News Releases

Oct

07

2019

October 07, 2019

The Special Education Funding Commission will hold its fourth public hearing tomorrow (Tuesday) to continue to receive testimony and discussion on the current formula for distributing special education payments to school districts in Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

Oct

02

2019

October 02, 2019

The Special Education Funding Commission will hold its second public hearing this week to continue to receive testimony and discussion on the current formula for distributing special education payments to school districts in Pennsylvania.     [Read More]

Sep

30

2019

September 30, 2019

The Special Education Funding Commission will hold its next public hearing to receive testimony and discussion on the current formula for distributing special education payments to school districts in Pennsylvania.     [Read More]

Sep

27

2019

September 27, 2019

Senate Appropriations Chairman Pat Browne, and Representative Gary Day will hold their annual Senior Information Fair at Country Meadows of Allentown in Building 4 on Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Cetronia Ambulance Corp. will again be a partner for the event.   [Read More]

Sep

24

2019

September 24, 2019

The Pennsylvania State Senate unanimously supported a resolution from state Senators Pat Browne (R-Lehigh), Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) and Scott Martin (R-Lancaster) designating September 23-29 as “Safe2Say Something Week” in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

Sep

23

2019

September 23, 2019

Schools and community groups can apply now for grants to help improve school safety and reduce the risk of community violence, according to Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Pat Browne (R-16 District).   [Read More]

Sep

12

2019

September 12, 2019

The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) announced this morning (Sept. 11) that it approved a grant for the city of Allentown for its Zero Youth Violence program, according to Senator Pat Browne (R-Lehigh) and Representatives Mike Schlossberg (D-Allentown) and Peter Schweyer (D-Allentown), who all led the effort in securing this funding.   [Read More]

Sep

11

2019

September 11, 2019

Senator Pat Browne will hold his annual Kids Discovery Expo at the Da Vinci Science Center on Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.   [Read More]

Aug

28

2019

August 28, 2019

The Higher Education Funding Commission held its inaugural and organizational meeting yesterday (August 27) and will begin its work reviewing and making recommendations related to higher education funding, affordability and effectiveness and administration and operations, according to Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Pat Browne (R-Lehigh) and Education Secretary Pedro Rivera.   [Read More]

Aug

27

2019

August 27, 2019

The Special Education Funding Commission, which was originally established in Act 3 of 2012 to review and make recommendations regarding special education funding, is being reconstituted to review the current formula that determines special education payments to school districts in Pennsylvania, according to Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Pat Browne (R-Lehigh), House Education Committee Chairman Curtis Sonney (R-Erie) and Education Secretary Pedro Rivera.   [Read More]

Aug

13

2019

August 13, 2019

The Governor’s actions today are an indication of the seriousness of the concerns for the current funding of public charter and cyber charter schools and its effect on overall public school finance in Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

Aug

07

2019

August 07, 2019

Senator Pat Browne (R-Lehigh) and Representative Ryan Mackenzie (R-Lehigh/Berks) announced that August 7th has been designated as Purple Heart Day in Pennsylvania to recognize the sacrifices of those who were wounded or killed in service to their country as members of the United States Military.   [Read More]