News Releases

Sep

20

2017

September 20, 2017

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) issued the following statement on the need to pass a fiscally responsible, balanced budget, after the Commonwealth credit rating was downgraded today by Standard and Poor’s.   [Read More]

Sep

13

2017

September 13, 2017

Senate Republican leaders today strongly objected to Governor Tom Wolf’s decision to support a resolution that would impose a permanent ban on natural gas drilling in the Delaware River Basin, calling it arbitrary, short-sighted and a blow to economic development, job-creation and landowner’s rights.   [Read More]

Aug

03

2017

August 03, 2017

Senate Republican leaders offered the following statements on the announcement by the state Treasurer that the Commonwealth needed a $750 million line of credit in order to keep the General Fund from falling into negative territory at the end of the month.   [Read More]

Jul

27

2017

July 27, 2017

The State Senate today approved and sent to the House of Representatives legislation that provides the revenue component to fund the Fiscal Year 2017-18 state budget, which was approved in June.     [Read More]

Jul

19

2017

July 19, 2017

Four major water and sewer projects in communities in the 34th Senatorial District have received state funding through the state’s PENNVEST program, according to Senator Jake Corman.   [Read More]

Jun

30

2017

June 30, 2017

Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) issue the following statement on Governor Wolf’s veto of HB 1071, which provided for consistency in laws governing fees on recycled plastic bags:   [Read More]

Jun

30

2017

June 30, 2017

The State Senate today approved a spending plan for fiscal year 2017-18 that holds the line on spending, increases funding for education and funds core responsibilities of state government, according to Senate Republican Leaders.   [Read More]

Jun

13

2017

June 13, 2017

The Commonwealth faces a number of significant challenges, but none are as serious as the public employee pension crisis. Pension liabilities have reached a staggering $80 billion and continue to grow with each passing day.   [Read More]

Jun

09

2017

June 09, 2017

A pair of grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will help improve traffic safety in two high-risk areas in Centre and Mifflin counties, according to Senator Jake Corman (R-34).   [Read More]

Jun

05

2017

June 05, 2017

The Senate today approved a historic pension reform bill that will transform public employee retirement benefits for the 21st Century and limit future financial risks for taxpayers.   [Read More]

May

12

2017

May 12, 2017

Four municipalities in Centre County have been awarded state grants to support the costs of upgrading traffic signals under the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s “Green Light-Go” program, according to Senator Jake Corman (R-34).   [Read More]

Apr

25

2017

April 25, 2017

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) released the following statement on Auditor General Eugene DePasquale’s findings on the Department of Labor & Industry’s management of the Unemployment Compensation System.   [Read More]