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E-news Updates – December 1, 2023
December 1, 2023

E-news Updates – December 1, 2023

In this Update: Seward Generating Station Tour PSATS ‘Coffee & The Capitol’ Interview ‘Trees For Troops’ This Saturday Town Hall Meeting in Fairfield Township New Law Makes It Easier for Students of Military Families to Enroll in School Bill to Punish Looters Wins Bipartisan Senate Approval Babies Receive Life-Saving Care with New Law High Schoolers: […]  [Read More]

E-news Updates – November 22, 2023
November 22, 2023

E-news Updates – November 22, 2023

In this Update: Wishing You a Happy Thanksgiving Gov. Shapiro’s RGGI Appeal is a Misguided Approach Indiana County Visit to Harrisburg Pennsylvania Mountains Healthcare Alliance Meeting “It’s A Wonderful Life” Festival and Holiday Parade Playing Santa? Shop Small on Saturday Healthy, Free Food Available to Low-Income Seniors Preparing Pennsylvanians of All Ages for Career Success […]  [Read More]

Shapiro’s RGGI Appeal is a Misguided Approach
November 21, 2023

Shapiro’s RGGI Appeal is a Misguided Approach

Today, Senate Majority Leader Joe Pittman (R-41) issued the following statement on Gov. Josh Shapiro’s decision to appeal the Commonwealth Court’s ruling that entrance by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and state Environmental Quality Board (EQB) into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) without legislative approval violates the Pennsylvania Constitution.  [Read More]

E-news Updates – November 17, 2023
November 17, 2023

E-news Updates – November 17, 2023

In this Update: Senate Advances Key Education, School Safety Budget Priorities Veterans Program at Penns Manor High School Tubmill Creek Watershed Visit Pennsylvania Senate Guest Chaplains Veterans Breakfast in Punxsutawney Funding for State-Related Universities Approved by Senate Tax Revenues and PIT Collections Above Monthly Estimate Loans Available for Businesses Creating and Retaining Jobs Protect Yourself […]  [Read More]

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Respecting #taxpayers and working to achieve fiscal responsibility for our state have always been a primary focus for the @pasenategop. 

We have fought, and we will continue to fight, to keep spending under control here in #Pennsylvania and to plan for the future.

Respecting #taxpayers and working to achieve fiscal responsibility for our state have always been a primary focus for the @pasenategop.

We have fought, and we will continue to fight, to keep spending under control here in #Pennsylvania and to plan for the future.
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“𝐈𝐭’𝐬 𝐀 𝐖𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐋𝐢𝐟𝐞” 𝐅𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐥 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐇𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐞

Philadelphia Street was bustling with activity last Friday night for the festival and holiday parade in downtown Indiana! Beautiful Christmas tree decorations and lights adorned lampposts, buildings, and storefronts. 

Thank you to The Lucy Donnelly Memorial Fund and Indiana County Tourist Bureau for working to make this evening such a success. It was great to see so many folks take part in this annual tradition unlike any other!

“𝐈𝐭’𝐬 𝐀 𝐖𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐋𝐢𝐟𝐞” 𝐅𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐥 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐇𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐞

Philadelphia Street was bustling with activity last Friday night for the festival and holiday parade in downtown Indiana! Beautiful Christmas tree decorations and lights adorned lampposts, buildings, and storefronts.

Thank you to The Lucy Donnelly Memorial Fund and Indiana County Tourist Bureau for working to make this evening such a success. It was great to see so many folks take part in this annual tradition unlike any other!
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A delegation of representatives from the Indiana County Center for Economic Operations recently made a trip to the Capitol to meet with various state departments, associations and legislators.  Making the day trip and pictured with me below (from L to R) were:

🔹Nicholas Schmidt, Assoc. Director, Indiana County Office of Planning & Development
🔹Laura Herrington, Executive Director, Indiana County Tourist Bureau
🔹Mark Hilliard, President of Indiana County Chamber of Commerce 
🔹Byron Staffer, Director, Indiana County Office of Planning & Development

One of the goals was to promote Indiana County as a great location to host conferences, workshops etc.  It was a pleasure to host this group of folks in Harrisburg as they endorsed the economic advantages and strengths of Indiana County.

A delegation of representatives from the Indiana County Center for Economic Operations recently made a trip to the Capitol to meet with various state departments, associations and legislators. Making the day trip and pictured with me below (from L to R) were:

🔹Nicholas Schmidt, Assoc. Director, Indiana County Office of Planning & Development
🔹Laura Herrington, Executive Director, Indiana County Tourist Bureau
🔹Mark Hilliard, President of Indiana County Chamber of Commerce
🔹Byron Staffer, Director, Indiana County Office of Planning & Development

One of the goals was to promote Indiana County as a great location to host conferences, workshops etc. It was a pleasure to host this group of folks in Harrisburg as they endorsed the economic advantages and strengths of Indiana County.
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#PASenate 𝐆𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐲 & 𝐅𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞-𝐑𝐞𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐀𝐩𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐒𝐞𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐞 ✔️

This week the #PASenate voted overwhelmingly to support funding and additional transparency for Pennsylvania’s state-related universities. These bills were signed into law on Thursday.

Under House Bill 1461, general support for Penn State, University of Pittsburgh and Temple University remain at the previous year’s levels. Lincoln University of PA  and Pennsylvania College of Technology will receive increases of more than $3.2 million.

In addition, the Senate approved House Bill 1556, which requires greater transparency from state-related universities. The bill ensures the institutions provide additional information in annual Right-to-Know Law filings, including information related to contracts, financial statements, faculty, compensation, enrollment, courses and meeting minutes.

According to existing law, funding in the bill is directed to provide tuition discounts for in-state students, and universities are required to meet strict financial reporting requirements as a condition of receiving the money. The leaders of the state-related universities support the funding bill.

#PASenate 𝐆𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐲 & 𝐅𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞-𝐑𝐞𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐀𝐩𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐒𝐞𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐞 ✔️

This week the #PASenate voted overwhelmingly to support funding and additional transparency for Pennsylvania’s state-related universities. These bills were signed into law on Thursday.

Under House Bill 1461, general support for Penn State, University of Pittsburgh and Temple University remain at the previous year’s levels. Lincoln University of PA and Pennsylvania College of Technology will receive increases of more than $3.2 million.

In addition, the Senate approved House Bill 1556, which requires greater transparency from state-related universities. The bill ensures the institutions provide additional information in annual Right-to-Know Law filings, including information related to contracts, financial statements, faculty, compensation, enrollment, courses and meeting minutes.

According to existing law, funding in the bill is directed to provide tuition discounts for in-state students, and universities are required to meet strict financial reporting requirements as a condition of receiving the money. The leaders of the state-related universities support the funding bill.
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Meet Joe Pittman

I have called Indiana County home all my life and live there with my wife, Gina (DiMaio), and our four children: Joe Jr., Sam, Rosie and Frannie. I am thankful to my parents, John and Mary Ann (Yevchak), for instilling in me the values of God, family and country, and teaching me the importance of community service. It is an honor to serve the 41st Senatorial District and I’m proud to work with my colleagues to strengthen our commonwealth by protecting jobs, empowering families and defending our freedoms.
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