News Releases

Jun

22

2018

June 22, 2018

The Senate approved a comprehensive, bipartisan school safety bill today that will dedicate significant new resources to help prevent school violence.     [Read More]

Jun

22

2018

June 22, 2018

Senate Appropriations Chairman Pat Browne and Representatives Mike Schlossberg (D-Lehigh) and Peter Schweyer (D-Lehigh) announced today (June 22) that they secured a $10 million supplement for the Allentown School District in the Fiscal Year 2018-19 General Fund Budget which has passed both the Senate and House of Representatives and will be sent to the Governor for his signature.   [Read More]

Jun

22

2018

June 22, 2018

Jun

22

2018

June 22, 2018

Senate Republican leaders offered the following statements on passage of the Fiscal Year 2018-2019 state budget, which holds the line on spending, makes historic investments in education and school safety initiatives, and includes no new taxes. Listen     [Read More]

Jun

18

2018

June 18, 2018

The 2017 Property Tax and Rent Rebate program has been extended for eligible local residents until December 31, 2018, according to Senate Appropriations Chairman Pat Browne.   [Read More]

May

24

2018

May 24, 2018

The PA Public School Building Construction and Reconstruction Advisory Committee made several recommendations yesterday (May 23rd) regarding 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), including shortening the administrative process, recognizing high-performance building standards, creating a maintenance and repair program and streamlining the reimbursement formula, according to statement from the co-chairs of the advisory committee.   [Read More]

May

23

2018

May 23, 2018

The PA Public School Building Construction and Reconstruction Advisory Committee will meet tomorrow (May 23rd) to release its report to the general assembly 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]

May

22

2018

May 22, 2018

Bipartisan legislation introduced by Senators Pat Browne (R-16), Vincent J. Hughes (D-7) and Scott Martin (R-13) and supported by Attorney General Josh Shapiro creating a new school threat monitoring system in an effort to help reduce school violence is scheduled for a final vote in the Senate today (May 22nd).     [Read More]

Apr

24

2018

April 24, 2018

Bipartisan legislation introduced by Senators Pat Browne (R-16), Vincent J. Hughes (D-7) and Scott Martin (R-13) to help reduce school violence by creating a new school threat monitoring system unanimously passed the Senate Education Committee today (April 24). Listen   [Read More]

Apr

18

2018

April 18, 2018

State Rep. Mike Schlossberg (D-Lehigh) and state Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Pat Browne (R-Lehigh) are spearheading a legislative effort aimed at curtailing the issue of vehicles illegally passing school buses in Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

Feb

20

2018

February 20, 2018

Legislation addressing prescription refills in emergency situations was signed into law by Governor Wolf today as Act 8 of 2018, according to Senator Pat Browne (R-16) and Representative Ryan Mackenzie (R-134) who sponsored companion legislation for this law.   [Read More]

Feb

08

2018

February 08, 2018

Senator Browne joins colleagues from the General Assembly and the State Treasurer to discuss a new retirement security website.     [Read More]