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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
Senate Republicans - Funding What Works   [Read More]

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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]

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Senate Republican Leaders Say Sound Fiscal Policies Have Contributed to Healthy PA Revenue Collections

May 01, 2019
PA revenue collections have soared to a healthy surplus, thanks in part to Republican economic policies that have focused on holding down spending and rejecting proposed tax increases, according to Senate Republican leaders.      [Read More]

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Senator Scarnati’s Response to the Governor’s Budget Address

February 05, 2019
Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati offers remarks following the Governor’s budget address to a joint session of the General Assembly.     [Read More]

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Senate Republican Leaders Respond to Governor’s Budget Plan: Urge Lower Spending, Limited Borrowing, Help for Job-Creators

February 05, 2019
Following Governor Wolf’s budget address, Senate Republican leaders said they will continue their push for a fiscally responsible budget that controls spending, holds the line on new taxes and continues to invest in education and job-creation. Listen   [Read More]

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Scarnati Sworn In as Senate President Pro Tempore

January 01, 2019
Today at the State Capitol in Harrisburg, State Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25) was sworn in as President Pro Tempore of the Pennsylvania Senate for 2019.   [Read More]

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Press Conference on SB 261

October 18, 2018
  Senate Leaders hold a press conference on Senate Bill 261.   [Read More]