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Legislators Seek to Regulate Opioid Prescriptions in Hospital Emergency Departments

February 4, 2016

Legislation that will place a limit on discharge prescriptions by emergency room providers will soon be introduced in the state Senate, according to the bill’s prime sponsors Senator Gene Yaw (R-23), Senator John Wozniak (D-35) and Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46).[...Read more]

Yaw, Special Committee on Senate Address Issue Recommendations

January 27, 2016

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The Special Committee on Senate Address has issued recommendations to the full Senate on whether the chamber should proceed to vote on the removal of Attorney General Kathleen Kane due to the suspension of her law license, according to Senator Gene Yaw (R-23), a member of the seven-member Committee.[...Read more]

Sen. Yaw Announces DCNR Funding for Senate District

January 26, 2016

State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced that several Community Conservation Partnerships Program (CCPP) grants totaling $819,500 will soon be awarded throughout his Senatorial District.[...Read more]

Senators to Offer Supplemental Funding Measure for Agriculture Programs

January 21, 2016

Citing agriculture’s key role in Pennsylvania’s economy and the need to adequately prepare for a potential outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) and other threats, Senator Elder Vogel (R-47) and his colleagues Ryan Aument (R-36), Gene Yaw (R-23) Dave Argall (R-29) and Lloyd Smucker (R-13) are preparing legislation to restore vital funding for agriculture-related items vetoed from the state budget by Governor Tom Wolf.[...Read more]

Yaw, Senate Colleagues Back Supplemental Agriculture Appropriation Bill

January 21, 2016

State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23), along with his colleagues Senator Elder Vogel (R-47), Senator Dave Argall (R-29), Senator Ryan Aument (R-36) and Senator Lloyd Smucker (R-13) today sponsored legislation that will provide a supplemental appropriation for agriculture-related line items previously eliminated by Governor Tom Wolf.[...Read more]

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