News Releases

Aug

03

2017

August 03, 2017

Senate Republican leaders offered the following statements on the announcement by the state Treasurer that the Commonwealth needed a $750 million line of credit in order to keep the General Fund from falling into negative territory at the end of the month.   [Read More]

Jul

27

2017

July 27, 2017

The State Senate today approved and sent to the House of Representatives legislation that provides the revenue component to fund the Fiscal Year 2017-18 state budget, which was approved in June.     [Read More]

Jul

25

2017

July 25, 2017

Senator Pat Browne (R-16th District) will hold his annual Community and Family Expo on Thursday, August 3rd from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Bucky Boyle Park, North Front and Gordon Streets in Allentown.   [Read More]

Jun

30

2017

June 30, 2017

The State Senate today approved a spending plan for fiscal year 2017-18 that holds the line on spending, increases funding for education and funds core responsibilities of state government, according to Senate Republican Leaders.   [Read More]

Jun

21

2017

June 21, 2017

A bipartisan group of state senators and Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel today unveiled legislation to establish a public charitable trust to help children impacted by the prison system and reverse the direction of youth who are on a path leading to incarceration in Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

Jun

13

2017

June 13, 2017

The Commonwealth faces a number of significant challenges, but none are as serious as the public employee pension crisis. Pension liabilities have reached a staggering $80 billion and continue to grow with each passing day.   [Read More]