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Yaw Applauds Commonwealth Court Decision on RGGI
November 2, 2023

Yaw Applauds Commonwealth Court Decision on RGGI

Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) issued the following statement after the Commonwealth Court found that Pennsylvania’s entrance into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) may only be achieved through legislation duly enacted by the General Assembly.   [Read More]

Pennsylvania, Ohio Legislatures to Hold Joint Hearing on Inter-State Relationships within the PJM Grid
October 31, 2023

Pennsylvania, Ohio Legislatures to Hold Joint Hearing on Inter-State Relationships within the PJM Grid

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee will hold a joint public hearing with members of the Ohio General Assembly on Thursday, November 2nd at 10a.m. to discuss inter-state relationships within the PJM electric grid, according to chairman Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).  [Read More]

Statement from Sen. Yaw on Today’s House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee Hearing
October 30, 2023

Statement from Sen. Yaw on Today’s House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee Hearing

Following today’s public hearing of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), chairman of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, issued the following statement:  [Read More]

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Published: October 26, 2023   |  Hearing: Thursday, November 2

Joint public hearing with the Ohio Public Utilities Committee on Inter-State Relationships within PJM Grid

Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee | William Penn Omni Hotel, Lawrence Welk Room, Pittsburgh, PA   [Read More]

Senate ERE Committee, Ohio Public Utilities Committees to Hold Joint Hearing on Inter-State Relationships within the PJM Grid
October 26, 2023

Senate ERE Committee, Ohio Public Utilities Committees to Hold Joint Hearing on Inter-State Relationships within the PJM Grid

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, along with members of the Ohio House of Representatives Public Utilities Committee and the Ohio Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee will hold a joint public hearing on Thursday, November 2nd at 10a.m. to discuss inter-state relationships within the PJM electric grid.  [Read More]

Yaw Encourages Participation in “National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day”
October 26, 2023

Yaw Encourages Participation in “National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day”

Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) announced the next “National Drug Take-Back Day,” sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will be held this Saturday, October 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  [Read More]

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October 24, 2023

Bartolotta, Ward, Pittman, Robinson and Yaw Highlight Benefits of Hydrogen Hubs

Sen. Camera Bartolotta (R-46), President Pro Tempore Kim Ward (R-39), Majority Leader Joe Pittman (R-41), Sen. Devlin Robinson (R-37) and Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) discussed what the future hydrogen economy means for jobs, energy and the environment following a recent federal decision to award funding to two hubs benefitting Pennsylvania.  [Read More]

Yaw, Owlett Host Wellsboro Breakfast Meeting on Agriculture Featuring Keynote Discussion by Agriculture Secretary
October 20, 2023

Yaw, Owlett Host Wellsboro Breakfast Meeting on Agriculture Featuring Keynote Discussion by Agriculture Secretary

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) and Rep. Clint Owlett (R-68) hosted their annual “Breakfast Meeting on Agriculture” this week with nearly 150 participants representing agriculture and agribusiness in Tioga County.  [Read More]

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Published: October 20, 2023   |  Meeting: Tuesday, October 24

Meeting to consider SB 265 and HB 1246

Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee | Room 461, Main Capitol  [Read More]

Senate ERE Committee Schedules Voting Meeting for Tuesday, October 24
October 20, 2023

Senate ERE Committee Schedules Voting Meeting for Tuesday, October 24

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee will convene on Tuesday, October 24th at 10a.m. to consider the following bills:  [Read More]

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Published: October 20, 2023   |  News Conference: Tuesday, October 24

Bartolotta, Ward, Pittman, Robinson and Yaw to Highlight Benefits of Hydrogen Hubs

Sen. Camera Bartolotta (R-46), Majority Leader Joe Pittman (R-41), Sen. Devlin Robinson (R-37) and Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) will discuss the benefits of hydrogen hubs to the environment and the economy on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 12:30 p.m. in the Main Rotunda, State Capitol, Capitol Complex, Harrisburg.  [Read More]

Yaw: Senate Advances Critical Support for EMS, Hospitals & Nursing Homes
October 18, 2023

Yaw: Senate Advances Critical Support for EMS, Hospitals & Nursing Homes

The state Senate today unanimously approved legislation advancing critical public health components of the budget process, according to State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).  [Read More]

Yaw Applauds Funding Awarded to Local Volunteer Fire Companies
October 17, 2023

Yaw Applauds Funding Awarded to Local Volunteer Fire Companies

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced $61,025 in funding awarded to eight local volunteer fire companies across the 23rd District to help rural communities increase protection from wildfires, while encouraging fire safety.  [Read More]

Sen. Yaw Hosts Lewisburg Breakfast Meeting on Agriculture Featuring Keynote Discussion by Agriculture Secretary
October 16, 2023

Sen. Yaw Hosts Lewisburg Breakfast Meeting on Agriculture Featuring Keynote Discussion by Agriculture Secretary

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) hosted his annual “Breakfast Meeting on Agriculture” this week with nearly 100 participants representing agriculture and agribusiness in Lycoming and Union Counties.   [Read More]

Breakfast Meeting Hosted by Area Legislators to Feature Keynote Discussion by Agriculture Secretary
October 16, 2023

Breakfast Meeting Hosted by Area Legislators to Feature Keynote Discussion by Agriculture Secretary

