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April 10, 2024

Republican Lawmakers Introduce “Grow PA” Higher Education Reform Plan to Support More Affordable Learning Opportunities, Pathways to PA Careers

Students in Pennsylvania would have access to more affordable post-secondary education options leading to quality careers in the state under a plan announced today by Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Senator Scott Martin (R-Lancaster), Senate Majority Whip Ryan P. Aument (R-Lancaster), Senate Education Committee Chair David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill) and Senator Tracy Pennycuick (R-Montgomery).  [Read More]

Republican Lawmakers Set to Announce Higher Education Plan
April 9, 2024

Republican Lawmakers Set to Announce Higher Education Plan

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Scott Martin (R-Lancaster), House Education Committee Republican Chair Jesse Topper (R-Bedford) and other Republican lawmakers will announce a plan to make post-secondary education more affordable, build the state’s future workforce, and make Pennsylvania more competitive in attracting and retaining students during a media briefing on Wednesday, April 10 at 1:30 p.m. in Room 281 MCB.  [Read More]

Martin Responds to Shapiro’s New Carbon Tax Proposal
March 13, 2024

Martin Responds to Shapiro’s New Carbon Tax Proposal

Senator Scott Martin (R-Lancaster) issued the following statement today responding to Governor Josh Shapiro’s announcement that he would pursue a Pennsylvania carbon tax similar to the one ruled unconstitutional by the Commonwealth Court recently:  [Read More]

Senators Condemn Lancaster City Council Decision That Threatens Safety of Lancaster County Residents
February 28, 2024

Senators Condemn Lancaster City Council Decision That Threatens Safety of Lancaster County Residents

Last evening, Lancaster City Council unanimously passed the Lancaster Trust Act that officially terminates the city’s cooperation with the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) other than when court orders or certain crimes are involved. Sens. Ryan Aument (R-36), Scott Martin (R-13), and Chris Gebhard (R-48) issued the following statement regarding Tuesday’s vote that codified the policy into law:  [Read More]

PA Senators Honor Penn State’s THON Fundraiser in the Fight Against Pediatric Cancer
February 15, 2024

PA Senators Honor Penn State’s THON Fundraiser in the Fight Against Pediatric Cancer

Senators Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35), Cris Dush (R-25) and Scott Martin (R-13) are working to honor the annual THON fundraiser led by Penn State students to support families affected by childhood cancer.  [Read More]

PA Senate Passes Resolution Supporting a More Secure Southern Border
February 7, 2024

PA Senate Passes Resolution Supporting a More Secure Southern Border

As the unprecedented rise in illegal immigration strains the resources of states throughout the nation, the Pennsylvania Senate approved a resolution today sponsored by Senate Republican leaders calling for action to address the border crisis and support states’ rights to protect their citizens.  [Read More]

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February 6, 2024

Senate Republican Leadership Statement: Massive Spending Increase in Shapiro Budget Raises Concerns

The massive $3.2 billion increase in state spending in Gov. Josh Shapiro’s proposed 2024-25 state budget raises concerns for Senate Republicans, said Senate President Pro Tempore Kim Ward (R-39), Senate Majority Leader Joe Pittman (R-41) and Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Scott Martin (R-13).  [Read More]

Senate Republican Leaders Announce Resolution Supporting Efforts to Fight Illegal Immigration
January 31, 2024

Senate Republican Leaders Announce Resolution Supporting Efforts to Fight Illegal Immigration

Just days after issuing a statement in support of Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s efforts to secure the southern border, Senate Republican leaders today announced a resolution that calls on President Biden and other federal officials to take meaningful action to protect American citizens against the negative impacts of illegal immigration.  [Read More]

PA Senate Republican Leaders Voice Support for Texas Governor Abbott’s Defense of the Southern Border
January 26, 2024

PA Senate Republican Leaders Voice Support for Texas Governor Abbott’s Defense of the Southern Border

As dozens of governors throughout the nation share their support for Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s actions to secure the border, Pennsylvania Senate Republican Leaders voiced their support for his defense of American citizens and communities.  [Read More]

Senator Martin Comments on Shapiro’s Higher Education Plan
January 26, 2024

Senator Martin Comments on Shapiro’s Higher Education Plan

Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Scott Martin (R-13) issued the following statement today reacting to Governor Shapiro’s plan to make significant changes to Pennsylvania’s post-secondary education system:  [Read More]

Cutler, Martin Secure State Investment for Local Projects
January 16, 2024

Cutler, Martin Secure State Investment for Local Projects

Pennsylvania House Republican Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) and Sen. Scott Martin (R-Lancaster) announced Tuesday that they have secured a significant reinvestment of taxpayer dollars into the southern Lancaster County region.  [Read More]

Senate Republican Leadership Comments on Work of the Basic Education Funding Commission
January 11, 2024

Senate Republican Leadership Comments on Work of the Basic Education Funding Commission

Senate Republican leaders issued the following statements following the final meeting of the 2023-2024 Basic Education Funding Commission:  [Read More]

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