News Releases

Apr

28

2021

April 28, 2021

Senator Mario Scavello (R-40) supported legislation passed by the Senate today that could raise more than $100 million in private donations over the next 10 years to support childhood cancer research.   [Read More]

Apr

26

2021

April 26, 2021

Senator Mario Scavello (R-40) has once again introduced two measures to provide much needed school property tax relief for Pennsylvania senior citizens.   [Read More]

Apr

14

2021

April 14, 2021

Senator Mario Scavello (R-40) chaired a virtual public hearing Tuesday on the economic impact of COVID-19 business closures on tourism and hospitality employers.   [Read More]

Mar

24

2021

March 24, 2021

Senator Mario Scavello (R-40) today announced the introduction of legislation to enable community solar projects in Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

Feb

05

2021

February 05, 2021

A comprehensive $912 million relief package to help restaurants, schools, employers, and tenants impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic received final legislative approval on Friday and was sent to the governor’s desk for enactment into law, according to Senator Mario Scavello (R-40), who strongly supported the bill.   [Read More]

Feb

03

2021

February 03, 2021

 

Governor Tom Wolf today (February 3) unveiled his proposed $40.2 billion General Fund Budget for Fiscal Year 2021-22, which includes a massive increase in state spending, a substantial personal income tax rate hike, and elimination of funding for broadband expansion as well as vital agricultural and health programs and services, according to Senator Mario Scavello (R-40), who opposes the plan.   [Read More]

Jan

27

2021

January 27, 2021

The Senate today approved a comprehensive $912 million relief measure to help restaurants, hotels, schools and tenants impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Senator Mario Scavello (R-40).   [Read More]

Jan

08

2021

January 08, 2021

Senator Mario Scavello (R-40) has been appointed by Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman (R-34) to the Pennsylvania Senate leadership position of Senate Majority Policy Chairman for the 2021-22 legislative session.   [Read More]

Nov

19

2020

November 19, 2020

HARRISBURG – Legislation that will improve access to physical therapy in Pennsylvania was approved by the Senate on Wednesday and is set for enactment into law, according to Senator Mario Scavello (R-40). House Bill 862 would allow Pennsylvania to enter a Physical Therapy Licensure Compact with other states, increasing access to physical therapy services by […]   [Read More]

Oct

22

2020

October 22, 2020

The Senate approved two bills Wednesday to boost the availability of broadband by reducing regulatory burdens on telecommunications companies and utilizing existing infrastructure to further deploy high-speed internet, according to Senator Mario Scavello (R-40), who co-sponsored one of the bills.   [Read More]

Oct

21

2020

October 21, 2020

HARRISBURG – The State Senate approved legislation today to ensure that mental health and substance use disorders receive the same level of care as other health issues, according to Senator Mario Scavello (R-40). Senator Scavello chairs the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee, which approved the bills last month. House Bill 1696 and House Bill 1439 […]   [Read More]

Sep

17

2020

September 17, 2020

WHAT: At the request of Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill, the Senate Majority Policy Committee will hold a public workshop discussion on a limited constitutional convention in Pennsylvania  WHO: Senate Majority Policy Committee Chairman David G. Argall (R-Berks/Schuylkill) Senate Majority Policy Committee Vice-Chairman Dave Arnold (R-Lebanon/Dauphin/York) Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-Beaver/Greene/Washington) Senator Michele Brooks (R-Crawford/Erie/Mercer/Warren) Senator Scott Martin […]   [Read More]