Press Releases

Jan

19

2022

January 19, 2022

 

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) welcomed Retired Lieutenant Colonel Max Furman, Elimsport, to the Pennsylvania Capitol on Wednesday.    [Read More]

Jan

19

2022

January 19, 2022

The state Senate today approved a package of bills to improve cybersecurity in Pennsylvania and require timely notifications to citizens of government data breaches, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Jan

15

2022

January 15, 2022

Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) and his staff this week recognized local residents during the 106th Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg.   [Read More]

Jan

14

2022

January 14, 2022

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 18th, 2022, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Jan

14

2022

January 14, 2022

Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) said the Department of Environmental Protection must address skyrocketing clearing prices set during recent Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) auctions.    [Read More]

Jan

13

2022

January 13, 2022

 

| Pennsylvania State Grange Panel Discussion on Solar Development | Thursday, January 13, 2022 | Farm Show Building, Harrisburg PA   [Read More]

Jan

12

2022

January 12, 2022

Gov. Tom Wolf’s climate scheme moved one step closer to reality Monday with his swift, albeit expected, veto of a Senate resolution disapproving Pennsylvania’s entry into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), according to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee Chair, Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Jan

07

2022

January 07, 2022

Jan

06

2022

January 06, 2022

Last month, seven environmental groups wrote a misguided letter to Philadelphia officials bashing legislation that I sponsored as counterintuitive to the city’s decarbonization goals.   [Read More]

Jan

05

2022

January 05, 2022

A local manufacturing facility that serves key vertical markets, including the U.S. military, was in the spotlight Wednesday as state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) paid a visit to see the work up close.   [Read More]

Dec

30

2021

December 30, 2021

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today applauded the funding announcement by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) dedicating thousands toward waterways protection, stormwater management, as well as park and recreational improvements throughout Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Union and surrounding counties.   [Read More]

Dec

17

2021

December 17, 2021

The 2021-22 Veterans’ Trust Fund (VTF) is now accepting grant applications for programs and services benefiting Pennsylvania veterans, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Dec

16

2021

December 16, 2021

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today applauded the Senate’s unanimous passage of House Bill 2071 to improve access to high-speed internet in underserved communities by creating the Pennsylvania Broadband Development Authority (PBDA).   [Read More]

Dec

15

2021

December 15, 2021

Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) announced today a $3.1 million investment in the 23rd district to revitalize three freight lines through the state’s Rail Transportation Assistance (RTAP) and Rail Freight Assistance (RFAP) programs.   [Read More]

Dec

15

2021

December 15, 2021

I’ve sounded the alarm over the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) in many public settings over the past several months. This undertaking, an executive fiat ordered by Gov. Tom Wolf, will impact the life and wallet of virtually every Pennsylvanian and deliver almost nothing in terms of improved air quality.   [Read More]

Dec

14

2021

December 14, 2021

 

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today welcomed the Lewisburg High School Green Dragons Boys Cross Country Team to the state Capitol building in Harrisburg.   [Read More]

Dec

14

2021

December 14, 2021

As Pennsylvania has struggled to keep children in their classrooms because of questionable COVID-19 policies, the state Senate today acted to prevent students from being barred from school if they don’t get vaccinated for COVID-19, said Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), who supported the effort.   [Read More]

Dec

14

2021

December 14, 2021

The state Senate passed legislation this week focused on increasing public-private partnerships and boosting employment opportunities, said Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Dec

09

2021

December 09, 2021

Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman (R-Bellefonte), Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) and Senator Joe Pittman (R-41) issued the following statement today in response to Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s failure to stand up to Governor Wolf on the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI):   [Read More]

Dec

09

2021

December 09, 2021

WILLIAMSPORT – Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) said he’s encouraged after convening the Environmental Resources and Energy Committee on Wednesday to field testimony for a proposed ATV connector trail in Tiadaghton State Forest. “The expansion of the ATV Regional Trail Connector Pilot offers a unique opportunity to boost the economic vibrancy of our region and improve […]   [Read More]

Dec

07

2021

December 07, 2021

Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) announced today that Evangelical Community Hospital received a $500,000 Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant to modernize its campus in Union County.   [Read More]

Dec

07

2021

December 07, 2021

Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, Towanda Campus, has been awarded $3.5 million for a major renovation project through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP), announced Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) and Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), who played key roles in securing the state funding.   [Read More]

Dec

07

2021

December 07, 2021

Sen. Gene Yaw (R- Bradford/Lycoming/Sullivan/Susquehanna/Union) and Rep. Jeff Wheeland (R-Lycoming) announced Lycoming County and Lending Properties, LLC were awarded Redevelopment Assistance Capitol Program (RACP) grants.    [Read More]

Dec

07

2021

December 07, 2021

Rep. Joe Hamm (R-Lycoming/Union) and Sen. Gene Yaw (R-Bradford/Lycoming/Sullivan/Susquehanna/Union) announced that Nippenose Valley Village has been awarded a $692,850 grant through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) for the creation of a Dementia Center at their senior living facility in Limestone Township, Lycoming County.   [Read More]

Dec

03

2021

December 03, 2021

 

Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee | December 8, 2021 at 10 a.m. | DCNR Tiadaghton District Office, Waterville, Lycoming County |   [Read More]

Dec

03

2021

December 03, 2021

One of the most respected coaches in NCAA Division III wrestling history, Lycoming College Head Coach Roger Crebs ’87 was honored with a citation presented by PA Sen. Gene Yaw ’70 on Wednesday, Dec. 1.   [Read More]

Dec

01

2021

December 01, 2021

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), Majority Chairman, and Sen. Carolyn Comitta (D-19), Minority Chairwoman, will hold a briefing of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee on Wednesday, December 8th, 2021 at 10AM to discuss the Tiadaghton State Forest ATV Pilot Connector plan by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR).    [Read More]

Nov

22

2021

November 22, 2021

HARRISBURG – State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) will appear on the Pennsylvania Cable Network’s “PCN Call-In” Program Monday, November 22, to discuss the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and other environmental-related topics. Beginning at 7PM, viewers can participate in the LIVE Call-In Program by calling 1-877-726-5001 with their comments or questions or by contacting ‘PCNTV’ […]   [Read More]

Nov

19

2021

November 19, 2021

Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) and state Rep. David Rowe (R-Union/Snyder) today announced that the Union County Industrial Railroad has been awarded a $250,000 state investment through the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s Multimodal Transportation Fund for the replacement of a rail-highway grade crossing on Route 15 in Union Township, Union County.    [Read More]

Nov

19

2021

November 19, 2021

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) and Rep. Tina Pickett (R-110) today announced that Sayre Borough has been awarded a $250,000 state investment through the Commonwealth Financing Authority for a comprehensive streetscape improvement project in the downtown business district.    [Read More]