News Releases

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]

Aug

05

2019

August 05, 2019

Aug. 5, 2019 – Harrisburg – State Senators Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) and Pat Browne (R-Lehigh) praised the results of the Safe2Say Something (S2SS) anonymous threat reporting program following the first annual report by the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) released Thursday. The OAG reported that 23,494 tips have been received since S2SS began, Jan. 14, […]   [Read More]

Aug

01

2019

August 01, 2019

Four projects within the City of Allentown have received funding approval from the State’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP), totaling $3.75 million, according to Senator Pat Browne and Representatives Mike Schlossberg and Peter Schweyer who all secured the funding.   [Read More]

Jul

29

2019

July 29, 2019

Senate Appropriations Chairman Pat Browne (R-16th District) will hold his annual Community and Family Expo on Thursday, August 1, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the PPL Center, 701 W. Hamilton Street in Allentown.   [Read More]

Jul

12

2019

July 12, 2019

A new initiative to promote economic growth and job creation moved forward this week as federal officials visited Erie to plan ways to develop its Opportunity Zones and use the incentives provided by a recently enacted change to Pennsylvania’s Tax Code, according to Senators Dan Laughlin (R-Erie) and Pat Browne (R-Lehigh).   [Read More]

Jun

12

2019

June 12, 2019

The 2018 Property Tax and Rent Rebate program has been extended for eligible residents until December 31, 2019, according to Senate Appropriations Chairman Pat Browne.   [Read More]

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]