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Press Conference on SB 261

October 18, 2018
  Senate Leaders hold a press conference on Senate Bill 261.   [Read More]

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Senate Republican Leaders Issue Responses to Senate Passage of State Budget

June 22, 2018
Senate Republican leaders offered the following statements on passage of the Fiscal Year 2018-2019 state budget, which holds the line on spending, makes historic investments in education and school safety initiatives, and includes no new taxes. Listen     [Read More]

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PCN’s “On the Issues” Program

June 20, 2018
Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati appears on PCN’s “On the Issues” program to discuss key legislation facing the General Assembly. - VIDEO COURTESY OF PCN   [Read More]

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Capitol Hunger Garden Opens for 9th Season

May 23, 2018
Today Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) was joined by members of the Legislative Hunger Caucus and numerous hunger awareness advocates, who came together for a public event to mark the ninth season opening of the Capitol Hunger Garden.     [Read More]

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Hunger Garden Opening 5.23.18 at 9:00 a.m.

May 22, 2018
Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Representative Jake Wheatley (D-19) will hold a public event to mark the opening of the 9th season of the Capitol Hunger Garden on Wednesday, May 23rd at 9:00 a.m. directly in front of the garden.     [Read More]

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Boys Scouts From Across the State Descend Upon the Capitol

May 01, 2018
Today, approximately 100 Boy Scouts and leaders from across the Commonwealth gathered at the state Capitol Building to mark the first annual Boy Scout Day at the Capitol.   [Read More]

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Response to Governor’s Budget Address

February 06, 2018
Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati offers remarks following the Governor’s budget address.     [Read More]

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Scarnati Sworn-In as Senate President Pro Tempore

January 02, 2018
The Pennsylvania Senate convened today in Harrisburg.  During session, State Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25) was once again unanimously re-elected by members of the Senate to serve as President Pro Tempore of the Pennsylvania Senate for 2018.     [Read More]

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Senate Approves Revenue Package to Fund State Budget

July 27, 2017
The State Senate today approved and sent to the House of Representatives legislation that provides the revenue component to fund the Fiscal Year 2017-18 state budget, which was approved in June.     [Read More]

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Senate Budget Plan Holds Line on Spending, Boosts Support for Schools

June 30, 2017
The State Senate today approved a spending plan for fiscal year 2017-18 that holds the line on spending, increases funding for education and funds core responsibilities of state government, according to Senate Republican Leaders.   [Read More]