News Releases

Jun

05

2019

June 05, 2019

The Senate unanimously approved a bipartisan package of criminal justice reforms today that could reduce prison and probation costs, better protect crime victims and strengthen public safety.   [Read More]

Jun

05

2019

June 05, 2019

The Senate unanimously passed legislation sponsored by Senator Mike Regan that would create the Military Family Educational Program, or “Pennsylvania GI Bill for Families.”   [Read More]

May

22

2019

May 22, 2019

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) today welcomed two new members to the Senate Republican caucus.   [Read More]

May

07

2019

May 07, 2019

The Senate voted unanimously establish the Pennsylvania Dairy Future Commission under a plan authored by Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34). The measure now goes to the state House Senate for consideration.   [Read More]

May

01

2019

May 01, 2019

PA revenue collections have soared to a healthy surplus, thanks in part to Republican economic policies that have focused on holding down spending and rejecting proposed tax increases, according to Senate Republican leaders.      [Read More]

Apr

30

2019

April 30, 2019

The Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee today approved legislation sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) that would establish a Pennsylvania Dairy Future Commission.  The measure now goes to the full Senate for consideration.   [Read More]

Apr

09

2019

April 09, 2019

In recognition of National Crime Victims' Rights Week, the Pennsylvania Senate passed a package of bills today designed to protect crime victims and ensure they have more opportunities to participate in the judicial process, according to Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34, who supported the proposals.   [Read More]

Mar

27

2019

March 27, 2019

With the “graying” of Pennsylvania’s farm families, Senator Elder Vogel (R-47) is introducing legislation that will encourage existing farmers and landowners to work with beginning farmers to help them get started.     [Read More]

Mar

26

2019

March 26, 2019

The Pennsylvania Dairy Investment Program will provide $28,109 for the Hameau Farm, Union Township, to help with the construction of an onsite testing lab and creamery facility, Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) and stat Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-171) announced today.   [Read More]

Mar

26

2019

March 26, 2019

(HARRISBURG) – The Borough of Bellefonte has been awarded $941,824 to revitalize waterfront property on Dunlap Street, Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) and state Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-171) announced today. “The grant will contribute to the vitality of downtown Bellefonte by enhancing the waterfront and giving the area a boost as a destination for […]   [Read More]

Mar

26

2019

March 26, 2019

The Borough of Mifflintown has been awarded a $530,000 to rehabilitate the Cross Street, which runs over Schweyer Run, providing better pedestrian and traffic flow to the area, according to Senate Majority Leaders Jake Corman (R-34) and state Rep. John Hershey (R-82).   [Read More]

Mar

20

2019

March 20, 2019

A measure that would strip taxpayer-funded pensions from public officials and employees who commit job-related felonies is on its way to the Governor’s desk for consideration after receiving final approval in the Senate today, according to Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) who strongly supports the measure.   [Read More]