News Releases

Nov

21

2019

November 21, 2019

Legislation sponsored by Senator Mario Scavello (R-40) that would increase the legal age for purchasing tobacco products from age 18 to 21 received final Senate approval today and is set to be signed into law.   [Read More]

Sep

03

2019

September 03, 2019

Speaking in front of a packed room at the Monroe County Safety Center, Sally Kozak, Deputy Secretary with the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, testified that broadband access is critical for the delivery of high-quality healthcare.   [Read More]

Aug

29

2019

August 29, 2019

The Senate Communications and Technology Committee will hold a public hearing with various stakeholders on the impact of broadband access on healthcare and first responders on September 3   [Read More]

Aug

27

2019

August 27, 2019

As part of an ongoing series of public hearings across the state, the Senate Communications and Technology Committee will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, September 3 to receive testimony on how limited access to high-speed internet is affecting local emergency responders and the medical community.   [Read More]

Aug

05

2019

August 05, 2019

Senator Mario Scavello (R-40) and the American Legion will be holding a Veterans Assistance Day on August 13 at the senator’s Monroe County district office. This service is offered on the second Tuesday of each month.   [Read More]

Aug

02

2019

August 02, 2019

Senator Mario Scavello (R-40) today announced the approval of a $1 million state grant to help pay for the construction of Shared West End Emergency Services Facility in Chestnuthill Township.   [Read More]

Jul

17

2019

July 17, 2019

State Sen. Mario Scavello (R-Northampton/Monroe) and Rep. Marcia Hahn (R-Northampton) are announcing the award of a nearly $321,000 grant from the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) Pipeline Investment Program that will allow natural gas service to be extended to Keystone Cement Company in East Allen Township.   [Read More]

Jul

02

2019

July 02, 2019

Legislation creating an authority to operate a state-based health insurance exchange for Affordable Care Act individual market plans has been signed into law, according to Senator Mario Scavello (R-40).   [Read More]

Jul

01

2019

July 01, 2019

Senator Mario Scavello (R-40) and the American Legion will be holding a Veterans Assistance Day on July 9 at the senator’s Monroe County district office. This service is offered on the second Tuesday of each month.   [Read More]

Jun

28

2019

June 28, 2019

The Pennsylvania legislature approved legislation to create an authority to operate a state-based health insurance exchange for Affordable Care Act individual market plan, according to Senator Mario Scavello (R-40).   [Read More]

Jun

27

2019

June 27, 2019

The Senate today approved a Fiscal Year 2019-20 spending plan that includes no tax increases, funds essential services, promotes workforce development, bolsters education at all levels and makes a substantial investment in the state Rainy Day Fund, according to Senator Mario Scavello (R-40).   [Read More]

Jun

25

2019

June 25, 2019

The Senate today voted overwhelmingly to approve legislation sponsored by Senator Mario Scavello (R-40) permitting Pennsylvania municipal police to utilize radar for speed enforcement.   [Read More]