News Releases

Sep

13

2017

September 13, 2017

Attached is a letter sent to Governor Tom Wolf today by a group of Senators representing Western Pennsylvania, led by Senator Dan Laughlin of Erie, urging the Administration to aggressively market Western Pennsylvania as a location for Amazon’s proposed second headquarters facility.   [Read More]

May

18

2017

May 18, 2017

The Pennsylvania Senate Manufacturing Caucus held a hearing today at the United States Steel Mon Valley Training Center in Duquesne.   [Read More]

Apr

19

2017

April 19, 2017

SB250: The unemployment compensation bill Senator Ward prime sponsored, passed the full Senate and is headed to the Governor for his signature. The Bill will provide temporary funding to improve UC services to Pennsylvania residents.     [Read More]

Apr

03

2017

April 03, 2017

On Tuesday March 28, the Pennsylvania Senate passed Senate Bill 133, sponsored by PA Senator Kim Ward (R-39th), which repeals the Pennsylvania Real ID Non-Participation Act of 2012 and directs the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to request an extension from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to comply with the provisions of the federal REAL ID Act of 2005.   [Read More]

Feb

09

2017

February 09, 2017

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]