News Releases

Jun

17

2015

June 17, 2015

Residents of the 34th Senatorial District are encouraged to grab their cameras and start clicking as State Senator Jake Corman kicks off his inaugural Pennsylvania State Symbols Online Photo Contest.   [Read More]

Jun

10

2015

June 10, 2015

Calling it a good day for transparency and openness in government, Senate Republicans applauded a state Commonwealth Court decision that Gov. Wolf exceeded his powers in removing the director of the state’s Office of Open Records (OOR).   [Read More]

Jun

09

2015

June 09, 2015

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) have issued the following statement regarding 2014 Marcellus Shale impact fee disbursements:   [Read More]

May

22

2015

May 22, 2015

The Senate passed an aggressive pension plan last week (5/13/15) to modernize the state’s public employee pension systems. The bill is a historic plan that reflects the seriousness of the situation we face with pensions.   [Read More]

May

14

2015

May 14, 2015

Pennsylvania Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) issued the following statement on the passing of Penn State Broadcasting legend Fran Fisher:   [Read More]

May

13

2015

May 13, 2015

A significant plan to reform Pennsylvania’s costly state pension systems was approved today by the Senate by a vote of 28 to 19, according to Senate Republican Leaders.   [Read More]

May

12

2015

May 12, 2015

Senate Bill 1 restructures the state’s two public employee pension systems – the State Employees’ Retirement System (SERS) and the Public School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS) – in order to make them viable in the long term.   [Read More]

May

11

2015

May 11, 2015

Legislation to modernize Pennsylvania’s costly state pension systems, which are causing increases in school property taxes, cuts to school programs, and now threaten to increase state taxes, was approved today by the Senate Finance Committee.   [Read More]

May

08

2015

May 08, 2015

Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) issued the following statement in response to a press release distributed yesterday by Gov. Wolf concerning the administration’s submission of executive nominees for Senate consideration:   [Read More]

Apr

23

2015

April 23, 2015

Senate Republican Leaders have issued the following statement on today’s Commonwealth Court orders regarding home health-care workers:   [Read More]

Mar

20

2015

March 20, 2015

Letter from Senate Republican Leaders to Governor Tom Wolf, asking him to recall the nomination of Colonel Marcus Brown for Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner.   [Read More]

Mar

03

2015

March 03, 2015

Senate Republicans today criticized the significant burdens associated with the Wolf budget plan, saying what Pennsylvania needs is relief. Republicans, who hold a 30-19 majority in the Senate, have made it clear that they will not support Tom Wolf’s enormous tax increases on Pennsylvania families and employers.   [Read More]