News Releases

Sep

08

2017

September 08, 2017

Senator Pat Browne will once again hold his annual Kids Discovery Expo at the Da Vinci Science Center on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Kids Expo will be held Rain or Shine.   [Read More]

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]

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]