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Yaw Announces “State of Addiction” Public Hearing

September 28, 2017
State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23), Chairman of the Center for Rural Pennsylvania Board of Directors, announced today that the Center will hold a public hearing in Williamsport on Thursday, October 26, 2017 to gather information on what is being done at the federal, state and local levels to tackle the state’s heroin and opioid epidemic.     [Read More]

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Recovery Advocacy Day

September 26, 2017
Senator Gene Yaw offers remarks at a Recovery Advocacy Day in the state Capitol Building. A part of National Recovery Month, the event is intended to raise awareness of substance abuse, celebrate those in recovery and acknowledge the work of support service providers.     [Read More]

Sen. Yaw Floats Bill to Block Merger of DDAP

June 29, 2017
Legislation seeking to block the consolidation of the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) into the Department of Health and Human Services was introduced today, according to state Senator Gene Yaw (R-23), prime sponsor of the measure. Listen   [Read More]

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Yaw Applauds Animal Protection Bill Signing

June 28, 2017
Senator Gene Yaw offers remarks at the bill signing for House Bill 1238. The new law, now known as Act 10 of 2017, updates and clarifies the existing animal abuse statute and increasing the penalties for abusing any animal.     [Read More]

Senate Health Committee Endorses Yaw Opioid Prescribing Guidelines Bill

June 21, 2017
Legislation implementing opioid prescribing guidelines developed by Governor Wolf’s Safe and Effective Prescribing Practices Task Force was unanimously supported today by the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, according to Senator Gene Yaw (R-23), prime sponsor of the bill. Listen   [Read More]

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Senate Approves McGarrigle, Yaw Bill to Set Standards for PA Addiction Recovery Houses

June 21, 2017
The Senate today approved legislation sponsored by Senator Tom McGarrigle (R-26) and Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) to establish quality standards for addiction recovery houses in Pennsylvania.     [Read More]

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Senator Yaw Remarks on the Eastern Hellbender as the State Amphibian

June 14, 2017
In the midst of tough budget deliberations, the Senate State Government Committee briefly shifted focus to student-led efforts to name the Hellbender as the State Amphibian.     [Read More]

State Senate Approves Pension Reform Plan

June 05, 2017
The Pennsylvania state Senate today approved Senate Bill 1, a bipartisan measure to reform pensions for future public school and state employees, according to bill co-sponsor Senator Gene Yaw (R-23). Listen   [Read More]

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Pennsylvania Natural Gas

May 19, 2017
Joint Hearing of the Senate Majority Policy and Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committees - May 24, 2017     [Read More]

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Confronting the Heroin/Opioid Epidemic in Pennsylvania – Grandparents as Primary Caregivers

May 10, 2017
Confronting the Heroin\Opioid Epidemic in Pennsylvania - Bradford - May 10, 2017     [Read More]

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Center for Rural Pennsylvania to Hold Hearing on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren as a Result of Heroin, Opioid Epidemic

May 04, 2017
State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23), Chairman of the Center for Rural Pennsylvania Board of Directors, today announced that the Center, a bipartisan, bicameral research agency of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, will hold a public hearing to look at the challenges faced by Pennsylvania grandparents who are caring for their grandchildren because of the heroin and opioid epidemic. Listen   [Read More]