News Releases

Sep

20

2017

September 20, 2017

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) issued the following statement on the need to pass a fiscally responsible, balanced budget, after the Commonwealth credit rating was downgraded today by Standard and Poor’s.   [Read More]

Sep

13

2017

September 13, 2017

Senate Republican leaders today strongly objected to Governor Tom Wolf’s decision to support a resolution that would impose a permanent ban on natural gas drilling in the Delaware River Basin, calling it arbitrary, short-sighted and a blow to economic development, job-creation and landowner’s rights.   [Read More]

Sep

13

2017

September 13, 2017

Attached is a letter sent to Governor Tom Wolf today by a group of Senators representing Western Pennsylvania, led by Senator Dan Laughlin of Erie, urging the Administration to aggressively market Western Pennsylvania as a location for Amazon’s proposed second headquarters facility.   [Read More]

Aug

03

2017

August 03, 2017

Senate Republican leaders offered the following statements on the announcement by the state Treasurer that the Commonwealth needed a $750 million line of credit in order to keep the General Fund from falling into negative territory at the end of the month.   [Read More]

Jul

27

2017

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]

Jul

22

2017

July 22, 2017

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati issued the following statement regarding the appointment of Merritt C. Reitzel to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.   [Read More]

Jun

30

2017

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]

Jun

29

2017

June 29, 2017

The Dubois Wellness Center has been awarded a medical marijuana dispensary permit by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, to operate at three locations in the 25th Senatorial District, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25).   [Read More]

Jun

20

2017

June 20, 2017

Two businesses in the 25th Senatorial District have been awarded medical marijuana grower/processor permits by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, according to Senator Joe Scarnati.   [Read More]

Jun

06

2017

June 06, 2017

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25), Senator Bob Mensch (R-24) and Senator John DiSanto (R-15) have sent the attached letter to PA Department of Health Secretary Karen Murphy, regarding a recent disturbing report on an inspection of Hillcrest Women’s Medical Center in Harrisburg.   [Read More]

Jun

05

2017

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]

Jun

05

2017

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]