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Yaw’s Pro-Jobs, Pro-Growth Voting Record Scores 100%
February 12, 2024

Yaw’s Pro-Jobs, Pro-Growth Voting Record Scores 100%

Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) recently earned a 2023-24 legislative voting score of 100% from the PA Chamber of Business and Industry for his consistent support of pro-jobs and pro-growth policies.  [Read More]

Sen. Yaw Meets with Leadership Lycoming Participants During “Government Day” Program
February 9, 2024

Sen. Yaw Meets with Leadership Lycoming Participants During “Government Day” Program

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) met with participants of the 2024 Leadership Lycoming program, sponsored by the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce, on Thursday.  [Read More]

Yaw: PA Senate Passes Measure Supporting a More Secure Southern Border
February 7, 2024

Yaw: PA Senate Passes Measure Supporting a More Secure Southern Border

Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) joined Pennsylvania Senate colleagues today in passing a measure calling for action to address the crisis at America’s southern border and supporting the rights of states to protect their citizens.  [Read More]

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February 6, 2024

Yaw Raises Concerns Over Massive Spending Increase in Shapiro’s Budget, Failure to Acknowledge PA’s Energy Sector

Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) voiced concerns today about the excessive $3.2 billion increase in state spending in Gov. Josh Shapiro’s proposed 2024-25 state budget.  [Read More]

Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Yaw Bill to Create Independent Energy Office in Pennsylvania
February 5, 2024

Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Yaw Bill to Create Independent Energy Office in Pennsylvania

The Senate Appropriations Committee today approved Senate Bill 832, sponsored by Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) to establish an Independent Energy Office (IEO) within the Commonwealth.  [Read More]

Yaw Introduces Bill to Repeal RGGI Carbon Tax
February 5, 2024

Yaw Introduces Bill to Repeal RGGI Carbon Tax

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) recently announced the introduction of legislation to repeal the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) carbon tax enacted through executive order by the Wolf Administration in 2019. RGGI, a multi-state compact, would increase electricity rates for consumers, cut energy and manufacturing jobs and lead to the closure of Pennsylvania power plants.  [Read More]

Meeting to consider SB 1058
Published: February 5, 2024   |  Meeting: Monday, February 5

Meeting to consider SB 1058

Senate Environmental Resources Committee | Rules Committee Conference Room  [Read More]

Center for Rural Pennsylvania Hosts Public Hearing on Rural Population Change
February 2, 2024

Center for Rural Pennsylvania Hosts Public Hearing on Rural Population Change

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania Board of Directors recently hosted a public hearing on rural population change at Thiel College in Greenville, Mercer County.   [Read More]

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February 1, 2024

Pennsylvania, Ohio Legislators Convene in Columbus to Discuss Energy Reliability, Sustainability, and Affordability

Members of the Pennsylvania Senate and the Ohio General Assembly met in Columbus today for a hearing on energy reliability, sustainability, and affordability, according to Pennsylvania Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee chairman, Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).  [Read More]

Sen. Yaw to Hold Telephone Town Hall Feb. 7
January 31, 2024

Sen. Yaw to Hold Telephone Town Hall Feb. 7

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) is inviting residents living in Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Tioga, and Union counties to join his Telephone Town Hall event on Wednesday, Feb. 7 from 6:30-7:30 p.m., to discuss important state-related issues.  [Read More]

Senate ERE Committee to join Ohio Legislators for Hearing on Energy Reliability, Sustainability and Affordability
January 25, 2024

Senate ERE Committee to join Ohio Legislators for Hearing on Energy Reliability, Sustainability and Affordability

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee will join members of the Ohio House of Representatives Public Utilities Committee, the Ohio House of Representatives Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and the Ohio Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee, for a hearing on Thursday, Feb. 1st at 10 a.m. to focus on energy reliability, sustainability, and affordability.  [Read More]

Yaw: Coterra Energy Presents $1.4 Million in NAP Funding to Penn College
January 25, 2024

Yaw: Coterra Energy Presents $1.4 Million in NAP Funding to Penn College

Thanks to a generous donation from Coterra Energy, in conjunction with the company’s Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP), labs and instructional spaces in several of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s (PCT) programs will soon be renovated and expanded, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), chairman of the PCT Board of Directors.    [Read More]

Yaw, Owlett Announce PENNVEST Funding for Wellsboro Municipal Authority
January 24, 2024

Yaw, Owlett Announce PENNVEST Funding for Wellsboro Municipal Authority

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) and State Rep. Clint Owlett (R-68) today announced a $1,024,000 state investment allocated to the Wellsboro Municipal Authority through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) for upgrades to the Borough of Wellsboro’s wastewater system.  [Read More]

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Published: January 23, 2024   |  Hearing: Thursday, February 1

Joint public hearing with Ohio PUC on energy reliability

Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee and Ohio PUC Committee | Ohio State House, Room 313, 1 Capitol Square, Columbus, OH  [Read More]

Yaw, Center for Rural Pennsylvania Visit Mifflinburg’s Ritz-Craft Corporation
January 19, 2024

Yaw, Center for Rural Pennsylvania Visit Mifflinburg’s Ritz-Craft Corporation

During a recent visit to Union County, Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), Chairman of the Center for Rural Pennsylvania Board of Directors, along with fellow Board members visited Ritz-Craft Corporation to discuss the company’s future development plans.  [Read More]

