Press Releases

Jan

30

2020

January 30, 2020

The state Senate approved groundbreaking legislation this week requiring the use of innovative technology to more strictly monitor repeat DUI offenders, according to Senator Gene Yaw (R-23), who supported the measure.   [Read More]

Jan

29

2020

January 29, 2020

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee and the Senate Transportation Committee held a joint public hearing today in Harrisburg to hear testimony on the potential impacts of Pennsylvania’s participation in the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI), according to committee chairs Gene Yaw (R-23) and Kim Ward (R-39), respectively.   [Read More]

Jan

28

2020

January 28, 2020

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) announced today that the Canton Area School District will receive $58,739.99 to purchase new food service equipment for the cafeterias to prepare healthy meals for students, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Jan

27

2020

January 27, 2020

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) will recognize members of the Loyalsock Township Lancer Marching Band on their win during the 60th Annual Marching Band “2019 Cavalcade of Bands” Championships in Hershey on November 9th and 10th.   [Read More]

Jan

24

2020

January 24, 2020

JOINT HEARING - Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee AND Senate Transportation Committee | January 29, 2020 | North Office Building, Hearing Room #1 |     [Read More]

Jan

24

2020

January 24, 2020

The state Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee, chaired by Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) and the Senate Transportation Committee, chaired by Sen. Kim Ward (R-39), will hold a joint public hearing next week on Pennsylvania’s participation in a multi-state plan aimed at lowering greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector.   [Read More]

Jan

22

2020

January 22, 2020

The Pennsylvania Dairy Investment Program will provide $100,000 for two projects in Bradford and Sullivan counties, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) and Rep. Tina Pickett (R-110).   [Read More]

Jan

17

2020

January 17, 2020

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) announced today that the BLaST Intermediate Unit 17 and several local school districts across Bradford, Lycoming and Union counties are the recipients of PAsmart targeted grants to expand computer science programming and training in their school districts.   [Read More]

Jan

17

2020

January 17, 2020

Two local workforce development boards were awarded funding this week by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry (L&I) to boost educational opportunities and career training in the region, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Jan

16

2020

January 16, 2020

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) joins with the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) to announce today that Lycoming College will receive $29,808 in funding through the ‘It’s On Us’ PA Grant program to improve campus security and provide resources to reduce the risk of sexual assault.    [Read More]

Jan

15

2020

January 15, 2020

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) is reminding middle and high school students across Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Union counties to share their ideas about how to support agriculture in Pennsylvania as part of the third annual “Talk To Your State Senator” statewide video competition.   [Read More]

Jan

14

2020

January 14, 2020

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 15th, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Jan

09

2020

January 09, 2020

Jan

09

2020

January 09, 2020

Pennsylvania experienced a drop in fatal overdoses in 2018, an 18% decrease. However, according to a report from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, there has been a decrease in some counties while the crisis has significantly increased in other parts of the commonwealth.   [Read More]

Jan

07

2020

January 07, 2020

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced that three grants are being awarded in Bradford and Lycoming counties to improve agriculture education.   [Read More]

Jan

06

2020

January 06, 2020

On Friday, state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) became the new Chairman of the tri-state Chesapeake Bay Commission (CBC) for the 2020 calendar year.  Yaw is the first member and chairman of the CBC to have a legislative district that covers the northernmost part of the watershed to the New York border.   [Read More]

Jan

02

2020

January 02, 2020

Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee | January 8, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. | Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex     [Read More]

Jan

02

2020

January 02, 2020

The state Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee will hold a discussion next week on Pennsylvania’s efforts to curb Chesapeake Bay pollution, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), Chair of the Committee.   [Read More]

Jan

01

2020

January 01, 2020

Jan

01

2020

January 01, 2020

Dec

31

2019

December 31, 2019

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today applauded the announcement that the PA Route 6 Alliance has been awarded a $103,000 Keystone Communities grant to implement a façade improvement program targeting both the Route 6 Corridor and the Endless Mountains Heritage Region.   [Read More]

Dec

23

2019

December 23, 2019

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) on Saturday participated in the Pennsylvania College of Technology Fall Commencement at the Community Arts Center in downtown Williamsport.   [Read More]

Dec

20

2019

December 20, 2019

The Pennsylvania Department of Education today awarded two competitive state grants to the Lycoming Career and Technology Center in Hughesville and the Susquehanna Career and Technology Center in Springville, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Dec

18

2019

December 18, 2019

The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, which serves Bradford and Lycoming counties, has received $1,226,743 in tax credits through the state’s Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP), according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Dec

18

2019

December 18, 2019

The state Senate gave final approval to two bills today that would strengthen the criminal justice system and reduce costs to taxpayers, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), who supported the bills.   [Read More]

Nov

26

2019

November 26, 2019

Video: Sen. Yaw discusses several PA Senate GOP initiatives aimed at protecting Pennsylvania's waterway's and improving water quality.   [Read More]

Nov

22

2019

November 22, 2019

The state Senate passed legislation on Wednesday that will combat human trafficking by enacting stronger penalties against all individuals who support the exploitation of victims, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), who cosponsored and supported the bill.   [Read More]

Nov

22

2019

November 22, 2019

Pediatric cancer research hospitals could benefit from up to $100 million in new private donations under a bill approved by the Senate this week, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), who supported the measure.   [Read More]

Nov

20

2019

November 20, 2019

State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced that the Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee unanimously reported the nomination of Bradford County dairy farmer James A. Van Blarcom to the Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board (PMMB) out of committee.   [Read More]

Nov

19

2019

November 19, 2019

The Pennsylvania Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, chaired by state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), today held a voting meeting to consider and report three measures to the full Senate, including bills to promote stream cleaning, increasing the cap on grants for household hazardous waste collection events and requiring DEP to forward notices of noncompliance.   [Read More]