Recent News

Jul

13

2020

July 13, 2020

The state Senate approved bipartisan legislation today, 40-9, that could help create thousands of family-sustaining jobs, particularly in northeastern Pennsylvania, and provide a boost to Pennsylvania’s energy economy, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), Chairman of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee.   [Read More]

Jul

08

2020

July 08, 2020

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced that the guidelines for the COVID-19 Crisis Fire Company and EMS Grant Program have been released and that fire companies and EMS agencies may now register to receive funds.   [Read More]

Jul

06

2020

July 06, 2020

Several bills moved forward in the state Senate this week to protect Pennsylvania firefighters, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) who supported the bills.   [Read More]

Jul

01

2020

July 01, 2020

The Pennsylvania Senate this week continued its work to improve police training and reduce deadly force incidents, approving a second round of reform legislation, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Jul

01

2020

July 01, 2020

On behalf of the Center for Rural Pennsylvania Board of Directors, Center Chairman Senator Gene Yaw today announced that Kyle C. Kopko, Ph.D. has been appointed as the Center’s new director. Dr. Kopko succeeds Barry L. Denk, who is retiring from the Center at the end of July after 28 years of service.   [Read More]

Jun

30

2020

June 30, 2020

A bill to protect children in state-regulated daycare facilities received final legislative approval on Monday and was sent to the Governor for enactment into law, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), who supported the bill.   [Read More]

Jun

29

2020

June 29, 2020

In my June 9th E-Newsletter, I noted that protesters and officials across the nation are calling for police departments to be defunded and for the money to instead shift towards social programs.  In recent weeks, I have started to receive messages from area residents who support efforts to defund and dismantle our police departments.    [Read More]

Jun

26

2020

June 26, 2020

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), Chairman of the Pennsylvania Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, issued the following statement today in response to the 43rd Statewide Investigating Grand Jury Report announced by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro Thursday.   [Read More]