HARRISBURG – Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre Borough, Bradford County, will be the recipient of a $500,000 Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority (PEDA) Advanced Energy grant, according to state Senator Gene Yaw (R-23). more»
(HARRISBURG) – The Pennsylvania Senate and House of Representatives have unanimously approved legislation which will help provide the Pennsylvania State Police with additional help searching for Eric Frein, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson). more»
New research shows correlation between exposures to toxic air pollutants and autism spectrum disorders
(Pittsburgh — October 22, 2014) — Preliminary results from a groundbreaking study from the University of Pittsburgh show a significant correlation between exposure to toxic air pollutants during pregnancy and a child’s early years of life and the development of autism spectrum diso more»
(HARRISBURG) – The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) has approved a total of $2,086,132 for six energy, trail and water and sewer projects in the 25th Senatorial District, announced Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson). more»
"As stewards for future generations, it is our obligation to conserve land and water resources."
October 21, 2014 — Groups representing millions of hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts are speaking out in support of climate action, releasing a letter in support of the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan. more»
(HARRISBURG) – The State Senate has unanimously approved legislation that would prevent teachers, coaches and staff who have been investigated, dismissed or disciplined for abuse or sexual misconduct from moving to another school without disclosure, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25). more»
HARRISBURG – In a series of education-focused bills passed by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives this session, including this week, the chamber continued its commitment to excellence in education that has been a hallmark for House Republicans since gaining the majority nearly four years ago.
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it has fined Regency Marcellus Gas Gathering LLC of San Antonio, Texas, $306,570 for multiple violations of the Clean Streams Law, Dam ...
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host a public meeting and hearing on Wednesday, Dec. 10, regarding the proposed Elcon Recycling Services liquid hazardous waste treatment facility ...
(HARRISBURG) – The Senate approved legislation on Thursday to protect Pennsylvanians’ Second Amendment rights by preventing local jurisdictions from imposing firearms ordinances that are more restrictive than state laws, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25). more»
HARRISBURG – Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) has issued the following statement regarding a state grant awarded to support flood protection at Little Toby Creek, in Brockway, Jefferson County. more»
(HARRISBURG) – The Senate today gave final approval to legislation that would help to save lives and prevent prescription drug abuse by creating a confidential prescription drug monitoring database in Pennsylvania, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25). more»
Governor Tom Corbett announced today that the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has awarded more than $2.25 million to HRI, Inc. of State College to rehabilitate a 50-year-old levee structure ...
This week, Mayor Campana was notified that overcrowding at the Lycoming County Prison peaked last month with an average daily population of 387. This figure is the highest monthly average on record. According to Campana, “The Williamsport Bureau of Police continues to work hard in keeping our citizens safe. more»
Bellefonte, PA – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) has awarded U.S. Representative Glenn 'GT' Thompson (PA-5) the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence for votes supporting American manufacturing during the 113th Congress. more»
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today it will hold an informal meeting, followed by a public hearing, on Monday, Nov. 10, to discuss an air quality plan approval submitted by ...
HARRISBURG – State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) today lauded the recent announcement by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) that $3.8 million in Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement (PHARE) funding will be directed back to his Senate District to improve housing availability and affordability. more»
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it has fined Reed Oil Company $62,470 for 21 violations of the Storage Tank and Spill Prevention Act.
On Aug. 19, 2013 an above ground ...
(HARRISBURG) – Legislation that now includes an increase to penalties for impersonating a physician in Pennsylvania, was unanimously passed by the Pennsylvania Senate on Wednesday, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25). more»
WILLIAMSPORT – Today, Lycoming County Commissioner Tony Mussare responded at a press conference held at Pine Street Executive Plaza about a campaign mailer titled “Lycoming County Invoice” that was mailed to Lycoming County residents claiming to be sent from Lycoming County Commissioners. This mailer was not a real bill or a real invoice, and was not sent by the County. more»
(HARRISBURG) – Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi (R-9) issued the following statement regarding the passing of former Senator Mike Waugh: more»
This statement was released by the National Wildlife Federation on behalf of the NWF, PennFuture, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Pennsylvania Game Commission, Fly Fishers Paradise, and the Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited.