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Senator Yaw Votes for 2019-20 State Budget with No Tax Increase

June 27, 2019
The state Senate today approved a Fiscal Year 2019-20 spending plan that includes no tax increases, provides funding for essential state services, strengthens the states agriculture industry, promotes workforce development, bolsters education spending, including career and technical education, and makes a substantial investment in the state Rainy Day Fund, according to Senator Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

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Legislative Leaders Highlight New Measures to Support Pennsylvania Agriculture

June 26, 2019
Senate and House Republican leaders highlighted a broad package of bills today that are intended to support Pennsylvania farmers and encourage new generations of farmers to continue the state’s rich agricultural heritage.   [Read More]

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Meeting to consider bills

June 24, 2019
Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee | June 25, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. | Main Capitol, Room 461|     [Read More]

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Senate Approves Package of Bills to Combat Opioid Addiction Crisis

June 19, 2019
The Senate completed work on a package of bills today to combat the state’s heroin and opioid epidemic by improving prescription drug monitoring, limiting opioid prescriptions, targeting drug dealers and taking other steps to limit the damage inflicted by the addiction crisis in Pennsylvania communities.   [Read More]

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Senate Republicans Advocate New Bills to Combat Opioid Addiction Crisis

June 18, 2019
Senate Republicans highlighted a package of bills today to combat the state’s heroin and opioid epidemic by improving prescription drug monitoring, limiting opioid prescriptions, targeting drug dealers and taking other steps to limit the damage inflicted by the addiction crisis in Pennsylvania communities.   [Read More]

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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]