchinson.
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