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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]

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Scarnati Announces Senate Passage of Historic Pension Reform

June 05, 2017
The State Senate today approved a historic pension reform bill that will transform public employee retirement benefits for the 21st Century and limit future financial risks for taxpayers, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25).   Listen   [Read More]

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Senate Leaders Hail Passage of Historic Pension Reform Bill

June 05, 2017
The Senate today approved a historic pension reform bill that will transform public employee retirement benefits for the 21st Century and limit future financial risks for taxpayers.   [Read More]

Senate Passes SB 8 (Asset Forfeiture Reform)

April 26, 2017
Today, the Senate of Pennsylvania overwhelmingly passed Senator Mike Folmer (R-48) and Senator Joe Scarnati’s (R-25) Senate Bill 8, to reform Pennsylvania’s Asset Forfeiture Law. Listen   [Read More]

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

February 07, 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.   [Read More]

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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.     [Read More]