Center for Rural Pennsylvania to Host Roundtable Discussion on Rural CDFI Funding
January 18, 2024

Center for Rural Pennsylvania to Host Roundtable Discussion on Rural CDFI Funding

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania Board of Directors will convene on Wednesday, January 24 at 1:00 p.m. for a roundtable discussion on the need to increase Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) funding in rural areas, according to Sen. Gene Yaw, Chair.   [Read More]

Sen. Yaw Encourages Local Organizations to Apply for DCNR Community Conservation Partnerships Program Grants
January 17, 2024

Sen. Yaw Encourages Local Organizations to Apply for DCNR Community Conservation Partnerships Program Grants

ounties, municipalities and municipal agencies, pre-qualified land trusts, non-profits and other eligible organizations interested in applying for conservation, recreation, trail, and riparian buffer grants through the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) may do so now, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Yaw, Hamm Announce Natural Gas Expansion Investment Awarded in Muncy Township
January 16, 2024

Yaw, Hamm Announce Natural Gas Expansion Investment Awarded in Muncy Township

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) and State Rep. Joe Hamm (R-84) today announced $552,084 in state funding has been awarded to a project in Muncy Township, Lycoming County through the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s (CFA) Pipeline Investment Program (PIPE).  [Read More]

Yaw, Flick Announce $500,000 Investment to Benefit South Williamsport Borough
January 16, 2024

Yaw, Flick Announce $500,000 Investment to Benefit South Williamsport Borough

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) and State Rep. Jamie Flick (R-83) today announced $500,000 in state funding has been awarded to a project in Lycoming County through the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s (CFA) Flood Mitigation Program.  [Read More]

Yaw leads push on energy, environmental laws in 2023-24 session
December 28, 2023

Yaw leads push on energy, environmental laws in 2023-24 session

The Pennsylvania General Assembly’s 2023-24 Legislative Session is approaching its halfway point. So far, more than 2,700 bills and 480 resolutions were proposed in both the Democratic- controlled House and Republican- controlled Senate.  [Read More]

Yaw: Over $5 Million in State Funding Awarded to 23rd District
December 19, 2023

Yaw: Over $5 Million in State Funding Awarded to 23rd District

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced $5,193,728 in state funding has been awarded to 15 various projects across Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Tioga, and Union Counties through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA).  [Read More]

Yaw, Owlett Announce Nearly $290,000 in State Funding Awarded to Tioga County
December 19, 2023

Yaw, Owlett Announce Nearly $290,000 in State Funding Awarded to Tioga County

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) and State Rep. Clint Owlett (R-68) today announced $289,902 in state funding has been awarded to three projects in Tioga County through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA).  [Read More]

Yaw, Pickett Announce Over $500,000 in State Funding Awarded to Bradford County
December 19, 2023

Yaw, Pickett Announce Over $500,000 in State Funding Awarded to Bradford County

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) and State Rep. Tina Picket (R-110) today announced $525,793 in state funding has been awarded to two projects in Bradford County through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA).  [Read More]

Yaw, Flick Announce Over $3.5 Million in Funding Awarded in Lycoming, Union Counties
December 19, 2023

Yaw, Flick Announce Over $3.5 Million in Funding Awarded in Lycoming, Union Counties

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) and State Rep. Jamie Flick (R-83) today announced $3,530,543 in state funding has been awarded to four projects in Lycoming and Union Counties through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA).  [Read More]

Sen. Yaw Visits Williamsport’s Prysmian Group to Discuss Manufacturing Expansion
December 14, 2023

Sen. Yaw Visits Williamsport’s Prysmian Group to Discuss Manufacturing Expansion

Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) recently visited Prysmian Group’s Williamsport facility to discuss its $22.5 million manufacturing expansion. Prysmian, a world leader in the energy and telecommunications cable industry, was recently awarded a $135,000 Pennsylvania First grant through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), along with additional funding from the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) and the City of Williamsport.  [Read More]

Sen. Yaw Announces Over $750,000 in Railroad Investments in 23rd District
December 13, 2023

Sen. Yaw Announces Over $750,000 in Railroad Investments in 23rd District

Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced a $759,752  investment in the 23rd District to support and revitalize two freight lines through the state’s Rail Transportation Assistance (RTAP) and Rail Freight Assistance (RFAP) programs.   [Read More]

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December 12, 2023

Yaw: Senate ERE Committee Oks Bill to Create Independent Energy Office in Pennsylvania

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee today approved legislation to establish an Independent Energy Office (IEO) within the Commonwealth, according to Chairman Gene Yaw (R-23), sponsor of the measure.  [Read More]

Senate ERE Committee Schedules Voting Meeting for Tuesday, December 12
December 11, 2023

Senate ERE Committee Schedules Voting Meeting for Tuesday, December 12

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee will convene on Tuesday, December 12 at 12:00 p.m., according to Committee Chairman Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).  [Read More]

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Published: December 11, 2023   |  Meeting: Tuesday, December 12

Meeting to consider SB 832; and the nominations to the Environmental Hearing Board: Paul Bruder and Maryanne Wesdock

Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee | Room 8E-A, East Wing   [Read More]

Sen. Yaw: PHMC Awards Cultural and Historical Support Grants
December 11, 2023

Sen. Yaw: PHMC Awards Cultural and Historical Support Grants

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) has awarded $24,000 in Cultural and Historical Support Grants to six eligible museums and official county historical societies across the 23rd District, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).  [Read More]

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