News Releases

Apr

13

2016

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]

Mar

28

2016

March 28, 2016

Calling it another move to a create a crisis for Pennsylvania schools and taxpayers, Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) condemned Governor Wolf’s decision to veto the state’s bipartisan fiscal code which serves as the map for spending state funds.   [Read More]

Mar

23

2016

March 23, 2016

Senator Jake Corman (R-34) issued the following statement on finalizing the 2015-16 budget   [Read More]

Mar

16

2016

March 16, 2016

The State Senate voted today to restore funding to a number of programs that were vetoed by Governor Wolf in December, including critical funds for education, agriculture and rural hospitals, according to Senate Republican Leaders.   [Read More]

Mar

07

2016

March 07, 2016

Senator Jake Corman (R-34) issued the following statement on Gov. Wolf’s symbolic executive order on the minimum wage for state employees:   [Read More]

Mar

02

2016

March 02, 2016

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) issued the following statement regarding the Wolf Administration’s firing of Gary Baker and attached response letter.   [Read More]

Dec

29

2015

December 29, 2015

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25), Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34), Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Pat Browne (R-16) and Senate Majority Whip John Gordner (R-27) released the following statement on Governor Wolf’s decision today to release emergency funding approved by the legislature to help schools and social service agencies.   [Read More]

Dec

07

2015

December 07, 2015

Legislation sponsored by Senator Jake Corman (R-34) that would allow visiting out-of-state team physicians to provide care to their athletes without holding a Pennsylvania medical license has been signed into law.   [Read More]

Dec

07

2015

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]

Nov

17

2015

November 17, 2015

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) released the following statement regarding Syrian refugees:   [Read More]

Oct

28

2015

October 28, 2015

Responding to growing pleas from schools and community groups to release overdue state funding, Senate Republicans today led an effort to override Governor Wolf’s veto of an emergency budget passed last month by the General Assembly.   [Read More]

Oct

27

2015

October 27, 2015

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) have issued the following statement regarding today’s Supreme Court ruling on the independence of the Office of Open Records:   [Read More]