Harrisburg – Legislation introduced by State Senator John DiSanto (Dauphin/Perry) to ensure that public employees who commit job-related felonies are stripped of their taxpayer-funded pension was approved by the Senate today with House amendments and is now on its way to the Governor’s desk. The Governor has ten days to act on the bill and has said previously that he supports the legislation.
HARRISBURG – A bipartisan group of lawmakers from the Senate and the House of Representatives joined with advocates, medical experts and families affected by pediatric cancer at the state Capitol today to highlight efforts to combat childhood cancers, according to Senator Scott Martin (R-13).
HARRISBURG – Rural hospitals are critical to the health, safety and economic viability of residents and communities throughout much of Pennsylvania, but many are struggling to keep the doors open. With more than 30 rural hospitals currently at risk of closure, Senate Health and Human Services Committee Chair Sen. Lisa Baker (R-20) is joining with Rep. Tina Pickett (R-110th) and the state Department of Health (DOH) to offer innovative ways to continue providing quality health care.
(HARRISBURG) – Today, approximately 100 Boy Scouts and leaders from across the Commonwealth gathered at the state Capitol Building to mark the first annual Boy Scout Day at the Capitol.
Harrisburg – Standing with taxpayers from across Pennsylvania, Senator Mario Scavello (R-40) today announced legislation to eliminate residential school property taxes through the state’s existing homestead exclusion program.
Meeting to consider of SB 897, SB 1036, SB 1126, SB 1127, and HB 1979.
The State Senate today overwhelmingly approved legislation sponsored by Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr. (R-44) that would help to save lives by providing tougher sanctions for dangerous repeat DUI offenders. Senator Rafferty chairs the Senate Transportation Committee and has been leading efforts to improve Pennsylvania’s inadequate DUI laws.
(HARRISBURG) – The PA Senate unanimously approved a wide-ranging antihazing measure sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) that focuses on prevention, enforcement and transparency in order to end hazing. Senate Bill 1090 will now be sent to the House for consideration.