News Releases

Apr

24

2018

April 24, 2018

Earlier this year, Gov. Tom Wolf issued a disaster declaration over the opioid crisis that is ravaging communities throughout Pennsylvania. His declaration followed the General Assembly’s action in passing 13 different bills to combat this crisis.   [Read More]

Apr

20

2018

April 20, 2018

Two Senior Centers in the 25th Senatorial District have been awarded grants totaling $76,500 by The Pennsylvania Department of Aging, Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25) announced today.   [Read More]

Apr

18

2018

April 18, 2018

The State Senate has unanimously approved legislation that would enable local governments and school districts to discuss school security matters in executive session, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25).   [Read More]

Mar

27

2018

March 27, 2018

Today the Pennsylvania State Transportation Commission (STC) has approved a $2.1 million grant for the Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad’s Brookville Branch Service Retention project, announced Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson).   [Read More]

Mar

19

2018

March 19, 2018

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25), Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) and Senator Mike Folmer (R-48) issued the following statement on decisions today by federal judges to throw out a legal challenge to a Congressional district map developed last month by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.   [Read More]

Feb

21

2018

February 21, 2018

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati and Speaker of the House Mike Turzai have issued the following statement regarding today’s Emergency Application for Stay filing before the Supreme Court of the United States:   [Read More]

Feb

19

2018

February 19, 2018

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-28) issued the following statement after the PA Supreme Court issued its gerrymandered Congressional district map:   [Read More]

Feb

16

2018

February 16, 2018

An analysis today of the Governor’s Congressional redistricting map provided to the PA Supreme Court shows that Governor Wolf designed a blatantly partisan map that fails to meet the criteria established by the Court, according to Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-28).   [Read More]

Feb

09

2018

February 09, 2018

The Legislative plan delivered to the Governor today is a Congressional District Map that complies fully with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s order and opinion.   [Read More]

Feb

09

2018

February 09, 2018

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati and Speaker of the House Mike Turzai have issued the following statement regarding the Congressional District Map.   [Read More]

Feb

06

2018

February 06, 2018

Responding to Governor Wolf’s budget address today, Senate Republicans said they will continue their commitment to enacting a fiscally responsible, on-time state budget.   [Read More]

Feb

05

2018

February 05, 2018

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati and Speaker of the House Mike Turzai have issued the following statement regarding today’s ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States:   [Read More]