News Releases

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]

May

26

2017

May 26, 2017

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has given final approval for the establishment of the Rural Regional College of Northern Pennsylvania, according to State Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25).   [Read More]

May

10

2017

May 10, 2017

Today Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Representative Jake Wheatley (D-19) were joined by members of the Legislative Hunger Caucus and numerous hunger awareness advocates, who came together for a public event to mark the eighth season opening of the Capitol Hunger Garden.   [Read More]

May

09

2017

May 09, 2017

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Representative Jake Wheatley (D-19) will hold a public event to mark the opening of the 8th season of the Capitol Hunger Garden on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. directly in front of the garden.   [Read More]

Apr

26

2017

April 26, 2017

Today, Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25), emphasized his continued support for ensuring the future success of Mansfield University.   [Read More]

Apr

26

2017

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]

Apr

25

2017

April 25, 2017

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) released the following statement on Auditor General Eugene DePasquale’s findings on the Department of Labor & Industry’s management of the Unemployment Compensation System.   [Read More]