Press Releases

Oct

22

2019

October 22, 2019

A bill establishing statewide uniform requirements restricting the use of “Class B” firefighting foams containing added per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) for training purposes and testing was introduced today, according to prime sponsor Senator Gene Yaw (R-23), Chairman of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee.    [Read More]

Oct

18

2019

October 18, 2019

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced that local schools in Bradford, Lycoming and Susquehanna counties will receive a collective total of $244,806 in competitive Safe Schools Targeted grants to prevent and reduce violent incidents in schools, to purchase safety and security-related equipment, and to provide for the training and compensation of school resource officers.   [Read More]

Oct

18

2019

October 18, 2019

Like millions of Americans, I watched the Oct. 15th Democratic presidential debate. And, like millions of Americans, I was disappointed. Rather than pragmatically addressing the concerns my constituents worry about every day, the majority of the candidates pushed for radical and unrealistic positions on a number of issues. Though it wasn’t addressed in full, a number […]   [Read More]

Oct

18

2019

October 18, 2019

Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee | October 22, 2019 | East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-B |     [Read More]

Oct

17

2019

October 17, 2019

State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) today applauded a $750,000 state grant awarded to the Public Library for Union County, located just west of Lewisburg.   [Read More]

Oct

16

2019

October 16, 2019

Pennsylvania’s Agricultural Land Preservation Board recently protected the future of farming for three Union County farms, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Oct

08

2019

October 08, 2019

The Pennsylvania Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee will visit a major in-state recycler of high density polyethylene (HDPE) materials on Wednesday, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), Chairman of the Committee.    [Read More]

Oct

08

2019

October 08, 2019

This month, “A Conversation with Senator Gene Yaw (R-23)” tours the Heritage Village and Farm Museum in Troy.   [Read More]

Oct

08

2019

October 08, 2019

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today applauded the awarding of over $270,000 in traffic safety grants through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT’s) “Green Light-Go” program.   [Read More]

Oct

03

2019

October 03, 2019

Senators Joe Pittman, Gene Yaw and Dave Argall reiterated their legislative proposal requiring General Assembly approval should a tax be imposed on Pennsylvania employers. From their co-sponsor memorandum of September 17, 2019, the Senators stated that a carbon tax is a major energy and fiscal policy initiative.   [Read More]

Oct

03

2019

October 03, 2019

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), Chairman of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, issued the following statement on today’s announcement by Governor Tom Wolf to bring Pennsylvania into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a consortium of 10 states – Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey (effective Jan. 2020), New York, Rhode Island and Vermont – to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.   [Read More]

Oct

03

2019

October 03, 2019

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) joined officials representing townships of the second class in Sullivan County on Tuesday for their Annual County Convention at the Muncy Valley Fire Company.   [Read More]

Oct

02

2019

October 02, 2019

Senior Community Centers (SCC’s) located across Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Union counties can now apply for up to $150,000 in state funding for new programs, services, equipment, renovations or repairs, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Oct

01

2019

October 01, 2019

State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) was on-hand today to announce $21,000 in scholarships for families in Bradford and Lycoming counties through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

Sep

30

2019

September 30, 2019

State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) hosted his annual “Breakfast Meeting on Agriculture” on Friday with over 130 participants representing agriculture and agribusiness in Lycoming and Union counties.   [Read More]

Sep

26

2019

September 26, 2019

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today joined officials representing townships of the second class in Bradford County for their 107th Annual County Convention at the Wysox Fire Hall.   [Read More]

Sep

20

2019

September 20, 2019

Pennsylvania’s existing tax on natural gas – the impact fee – is a winning policy solution that is working for counties across Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), Chair of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee.   [Read More]

Sep

20

2019

September 20, 2019

More than 100 exhibitors provided the most current information on programs and services available to Pennsylvania’s older residents during a Senior Citizen Expo and Health Fair Thursday hosted by Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) and Representative Garth Everett (R-84).   [Read More]

Sep

20

2019

September 20, 2019

State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) hosted his annual “Breakfast Meeting on Agriculture” on Wednesday with over 120 participants representing agriculture and agribusiness in Bradford, Sullivan and Susquehanna counties.   [Read More]

Sep

20

2019

September 20, 2019

Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee | September 24, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. | Senate Majority Caucus Room |     [Read More]

Sep

19

2019

September 19, 2019

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania | September 25, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. | Keystone Building, PUC Hearing Room #5 |     [Read More]

Sep

17

2019

September 17, 2019

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced that Loyalsock Township has been awarded a $100,000 state grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Act 13 Watershed Restoration Protection Program (WRPP). The grant was supported by Yaw and approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA).   [Read More]

Sep

17

2019

September 17, 2019

A project to expand natural gas service and add 35 full-time positions in Standing Stone Township, Bradford County, received funding today through the state’s Pipeline Investment Program (PIPE), according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).  The grant was supported by Yaw and approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA).   [Read More]

Sep

17

2019

September 17, 2019

The City of Williamsport has been awarded a $200,000 state grant for the renovation of the Memorial Park Playground, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).  The grant was supported by Yaw and approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) during today’s meeting.   [Read More]

Sep

17

2019

September 17, 2019

Efforts to restore the site of the former Camptown Elementary School in Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, received a financial boost Tuesday, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), who supported the Township’s funding request.   [Read More]

Sep

16

2019

September 16, 2019

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania, chaired by State Senator Gene Yaw, will hold a public hearing at the Commonwealth Keystone Building on Wednesday, September 25, on the heroin/opioid epidemic to gather information, including the status of and accessibility to the state’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP).   [Read More]

Sep

16

2019

September 16, 2019

State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) and State Representative Garth Everett (R-84) today remind local seniors and caregivers of their annual ‘Senior Expo’ on Thursday, September 19th in Montoursville.   [Read More]

Sep

06

2019

September 06, 2019

Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee | September 11, 2019 | Antrim Brethren in Christ Church, Chambersburg, Franklin County |   [Read More]

Sep

04

2019

September 04, 2019

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) has been appointed to serve as Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Infrastructure and Government Operations, according to a recent announcement by Sen. Patrick Browne (R-16), Chairman of the Appropriations Committee.   [Read More]

Aug

30

2019

August 30, 2019

I recently read two letters to the editor from area residents who stated that Pennsylvanians do not benefit from the Pennsylvania lottery and gaming revenues that are generated each year.  I wanted to take this opportunity to set the record straight and provide more information about how that money is allocated.   [Read More]