Press Releases

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]

Apr

23

2021

April 23, 2021

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced that the 20th Semi-Annual “National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day,” sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will be held on Saturday, April 24th, 2021, from 10AM-2PM.   [Read More]

Apr

23

2021

April 23, 2021

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) and Rep. Jonathan Fritz (R-111) today announced that an $8,500 state investment has been awarded to the Friends of Salt Springs Park, Inc., Franklin Township, Susquehanna County.  Funding for this project was approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA).   [Read More]

Apr

22

2021

April 22, 2021

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced that $475,000 in state investments have been awarded for projects in Sayre Borough, Bradford County.  Funding for these projects was approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA).   [Read More]

Apr

21

2021

April 21, 2021

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), Rep. Jeff Wheeland (R-83) and Rep. Joe Hamm (R-84) today announced several significant investments for Lycoming County through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA).    [Read More]

Apr

20

2021

April 20, 2021

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania schools could have additional opportunities to find qualified substitute teachers under a bill approved by the state Senate today, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), who supported the bill. Lawmakers created a program in 2016 that allowed individuals training to be teachers to serve as a substitute teacher, provided the individual has […]   [Read More]

Apr

20

2021

April 20, 2021

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) and Sen. John Yudichak (I-14) along with Rep. Tommy Sankey (R-73) and Rep. Pam Snyder (D-50) today announced that they will serve as Co-Chair’s for the Legislative Coal Caucus during the 2021-2022 Session.    [Read More]

Apr

20

2021

April 20, 2021

As legislators continue conversations about criminal justice reform, a state Senate bill, sponsored by Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), Vice Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, would clarify the statutory requirements for individuals who hold the office of District Attorney in Pennsylvania.    [Read More]

Apr

16

2021

April 16, 2021

Additional acres of farmland in the 23rd Senate District will be protected for future generations following today’s approval of the purchase of conservation easements by the state Agricultural Land Preservation Board, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Apr

08

2021

April 08, 2021

 

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee on Tuesday held a briefing on the ‘State of the Chesapeake Bay’ with staff from the Chesapeake Bay Commission and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) participating.     [Read More]

Apr

08

2021

April 08, 2021

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) has reintroduced legislation to increase conservation and technical assistance for farmers in order to further reduce pollution impacts on local creeks and streams.   [Read More]

Apr

08

2021

April 08, 2021

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), Chairman of the Pennsylvania Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, is introducing the Solar Environmental Justice Act, which prohibits state taxpayer dollars or tax credits from being utilized to purchase solar panels and related components manufactured or assembled outside the United States.   [Read More]

Apr

08

2021

April 08, 2021

 

Changing the definition of Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) can have important financial implications for many Pennsylvania municipalities in terms of federal reimbursements for health care, funding for housing, and investments in transportation.   [Read More]

Apr

08

2021

April 08, 2021

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) has reintroduced legislation to increase conservation and technical assistance for farmers in order to further reduce pollution impacts on local creeks and streams.   [Read More]

Apr

06

2021

April 06, 2021

Three Senate Republicans are pushing for increased funding towards clean water initiatives through the most recent federal stimulus payment to the Commonwealth.    [Read More]

Apr

05

2021

April 05, 2021

The Pennsylvania Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee will hold a virtual informational briefing on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, beginning at 10AM, to examine the state of the Chesapeake Bay.   [Read More]

Apr

01

2021

April 01, 2021

 

Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee | Tuesday, April 6, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. | Virtual Participation via Zoom |     [Read More]

Mar

31

2021

March 31, 2021

 

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania Board of Directors, chaired by Sen. Gene Yaw, will hold a virtual public hearing on Wednesday, April 7, beginning at 10 a.m., to learn more about the possible funding implications for Pennsylvania if the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) changes its definition of metropolitan areas.     [Read More]

Mar

23

2021

March 23, 2021

 

As legislators continue conversations about criminal justice reform, a new state Senate bill, sponsored by Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), Vice Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, would clarify the statutory requirements for individuals who hold the office of District Attorney in Pennsylvania.  Listen   [Read More]