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Senate Approves Legislation to Combat Opioid Addiction Crisis

September 28, 2016
The Senate on Wednesday unanimously approved three measures aimed to address the state’s growing opioid addiction crisis, adding to bills already approved by the Senate and sent to the House of Representatives.     [Read More]

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The death of Arnold Palmer

September 26, 2016
Senator Corman offers remarks upon the death of Arnold Palmer, who died on Sunday, September 25.     [Read More]

Senate Leaders Urge State Residents to Take Part in Sept. 21 Tele-Town Hall on PA Heroin/Opioid Crisis

September 16, 2016
Combatting Pennsylvania’s heroin and opioid crisis will be the focus of a special Telephone Town Hall, to be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21 from the State Capitol in Harrisburg. Listen to Senator Joe Scarnati Listen to Senator Jake Corman Listen to Senator Gene Yaw   [Read More]

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Senate Leaders Hail Passage of On-Time, State Spending Plan: Measure Will Increase Funds for Schools, Drug Prevention 

June 29, 2016
The State Senate today passed a balanced and on-time state spending plan that will boost funding for education to the highest level in state history and allocate new funds to fight the state’s opioid epidemic.       [Read More]

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Senate Approves Bill to Transfer Philipsburg Property to Economic Development Group

May 17, 2016
The Pennsylvania Senate voted unanimously today to transfer a parcel of land that formerly housed the Philipsburg Hospital to the Moshannon Valley Economic Development Partnership, according to Senator Jake Corman (R-34), who sponsored the legislation.     [Read More]

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Senate, House Leaders Call on Wolf to Protect Excellent Teachers

May 17, 2016
Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-28), Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25), House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-62) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34), along with school board representatives and education advocates, today called on Gov. Tom Wolf to side with Pennsylvania schools and sign House Bill 805.     [Read More]

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Heroin/Opioid Epidemic Hearing on April 21

April 14, 2016
Senator Gene Yaw discusses the Commonwealth’s heroin problem with Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman and Barry Denk, Executive Director of the Center for Rural Pennsylvania. On April 21st, the Center for Rural Pennsylvania will hold its ninth public hearing at Geisinger-Lewistown to gather information as to how the heroin/opioid epidemic is affecting some of Pennsylvania’s most rural and remote counties.     [Read More]

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Senate Approves Legislation to Ensure Fair Funding for School Districts

April 13, 2016
The State Senate today again passed legislation that would fairly distribute education funds to school districts and ensure schools receive reimbursements for previously paid construction costs, according to Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34). Listen     [Read More]

Supplemental Budget

March 16, 2016
Senator Corman speaks in support of House Bill 1801, a supplemental budget bill. Listen   [Read More]

Senator Corman responds to Governor Wolf’s proposed budget

February 09, 2016
Senator Corman responds to Governor Wolf’s proposed budget, which calls for massive increases in taxes and spending. Listen   [Read More]