News Releases

Sep

22

2020

September 22, 2020

The State Senate today approved legislation that would ease Governor Wolf’s arbitrary and burdensome restrictions on owners of bars and restaurants, according to Senator Pat Stefano (R-32), who chairs the Senate Law and Justice Committee.    [Read More]

Sep

16

2020

September 16, 2020

Senators Scott Martin (R-13) and Pat Stefano (R-32) announced plans to distribute up to $500 million to Pennsylvania restaurants, bars, and businesses in the tourism and hospitality industries that are suffering due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   [Read More]

Sep

14

2020

September 14, 2020

Senator Pat Stefano (R-32) today hailed a federal judge’s ruling that Governor Tom Wolf’s COVID-19 pandemic restrictions were unconstitutional, saying it represents a victory for all Pennsylvanians who have been hurt by the governor’s arbitrary orders.   [Read More]

Aug

17

2020

August 17, 2020

More than $1.14 million in grants were awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) to communities in the 32nd Senatorial District for sewer and water line replacements, sewage system and plant upgrades and stormwater management Senator Pat Stefano (R-32) and Representative Matt Dowling (R-51) announced today.   [Read More]

Aug

12

2020

August 12, 2020

Stressing that the Wolf Administration’s recent restrictions on owners of bars and restaurants are arbitrary, burdensome and unfair, Senator Pat Stefano (R-32) has circulated a cosponsorship memo for four bills that are intended to offer relief to those businesses, many of which are struggling to stay open and keep workers employed.   [Read More]

Jul

16

2020

July 16, 2020

State Senator Pat Stefano (R-32) voted in favor of a proposed constitutional amendment today that would limit the length of future emergency disaster declarations unless an extension is approved by the General Assembly, moving the measure one step closer to a voter referendum.   [Read More]

Jun

18

2020

June 18, 2020

The state Senate today held the second of two days of public hearings on ensuring accountability and equality in law enforcement and the criminal justice system.   [Read More]

Jun

17

2020

June 17, 2020

The state Senate today kicked off two days of public hearings, featuring more than 40 participants, discussing ways to ensure accountability and equality in law enforcement and the criminal justice system.   [Read More]

Jun

16

2020

June 16, 2020

The Senate Judiciary Committee and Law and Justice Committee will hold joint public hearings Wednesday and Thursday on ensuring accountability and equality in law enforcement and the criminal justice system.   [Read More]

Jun

08

2020

June 08, 2020

A series of joint hearings will be held next week in the Senate to examine and develop legislative proposals for addressing law enforcement and criminal justice accountability reforms, Senate Judiciary Chairman Lisa Baker (R-20) and Law and Justice Chairman Pat Stefano (R-32) announced today.   [Read More]

May

28

2020

May 28, 2020

Facing an uncertain economic future and working to address the devastating impact of COVID-19, the Senate today (May 28) set a course for recovery by approving a $25.8 billion interim budget for Fiscal Year 2020-21 as well as a plan to direct $2.6 billion in federal CARES funding to support individuals, small businesses, organizations and county governments that were most severely impacted by the virus, according to Senator Pat Stefano (R-32).   [Read More]

May

08

2020

May 08, 2020

Governor Wolf ordered the closure of all businesses he deemed “non-life-sustaining” on March 19, 2020.   [Read More]