News Releases

May

01

2019

May 01, 2019

PA revenue collections have soared to a healthy surplus, thanks in part to Republican economic policies that have focused on holding down spending and rejecting proposed tax increases, according to Senate Republican leaders.      [Read More]

Apr

24

2019

April 24, 2019

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Pat Browne joined Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today (April 24th) as the Auditor General announced he is launching six financial audits to ensure Medicaid patients receive the services for which the state pays direct care providers.   [Read More]

Apr

03

2019

April 03, 2019

Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella today (May 27th) was joined by Senators Pat Browne and Art Haywood and Representatives Matt Bradford, Mike Driscoll, and Mike Peifer to unveil the final report on the proceedings of the Treasury Private Sector Retirement Security Task Force (Task Force).   [Read More]

Mar

26

2019

March 26, 2019

Alburtis and Macungie Boroughs have been awarded Multimodal Transportation Fund grants by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) at its meeting today (Tuesday, March 26), according to Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Senator Pat Browne and Representative Ryan Mackenzie, who collaborated to secure these grants.    [Read More]

Mar

26

2019

March 26, 2019

The City of Allentown was awarded a $500,000 Multimodal Transportation Fund grant by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) at its meeting today (Tuesday, March 26), according to Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Pat Browne, Representative Mike Schlossberg and Representative Peter Schweyer, who worked together to secure the grant for the city.   [Read More]

Mar

01

2019

March 01, 2019

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Pat Browne and Representative Gary Day announced today (March 1) that they have secured a $250,000 state grant for the Germansville Fire Company to replace one of its aging fire trucks and greatly expand their emergency service capabilities.   [Read More]

Feb

05

2019

February 05, 2019

Following Governor Wolf’s budget address, Senate Republican leaders said they will continue their push for a fiscally responsible budget that controls spending, holds the line on new taxes and continues to invest in education and job-creation. Listen   [Read More]

Feb

04

2019

February 04, 2019

Coopersburg and Slatington Boroughs have been awarded Multimodal Transportation Fund grants by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation today (February 1), according to Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Pat Browne   [Read More]

Jan

18

2019

January 18, 2019

The Performance-Based Budget Board will hold a series of hearings next week to hear testimony from the Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) on reports it developed from its performance-based budget review of state agencies and tax credit programs.   [Read More]

Dec

11

2018

December 11, 2018

Highlights of Center City Allentown’s continuing revitalization is the focus of this month’s “The Browne Report” television show, hosted by Senate Appropriations Chairman Pat Browne.   [Read More]

Dec

11

2018

December 11, 2018

Local municipalities, colleges and community groups are encouraged to apply for grants to boost safety and reduce the risk of violence, according to Senate Appropriations Chairman Pat Browne.   [Read More]

Nov

29

2018

November 29, 2018

The committee held 10 separate roundtable discussions at the request of members of our caucus over the summer and fall.   [Read More]