News Releases

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]

Feb

06

2018

February 06, 2018

Responding to Governor Wolf’s budget address today, Senate Republicans said they will continue their commitment to enacting a fiscally responsible, on-time state budget.   [Read More]

Feb

05

2018

February 05, 2018

Pennsylvania 2-1-1 Day rally, held at the Capitol     [Read More]

Dec

06

2017

December 06, 2017

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s general obligation bonds remained at AA-minus yesterday (December 5) when Fitch Ratings released its latest ranking, according to Senate Majority Appropriations Committee Chairman Pat Browne (R-Lehigh).   [Read More]

Dec

05

2017

December 05, 2017

The continuation of Senate Appropriations Chairman Pat Browne’s tour of Fort Indiantown Gap in Annville, Pennsylvania is the subject of this month’s “The Browne Report” television show.   [Read More]

Nov

20

2017

November 20, 2017

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25), Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) and Senate Appropriations Chairman Pat Browne (R-16) have issued the following statement regarding the Auditor General’s report on the Philadelphia Committees’ Spending on the 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC), which the Senate leadership requested in May:   [Read More]

Nov

20

2017

November 20, 2017

Senator Pat Browne is urging Pennsylvania middle and high school students to help find solutions to the growing heroin and opioid epidemic facing the state by producing a video aimed at focusing greater awareness on the crisis.   [Read More]