Combating the Heroin Epidemic

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Property Tax Reform Measure Fails in the Senate

November 24, 2015

A legislative measure that would have shifted $13 billion away from school property taxes by increasing the state sales tax and personal income tax failed in the Senate yesterday by a vote of 24-24, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).[...Read more]

State Senate Approves Senator Yaw’s Passenger Aid Bill

November 17, 2015

Legislation requiring passengers involved in motor vehicle accidents to contact emergency personnel and render reasonable assistance in cases where drivers “refuse” or “neglect” to offer aid was approved today by the full Senate, according to the bill’s prime sponsor state Senator Gene Yaw (R-23).
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Impact of the EPA’s Final Clean Power Plan on Pennsylvania’s Coal and Associated Industries

November 17, 2015

Pennsylvania House and Senate Coal Caucuses Joint Hearing - November 17, 2015

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MEDIA ADVISORY: House and Senate Coal Caucuses to Hold Hearing on EPA’s “Clean Power Plan”

November 16, 2015

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “Clean Power Plan” will be discussed during a joint hearing of the House and Senate Coal Caucuses on Tuesday.[...Read more]

Heroin Hits Home

November 10, 2015

If you think heroin isn’t a problem in your community, think again. Cheaper than a six pack of beer, this drug is killing hundreds of Pennsylvanians each year – and the numbers continue to rise. This month, Sen. Yaw participated in an online news program produced by the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS), which highlights the epidemic.
In addition to Sen. Yaw, the program features Barbara Lyons, chair of the Doylestown Township Board of Supervisors in Bucks County and Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Adam Reed.

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