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Yaw Receives Update on State-Related Universities’ Efforts to Combat Opioid Epidemic

February 26, 2019
Efforts by Pennsylvania’s four state-related universities to help combat the commonwealth’s opioid epidemic was discussed at today’s Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on the state budget, according to committee member Senator Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: PA College of Technology

February 26, 2019
Senator Yaw asked Dr. Davie Jane Gilmour, President of Pennsylvania College of Technology about programs for veterans, improvements to the school’s welding program and the brewing and fermentation program during today’s budget hearing.   [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Judiciary

February 26, 2019
Senator Yaw discussed the importance of preserving critical medical malpractice reforms – including the current prohibition on venue shopping – during today’s #PASenate #PABudget hearing with @PACourts.   [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: State-Related Universities

February 26, 2019
Sen. Yaw asked Temple University, the University of Pittsburgh, Penn State, and Lincoln University what they were doing to help combat PA’s #opioidcrisis – information & risk-reduction is key.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Transportation

February 25, 2019
Senator Yaw urged PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards to be pro-active in efforts to keep runoff from roads out of streams & the Chesapeake Bay, & noted PennDOT’s trouble attracting trained workers.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Labor & Industry

February 25, 2019
Senator Yaw discussed the importance of boosting job training efforts and the need to adjust prevailing wage requirements for taxpayer-funded projects with Secretary Oleksiak during the Department of Labor 8 Industry budget hearing.     [Read More]

Yaw Bill Enhances Farmland Preservation Law

February 06, 2019
The state Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee on Monday approved a measure to give property owners more options for managing their preserved farmland, according to the bill’s sponsor Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23). Listen   [Read More]

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Sen. Yaw: State Senate Ready to Review Governor’s FY 2019-20 Budget Request

February 05, 2019
The state Senate will carefully study the $34.1 billion General Fund Budget for Fiscal Year 2019-2020, which was unveiled by Governor Tom Wolf on Tuesday before a joint session of the General Assembly, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23). Listen   [Read More]

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Designating the Eastern Hellbender as the Official Amphibian

February 04, 2019
Senator Gene Yaw speaks in support of Senate Bill 9, which would designate the Eastern Hellbender as the official amphibian of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

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Student-Crafted Hellbender Bill Approved by Senate Committee

January 29, 2019
Two days into the start of the 2019-2020 Legislative Session, a legislative proposal championed by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s (CBF) Pennsylvania Student Leadership Council has already won support in the state Senate, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

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Video: Senator Gene Yaw sits down and talks with Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Secretary Russ Redding at the 103rd PA Farm Show in Harrisburg.

January 09, 2019
Senator Gene Yaw sits down and talks with Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Secretary Russ Redding at the 103rd PA Farm Show in Harrisburg.     [Read More]

Yaw Reappointed Chairman of Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee

January 07, 2019
State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today was reappointed to serve as Chairman of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee for the 2019-2020 Legislative Session.  Yaw has served as chairman of the committee since 2013, and was reappointed to the post by Senate President Pro Tempore Joseph Scarnati (R-25). Listen   [Read More]