News Releases

Nov

20

2020

November 20, 2020

The Senate today (November 20) gave final approval to a supplemental spending bill -- completing the state budget for Fiscal Year 2020-21 -- and sent the measure to the Governor’s desk, according to Senator Joe Pittman.   [Read More]

Nov

16

2020

November 16, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic brought many dramatic changes to our lives as we’ve worked together to curb the spread of the deadly virus. Our normal routines are no longer normal and many of the events that shape and enrich our lives have been altered, or put on hold, as we wait for scientists and medical professionals to finally develop a vaccine that will end this sad chapter of our lives.   [Read More]

Oct

22

2020

October 22, 2020

The Senate approved a bill Wednesday to boost the availability of broadband by reducing regulatory burdens on telecommunications companies and utilizing existing infrastructure to further deploy high-speed internet, according to Senator Joe Pittman, who supported the bill.   [Read More]

Sep

24

2020

September 24, 2020

Senator Joe Pittman slammed today’s veto by the Governor of legislation that would have increased legislative oversight on the proposal to have Pennsylvania join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).   [Read More]

Sep

22

2020

September 22, 2020

Senator Joe Pittman issued the following statement after U.S. District Judge William S. Stickman IV rejected the Wolf Administration’s request for a stay of his previous ruling that shutdown orders requiring people to stay home and placed limits on public gatherings were unconstitutional.   [Read More]

Sep

09

2020

September 09, 2020

The Senate today (September 9) approved -- and sent to the Governor’s desk -- legislation that would increase legislative oversight on the proposal to have Pennsylvania join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), according to Senator Joe Pittman, who spearheaded efforts in the Senate to move the bill.   [Read More]

Sep

03

2020

September 03, 2020

The Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee approved two bills today (September 3) that would increase legislative oversight on the Governor’s proposal to have Pennsylvania join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), according to Senator Joe Pittman, who serves as Vice Chairman of the Committee.   [Read More]

Sep

02

2020

September 02, 2020

The Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee will consider two bills on Thursday (September 3) that would increase legislative oversight on the Governor’s proposal to have Pennsylvania join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), according to Senator Joe Pittman, who serves as Vice Chairman of the Committee.   [Read More]

Aug

26

2020

August 26, 2020

Senator Gene Yaw, Senator Camera Bartolotta, Senator Joe Pittman, Senator Kim Ward | 11:30 at Cheswick Generating Station, Springdale, Allegheny County     [Read More]

Aug

24

2020

August 24, 2020

Three Indiana County officials will be key participants at a Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee hearing on the Governor’s proposal to have Pennsylvania join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), according to Senator Joe Pittman, who serves as Vice Chairman of the Committee.   [Read More]

Aug

17

2020

August 17, 2020

The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) today (August 17) approved a total of $582,450 in Small Water & Sewer Program grants for five water system improvement projects in Armstrong County, according to Senator Joe Pittman and Representatives Donna Oberlander and Jeff Pyle.   [Read More]

Aug

17

2020

August 17, 2020

Allegheny Township was awarded a $931,920 H20 PA – Water Supply, Sewer & Stormwater program grant today (August 17) by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA), according to Senator Joe Pittman and Representative Lee James.   [Read More]