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Scarnati Continues Push for Open Primaries in Pennsylvania

May 16, 2019
Today, Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) announced that there are plans to advance language to allow for open primaries in Pennsylvania when the Senate returns to session in June.   Listen   [Read More]

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MEDIA ADVISORY 10th Season Hunger Garden Opening 5.07.19 at 9:00 a.m.

May 03, 2019
Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25), Senator Elder Vogel (R-47) and Representative Jake Wheatley (D-19) will hold a public event to mark the opening of the 10th season of the Capitol Hunger Garden on Tuesday, May 7th at 9:00 a.m. directly in front of the garden.     [Read More]

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Senate Republican Leaders Say Sound Fiscal Policies Have Contributed to Healthy PA Revenue Collections

May 01, 2019
PA revenue collections have soared to a healthy surplus, thanks in part to Republican economic policies that have focused on holding down spending and rejecting proposed tax increases, according to Senate Republican leaders.      [Read More]

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Senator Scarnati’s Response to the Governor’s Budget Address

February 05, 2019
Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati offers remarks following the Governor’s budget address to a joint session of the General Assembly.     [Read More]

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Senate Republican Leaders Respond to Governor’s Budget Plan: Urge Lower Spending, Limited Borrowing, Help for Job-Creators

February 05, 2019
Following Governor Wolf’s budget address, Senate Republican leaders said they will continue their push for a fiscally responsible budget that controls spending, holds the line on new taxes and continues to invest in education and job-creation. Listen   [Read More]

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Scarnati Sworn In as Senate President Pro Tempore

January 01, 2019
Today at the State Capitol in Harrisburg, State Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25) was sworn in as President Pro Tempore of the Pennsylvania Senate for 2019.   [Read More]

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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]