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Senate Leaders Hail Passage of Historic Pension Reform Bill

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]

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Corman: Senate to Review Governor’s Proposed State Budget

February 07, 2017
Senate Jake Corman (R-34) said that he will work with fellow members of the Senate to carefully review the 2017-18 state budget announced today by Governor Tom Wolf while at the same time pushing for the Governor to address skyrocketing pension costs.     [Read More]

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Senate Leaders Comment on Governor’s Budget Proposal: Raise Concerns About Future Cost-Drivers, Including Pensions

February 07, 2017
Responding to Governor Wolf’s budget address today, Senate Republicans said they will continue to advocate fiscal responsibility, as they have done in previous budgets, and prioritize the process of finding government efficiencies.   Senator Scarnati   Senator Corman   Senator Browne   [Read More]

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Senate Approves Legislation to Combat Opioid Addiction Crisis

September 28, 2016
The Senate on Wednesday unanimously approved three measures aimed to address the state’s growing opioid addiction crisis, adding to bills already approved by the Senate and sent to the House of Representatives.     [Read More]

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The death of Arnold Palmer

September 26, 2016
Senator Corman offers remarks upon the death of Arnold Palmer, who died on Sunday, September 25.     [Read More]

Senate Leaders Urge State Residents to Take Part in Sept. 21 Tele-Town Hall on PA Heroin/Opioid Crisis

September 16, 2016
Combatting Pennsylvania’s heroin and opioid crisis will be the focus of a special Telephone Town Hall, to be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21 from the State Capitol in Harrisburg. Listen to Senator Joe Scarnati Listen to Senator Jake Corman Listen to Senator Gene Yaw   [Read More]

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Senate Leaders Hail Passage of On-Time, State Spending Plan: Measure Will Increase Funds for Schools, Drug Prevention 

June 29, 2016
The State Senate today passed a balanced and on-time state spending plan that will boost funding for education to the highest level in state history and allocate new funds to fight the state’s opioid epidemic.       [Read More]

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Senate Approves Bill to Transfer Philipsburg Property to Economic Development Group

May 17, 2016
The Pennsylvania Senate voted unanimously today to transfer a parcel of land that formerly housed the Philipsburg Hospital to the Moshannon Valley Economic Development Partnership, according to Senator Jake Corman (R-34), who sponsored the legislation.     [Read More]

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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]