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Scarnati Sworn In as Senate President Pro Tempore

January 05, 2016
Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman nominates Senator Joe Scarnati to continue to serve as Senate President Pro Tempore, the third-highest ranking elected official in the Commonwealth.     [Read More]

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Senate Passes House-Approved Budget Bill

December 23, 2015
 Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman urges passage of House Bill 1460, a state budget bill previously approved by the House, in order to get a budget bill to the Governor.   [Read More]

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Public Pension Reform

December 08, 2015
  Senator Corman outlines landmark public pension reform legislation passed by the State Senate. The reform requires new state workers and new school employees to enroll in a combination of a traditional pension and a 401(k)-type benefit as used in the private sector.   [Read More]

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Senate Approves 2015-16 Spending Plan Without Massive Tax Increases

December 07, 2015
The State Senate today approved a 2015-16 budget today that includes cost-cutting reform and historic funding for education without the need for the massive tax increases originally proposed by Governor Wolf, according to Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34).   [Read More]

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Budget Impasse Update

October 28, 2015
Senator Corman talks about an effort by Senate Republicans to override Governor Wolf’s veto of an emergency budget passed last month by the General Assembly.     [Read More]

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Gov. Wolf’s Full Tax Proposal to be Voted in House and Senate

September 30, 2015
In an effort to move the state budget talks past the current stalemate, House and Senate Republican leaders today announced a vote on Gov. Tom Wolf’s full and latest tax package proposal will take place in the House on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. Legislative Leaders Letter to Wolf 9-30-15   [Read More]

Senate Votes to Release $1 Billion in Withheld Payments to Schools, Critical Funding for Social Service Agencies

September 18, 2015
In passing an $11.2 billion temporary state funding plan, the state Senate today voted to send tax dollars being collected by the state back to communities, including $1 billion in missed payments to schools and hundreds of millions of dollars to social services agencies.   [Read More]

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Budget Impasse

September 17, 2015
Senator Corman discusses the budget impasse and Senate Republicans’ efforts to pass a stopgap funding measure.   [Read More]

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Senate Passes Historic Liquor Privatization Bill

June 30, 2015
Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25), Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) and Senate Law & Justice Committee Chairman Chuck McIlhinney (R-10) have issued the following statement regarding Senate Passage of House Bill 466.   [Read More]