News Releases

Jan

10

2018

January 10, 2018

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) has issued the following statement regarding today’s Federal Court ruling:   [Read More]

Jan

09

2018

January 09, 2018

As the legal costs to taxpayers surpasses the $1 million mark, Senate Republican Leaders today called on the League of Women Voters to withdraw its redistricting case, which would allow the Senate’s ongoing examination of reforms to move forward.   [Read More]

Jan

02

2018

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]

Dec

22

2017

December 22, 2017

Four local projects have been selected to receive a total of $5.1 million in state funding from the State Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP), according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25).   [Read More]

Nov

20

2017

November 20, 2017

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25), Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) and Senate Appropriations Chairman Pat Browne (R-16) have issued the following statement regarding the Auditor General’s report on the Philadelphia Committees’ Spending on the 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC), which the Senate leadership requested in May:   [Read More]

Nov

14

2017

November 14, 2017

The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) has approved a total of $2,679,678 in state funding for nine local transportation, flood protection, trail, recreation and water projects in the 25th Senatorial District, announced Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson).   [Read More]

Oct

31

2017

October 31, 2017

On November 7, Pennsylvanians will have the opportunity to vote on a measure to change residential school property taxes through the homestead exemption.   [Read More]

Oct

31

2017

October 31, 2017

On October 25, one day before President Trump declared America’s opioid crisis a public health emergency, the Senate of Pennsylvania approved legislation to address opioid abuse within Pennsylvania’s Workers’ Compensation system.   [Read More]

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]