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Senate Republican Leadership: Passage of Budget/CARES Funding Sets Course for Recovery

May 28, 2020
Facing an uncertain economic future and working to address the devastating impact of COVID-19, the Senate today set a course for recovery by approving a $25.8 billion interim budget for Fiscal Year 2020-21, according to Senate Republicans leaders.     [Read More]

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Scarnati: Senate Prepares to Review Governor’s Budget Request

February 05, 2020
The Senate will carefully study the $36.1 billion state General Fund budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 unveiled by Governor Tom Wolf on Tuesday, February 4, before a joint session of the General Assembly, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25). Listen   [Read More]

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Senate Republican Leaders Raise Concerns About Additional Spending and Borrowing in Governor’s Budget Plan

February 04, 2020
Responding to Governor Wolf’s budget address today, Senate Republican leaders said they are encouraged that the proposal does not include broad-based tax increases.     [Read More]

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Senator Arnold Named to Serve on Five Key Senate Committees

January 30, 2020
Senator Dave Arnold (R-48) has been named to five Senate committees by Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25).   [Read More]

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Scarnati Sworn-In as Senate President Pro Tempore

January 07, 2020
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 2020.     [Read More]

Scarnati: No-Tax Increase 2019-2020 Budget Approved by the General Assembly

June 28, 2019
Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25) praised passage of the $33.9 billion Pennsylvania budget approved by lawmakers, citing the record level of state funding for public education, limited spending and no-tax increases. In addition, the budget does not include a fee for state police coverage in rural areas of the state.   [Read More]

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Senate Republicans – Funding What Works

June 27, 2019
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VIDEO: Senate Republicans: Funding What Works

June 27, 2019
Stressing that Senate Republicans support a strong safety net of programs and services to help Pennsylvanians in need, Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati discussed specific funding in this year’s budget that will help the truly needy while using tax dollars wisely.   [Read More]

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Scarnati Continues Push for Open Primaries in Pennsylvania

May 16, 2019
Today, Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) announced that there are plans to advance language to allow for open primaries in Pennsylvania when the Senate returns to session in June.   Listen   [Read More]

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MEDIA ADVISORY 10th Season Hunger Garden Opening 5.07.19 at 9:00 a.m.

May 03, 2019
Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25), Senator Elder Vogel (R-47) and Representative Jake Wheatley (D-19) will hold a public event to mark the opening of the 10th season of the Capitol Hunger Garden on Tuesday, May 7th at 9:00 a.m. directly in front of the garden.     [Read More]