Press Releases

Jul

12

2022

July 12, 2022

HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) to mandate responsible use of fertilizer through updated application standards has been signed into law. “Developed areas, and the turf associated with them, are a growing source of nutrient pollution to our waters,” Yaw said. “These standards, which are consistent with standards enacted in neighboring states, […]   [Read More]

Jul

11

2022

July 11, 2022

The Senate approved a $45.2 billion General Fund Budget for Fiscal Year 2022-23 that meets the needs of Pennsylvanians today without creating multi-billion-dollar budget deficits in the future, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), who voted for the measure.   [Read More]

Jul

08

2022

July 08, 2022

Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) released the following statement after the Commonwealth Court granted a preliminary injunction today that delays Pennsylvania’s entry into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) pending further court action:   [Read More]

Jul

08

2022

July 08, 2022

Legislation establishing the landmark Pennsylvania Clean Streams Fund heads to the governor’s desk this week as part of the 2022-23 budget, Sens. Scott Martin (R-13), Dan Laughlin (R-49) and Gene Yaw (R-23) announced today.   [Read More]

Jul

07

2022

July 07, 2022

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) to mandate responsible use of fertilizer through updated application standards heads to the governor’s desk this week for his signature.   [Read More]

Jul

07

2022

July 07, 2022

Legislation that protects consumers’ energy choices heads to the governor’s desk after approval from the House of Representatives this week, Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) said.   [Read More]

Jun

30

2022

June 30, 2022

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee approved legislation today that creates a sustainable plan to cap some of Pennsylvania’s orphaned oil and gas wells, Chairman Gene Yaw (R-23) said.   [Read More]

Jun

29

2022

June 29, 2022

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) will participate in the Central Susquehanna Valley Transportation (CSVT) Project’s Ribbon Cutting & Groundbreaking Ceremony on Wednesday, June 29th.  | Watch Live   [Read More]

Jun

27

2022

June 27, 2022

The Student & Administrative Services Center at Pennsylvania College of Technology will soon bear the name of retiring President Davie Jane Gilmour.   [Read More]

Jun

27

2022

June 27, 2022

A bill establishing statewide uniform requirements restricting the use of “Class B” firefighting foams containing added per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) for training purposes and testing was recently approved by the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, according to prime sponsor Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Jun

22

2022

June 22, 2022

The state Senate recently approved legislation to create a Domestic Animal Welfare Board, Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) said.   [Read More]

Jun

22

2022

June 22, 2022

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced he has secured a $500,000 state investment to assist West Pharmaceuticals Services, Inc. with the expansion of their Williamsport manufacturing facility. The project is expected to create dozens of jobs in the city.   [Read More]

Jun

20

2022

June 20, 2022

 

Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee | Monday, June 20, 2022 | 1:00 p.m. | Main Capitol, Room 461   [Read More]

Jun

17

2022

June 17, 2022

Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced he will participate in a groundbreaking ceremony for the West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. expansion at the company’s Williamsport manufacturing facility. West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. is a global leader in innovative solutions for injectable drug administration.   [Read More]

Jun

17

2022

June 17, 2022

The Marcellus Shale Impact Fee continues to deliver millions to county and local governments across the 23rd Senatorial District, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Jun

12

2022

June 12, 2022

The 28th Little League International Congress kicked-off this weekend in the birthplace of Little League, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) who participated in the opening convocation.    [Read More]

Jun

10

2022

June 10, 2022

Programs designed to make homeownership and renting more affordable across the 23rd district received more than $2.3 million in state grants this week, Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) announced.   [Read More]

Jun

10

2022

June 10, 2022

 

The state Senate recently approved a resolution, SR 307, designating the week of June 5th through June 11th as “Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week” in Pennsylvania, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), sponsor of the measure and a member of the Chesapeake Bay Commission (CBC) Pennsylvania delegation.   [Read More]

Jun

10

2022

June 10, 2022

The state Senate approved legislation that protects the integrity of women’s sports, Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) announced this week.   [Read More]

Jun

06

2022

June 06, 2022

 

Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee | Wednesday, June 8, 2022 | 9:30 a.m. | Main Capitol, Room 461   [Read More]

Jun

02

2022

June 02, 2022

Treasurer Stacy Garrity joined Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) on a tour of Pennsylvania College of Technology, led by Penn College President Dr. Davie Jane Gilmour, to promote the PA 529 College and Career Savings Program.   [Read More]

May

25

2022

May 25, 2022

 

The House Local Government Committee approved legislation today that protects consumers’ energy choices, Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) said.   [Read More]

May

25

2022

May 25, 2022

Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), as chairman of the Pennsylvania College of Technology Board of Directors, extended his congratulations today to three graduates who exemplify the school’s resourceful and engineering spirit.   [Read More]

May

16

2022

May 16, 2022

Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) released the following statement in reaction to the governor’s plan to position Pennsylvania as a hydrogen hub:   [Read More]

May

16

2022

May 16, 2022

 

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania Board of Directors, chaired by Sen. Gene Yaw, will hold a public hearing on Friday, May 20 at the Penn Wells Hotel in Wellsboro beginning at 9 a.m. to learn more about broadband development in rural Pennsylvania. The hearing will also be held via Zoom. Watch Live    [Read More]

May

06

2022

May 06, 2022

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today it will invest an additional $22.5 million in conservation assistance this year to help farmers boost water quality improvements and conservation in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) said.   [Read More]

May

03

2022

May 03, 2022

Critics of pro-energy policies love nothing more than to hold up campaign contributions from fossil fuel interests as evidence that the recipients’ support hinges solely on greed.   [Read More]

Apr

29

2022

April 29, 2022

WILLIAMSPORT – State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) this week recognized the accomplishments of the Saint John Neumann Regional Academy Boys’ Basketball Team upon winning the 2021-2022 PIAA District IV Class A Boys’ Basketball Championship. The Golden Knights captured the district title by defeating North Penn-Liberty High School with a score of 64 to 50 on […]   [Read More]

Apr

29

2022

April 29, 2022

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania Board of Directors, chaired by Sen. Gene Yaw, will hold a public hearing on Friday, May 20 at the Penn Wells Hotel in Wellsboro beginning at 9 a.m. to learn more about broadband development in rural Pennsylvania. The hearing will also be held via Zoom.   [Read More]

Apr

28

2022

April 28, 2022

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced that the 22nd Semi-Annual “National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day,” sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will be held on Saturday, April 30th, 2022, from 10AM-2PM.   [Read More]