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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]

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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]