Lawmakers Highlight Need to End Budget Impasse, Fund State-Related Universities 

PHILADELPHIA, July 20, 2017  — As Pennsylvania prepares to enter a fourth week without a state budget revenue package, a budget bill that funds the five state-related...

Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority Launches Regional Stormwater Management Project

WILKES-BARRE, July 18, 2017 — On the banks of the Susquehanna River, the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority (“WVSA”) launched an innovative regional stormwater management project that could be a...

Rick Kauffman Named to Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission

Harrisburg, July 18, 2017 – On Monday, July 17th, the Pennsylvania Senate approved Rick Kauffman’s appointment by Gov. Tom Wolf to the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. Kauffman, Bern...

Senator John Yudichak Releases Statement on Welfare Reform Bill

HARRISBURG, July 10, 2017 — The Pennsylvania Senate approved a welfare reform bill (“SB 6”) this afternoon intended to deter fraud and preserve government benefits for senior citizens,...

Reading Revolution Summer Programs Kick Off in the Northwest

 PHILADELPHIA – July 10, 2017 – Senator Art Haywood (4th District) today announced the opening of the inaugural “Read to Succeed” summer camps he is hosting in partnership with Senator...

Boscola Lauds Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Lehigh Valley

HARRISBURG, June 29, 2017 – State Sen. Lisa Boscola provided the following statement after the state Department of Health today awarded two Lehigh Valley businesses medical marijuana dispensary...

Senator John Yudichak Announces $1 Million Award for Demolition of Coxton Bridge

WILKES-BARRE, June 28, 2017 — Senator John T. Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) announced that the Department of Community and Economic Development (“DCED”) has awarded $1 million to finance the...

Mon-Fayette Expressway Boosted by SPC Vote

Brewster Issues Statement of Support Harrisburg – June 26, 2017 – The effort to build the final 14-mile phase of the Mon-Fayette Expressway received a significant boost today when the...

Senator Yudichak Statement on Auditor General’s Performance Audit of Penn State

Harrisburg, June 22, 2017— Senator John T. Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) issued the following statement after Auditor General Eugene DePasquale released a performance audit report on Penn State...

Senate Approves Fontana Bills to Aid Citizens with Sewer/Water Line Repairs

Harrisburg – June 21, 2017 – The Senate today unanimously approved two bills sponsored by state Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) that would allow local governments to tap government funding...

Brewster Issues Statement on Approval of McKeesport Site for Medical Marijuana Grower Perm...

Harrisburg – June 20, 2017 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) issued the following statement after the Pennsylvania Department of Health today awarded a medical marijuana grower...

Senator Haywood Officially Introduces Resolution to Name June “Gun Violence Awareness Mont...

Harrisburg − June 20, 2017 − Officially introduced as SR 148, Senator Haywood’s resolution to recognize June as “Gun Violence Awareness” month in the commonwealth aims to...

Television Program Features Discussion of Opioid Crisis, Brewster’s Legislation

Harrisburg – June 19, 2017 – The “Pennsylvania Report” featuring state Sen. Jim Brewster is focused on the state’s opioid and heroin crisis and Brewster’s legislation to effectively deal...

Costa Thanks Attorney General Shapiro for Opioid Marketing Investigation

Harrisburg – June 15, 2017 – State Senator Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) issued the following statement thanking Attorney General Josh Shapiro for joining the investigation into potentially misleading...

Sen. Street Resolution Recognizing Eid al-Fitr Holiday Approved in Senate

HARRISBURG, June 14, 2017 — The Pennsylvania Senate today unanimously approved a Senate resolution authored by state Sen. Sharif Street observing June 25, 2017 as “Eid al-Fitr Day” in...

Lawmakers Announce Voting Access Improvement Package 

HARRISBURG, June 13, 2017 — A group of Democratic lawmakers announced a package of bills today aimed at increasing voter participation in Pennsylvania.  “We are committed...

Senator Yudichak Comments on Legislative Activity on Pennsylvania’s Recycling Program

Harrisburg, June 13, 2017 — Senator John T. Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) issued the following statement regarding the public hearing held today by the Joint Legislative Air and Water Pollution and...

Senator Baker and Senator Yudichak React to Federal Denial for Disaster Declaration Reques...

Harrisburg, June 13, 2017 — State Senator Lisa Baker (R-20th district) and State Senator John Yudichak (D-14th District) issued a joint statement following today’s announcement that the...

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