Recent News

Jul

08

2020

July 08, 2020

A resolution to end the COVID-19 emergency declaration in Pennsylvania was presented to Gov. Wolf for his signature today. The termination was delayed after the Wolf administration took legal action to block the implementation of HR 836 despite a bipartisan adoption by the General Assembly.   [Read More]

Jul

01

2020

July 01, 2020

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) today strongly criticized the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s nullifying House Resolution 836, which was passed by the General Assembly with bi-partisan support. The Court issued their ruling today.   [Read More]

Jun

26

2020

June 26, 2020

“First and foremost, there are many good reporters who work to provide the public with news regarding legislation and governmental operations. I appreciate the work these reporters do to keep the public informed on issues before the Senate.   [Read More]

Jun

12

2020

June 12, 2020

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) today applauded the Commonwealth Court’s decision to expedite consideration of the emergency case filed to force Governor Wolf to comply with House Resolution 836, which was passed by the General Assembly with bi-partisan support.   [Read More]

Jun

10

2020

June 10, 2020

Noting that Governor Wolf has refused to carry out his mandatory duty to act upon a resolution passed by the General Assembly that ends his emergency declaration, Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) today urged the state’s Commonwealth Court to “command” the Governor to terminate the declaration in accordance with the law.   [Read More]

Jun

10

2020

June 10, 2020

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) issued the following statement regarding the retirement of Speaker Mike Turzai:   [Read More]