News Releases

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]

Sep

15

2020

September 15, 2020

At the request of Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-Beaver/Greene/Washington), the Senate Majority Policy Committee will hold a public workshop discussion on the continued economic recovery of Western Pennsylvania as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic and the Governor’s shutdown orders.   [Read More]

Sep

10

2020

September 10, 2020

The State Senate on Tuesday approved legislation that would establish a grant program to extend deployment of broadband services in underserved areas of the state, according Senator Mario Scavello (R-40).   [Read More]

Aug

06

2020

August 06, 2020

Senator Mario Scavello (R-40) has introduced legislation that would provide much needed school property tax relief for senior citizens across the Commonwealth.   [Read More]

Jul

15

2020

July 15, 2020

The membership of Pennsylvania’s appellate courts would reflect the regional diversity of Pennsylvania under a sweeping judicial election reform approved by the Senate today, according to Senator Mario Scavello (R-40).     [Read More]

Jul

10

2020

July 10, 2020

Fire, rescue and EMS companies hampered by lack of fundraising opportunities during the COVID-19 emergency can register now for grants to help cover expenses, Senator Mario Scavello (R-40) announced today.     [Read More]

May

28

2020

May 28, 2020

Senator Mario Scavello (R-40) today said the Senate has approved an interim state budget and the allocation of $2.6 billion in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) funding to support individuals, small businesses, organizations and counties impacted by the virus.   [Read More]

May

25

2020

May 25, 2020

May

22

2020

May 22, 2020

State Senators Mario Scavello (R-40) and Lisa Boscola (D-18) today wrote Gov. Tom Wolf requesting a business waiver to permit Martin Guitar of Nazareth, Northampton County, to resume operations if the statewide order keeping manufacturing closed remains in place.   [Read More]