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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

BudgetButton - 250 The state Senate passed a balanced and on-time state budget bill that boosts education funding to historic levels and fights the state’s opioid epidemic with no broad-based tax increase.

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Public Hearing

August 23, 2016

PA Public School Building Construction & Reconstruction Advisory (PlanCon) Committee - August 31, 2016
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Committees to hold Hearing on Title 35 Rewrite

August 23, 2016

The Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee and the House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee will hold a joint public hearing in Scranton on Wednesday, August 24th, to gather testimony on the Rewrite of Title 35, the Commonwealth Public Safety Code and the state’s Regional Task Forces.

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Senate Bill 1306

August 23, 2016

Senate Labor & Industry Committee - August 30, 2016
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Title 35 Reauthorization

August 23, 2016

PA Senate & House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committees - August 24, 2016
 

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Fire & EMS Issues

August 22, 2016

PA Senate & House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committees - August 23, 2016
 

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Senate Majority Policy Committee to hold hearing at Talen Energy Stadium on new tax credit for waterfront development projects

August 22, 2016

The Senate Majority Policy Committee will hold a public hearing on September 15, 2016 to review the recently approved tax credit program for waterfront development projects, according to the committee chairman, Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks).

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Committees to hold Hearing on Title 35 Rewrite

August 22, 2016

The Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee and the House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee will hold a joint public hearing in Scranton on Wednesday, August 24th, to gather testimony on the Rewrite of Title 35, the Commonwealth Public Safety Code and the state’s Regional Task Forces.

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Committees to hold Hearing on Fire & EMS Issues

August 22, 2016

The Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee and the House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee will hold a joint public hearing in Monroe County on Tuesday, August 23rd, to gather testimony on Fire & EMS issues.

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Senate Labor and Industry Committee to Hold Hearing on Discrimination Bill

August 22, 2016

The Senate Labor and Industry Committee will hold a public hearing on August 30, 2016, at 1:00 pm in Hearing Room 1 of the North Office Building in Harrisburg to examine legislation seeking to prevent discrimination against individuals in employment as a result of their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

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Senate Leaders Comment on Governor Wolf’s Selection of an Interim Attorney General

August 18, 2016

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) have issued a statement on the Governor’s nomination of a new Attorney General: “Governor Wolf’s nomination of Bruce Beemer will help to provide stability for the office of Pennsylvania’s Attorney General. We believe that Mr. Beemer will represent the legal interests of the Commonwealth in a trustworthy manner.

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Conviction of Attorney General Kathleen Kane

August 16, 2016

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) issued the following statement on the conviction of Attorney General Kathleen Kane: “In light of the multiple felony convictions, Kathleen Kane should resign immediately as Attorney General. If she elects not to, the Senate will work toward bringing this saga to a close, including an imminent return to session to reconsider her removal under Article VI Section 7 of the state Constitution.”

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News for Constituents

August 12, 2016

Limited rainfall this summer has triggered voluntary and mandatory water restrictions in 34 counties across the Commonwealth, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

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2015-2016 Senate Accomplishments

August 9, 2016

For two consecutive budgets, Senate Republicans rejected the Wolf Administration’s efforts to enact massive, broad-based tax increases.

Rafferty, Wiley Say State’s New Ignition Interlock Law  Will Prevent Drunk Driving Attempts, Save Lives

Rafferty, Wiley Say State’s New Ignition Interlock Law Will Prevent Drunk Driving Attempts, Save Lives

July 28, 2016

At a news conference in Erie today, Senator John Rafferty (R-44), Senator Sean D. Wiley (D-49), local officials, and other advocacy groups showed their support for Pennsylvania’s new ignition interlock law, saying it will save lives and prevent repeat drunk driving attempts.

Media Alert – News Conference Scheduled for Thursday July 28 in Erie to Outline Implementation of PA’s New DUI Ignition Interlock Law

Media Alert - News Conference Scheduled for Thursday July 28 in Erie to Outline Implementation of PA’s New DUI Ignition Interlock Law

July 26, 2016

Senator John Rafferty (R-44) and Senator Sean Wiley (D-49) will hold a news conference at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 28th on the steps of the Erie County Court House (6th Street side) to discuss the state’s new ignition interlock law.

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