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]

Senate Approves Funding, Additional Transparency for State-Related Universities
November 15, 2023

Senate Approves Funding, Additional Transparency for State-Related Universities

The Senate voted overwhelmingly to support funding and additional transparency measures for Pennsylvania’s state-related universities today, according to Senate President Pro Tempore Kim Ward (R-39), Senate Majority Leader Joe Pittman (R-41) and Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Scott Martin (R-13).  [Read More]

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November 15, 2023

Senate Advances Key Education, School Safety Budget Priorities

The Senate approved budget implementation language today that will drive out critical funding to schools and present a more streamlined approach to school safety, according to Senate President Pro Tempore Kim Ward (R-39), Senate Majority Leader Joe Pittman (R-41) and Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Scott Martin (R-13).  [Read More]

Pittman, Major & Oberlander Announce $100,000 State Funding  To Help Keep Allegheny River Locks Open
November 9, 2023

Pittman, Major & Oberlander Announce $100,000 State Funding To Help Keep Allegheny River Locks Open

Sen. Joe Pittman (R-41) and Reps. Abby Major (R-60) and Donna Oberlander (R-63) announced $100,000 was recently presented to the Allegheny River Development Corporation (ARDC) to help fund efforts to keep locks open on Armstrong County’s portion of the Allegheny River.  [Read More]

Senate Republican Leaders Applaud Significant Transfer to Rainy Day Fund
November 3, 2023

Senate Republican Leaders Applaud Significant Transfer to Rainy Day Fund

Senate President Pro Tempore Kim Ward (R-39), Senate Majority Leader Joe Pittman (R-41) and Senate Appropriations Chair Scott Martin (R-13) applauded the transfer of nearly $900 million to the state’s Rainy Day Fund today that will help strengthen Pennsylvania’s financial position in the years ahead.  [Read More]

Commonwealth Court Rules RGGI Energy Tax Violates PA Constitution
November 1, 2023

Commonwealth Court Rules RGGI Energy Tax Violates PA Constitution

Today, Senate Majority Leader Joe Pittman (R-41) issued the following statement following 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]

Pittman Applauds Local Hospital Partnership Announcement
October 25, 2023

Pittman Applauds Local Hospital Partnership Announcement

Senator Joe Pittman (R-41) has issued the following statement regarding Armstrong County Memorial Hospital’s (ACMH) intent to explore affiliation with the Pennsylvania Mountains Care Network (PMCN).  [Read More]

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October 24, 2023

Bartolotta, Ward, Pittman, Robinson and Yaw Highlight Benefits of Hydrogen Hubs

Sen. Camera Bartolotta (R-46), President Pro Tempore Kim Ward (R-39), Majority Leader Joe Pittman (R-41), Sen. Devlin Robinson (R-37) and Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) discussed what the future hydrogen economy means for jobs, energy and the environment following a recent federal decision to award funding to two hubs benefitting Pennsylvania.  [Read More]

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October 20, 2023

Bartolotta, Ward, Pittman, Robinson and Yaw to Highlight Benefits of Hydrogen Hubs

Sen. Camera Bartolotta (R-46), Majority Leader Joe Pittman (R-41), Sen. Devlin Robinson (R-37) and Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) will discuss the benefits of hydrogen hubs to the environment and the economy on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 12:30 p.m. in the Main Rotunda, State Capitol, Capitol Complex, Harrisburg.  [Read More]

House Democrats Cause Immense Primary Date Confusion
October 18, 2023

House Democrats Cause Immense Primary Date Confusion

Senate Majority Leader Joe Pittman (R-41) has issued the following statement regarding moving PA’s primary date:  [Read More]

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