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Jul

23

2021

July 23, 2021

Two local communities were awarded a total of nearly $2.8 million in funding by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) today (July 23), according to Senator Joe Pittman and state Representatives Abby Major and Brian Smith.   [Read More]

Jul

23

2021

July 23, 2021

Committees Review PASSHE Merger Plans As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I had the opportunity to participate in the Committee’s joint hearing on Tuesday (July 20) with the Senate Education Committee on the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education merger proposal and its latest report pursuant to Act 50 of 2020. Ford City, […]   [Read More]

Jul

15

2021

July 15, 2021

EQB Issues Ruling on RGGI On Tuesday, the Department of Environmental Protection’s Environmental Quality Board (EQB) approved the governor’s unilateral order forcing Pennsylvania to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). I am not surprised, but extremely disappointed that this massive regulation continues to move forward.  The EQB ruling completely ignores the many serious concerns […]   [Read More]

Jul

14

2021

July 14, 2021

Senator Joe Pittman (R-41) issued the following statement in response to the State System of Higher Education (SSHE) Board of Governors’ approval today (July 14) of a merger plan involving six of its member schools. The plan does not directly impact Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP).   [Read More]

Jul

13

2021

July 13, 2021

Senator Joe Pittman (R-41) issued the following statement in response to the state Department of Environmental Protection’s Environmental Quality Board (EQB) ruling on Tuesday (July 13) regarding the governor’s unilateral order forcing Pennsylvania to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).   [Read More]

Jul

08

2021

July 08, 2021

In this Update: Parents have until July 15 to Choose Additional Year of Education for their Child Following Pandemic Disruptions 2021-22 State Budget in Detail Bills of Note Passed by the Senate in 2021 Bipartisan Task Force Recommends Steps to Improve Juvenile Justice System Avoiding Tick Bites and Lyme Disease $188,000 Green Light-Go Grant Awarded […]   [Read More]