News Releases

Feb

05

2018

February 05, 2018

Today Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati issued the following statement regarding the League of Women Voters’ court case:   [Read More]

Feb

02

2018

February 02, 2018

Today Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati issued the following statement regarding Justice Christine Donohue and Justice David Wecht’s bias in the League of Women Voters’ court case.   [Read More]

Jan

30

2018

January 30, 2018

Senate Republican leaders announced today that the state Senate will decline to take action on the Governor’s nominee to lead the PA Department of Labor and Industry (L&I). The leaders did ask for the nomination to be recalled, but Gov. Wolf declined.   [Read More]

Jan

22

2018

January 22, 2018

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) today issued the following statement, expressing outrage with the PA Supreme Court’s ruling calling the Congressional District Maps unconstitutional.   [Read More]

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]