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding will be the featured speaker at this week’s “Breakfast Meeting on Agriculture” hosted by State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) and Rep. Clint Owlett (R-68).  [Read More]

Statement from Sen. Yaw on Pennsylvania Hydrogen Hubs
October 13, 2023

Statement from Sen. Yaw on Pennsylvania Hydrogen Hubs

Two hydrogen hub projects partially located in Pennsylvania- one in the mid-Atlantic region and one in the Appalachian region – will receive part of $7 billion in U.S. federal grants according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).  [Read More]

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Published: October 12, 2023   |  Meeting: Tuesday, October 17

Informational meeting regarding updates from Project Canary

Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee | Room 8E-A East Wing   [Read More]

Yaw Breakfast Meetings to Feature Keynote Discussions by DEP, Agriculture Secretaries
October 10, 2023

Yaw Breakfast Meetings to Feature Keynote Discussions by DEP, Agriculture Secretaries

Two Pennsylvania cabinet secretaries will be the featured speakers at this week’s “Breakfast Meetings on Agriculture” hosted by State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).  [Read More]

Sen. Yaw to Host Breakfast Meeting on Agriculture in Troy
October 6, 2023

Sen. Yaw to Host Breakfast Meeting on Agriculture in Troy

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) will host his annual “Breakfast Meeting on Agriculture” with members of the agriculture and agribusiness communities across Bradford and Sullivan Counties.  [Read More]

Yaw: Center for Rural Pennsylvania Releases Pennsylvania Population Projections to 2050
October 5, 2023

Yaw: Center for Rural Pennsylvania Releases Pennsylvania Population Projections to 2050

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania Board of Directors and staff, along with staff of the Pennsylvania State Data Center, hosted a press conference at the State Capitol in Harrisburg to present Pennsylvania population projections featuring age and gender cohorts for each county through the year of 2050. The population projections will help inform medium- and long-term planning at the county, regional, and state levels.  [Read More]

Sen. Yaw Addresses PA Chemical Industry Council
October 5, 2023

Sen. Yaw Addresses PA Chemical Industry Council

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) recently addressed the Pennsylvania Chemical Industry Council (PCIC) during their quarterly Board of Directors meeting in Harrisburg. Yaw, chairman of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, provided the Board with a legislative update and discussed his fall 2023 committee priorities.  [Read More]

Yaw, Senate Committee Hear from Businesses Thriving Thanks to Skill Games
October 4, 2023

Yaw, Senate Committee Hear from Businesses Thriving Thanks to Skill Games

The Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee today heard from several small businesses from across Pennsylvania who emphasized the importance of revenue from skill games, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), member of the committee and sponsor of legislation to tax and regulate the games.  [Read More]

Op-Ed: David vs. Goliath
October 3, 2023

Op-Ed: David vs. Goliath

It’s a tale as old as time in Harrisburg, but for those who read about games of skill for the first time an obvious question often remains; how is this different from gambling?  [Read More]

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October 3, 2023

Sen. Yaw Defends Small Businesses Against Greedy Casino Moguls

Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) blasted operators from the Pennsylvania casino industry for their remarks made yesterday during a Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee public hearing on gaming in the Commonwealth.  [Read More]

Center for Rural PA Press Conference: Pennsylvania Population Projections
Published: October 3, 2023   |  Press Conference: Wednesday, October 4

Center for Rural PA Press Conference: Pennsylvania Population Projections

Center for Rural PA Press Conference | Wednesday, October 4, 2023 | 3 p.m. | Capitol Media Center | Watch Live  [Read More]

Sen. Yaw Joins State Officials to Celebrate Eastern Hellbender License Plate
October 2, 2023

Sen. Yaw Joins State Officials to Celebrate Eastern Hellbender License Plate

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), joined representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), along with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) and Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) for a press conference to celebrate the new Eastern hellbender license plate to support the Wild Resource Conservation Program.  [Read More]

Statement from Sen. Yaw on RGGI Working Group Report
September 30, 2023

Statement from Sen. Yaw on RGGI Working Group Report

Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today issued the following statement on Gov. Shapiro’s Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) working group report:  [Read More]

Op-Ed: EPA Further Threatens Grid Reliability
September 28, 2023

Op-Ed: EPA Further Threatens Grid Reliability

If the Biden Administration has its way, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will soon implement a dangerous rule that will further threaten Pennsylvania’s severely strained electric grid.  [Read More]

Senator Yaw to Join DCNR, PennDOT to Celebrate New Eastern Hellbender License Plate
Published: September 27, 2023   |  Press Conference: Monday, October 2

Senator Yaw to Join DCNR, PennDOT to Celebrate New Eastern Hellbender License Plate

Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) will join representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and PennDOT, along with the Fish and Boat Commission and Chesapeake Bay Foundation for a press conference to celebrate the new Eastern Hellbender license plate to support the Wild Resource Conservation Program. | Watch Live  [Read More]

Sen. Yaw, Rep. Hamm Senior Expo Draws Hundreds in Lycoming County
September 14, 2023

Sen. Yaw, Rep. Hamm Senior Expo Draws Hundreds in Lycoming County

Hundreds of area seniors packed into the Community Baptist Church on Thursday for a senior citizens expo sponsored by state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) and state Rep. Joe Hamm (R-84).   [Read More]

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