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Sep

13

2019

September 13, 2019

Joint Hearing Senate AND House State Government Committees | September 16, 2019 | East Wing, Room 60 |   [Read More]

Sep

06

2019

September 06, 2019

Joint Hearing Senate AND House State Government Committees | September 10, 2019 | North Office Building, Hearing Room 1 |     [Read More]

Sep

05

2019

September 05, 2019

As a former history major, I often reference our past to explain the importance of our founding principles.  At times, I’ve been criticized for this by those who use 21st Century values to judge – and sometimes condemn – the 18th Century morality of our Founding Fathers.   [Read More]

Aug

14

2019

August 14, 2019

A recent veto by Governor Wolf has me asking:  Why?  Who?  What?  Why?   [Read More]

Jul

31

2019

July 31, 2019

Snap your fingers.  Snap them again, again, and again.  Now, imagine having a fistful of $1,000 bills in your other hand.  Under the 2019–2020 General Fund budget, Pennsylvania will spend over $1,000 ($1,078.05 to be exact) each second.   [Read More]

Jun

27

2019

June 27, 2019

Long before I became chair of the Senate State Government Committee, I worked to reform election laws.  It’s one of the reasons I wanted to chair the Committee.   [Read More]

Jun

27

2019

June 27, 2019

Contrary to what the media and our colleagues on the other side of the aisle say, the PA Senate Republicans DO understand the needs of our constituents and are focused on #FundingWhatWorks, committed to helping those in need while respecting taxpayers hard earned dollars.   [Read More]

Jun

27

2019

June 27, 2019

Senate Republicans - Funding What Works   [Read More]

Jun

20

2019

June 20, 2019

I’m pleased the Senate State Government Committee, which I chair, recently advanced various election reforms, including:  open primaries, easing voting by absentee ballot, eliminating straight ticket/straight party voting, and rotating Philadelphia judicial ballots.   [Read More]