Press Releases

Jun

17

2021

June 17, 2021

 

Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) welcomed the Rev. Glen Bayly and his wife Darlene of Union County to the state Capitol on Tuesday.   [Read More]

Jun

17

2021

June 17, 2021

The state Senate voted this week to permanently allow “mixed drinks to go” from restaurants and hotels, extend sales for outdoor dining and expand the number of locations where ready-to-drink mixed drinks can be sold, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).      [Read More]

Jun

15

2021

June 15, 2021

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee today approved three bills sponsored by committee chairman Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Jun

15

2021

June 15, 2021

 

The state Senate yesterday (June 14) approved, by a solid 35-15 bipartisan, veto-proof vote, a bill that would require Legislative approval of the Governor’s proposal to have Pennsylvania join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). Yaw AUDIO   [Read More]

Jun

14

2021

June 14, 2021

The Marcellus Shale Impact Fee will deliver more than $27.8 million to county and local governments this year, according to Senator Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Jun

14

2021

June 14, 2021

 

Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee | Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 12:30 pm | Senate Chamber and Virtual Participation |   [Read More]

Jun

11

2021

June 11, 2021

Programs that help to provide affordable homeownership and rental housing options across the 23rd Senatorial District will receive a $1,835,000 funding boost, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Jun

07

2021

June 07, 2021

 

Legislation creating a new Agricultural Conservation Assistance Program was unanimously approved today by the Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) who prime sponsored the bill. Listen   [Read More]

Jun

07

2021

June 07, 2021

Pennsylvania is one of the largest net exporters of energy in the United States. It’s a fact that has been highlighted in energy circles – and politics – for years. But many who are pushing for changes in public policy when it comes to energy growth and development do not seem to comprehend the depths of what that means. In fact, many behave as if they are embarrassed by Pennsylvania’s global energy position.   [Read More]

Jun

07

2021

June 07, 2021

Pennsylvania Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee Chairman Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) on Wednesday toured the Shell petrochemical plant located in Beaver County.   [Read More]

Jun

07

2021

June 07, 2021

The state Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee will consider a measure to support agricultural conservation projects during a meeting set for Monday (June 7), according to Committee Chairman Senator Elder Vogel.   [Read More]

May

25

2021

May 25, 2021

Calling a Senate Democrat legislative wish list – based on last year’s Statewide Investigating Grand Jury Report on fracking in Pennsylvania – an effort to “peddle misinformation,” PA state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), chairman of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, issued the following statement:   [Read More]

May

21

2021

May 21, 2021

Two state senators visited Penn College on Friday, getting a firsthand look at the institution’s effectiveness in preparing students for careers readily and repeatedly shown to be “essential.”   [Read More]

May

21

2021

May 21, 2021

State Senator Gene Yaw issued the following statement after Governor Wolf renewed the state’s COVID-19 emergency declaration for 21 days:    [Read More]

May

12

2021

May 12, 2021

Williamsport Regional Airport will receive more than $1 million in state funds to build a new hangar complex, state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) announced today.   [Read More]

May

11

2021

May 11, 2021

A bill aimed at modernizing Pennsylvania’s 1956 Fertilizer Act was overwhelmingly approved today by the state Senate, according to prime sponsor, Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

May

10

2021

May 10, 2021

The Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee, Chaired by Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) and the Senate Local Government Committee, Chaired by Senator Cris Dush, will hold a joint committee hearing on Tuesday, May 11, to discuss Senate Bill 275, which would bar cities or towns from restricting types of energy sources in housing and commercial developments.   [Read More]

May

10

2021

May 10, 2021

 

Joint Hearing Senate Local Government and Environmental Resources and Energy Committee | Tuesday, May 11, 2021 | 10 a.m. | Senate Chamber (and Virtual Participation) |     [Read More]

May

07

2021

May 07, 2021

The Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, Chaired by Senator Elder Vogel (R-47) and the Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee, Chaired by Senator Gene Yaw (R-23)  will hold a joint committee hearing on Wednesday, May 12, to discuss Senate Bill 284 (Bonding of Solar and Wind Installations).  The hearing will be held at 9 […]   [Read More]

May

07

2021

May 07, 2021

 

Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs and Environmental Resources and Energy Committees | Wednesday, May 12, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. | Senate Chamber (and Virtual Participation) |     [Read More]

May

03

2021

May 03, 2021

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today applauded a local “Farm to School” investment that will improve access to healthy, local foods and increase agricultural awareness opportunities for children in Bradford and Tioga counties.   [Read More]

Apr

28

2021

April 28, 2021

More than $100 million in private donations over the next 10 years could be raised to support childhood cancer research under a bill supported by Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) and passed today by the full Pennsylvania Senate.   [Read More]

Apr

27

2021

April 27, 2021

 

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (ERE) today approved a bill that would require legislative authorization of the Governor’s proposal to have Pennsylvania join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), or other taxation schemes, according to Sen. Gene Yaw, Majority Chairman.   [Read More]

Apr

27

2021

April 27, 2021

PA Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee Chairman Gene Yaw (R-23) will convene a voting meeting on Senate Bill 119, PN 125 (Pittman) – Requiring Legislative Approval for Imposing a Carbon Tax on Tuesday, April 27, at 12:30 PM   [Read More]

Apr

26

2021

April 26, 2021

 

During a news conference today at Flinchbaugh’s Orchard & Farm Market in Hellam Township, York County, Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation voiced support for Senate Bill 465, legislation sponsored by state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Apr

26

2021

April 26, 2021

 

Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee | Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 12:30 pm | Senate Chamber and Virtual Participation |     [Read More]

Apr

26

2021

April 26, 2021

 

The state Senate this week recognized April 18th-24th, 2021, as “Conservation District Week” in Pennsylvania, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), who sponsored a Senate Resolution, along with Sen. Elder Vogel (R-47).   [Read More]

Apr

26

2021

April 26, 2021

A $95,000 state investment has been awarded to Dimock Township, Susquehanna County, to restore and stabilize a tributary to White Creek in the township, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) and Sen. Lisa Baker (R-20).   [Read More]

Apr

23

2021

April 23, 2021

 

JOINT HEARING – Senate AND House Environmental Resources & Energy Committees | April 27, 2021 at 9 a.m. | Irvis Office Building, Room 523 |     [Read More]

Apr

23

2021

April 23, 2021

Pennsylvania State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23), Chairman of the Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee; Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) and Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) representatives will announce a new legislative initiative – Senate Bill 465 – to benefit the Pennsylvania agriculture community by creating a new Agricultural Conservation Assistance Program. | Watch Live   [Read More]