News Releases

Jun

22

2018

June 22, 2018

The state Senate today approved a fiscally responsible budget for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 that holds the line on spending, increases funding for education and school safety initiatives, and includes no new taxes, according to Senator Scavello, who supported the measure.   [Read More]

May

30

2018

May 30, 2018

Today State Senator Mario Scavello joined Chris Barrett, CEO of the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau (PMVB), and Monroe County Commissioner Charlie Garris to announce a new litter initiative in the Pocono Mountains.   [Read More]

May

24

2018

May 24, 2018

Senator Mario Scavello (R-40) was honored Wednesday by the Solar Unified Network of Western Pennsylvania (SUNWPA) and the PA Chapter of Mid-Atlantic Solar Energy Industries Association (PASEIA) for his efforts to boost the use of clean energy in the Commonwealth.   [Read More]

Apr

23

2018

April 23, 2018

Standing with taxpayers from across Pennsylvania, Senator Mario Scavello (R-40) today announced legislation to eliminate residential school property taxes through the state’s existing homestead exclusion program.   [Read More]

Mar

14

2018

March 14, 2018

Legislation sponsored by Senator Mario Scavello (R-40) to allow the use of a leashed tracking dog to track big game which has been legally harvested or wounded was approved by the House of Representatives and is headed to the Governor for enactment.   [Read More]

Feb

06

2018

February 06, 2018

Senator Mario Scavello (R-40) responded to Governor Wolf’s FY 2018-19 budget address, saying he looks forward to carefully studying the $33.2 billion proposal as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee over the next few weeks.   [Read More]

Jan

31

2018

January 31, 2018

Senator Mario Scavello (R-40) applauded yesterday’s Senate passage of legislation he is co-sponsoring to generate significant economic development statewide, create jobs and enhance the state’s clean energy portfolio.   [Read More]

Jan

25

2018

January 25, 2018

Senator Mario Scavello (R-40) hailed the announcement that PAC Worldwide will be expanding its operations to Lower Nazareth Township, creating 160 new jobs in Northampton County.   [Read More]

Jan

24

2018

January 24, 2018

The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) approved $3.7 million in grants today from the Local Share Account (LSA) in Monroe County. LSA grants support economic development, job training, community improvement and public interest projects through gaming funds under Act 71 of 2004.   [Read More]

Jan

10

2018

January 10, 2018

Nationally recognized veterans organizations are now exempt from the Realty Transfer Tax, under a provision sponsored by Sen. John Rafferty (R-44) and Sen. Mario Scavello (R-40).   [Read More]

Dec

15

2017

December 15, 2017

Six recipients represented in the 40th Senate District have been awarded state grants by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), according to Senator Mario Scavello (R-40), who said the funding will enable the counties, local governments, and other conservation-related organizations to fulfill planning, acquisition and development of parks, recreation, conservation and greenway projects for the benefit of the communities and those area residents.   [Read More]

Dec

07

2017

December 07, 2017

Senator Mario Scavello (R-40) today hailed the announcement that food manufacturer Terrafina LLC will be relocating its operations from New York City to East Stroudsburg, creating 120 new jobs in Monroe County.   [Read More]