News Releases

Feb

27

2020

February 27, 2020

School safety grants totaling $1,680,530 are being awarded to 27 school districts in the 25th Senatorial District, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25).   [Read More]

Feb

26

2020

February 26, 2020

The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) has awarded a $41,400 state grant for Punxsutawney Borough, Jefferson County, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25).   [Read More]

Feb

12

2020

February 12, 2020

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) today announced his retirement from the Pennsylvania Senate at the end of his 5th term in office.   [Read More]

Feb

10

2020

February 10, 2020

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) have announced new changes to Senate Republican Leadership senior staff.    [Read More]

Feb

07

2020

February 07, 2020

The Erie Times-News Editorial Board recently published an opinion piece on the Erie Community College application before the Pennsylvania State Board of Education.  I fully agree with the statement included by an Erie civil rights leader who said, “We need a bridge to get our young people there. We need access to a low-cost, quality education.”   [Read More]

Feb

05

2020

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]

Feb

04

2020

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]

Jan

30

2020

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]

Jan

27

2020

January 27, 2020

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) today announced changes to the Republican Chairs for several of the 22 Senate Standing Committees for the remainder of the 2019-2020 legislative session.   [Read More]

Jan

23

2020

January 23, 2020

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

Jan

22

2020

January 22, 2020

State funding to support agriculture and dairy businesses has been approved today for The Main Street Creamery, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25).   [Read More]

Jan

15

2020

January 15, 2020

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) today welcomed Senator-elect Dave Arnold of the 48th Senatorial District to the Senate Republican caucus.   [Read More]