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Senate Republican Leadership Comments on Work of the Basic Education Funding Commission
January 11, 2024

Senate Republican Leadership Comments on Work of the Basic Education Funding Commission

Senate Republican leaders issued the following statements following the final meeting of the 2023-2024 Basic Education Funding Commission:  [Read More]

Public Safety is Paramount to Upholding PA Constitution
January 11, 2024

Public Safety is Paramount to Upholding PA Constitution

Senate Majority Leader Joe Pittman (R-41) issued the following statement in response to Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner’s filing of an injunction for Act 40 of 2023.  [Read More]

Three IUP Trustees Reappointed By Pennsylvania Senate
January 2, 2024

Three IUP Trustees Reappointed By Pennsylvania Senate

The Pennsylvania Senate has confirmed the reappointment of three current members of Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Council of Trustees to new terms on the Council.  [Read More]

Over $2.6 Million Awarded for Westmoreland County Public Infrastructure Projects
December 19, 2023

Over $2.6 Million Awarded for Westmoreland County Public Infrastructure Projects

Sen. Joe Pittman (R-41) and Reps. Jill Cooper (R-55) and Leslie Rossi (R-59) announced more than $2.6 million in public infrastructure grants have been awarded to Westmoreland County communities for eight local projects.  [Read More]

More than $3.4 Million in Public Infrastructure Grants Awarded to Indiana County Municipalities
December 19, 2023

More than $3.4 Million in Public Infrastructure Grants Awarded to Indiana County Municipalities

Sen. Joe Pittman (R-41) and Reps. Jim Struzzi (R-62) and Brian Smith (R-66) announced more than $3.4 million in public infrastructure grants have been awarded to Indiana County communities for five local projects.  [Read More]

Pittman, Major & Oberlander Announce Over $2.3 Million for Armstrong County Public Infrastructure Projects
December 19, 2023

Pittman, Major & Oberlander Announce Over $2.3 Million for Armstrong County Public Infrastructure Projects

Sen. Joe Pittman (R-41) and Reps. Abby Major (R-60) and Donna Oberlander (R-63) announced more than $2.3 million in public infrastructure grants have been awarded to Armstrong County communities for five local projects.  [Read More]

Sen. Pittman to Host Christmas Open House
December 14, 2023

Sen. Pittman to Host Christmas Open House

Members of the local community are invited to a Christmas open house on Wednesday, December 20 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., according to Sen. Joe Pittman.   [Read More]

Senate Takes Key Steps to Finalize 2023-24 State Budget
December 13, 2023

Senate Takes Key Steps to Finalize 2023-24 State Budget

The Senate approved two major bipartisan budget implementation bills on Wednesday, taking significant steps to finalize the 2023-24 state budget, 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]

Antisemitism Has No Place In Pennsylvania
December 11, 2023

Antisemitism Has No Place In Pennsylvania

Senate Majority Leader Joe Pittman (R-41) has issued the following statement on the anti-Israel protest held in Harrisburg on Sunday:  [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]

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]

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