Press Releases

Mar

17

2020

March 17, 2020

Resources and information are available to area businesses and employees who have been affected by Governor Wolf’s order to close as a result of the coronavirus pandemic impacting Pennsylvania, according to Senator Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Mar

17

2020

March 17, 2020

In order to help contain the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect the health and safety of local residents and office staff, state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) announced that his Williamsport and Harrisburg offices will be temporarily closed for meetings, effective today, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, until further notice.   [Read More]

Mar

10

2020

March 10, 2020

Recently in a letter to the editor, I was criticized for withholding support of Senate Bill 76 and House Bill 76, state legislation that proposes to eliminate some real estate property taxes for Pennsylvania property owners.   [Read More]

Mar

04

2020

March 04, 2020

The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) has awarded nearly $30,000 in grants to seven eligible museums and official county historical societies in Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Union counties, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Mar

03

2020

March 03, 2020

At the #PASenate #PAbudget hearing with @DCNRnews, I asked Secretary Cindy Dunn about the request for more state park & forest rangers & the scope of their authority, as well as DCNR involvement in Chesapeake Bay cleanup.     [Read More]

Feb

27

2020

February 27, 2020

School safety grants totaling $796,275 were awarded today to eight school districts in Lycoming County, according to area legislators.   [Read More]

Feb

26

2020

February 26, 2020

Two school safety grants totaling $856,721 were awarded today to Lewisburg Area School District and Mifflinburg Area School District, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Feb

24

2020

February 24, 2020

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), Vice-Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today questioned officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry over their stance on prevailing wage.   [Read More]

Feb

18

2020

February 18, 2020

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today applauded the release of $23.8 million in funding for a comprehensive, multi-year plan to repair 10 hazardous dams across the Commonwealth.   [Read More]

Feb

07

2020

February 07, 2020

A bill aimed at modernizing Pennsylvania’s 1956 Fertilizer Act was unanimously approved this week by the Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, according to prime sponsor, Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Feb

05

2020

February 05, 2020

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) and state Rep. David Rowe (R-85) today honored the Lewisburg High School Boys Cross Country team upon winning the 2019 PIAA Class “AA” state title during the Cross Country Championships in Hershey on November 2.   [Read More]

Feb

04

2020

February 04, 2020

Responding to Governor Tom Wolf’s budget address today, State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), Chairman of the Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee, announced his intention to hold a series of public hearings in Harrisburg and around the Commonwealth to hear from impacted plant owners and labor forces, host communities and other stakeholders, like local governments and fuel suppliers, and to solicit input on legislation like Senate Bill 950 (Sen. Pittman) and House Bill 2025 (Rep. Struzzi) that would underscore the General Assembly’s exclusive legislative authority to impose a carbon tax on any type of industrial emissions:   [Read More]

Feb

04

2020

February 04, 2020

The state Senate and House of Representatives on Monday honored several members of the Loyalsock Township Lancer Marching Band during their visit to the State Capitol in Harrisburg, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Feb

03

2020

February 03, 2020

State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) recently voted in favor of a pair of bills that would help fire and EMS companies deal with some of the most significant financial and recruitment challenges they face today.   [Read More]

Feb

03

2020

February 03, 2020

The state Senate recently approved two measures to help cancer patients access potentially lifesaving drugs and require insurers to cover supplemental screenings for women at high risk for breast cancer.   [Read More]

Feb

01

2020

February 01, 2020

The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development will begin accepting applications on February 1st for Act 13 grants through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA), according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Jan

31

2020

January 31, 2020

Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee | February 5, 2020 | 9:30 a.m. | Main Capitol, Room 461 |     [Read More]

Jan

31

2020

January 31, 2020

Pennsylvanians could play a more prominent role in future Presidential primary elections under a bill approved by the Senate this week, according to Senator Gene Yaw (R-23), who supported the measure. Listen   [Read More]

Jan

31

2020

January 31, 2020

Joint Legislative Air & Water Pollution Control & Conservation Committee | February 3, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. | East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-A |     [Read More]

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]