Government

Senate Confirms Van Blarcom to Milk Marketing Board Post

June 17, 2014

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Senate today unanimously confirmed the nomination of James A. Van Blarcom to serve as a member of the state’s Milk Marketing Board (MMB), according to Senator Gene Yaw (R-23).

Van Blarcom, a self-employed Bradford County dairy farmer, owns and operates a 500 head dairy herd with his family in Columbia Cross Roads. more»

Hockey Team Restitution is being made to the city

6 weeks 2 days ago
Statement from Mayor Campana's office.

The former Williamsport Outlaws and the Syracuse Hockey Club owed the city $47,000.00 for unpaid rent and utility bills. more»

Deadline to Apply for Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Extended, Says Turzai

June 13, 2014

HARRISBURG – Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) would like to let residents know that the deadline to apply for the state’s 2013 Property Tax/Rent Rebate program is being extended from June 30 to Dec. 31.

PHFA Awards Funding for Two Bradford County Projects

June 13, 2014

HARRISBURG – State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) today applauded the approval of $918,226 in state tax credits and $622,406 in PennHOMES funding by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) for two Bradford County development projects. more»

Lieutenant Governor Portrait of Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati Unveiled

June 13, 2014

(HARRISBURG) – This week the Lieutenant Governor Portrait of Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati was unveiled at the State Capitol in Harrisburg.  Senator Scarnati served as Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania from November 2008 through January 18, 2011. more»

Van Blarcom Nomination Approved by Senate Agriculture Committee

June 10, 2014

HARRISBURG – State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced that the Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee unanimously reported the nomination of Bradford County dairy farmer James A. Van Blarcom, candidate to the Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board (MMB), out of committee.  Van Blarcom’s nomination now awaits a vote before the full state Senate. more»

Thompson Announces Caitlin A. McGlaughlin of State College Accepts Fully Qualified Appointment

June 9, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Caitlin A. McGlaughlin of State College has accepted a Fully Qualified Appointment for Admission to the U.S. Naval Academy, according to U.S. more»

2013 Marcellus Shale Impact Fee Revenue Being Distributed

June 6, 2014

The 25th Senatorial District will receive a total of $24,471,926.46 from 2013 Marcellus Shale Impact Fee revenues, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25). more»

PA Senate Passes Legislation to Further Protect Children

June 4, 2014

(HARRISBURG) -  The State Senate today approved legislation to further protect Pennsylvania children from sexual abuse and impose a mandatory minimum sentence for murder of a child, according to Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25).

Scarnati explained that House Bill 112 was passed by the full Senate by a vote of 45 to 1. more»

New group launches march and rally in Memorial Park

8 weeks 1 day ago
Memorial Park - former BB court

In response to Mayor Campana's removal of the basketball courts in Memorial Park, the group Williamsport Proud will demonstrate "Unity in the Community". more»

Recycling phone-call survey coming in June

8 weeks 1 day ago

Recycling phone-call survey coming in June  In June, an interviewer from the Center for Opinion Research at Franklin and Marshall College will call randomly selected Lycoming County residents to ask them to participate in an important, short survey as part of the county’s ongoing planning efforts about recycling and waste disposal.  more»

Smith Announces Marcellus Shale Impact Fees Returned to Jefferson, Indiana and Armstrong Counties

June 3, 2014

HARRISBURG – House Speaker Sam Smith (R-Jefferson/Indiana/Armstrong) today announced that more than $2 million in Marcellus Shale impact fees would be returned to Jefferson, Indiana and Armstrong counties and to municipalities within each of these counties.

Senate Bills 1256, 1262 and 1355

June 3, 2014

Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee Meeting
to Consider Bills

June 3, 2014 – 9:30 a.m.

Room 8EB
Agenda more»

Statement on Flooding Disaster Assistance

May 30, 2014

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) has issued the following statement regarding disaster assistance for Elk County flood victims:
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Thompson Announces Winners of the 5th District’s 2014 High School Art Competition

May 30, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Glenn 'GT' Thompson, PA-5, announced that Kenneth Schultz III, a junior at DuBois Area High School, Clearfield County, PA, is the winner of the 5th District’s 2014 High School Art Competition. As the First Place recipient, Kenneth’s artwork, a charcoal piece titled “Objects in the Mirror,” will hang in the U.S. more»

Center for Rural Pennsylvania announces hearings on Heroin use

9 weeks 22 hours ago
State Senator Gene Yaw

State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23), Chairman of the Center for Rural Pennsylvania's Board of Directors, has announced three public hearings to be held across Pennsylvania to solicit testimony on the increased use of heroin and other opioids. more»

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania announces hearings to discuss options to curb surge in heroin use

May 29, 2014

HARRISBURG – State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23), Chairman of the Center for Rural Pennsylvania’s Board of Directors,  has announced three public hearings to be held across Pennsylvania to solicit testimony on the increased use of heroin and other opioids.  Information from the hearings will be used to develop legislative policies that may help to curb the use of these dangerous narcotics impacting r more»

Senator Scarnati and Speaker Smith Announce $2 Million Awarded for Museum Grants

May 29, 2014

HARRISBURG – Museums and historical societies in Pennsylvania have been awarded a total of $2 million for 130 grants, according to Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Speaker of the House Sam Smith (R-66). more»

Senator Scarnati and Lt. Governor Cawley Assess Massive Flooding in Elk County

May 27, 2014

(RIDGWAY) -  Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) joined Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley in Elk County today to meet with local officials and emergency management personnel to assess local flood damage. more»

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