PA Senate Approves Budget Plan for 2014-15

June 30, 2014

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Senate today approved a state budget for Fiscal Year 2014-15 that invests in education, public safety and provides support for essential social and health services and programs without a tax increase, according to Senator Gene Yaw (R-23). more»

Statement on Senate Confirmation of George Wheeler

June 30, 2014

HARRISBURG – Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25) has issued the following statement on today’s Senate confirmation of George Wheeler: more»

Statement on SCOTUS Hobby Lobby Ruling

June 30, 2014

HARRISBURG – Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Banking & Insurance Committee Chairman Don White (R-41) have issued the following joint statement regarding the Supreme Court of the United States Hobby Lobby ruling:

“Today’s Supreme Court decision in favor of Hobby Lobby is a monumental victory for Religious Freedom in our country. more»

Senate Environmental Committee Holds Hearing on EPA’s Clean Energy Policy

June 27, 2014

HARRISBURG – The state Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, chaired by Sen. more»

Senate Bills 1310, 1378, 1443

June 25, 2014

Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
10:00 am in Room 8EB



Senate Environmental Committee Approves Three Bills

June 25, 2014

HARRISBURG – The state Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, chaired by Senator Gene Yaw (R-23), today approved three bills. more»

Pennsylvania Congressmen: Latest EPA Overreach Will Devastate Pennsylvania Farmers

June 23, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Members of Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation are working to protect Pennsylvania farmers by fighting back against another regulatory overreach by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).   more»

Thompson Servicemember Telemedicine Expansion Gains New Support with Passage of Defense Bill

June 20, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4870, the Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2015, by a vote of 340 to 73.  The measure includes Thompson provisions that will prioritize investments for the expansion of telemedicine across the military and provide full funding for recovering and identifying U.S. more»

Thompson Subcommittee Hearing Examines Threat Posed to Agriculture by EPA Water Rule

June 19, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Glenn 'GT' Thompson (R-PA), Chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry, held a public hearing to review the interpretive rule regarding the applicability of Clean Water Act (CWA) agricultural exemptions. more»

EPA’s Clean Power Plan

June 19, 2014

Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee

EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Friday, June 27, 2014
9 a.m.
North Office Building, Hearing Room #1

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Bills for Reduced-Fee Hunting & Fishing Licenses for Disabled Vets Sent to the Governor

June 18, 2014

HARRISBURG – The State Senate has unanimously approved legislation to offer more disabled Pennsylvania veterans reduced-fee hunting and fishing licenses, according to Senators Joe Scarnati (R-25), Lisa Baker (R-20) and Scott Hutchinson (R-21). more»

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

9 weeks 3 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»

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