News Releases

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]

Jun

05

2017

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]

May

15

2017

May 15, 2017

Senator Pat Browne and Representative Justin Simmons announced that, in conjunction with Upper Saucon Township, they will host a Free Paper Document Shredding Event at Penn State’s Lehigh Valley Campus on Saturday, May 20th from 10 a.m. to Noon.   [Read More]

Apr

10

2017

April 10, 2017

Mar

29

2017

March 29, 2017

Four Lehigh County Boroughs were awarded grants by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) at its meeting today (March 29th), according to Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Pat Browne and state Representatives Ryan Mackenzie and Justin Simmons.   [Read More]

Feb

10

2017

February 10, 2017

The PA Public School Building Construction and Reconstruction Advisory Committee will hold its next public hearing to continue discussion and receive testimony related to the state’s reimbursement program for school districts for costs associated with construction and reconstruction and lease of public school buildings (commonly known as PlanCon).   [Read More]

Feb

07

2017

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]

Feb

01

2017

February 01, 2017

Lehigh Valley residents recently participated in a special Southeastern Pennsylvania telephone town hall meeting concerning Pennsylvania’s heroin and opioid epidemic, according to Senator Pat Browne, one of the call’s hosts.   [Read More]

Jan

12

2017

January 12, 2017

Residents will soon see pedestrian safety improvements at a high-volume intersection adjacent to the school district’s new public high school, according to Senator Pat Browne and state Reps. Peter Schweyer and Mike Schlossberg.   [Read More]

Jan

04

2017

January 04, 2017

Pennsylvania’s heroin and opioid epidemic will be the focus of a third special Telephone Town Hall meeting to be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 10th from the State Capitol in Harrisburg, according to Senator Pat Browne, one of the hosts of this tele-town hall.   [Read More]