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Yaw: Senate Acts to Bolster Telemedicine in PA
May 8, 2024

Yaw: Senate Acts to Bolster Telemedicine in PA

The Pennsylvania Senate today approved legislation aimed at expanding the use of telemedicine in Pennsylvania, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).  [Read More]

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May 1, 2024

Senate OKs Yaw Bill to Create Independent Energy Office in Pennsylvania

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

Statement from Sen. Yaw on New EPA-Imposed Power Plant Emission Rules
April 26, 2024

Statement from Sen. Yaw on New EPA-Imposed Power Plant Emission Rules

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) issued the following statement on new federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – imposed power plant emission rules announced earlier this week:  [Read More]

Yaw Encourages Participation in “National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day”
April 25, 2024

Yaw Encourages Participation in “National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day”

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) announced the next “National Drug Take-Back Day,” sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will be held this Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  [Read More]

Yaw, Owlett Announce PENNVEST Funding for Westfield Borough
April 24, 2024

Yaw, Owlett Announce PENNVEST Funding for Westfield Borough

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) and State Rep. Clint Owlett (R-68) today announced a $957,846 state investment allocated to Westfield Borough, Tioga County through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) for the replacement of its Church Street sewer pipe.  [Read More]

Local Legislators Announce Investment to Improve Access to High-Speed Internet in Bradford County
April 19, 2024

Local Legislators Announce Investment to Improve Access to High-Speed Internet in Bradford County

The Pennsylvania Broadband Development Authority (PBDA) announced this week that Claverack Rural Electric Cooperative is being awarded nearly $4.8 million to increase access to reliable, high-speed internet, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), Rep. Clint Owlett (R-68), and Rep. Tina Pickett (R-110).  [Read More]

Yaw: ‘Act 13’ Grant Program Opens for 2024
April 18, 2024

Yaw: ‘Act 13’ Grant Program Opens for 2024

The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA), an independent agency of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, is now accepting applications for grants funded by Act 13 natural gas drilling impact fees, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).  [Read More]

Yaw, Flick Announce Funding for Revitalization Project in City of Williamsport
April 17, 2024

Yaw, Flick Announce Funding for Revitalization Project in City of Williamsport

 HARRISBURG – State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) and State Rep. Jamie Flick (R-83) recently announced $700,000 in funding awarded to the Pajama Factory complex located in the City of Williamsport. Funding was awarded through the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency’s (PHFA) Community Revitalization Fund Program (CRFP) and will be used for the renovation of one of […]  [Read More]

Yaw Bill to Increase Penalties Against Attacks on Critical Infrastructure Approved by Senate
April 10, 2024

Yaw Bill to Increase Penalties Against Attacks on Critical Infrastructure Approved by Senate

Legislation to increase fines and penalties against those who intentionally vandalize or attack critical infrastructure was approved yesterday by the state Senate, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), sponsor of the measure.  [Read More]

Senate OKs Framework for Carbon Capture Sequestration
April 9, 2024

Senate OKs Framework for Carbon Capture Sequestration

The state Senate today approved Senate Bill 831 to establish the legal and regulatory framework for potential carbon dioxide capture, utilization, and sequestration (CCUS) in Pennsylvania, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), sponsor of the measure.  [Read More]

Yaw Announces $315,000 in Multimodal Funding for Ritz-Craft Corporation
March 27, 2024

Yaw Announces $315,000 in Multimodal Funding for Ritz-Craft Corporation

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) announced $315,000 in state funding has been awarded to Union County’s Ritz-Craft Corporation through Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA). The award was considered at this week’s CFA Board meeting and approved through the Authority’s Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF) program.  [Read More]

Yaw, Flick Announce Over $1 Million in Multimodal Funding for Lycoming, Union Counties
March 26, 2024

Yaw, Flick Announce Over $1 Million in Multimodal Funding for Lycoming, Union Counties

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) and State Rep. Jamie Flick (R-83) today announced $1,092,000 in state funding has been awarded to two projects in Lycoming and Union Counties through Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA). The awards were considered at today’s CFA Board meeting and approved through the Authority’s Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF) program.  [Read More]

Yaw, Owlett Announce $550,000 in Multimodal Funding for Tioga County
March 26, 2024

Yaw, Owlett Announce $550,000 in Multimodal Funding for Tioga County

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) and State Rep. Clint Owlett (R-68) today announced $550,000 in state funding has been awarded to two Tioga County projects through Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA). The awards were considered at today’s CFA Board meeting and approved through the Authority’s Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF) program.  [Read More]

Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Yaw Bill to Increase Penalties Against Attacks on Critical Infrastructure
March 19, 2024

Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Yaw Bill to Increase Penalties Against Attacks on Critical Infrastructure

Legislation to protect Pennsylvania’s power grid by increasing fines and penalties against those who intentionally vandalize or attack its critical infrastructure was reported today from the Senate Judiciary Committee, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), sponsor of the measure.  [Read More]

Sen. Yaw Hosts Annual Government Seminar for Area High School Students
March 14, 2024

Sen. Yaw Hosts Annual Government Seminar for Area High School Students

More than 200 students from 18 schools in Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Tioga, and Union Counties converged on Pennsylvania College of Technology’s campus on March 7th to participate in the Student Government Seminar hosted by Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), who also serves as chairman of the Penn College Board of Directors. The seminar gives high school students the opportunity to debate important issues, develop legislation, and vote on “mock bills” in an open session.  [Read More]

Center for Rural Pennsylvania Public Hearing Addresses Critical Need for Child Care Access
March 14, 2024

Center for Rural Pennsylvania Public Hearing Addresses Critical Need for Child Care Access

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania Board of Directors recently hosted a public hearing to address child care access in rural Pennsylvania at the Schuylkill County Technology Center (STC)—South Campus in Schuylkill County.  [Read More]

Yaw: Shapiro Energy Plan Ignores Looming Crisis
March 13, 2024

Yaw: Shapiro Energy Plan Ignores Looming Crisis

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), chair of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, issued the following statement in response to Gov. Shapiro’s energy plan announced earlier today:  [Read More]

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Published: March 7, 2024   |  Hearing: Monday, March 11

Public hearing to discuss child care access in rural Pennsylvania

Center for Rural PA | Schuylkill Tech. Ctr, South Campus, Conference Room, 15 Maple Avenue, Mar Lin, PA  [Read More]

Op-Ed: Maryland Puts the Grid to the Test While Pennsylvania Pays the Bill
February 29, 2024

Op-Ed: Maryland Puts the Grid to the Test While Pennsylvania Pays the Bill

Last year, the Maryland General Assembly announced plans to reduce its output of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions 60% by 2031.  [Read More]

Sen. Yaw Recognizes Northeast Bradford Athletes
February 28, 2024

Sen. Yaw Recognizes Northeast Bradford Athletes

Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) honored Northeast Bradford High School athletes for their recent PIAA District IV championships.  [Read More]

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]

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