News Releases

Jul

15

2020

July 15, 2020

Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) said the state Senate today approved a proposed constitutional amendment today that would limit the length of future emergency disaster declarations unless an extension is approved by the General Assembly, moving the measure one step closer to a voter referendum.   [Read More]

Jul

15

2020

July 15, 2020

The Senate approved a bipartisan bill today to improve Pennsylvania’s probation system by addressing serious flaws that have trapped nonviolent offenders in a cycle of incarceration without improving public safety, according to Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34).   [Read More]

Jul

14

2020

July 14, 2020

Applications are now being accepted for a tax credit program intended to support Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry by helping new farmers get established, according to Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34), who supported the legislation that created the initiative.   [Read More]

Jul

13

2020

July 13, 2020

The Senate approved bipartisan legislation today that would help create thousands of family-sustaining jobs and provide a boost to Pennsylvania’s energy economy, according to Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman.   [Read More]

Jul

08

2020

July 08, 2020

A resolution to end the COVID-19 emergency declaration in Pennsylvania was presented to Gov. Wolf for his signature today. The termination was delayed after the Wolf administration took legal action to block the implementation of HR 836 despite a bipartisan adoption by the General Assembly.   [Read More]

Jul

01

2020

July 01, 2020

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) today strongly criticized the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s nullifying House Resolution 836, which was passed by the General Assembly with bi-partisan support. The Court issued their ruling today.   [Read More]

Jul

01

2020

July 01, 2020

Findings from the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (LBFC) and Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) show that policies that restrict, add fees to, or ban single-use plastic bags could negatively impact the environment and cost consumers millions annually.   [Read More]

Jun

24

2020

June 24, 2020

The Pennsylvania Senate today approved legislation aimed at improving police training and reducing deadly force incidents in commonwealth communities, according to Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman.    [Read More]

Jun

22

2020

June 22, 2020

Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) extended his congratulations to state Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-171) on being elected as the House Majority Leader. The Majority Leaders of the House and Senate both hail from Centre County. Senator Corman issued the following statement   [Read More]

Jun

18

2020

June 18, 2020

Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) issued the following statement following the announcement that Mount Nittany Hospital will lay off 250 people.   [Read More]

Jun

17

2020

June 17, 2020

Local schools can apply now for funding through two new grant programs created last month to protect the health and safety of students, teachers and school employees during COVID-19, according to Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34).   [Read More]

Jun

12

2020

June 12, 2020

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) today applauded the Commonwealth Court’s decision to expedite consideration of the emergency case filed to force Governor Wolf to comply with House Resolution 836, which was passed by the General Assembly with bi-partisan support.   [Read More]