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Senate Passes Abortion Control Act Reform Legislation

February 8, 2017

Today the State Senate passed legislation updating the Abortion Control Act to prevent abortions from being performed after 20 weeks and further prohibit dismemberment abortions, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25).[...Read more]

Scarnati: Governor’s 2017-2018 Budget Proposal Requires Thorough Review

February 7, 2017

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) said that he will be carefully reviewing the 2017-2018 state budget announced today by Governor Tom Wolf.[...Read more]

Senate Leaders Comment on Governor’s Budget Proposal: Raise Concerns About Future Cost-Drivers, Including Pensions

February 7, 2017

Responding to Governor Wolf’s budget address today, Senate Republicans said they will continue to advocate fiscal responsibility, as they have done in previous budgets, and prioritize the process of finding government efficiencies.
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Senate Bill 8 (Asset Forfeiture Reform) Press Release

January 31, 2017

Today, the PA Senate Judiciary Committee overwhelmingly passed Senator Mike Folmer (R-48) and Senator Joe Scarnati’s (R-25) Senate Bill 8, to reform Pennsylvania’s Asset Forfeiture Law.
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