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Video: Good Economic Forecast

June 04, 2019
Senator Gene Yaw says Pennsylvania’s economy is in a better position than it has been in over a decade thanks to a booming national economy and state lawmakers holding the line against attempts to increase taxes.     [Read More]

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Research Documents Slower Broadband Speeds in Rural Pennsylvania

June 03, 2019
Sen. Yaw Remarks Full CRP Press Conference HARRISBURG – Results from a year-long research project measuring median broadband speeds across Pennsylvania indicate there isn’t a single Pennsylvania county where at least 50 percent of the population received “broadband” connectivity, defined by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as 25 megabits download speed and 3 megabits upload […]   [Read More]

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Sen. Yaw Resolution Designates June 2-8, 2019 as “Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week” in Pennsylvania

June 03, 2019
The state Senate recently approved a resolution designating the week of June 2 through June 8 as “Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week” in Pennsylvania, according to Senator Gene Yaw (R-23), sponsor of the measure and Chairman of the Chesapeake Bay Commission (CBC) Pennsylvania delegation.   [Read More]

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Consideration of SB 108, SB 305, SB 575 and SB 619

May 31, 2019
Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee | June 4, 2019 | 9:30 a.m. | East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-B |     [Read More]

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Public Hearing on Third Party Permit Review

May 31, 2019
Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee | June 5, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. | North Office Building, Hearing Room #1 |     [Read More]

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Sen. Yaw Joins Marcellus Shale Coalition, Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce and other regional leaders to discuss benefits of the natural gas impact tax

May 30, 2019
Pennsylvania’s unique tax on natural gas, the impact tax, is on track to generate nearly $1.7 billion since 2012, including a record $247 million this year in new revenue that directly benefits communities across the Commonwealth.     [Read More]

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Senator Yaw Supports Passage of “Farming First” Package Bills Will Support PA Agriculture

May 09, 2019
State Sen. Gene Yaw supported passage of a package of bills this week that would help Pennsylvania agricultural operations remain competitive and profitable for current and future generations of farmers. Listen   [Read More]

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Senate Committee Advances McDonnell Nomination

May 08, 2019
State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), Chairman of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, today released the following statement on the Committee’s vote to approve Patrick McDonnell, Governor Tom Wolf’s nominee to serve as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).     [Read More]

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Senator Yaw, Members of Task Force on Lead Exposure Discuss Legislative Report and Recommendations

May 07, 2019
Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today joined legislative members of the Task Force on Lead Exposure to discuss legislative recommendations that were part of the ‘Lead Exposure Risks and Response in Pennsylvania: Report of the Advisory Committee and Task Force on Lead Exposure.’   Listen   [Read More]

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Sen. Yaw: Celebrate “Drinking Water Week,” May 5th-11th, in Pennsylvania

May 03, 2019
Recognizing the importance of safe and clean drinking water, state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) this week offered a Senate Resolution declaring May 5th through the 11th, 2019 as “Drinking Water Week” in Pennsylvania.     [Read More]

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Public meeting to consider the re-confirmation of Patrick McDonnell as DEP Secretary

May 03, 2019
Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee | May 8, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. | East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-A |     [Read More]

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State Senate Declares May 5th through May 11th, 2019 as “Conservation District Week” in Pennsylvania

May 01, 2019
The state Senate today declared May 5th through May 11th, 2019 as “Conservation District Week” in Pennsylvania, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), sponsor of the measure.  Members of the Senate approved a resolution recognizing the event.     [Read More]