News Releases

Jun

05

2019

June 05, 2019

Today the State Senate unanimously approved a bi-partisan package of criminal justice reforms to reduce prison and probation costs, better protect crime victims, and strengthen public safety, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25).   [Read More]

May

22

2019

May 22, 2019

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) today welcomed two new members to the Senate Republican caucus.   [Read More]

May

16

2019

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]

May

09

2019

May 09, 2019

Today Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) has circulated a Senate co-sponsorship memo for legislation to require the sale of the Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor’s residence.   [Read More]

May

03

2019

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]

May

02

2019

May 02, 2019

Today, the Pittsburgh region received a strong commitment to the future of family-sustaining jobs, our communities, and the environment. U.S. Steel’s announcement of a more than $1 billion investment into state-of-the-art technology for Mon Valley Works continues to position Pennsylvania as a global leader in advanced steel manufacturing.   [Read More]

May

01

2019

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]

Apr

29

2019

April 29, 2019

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 2019-20 legislative session.   [Read More]

Apr

25

2019

April 25, 2019

I am extremely disappointed and frustrated by the recent announcement that LEDVANCE plans to close their production facility in St. Marys later this year.   [Read More]

Apr

05

2019

April 05, 2019

Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25) will gather input from community residents during a live telephone town hall event on Tuesday, April 9th, from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.   [Read More]

Mar

26

2019

March 26, 2019

Two municipalities in the 25th Senatorial District have been awarded a total of $1.656 million in state grants to make improvements to their transportation systems, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25).   [Read More]

Mar

01

2019

March 01, 2019

Senator Mario Scavello (R-40) and Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) today introduced legislation to update laws governing Pennsylvania historic preservation.   [Read More]