News Releases

Feb

09

2017

February 09, 2017

Unity Township braces for $25-per-resident state police fee   [Read More]

Jan

19

2017

January 19, 2017

Senators Lisa Baker and Kim Ward, past and current chairs of the Senate Labor and Industry Committee, issued the following statement regarding Auditor General DePasquale’s announcement that he has launched a performance audit of the Department of Labor and Industry’s Unemployment Compensation Service and Infrastructure Improvement Fund (SIIF)   [Read More]

Oct

18

2016

October 18, 2016

Over 19,000 households took part across 14 southwestern Pennsylvania counties Monday, October 17, for a Telephone Town Hall meeting hosted by area legislators to discuss the heroin and opioid epidemic in the region.   [Read More]

Feb

25

2016

February 25, 2016

Sen. Kim Ward (R-39) today announced a proposed Constitutional amendment to ultimately grant any local government in Pennsylvania the option, with local voter approval, to eliminate property taxes and choose from alternative taxing options to make up for the loss revenues.   [Read More]

Jan

14

2016

January 14, 2016

I want to update you on what I have been doing in Harrisburg. As you know, the budget impasse has been the main focal point of state government since last June. It is finally to a point where funding has been released to schools and agencies, but the work still isn’t completed because only 6...   [Read More]

Oct

22

2015

October 22, 2015