Press Releases

Nov

24

2020

November 24, 2020

Senate Majority Policy Committee | Wednesday, November 25, 2020 | 12:30 p.m. | Wyndham Hotel | 95 Presidential Circle, Gettysburg, PA 17325   [Read More]

Nov

20

2020

November 20, 2020

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) issued the following statement today following concurrence by the Senate on House amendments to Senate Bill 1350, which completes the state budget for Fiscal Year 2020-21.   [Read More]

Nov

20

2020

November 20, 2020

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced $29,195 in state funding for the purchase of new equipment aligned to training students in high-demand occupations.    [Read More]

Nov

20

2020

November 20, 2020

Health care providers, schools, businesses and others who followed COVID-19 public health directives would be protected from unfair lawsuits for good-faith actions they took during the pandemic under legislation approved by the Senate this week, said state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Nov

20

2020

November 20, 2020

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) is urging Governor Tom Wolf to sign legislation creating a grant program to extend deployment of broadband services in underserved areas of the state.   [Read More]

Nov

20

2020

November 20, 2020

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced six grants totaling over $1.16 million for area recycling collection, leaf waste and education programs across Lycoming, Susquehanna and Union counties.   [Read More]

Nov

16

2020

November 16, 2020

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) today announced the recipients of $9.4 million in competitive 2020-2021 Safe Schools Targeted Grants, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Nov

16

2020

November 16, 2020

Residents living in Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Union counties who are looking for extra cash before the holidays may want to check with the Pennsylvania Treasury’s Bureau of Unclaimed Property, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Nov

13

2020

November 13, 2020

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), Chairman of the Pennsylvania Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, today reminded Pennsylvanians of the environmental and economic importance of recycling and recognized November 15, 2020 as “America Recycles Day.”   [Read More]

Nov

10

2020

November 10, 2020

Many of you have contacted my office regarding the 2020 election. Pennsylvanians, and all Americans, deserve to have full transparency in this election, and confidence in our election process.   [Read More]

Nov

09

2020

November 09, 2020

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), Chairman of the tri-state Chesapeake Bay Commission (CBC), along with his fellow members of the Commission’s Pennsylvania Delegation, recognized the CBC Friday on its 40th Anniversary.   [Read More]

Nov

05

2020

November 05, 2020

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today reminded area residents of a new virtual financial series designed to help consumers become more informed about their finances.   [Read More]

Nov

02

2020

November 02, 2020

Schools throughout Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Union counties can apply soon to receive additional grant funding to protect the health and safety of students, teachers and school employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Nov

02

2020

November 02, 2020

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today reminded eligible Pennsylvania veterans and their beneficiaries that assistance is available to them through the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs’ (DMVA) Veterans Temporary Assistance (VTA) program.   [Read More]

Oct

30

2020

October 30, 2020

Pennsylvania’s Low-Income Heating Assistance Program, or LIHEAP, will begin accepting applications on Monday, November 2nd, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Oct

29

2020

October 29, 2020

Pennsylvania state Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) on Wednesday spoke with Student Government Association (SGA) leaders on the campus of the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport.   [Read More]

Oct

27

2020

October 27, 2020

Pennsylvania Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee Chairman Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) will deliver remarks during the 8th Annual Upstream PA Conference in State College on October 29th.   [Read More]

Oct

27

2020

October 27, 2020

State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) joined legislators, businesses, and economic development organizations from across the country to urge leaders in Congress to support continued investment in the rail freight industry.   [Read More]

Oct

22

2020

October 22, 2020

The Senate approved a key criminal justice reform bill this week that would allow more Pennsylvanians to have criminal records expunged if certain conditions are met, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee who supported the measure.   [Read More]

Oct

21

2020

October 21, 2020

The state Senate approved two bills today to boost the availability of broadband by reducing regulatory burdens on telecommunications companies and utilizing existing infrastructure to further deploy high-speed internet, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), who supported the measures.   [Read More]

Oct

21

2020

October 21, 2020

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) today called for research proposals that will strengthen and grow Pennsylvania’s poultry, swine, lamb, sheep and goat farming industries, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), a member of the Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee.   [Read More]

Oct

21

2020

October 21, 2020

The Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee today heard testimony from a Bradford County licensed breeder, a veterinarian, a pet store owner, Humane Society representatives and state officials supporting and opposing legislation presently under consideration in the Legislature. Listen   [Read More]

Oct

20

2020

October 20, 2020

The Senate approved a comprehensive package of bipartisan reform measures today to improve the delivery of fire and EMS services throughout the state, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), who supported the legislation.   [Read More]

Oct

20

2020

October 20, 2020

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced that the next “National Drug Take-Back Day,” sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2020, from 10AM-2PM.  As with previous Take-Back events, sites will be set up throughout communities allowing residents to return their unwanted, unneeded or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal.   [Read More]

Oct

19

2020

October 19, 2020

The Senate approved legislation today to ensure safe visitation and enhanced care for residents of long-term care facilities, according to Senator Gene Yaw (R-23), who supported the bill.   [Read More]

Oct

16

2020

October 16, 2020

October is Farm to School Month, an annual 31-day campaign to recognize, appreciate and celebrate the connections happening across Pennsylvania between kids, families and their community food systems, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Oct

16

2020

October 16, 2020

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) joined WKOK hosts Mark Lawrence and Joe McGranaghan on Thursday to discuss a number of state-related matters including election safety and security, mail-in voting, PA’s COVID-19 response, and a wide range of other critical PA issues.    [Read More]

Oct

16

2020

October 16, 2020

Oct

08

2020

October 08, 2020

A Union County farm was one of 25 farms in 17 counties added to the Pennsylvania Farmland Preservation Program today, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Oct

07

2020

October 07, 2020

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today awarded the Bradford County Conservation District with a $65,574 Section 319 Nonpoint Source Management Grant, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]