Press Releases

Feb

08

2021

February 08, 2021

A comprehensive $912 million relief package to help restaurants, schools, employers, and tenants impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic received final legislative approval on Friday, Feb. 5, and was signed by the Governor for enactment into law, according to state Senator Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Feb

05

2021

February 05, 2021

A proposed constitutional amendment to limit the length of future emergency disaster declarations unless an extension is approved by the General Assembly received final legislative approval today and will be put before the voters to decide in the May 18 primary election, said state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), who supported the measure.   [Read More]

Feb

05

2021

February 05, 2021

 

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania Board of Directors, chaired by Sen. Gene Yaw, will hold a virtual public hearing on Thursday, February 11, beginning at 9 a.m., to learn more about COVID-19’s influence on the heroin/opioid crisis in Pennsylvania.     [Read More]

Feb

05

2021

February 05, 2021

 

A Senate Congratulatory Resolution recognizing Bucknell University on its 175th Anniversary was formally sponsored by Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) this week in Harrisburg.   [Read More]

Feb

04

2021

February 04, 2021

 

Governor Tom Wolf this week (February 3) unveiled his proposed $40.2 billion General Fund Budget for Fiscal Year 2021-22, which includes a massive increase in state spending, a substantial personal income tax rate hike, imposition of Marcellus Shale extraction tax, and elimination of funding for broadband expansion as well as vital agricultural and health programs and services, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).  The Governor’s proposed FY 2021-22 Budget includes a $3.1 billion (8.2 percent) increase in state spending from the current fiscal year. Listen   [Read More]

Feb

03

2021

February 03, 2021

 

In a party-line vote, the state Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, chaired by Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), today approved sending a letter to the Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) urging its review of concerns expressed by numerous commentators, including those from organized labor leaders, business leaders and elected officials over the past year who have weighed in against the “CO2 Budget Trading Program,” proposed regulation – #7-559 (IRRC #3274).   [Read More]

Feb

03

2021

February 03, 2021

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania, chaired by Sen. Gene Yaw, will hold a virtual public hearing on Thursday, February 4, beginning at 10 a.m., to examine rural aviation and the decision by American Airlines to drop flights from many smaller U.S. cities, including Williamsport.    [Read More]

Jan

29

2021

January 29, 2021

 

Center for Rural Pennsylvania | Thursday, February 4, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. | Virtual Participation |     [Read More]

Jan

29

2021

January 29, 2021

 

Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee | Wednesday, February 3, 2021 | Off the Floor | Senate Chamber (and Virtual Participation) |     [Read More]

Jan

28

2021

January 28, 2021

celebration of the Susquehanna River Basin Commission’s 50th Anniversary, state Sen. Gene Yaw, Chair of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, proudly presented a congratulatory Senate citation to members and staff of SRBC during a virtual ceremony on January 27, 2021. The Commission was officially created with the signing of the federal interstate river basin compact on January 23, 1971.   [Read More]

Jan

27

2021

January 27, 2021

Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) who represents Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Union and part of Susquehanna Counties in the Senate of Pennsylvania, has been re-elected to chair the Pennsylvania Delegation of the tri-state Chesapeake Bay Commission for 2021.   [Read More]

Jan

27

2021

January 27, 2021

The state Senate approved a proposed constitutional amendment on Tuesday that would limit the length of future emergency disaster declarations unless an extension is approved by the General Assembly, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), who supported the bill.   [Read More]

Jan

20

2021

January 20, 2021

A Lycoming County sewer project will be receiving a state grant through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST), according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) and state Rep. Joe Hamm (R-84).   [Read More]

Jan

20

2021

January 20, 2021

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

Jan

19

2021

January 19, 2021

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) has been appointed to serve on six key Senate standing committees for the 2021-2022 legislative session.   [Read More]

Jan

19

2021

January 19, 2021

Late last year, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed two pieces of legislation that will help deploy broadband to our state’s rural areas.   [Read More]

Jan

18

2021

January 18, 2021

Over $2 billion in federal COVID-19 funds have been earmarked to Pennsylvania K-12 schools affected by the pandemic, with nearly $29 million going toward school districts in Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Union counties, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Jan

15

2021

January 15, 2021

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry today announced the availability of $4.5 million in Digital Literacy and Workforce Development Grants (DLWDG) to support local programs across Pennsylvania that enhance foundational digital literacy skills for job seekers and help provide increased access to employment opportunities, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Jan

15

2021

January 15, 2021

 

The 105th iteration of the Pennsylvania Farm Show is underway, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Jan

13

2021

January 13, 2021

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today was reappointed to serve as Chairman of the Pennsylvania Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee for the 2021-2022 Legislative Session. Listen   [Read More]

Jan

13

2021

January 13, 2021

Jan

12

2021

January 12, 2021

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) this week applauded $511,800 in PAsmart Next Generation Industry Partnership grants awarded to bolster workforce development in and around the 23rd Senatorial District.   [Read More]

Jan

08

2021

January 08, 2021

 

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania Board of Directors, chaired by State Senator Gene Yaw, will hold a virtual public hearing on Wednesday, January 13, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., on the COVID-19 vaccines and how they will be distributed throughout rural Pennsylvania.   Watch Live   [Read More]

Jan

05

2021

January 05, 2021

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) was sworn into his fourth term in the state Senate, representing Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna (parts) and Union counties, during a ceremony today at the State Capitol.   [Read More]

Jan

05

2021

January 05, 2021

Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) will take the oath of office as state Senator representing the 23rd Senatorial District (Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Union counties).     [Read More]

Dec

30

2020

December 30, 2020

State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced that Bradford and Lycoming counties have been awarded funding to clean up local waters through the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Growing Greener program.   [Read More]

Dec

29

2020

December 29, 2020

State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) will be a featured guest on the Wednesday, December 30th, 2020 radio program “On The Mark” with Program Director and Host Mark Lawrence, as well as co-host Joe McGranaghan.   [Read More]

Dec

28

2020

December 28, 2020

At the outset, and in the interest of full disclosure, I will state that I voted for Donald Trump every time his name was on the ballot.   [Read More]

Dec

23

2020

December 23, 2020

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced that he has secured a $1 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant for a Porter Township, Lycoming County, project.    [Read More]

Dec

23

2020

December 23, 2020

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced that Lycoming College will be the recipient of a $500,000 Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant to aid with the construction of a new music facility.   [Read More]