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Senate Approves Senator Kim Ward’s Legislation to Protect Nursing Home Residents During Outbreaks

September 22, 2020
Legislation sponsored  by Senator Kim Ward (R-39) to protect residents of assisted living facilities and other long-term care homes during disease outbreaks was approved today by the Pennsylvania Senate.   [Read More]

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Meeting to consider the nomination of Wadud Ahmad, Esq. as Commissioner of the PA Turnpike Commission

September 18, 2020
Senate Transportation Committee | Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | 10:30 a.m. | Senate Chamber (and Virtual Participation) |     [Read More]

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Committee Approves Mastriano and Ward Revisions to Steer Clear Law

September 09, 2020
Legislation sponsored by State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) and State Senator Kim Ward (R-39) to strengthen the state’s “Steer Clear Law” and better protect tow truck operators, law enforcement, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and other first responders was unanimously approved today by the Senate Transportation Committee.   [Read More]

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Voting meeting on SB 1281, SB 101 and SB 845

September 08, 2020
Senate Transportation Committee | September 9, 2020 | 10 am (NOB - Hearing Room 1 and Remote Participation) |     [Read More]

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Senator Mastriano and Senator Kim Ward to host First Responders, discuss “Move Over” Legislation

September 08, 2020
Press conference announcing Senate Bill 1281, proposed by Senator Mastriano and Senator Ward, to protect first responders (e.g. tow truck drivers, emergency management services, firefighters, law enforcement, etc.) when they respond to emergency scenes, traffic stops or disabled vehicles on the highway.  This is referred to as the “Steer Clear Law”, which is being rebranded as the “Move Over Law,” Tuesday, September 8 at noon in Soldier's Grove |     [Read More]

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Rally in Opposition to Implementation of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)

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]

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General Assembly Approves Senator Ward’s Constitutional Amendment Requiring a Legislative Vote on Extended Disaster Declarations

July 15, 2020
The state Senate today approved a proposed constitutional amendment sponsored  by Senator Kim Ward (R-39) that would limit the length of future emergency disaster declarations unless an extension is approved by the General Assembly, moving the measure one step closer to a voter referendum.   [Read More]

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Voting meeting to consider bills

June 22, 2020
Senate Transportation Committee | June 22, 2020 | Off the Floor (Senate Chamber and Virtual Participation) |     [Read More]

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Senators Question Timing of Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Layoffs

June 15, 2020
During a Senate hearing today, lawmakers questioned the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission’s accelerated plan to switch to an all-electronic tolling (AET) system and lay off nearly 500 employees. Listen - Senator Bartolotta Listen - Senator Ward   [Read More]

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Public hearing on Lay-Offs and All-Electronic Tolling at the PA Turnpike Commission

June 12, 2020
Joint Public Hearing | Senate Transportation Committee and Senate Labor & Industry Committee | June 15, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. | Senate Chamber and Virtual Participation |     [Read More]