Press Releases

Jan

17

2020

January 17, 2020

Two local workforce development boards were awarded funding this week by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry (L&I) to boost educational opportunities and career training in the region, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Jan

16

2020

January 16, 2020

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) joins with the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) to announce today that Lycoming College will receive $29,808 in funding through the ‘It’s On Us’ PA Grant program to improve campus security and provide resources to reduce the risk of sexual assault.    [Read More]

Jan

15

2020

January 15, 2020

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) is reminding middle and high school students across Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Union counties to share their ideas about how to support agriculture in Pennsylvania as part of the third annual “Talk To Your State Senator” statewide video competition.   [Read More]

Jan

14

2020

January 14, 2020

Counties, 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 beginning January 15th, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Jan

09

2020

January 09, 2020

Jan

09

2020

January 09, 2020

Pennsylvania experienced a drop in fatal overdoses in 2018, an 18% decrease. However, according to a report from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, there has been a decrease in some counties while the crisis has significantly increased in other parts of the commonwealth.   [Read More]

Jan

07

2020

January 07, 2020

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced that three grants are being awarded in Bradford and Lycoming counties to improve agriculture education.   [Read More]

Jan

06

2020

January 06, 2020

On Friday, state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) became the new Chairman of the tri-state Chesapeake Bay Commission (CBC) for the 2020 calendar year.  Yaw is the first member and chairman of the CBC to have a legislative district that covers the northernmost part of the watershed to the New York border.   [Read More]

Jan

02

2020

January 02, 2020

Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee | January 8, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. | Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex     [Read More]

Jan

02

2020

January 02, 2020

The state Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee will hold a discussion next week on Pennsylvania’s efforts to curb Chesapeake Bay pollution, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), Chair of the Committee.   [Read More]

Jan

01

2020

January 01, 2020

Jan

01

2020

January 01, 2020

Dec

31

2019

December 31, 2019

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today applauded the announcement that the PA Route 6 Alliance has been awarded a $103,000 Keystone Communities grant to implement a façade improvement program targeting both the Route 6 Corridor and the Endless Mountains Heritage Region.   [Read More]

Dec

23

2019

December 23, 2019

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) on Saturday participated in the Pennsylvania College of Technology Fall Commencement at the Community Arts Center in downtown Williamsport.   [Read More]

Dec

20

2019

December 20, 2019

The Pennsylvania Department of Education today awarded two competitive state grants to the Lycoming Career and Technology Center in Hughesville and the Susquehanna Career and Technology Center in Springville, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Dec

18

2019

December 18, 2019

The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, which serves Bradford and Lycoming counties, has received $1,226,743 in tax credits through the state’s Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP), according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Dec

18

2019

December 18, 2019

The state Senate gave final approval to two bills today that would strengthen the criminal justice system and reduce costs to taxpayers, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), who supported the bills.   [Read More]

Nov

26

2019

November 26, 2019

Video: Sen. Yaw discusses several PA Senate GOP initiatives aimed at protecting Pennsylvania's waterway's and improving water quality.   [Read More]

Nov

22

2019

November 22, 2019

The state Senate passed legislation on Wednesday that will combat human trafficking by enacting stronger penalties against all individuals who support the exploitation of victims, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), who cosponsored and supported the bill.   [Read More]

Nov

22

2019

November 22, 2019

Pediatric cancer research hospitals could benefit from up to $100 million in new private donations under a bill approved by the Senate this week, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), who supported the measure.   [Read More]

Nov

20

2019

November 20, 2019

State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced that the Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee unanimously reported the nomination of Bradford County dairy farmer James A. Van Blarcom to the Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board (PMMB) out of committee.   [Read More]

Nov

19

2019

November 19, 2019

The Pennsylvania Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, chaired by state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), today held a voting meeting to consider and report three measures to the full Senate, including bills to promote stream cleaning, increasing the cap on grants for household hazardous waste collection events and requiring DEP to forward notices of noncompliance.   [Read More]

Nov

19

2019

November 19, 2019

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) said the Pennsylvania Senate gave final approval to a measure Monday to make firefighter training more accessible and affordable through online courses.   [Read More]

Nov

19

2019

November 19, 2019

Senators Joe Pittman (R-41), Gene Yaw (R-23) and David G. Argall (R-29) and other legislators today (November 19) unveiled and discussed bills that will be introduced in the Senate and House of Representatives addressing Governor Wolf’s proposal to have Pennsylvania enter into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).     [Read More]

Nov

19

2019

November 19, 2019

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today issued the following statement on the announcement by state Sen. John Yudichak (D-14) that he is switching his affiliation to independent Tuesday, and will caucus with the Senate Republicans.   [Read More]

Nov

19

2019

November 19, 2019

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) and Rep. Garth Everett (R-84) joined their fellow Chesapeake Bay Commission members on Thursday, November 7th in accepting the Chesapeake Conservancy’s Champion of the Chesapeake award on behalf of all past and current members of the Commission.   [Read More]

Nov

18

2019

November 18, 2019

Senators Joe Pittman, Gene Yaw and David G. Argall and other legislators will host a press conference at Noon on Tuesday, November 19, in the Media Center of the State Capitol East Wing. |     [Read More]

Nov

18

2019

November 18, 2019

This month, “A Conversation with Senator Gene Yaw (R-23)” showcases historic Muncy Farms, located in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

Nov

18

2019

November 18, 2019

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) and Rep. Jeff Wheeland (R-83), along with state Rep. Garth Everett’s Office, recognized several active duty and retired military veterans Friday afternoon who currently work for the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) in Williamsport.   [Read More]

Nov

18

2019

November 18, 2019

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) regrettably announced tonight that his telephone town hall discussion, scheduled to begin this evening at 6PM EST, has been postponed due to the state Senate remaining in Session at this hour.   [Read More]