News Releases

Jun

15

2020

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]

Jun

12

2020

June 12, 2020

Two Senate committees will hold a joint hearing on Monday, June 15 from 10 a.m. until noon to examine the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s plan to lay-off at least 500 employees as part of its switch to an all-electronic tolling system.   [Read More]

Jun

10

2020

June 10, 2020

The state Senate today overwhelmingly approved a proposed constitutional amendment sponsored by Senator Kim Ward (R-39) that would limit future emergency disaster declarations to 30 days unless an extension is approved by the General Assembly.   [Read More]

May

27

2020

May 27, 2020

Sonny Perdue, the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, visited the Westmoreland Fairgrounds this morning for the kickoff of the federal Farmers to Families Food Box Program.   [Read More]

May

15

2020

May 15, 2020

A group of Republican state senators are introducing legislation for a constitutional amendment that will provide equal distribution of power among the three branches of government during emergency disaster declarations.   [Read More]

May

13

2020

May 13, 2020

The Senate Transportation Committee held a hearing on Tuesday, May 12 with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (Turnpike) that uncovered over $1 billion in revenue losses to the state’s transportation system.   [Read More]