News Releases

Sep

13

2017

September 13, 2017

Attached is a letter sent to Governor Tom Wolf today by a group of Senators representing Western Pennsylvania, led by Senator Dan Laughlin of Erie, urging the Administration to aggressively market Western Pennsylvania as a location for Amazon’s proposed second headquarters facility.   [Read More]

Aug

17

2017

August 17, 2017

A company that operates a fleet of diesel-powered buses to provide transportation for the City of Pittsburgh, several school districts, and charters in Allegheny County will receive a $75,900 Clean Diesel Grant from the Department of Environmental Protection, according to Senator Randy Vulakovich.   [Read More]

Jul

27

2017

July 27, 2017

In June, the General Assembly passed a spending plan for Fiscal Year 2017-18; however, it did not contain an accompanying plan to pay for it.   [Read More]

Jun

30

2017

June 30, 2017

Senator Randy Vulakovich issued the following statement on Senate passage of House Bill 218 – the 2017-18 state general fund budget.   [Read More]

Jun

20

2017

June 20, 2017

As an incentive to encourage Pennsylvanians to be prepared for disasters, Senator Randy Vulakovich has introduced legislation establishing a sales tax “holiday” for the purchase of emergency preparedness equipment. Listen   [Read More]

Jun

19

2017

June 19, 2017

The federal Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has extended Pennsylvania’s REAL ID enforcement grace period through October 10, which means that Commonwealth residents will not be barred from entering federal facilities through that date.   [Read More]

Jun

13

2017

June 13, 2017

The Senate Health & Human Services Committee and Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee will hold a joint public hearing on Wednesday (June 14) on the Department of Health: Hospital and Healthsystem Preparedness.   [Read More]

Jun

09

2017

June 09, 2017

The Property Tax/Rent Rebate program deadline for older adults and residents with disabilities to apply for rebates of rent and property taxes paid in 2016 has been extended to December 31, 2017, according to Senator Randy Vulakovich.   [Read More]

Jun

06

2017

June 06, 2017

A measure introduced by Senator Randy Vulakovich calling for a comprehensive review of passenger rail service between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg received final legislative approval on June 6, 2017.   Listen   [Read More]

Jun

06

2017

June 06, 2017

The Senate today (June 7th) adopted a Resolution introduced by Senator Randy Vulakovich designating June 11th-17th as Veterans Home Week in Pennsylvania.   Listen   [Read More]

Jun

06

2017

June 06, 2017

The federal Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has extended Pennsylvania’s REAL ID enforcement grace period through July 10, which means that Commonwealth residents will not be barred from entering federal facilities through that date.   [Read More]

Jun

06

2017

June 06, 2017

Tuesday’s Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee was truly an all “star” affair, according to Committee Chairman Senator Randy Vulakovich.     [Read More]