News Releases

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

07

2021

July 07, 2021

White Township, Indiana County, will receive a $188,000 state grant to improve traffic safety under Pennsylvania’s “Green Light-Go” program, according to Senator Joe Pittman and Representative Jim Struzzi.   [Read More]

Jun

28

2021

June 28, 2021

School districts in Armstrong and Indiana counties will see significant increases in state funding as part of the recently passed $40.8 billion General Fund Budget for Fiscal Year 2021-22, according to Senator Joe Pittman.   [Read More]

Jun

25

2021

June 25, 2021

Senator Joe Pittman issued the following statement on Senate passage of Senate Bill 255, the $40.8 billion General Fund Budget for Fiscal Year 2021-22 that supports Pennsylvania’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.   [Read More]

Jun

25

2021

June 25, 2021

 The Senate today (June 25) approved legislation introduced by Senator Joe Pittman to help physician assistants work and practice with increased efficiency in Pennsylvania. http://av.pasenategop.com/pittman/2021/0621/sb397398.mp3   [Read More]

Jun

24

2021

June 24, 2021

The Senate today (June 24) approved legislation introduced by Senator Joe Pittman to recognize the sacrifice and service of a local resident during the Vietnam War.   [Read More]

Jun

23

2021

June 23, 2021

A bill initially introduced by former Senator David Arnold (R-48) received final legislative approval this week and was sent to the Governor’s desk for enactment into law, according to Senator Joe Pittman (R-41), who took over as prime sponsor of the measure after Senator Arnold passed away in January 2021 following a battle with brain cancer.   [Read More]

Jun

14

2021

June 14, 2021

 

The Senate today (June 14) approved, by a solid 35-15 bipartisan, veto-proof vote, a bill introduced by Senator Joe Pittman (R-41) that would require Legislative approval of the Governor’s proposal to have Pennsylvania join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).   [Read More]

Jun

08

2021

June 08, 2021

 

The Senate Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure Committee today (June 8) unanimously approved legislation introduced by Senator Joe Pittman to help physician assistants work and practice with increased efficiency in Pennsylvania. Listen   [Read More]

Jun

08

2021

June 08, 2021

 

The Senate Transportation Committee today (June 8) unanimously approved legislation introduced by Senator Joe Pittman to expeditiously reduce the amount of funding diverted each year from essential transportation improvement projects to support State Police operations. Listen   [Read More]

May

25

2021

May 25, 2021

 

Recognizing that the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to place a severe financial crisis on numerous volunteer and veterans’ organizations, the Senate today (May 25) approved legislation introduced by Senator Joe Pittman that will provide a crucial financial lifeline for those vital community organizations. Listen   [Read More]