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Senate Approves Critical New Resources for Nursing Homes, First Responders

May 12, 2020
The Senate approved new funding today to provide a critical layer of support for nursing homes, assisted living facilities and volunteer fire and EMS companies that are struggling due to COVID-19, according to one of the bill’s prime sponsors, Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46). Listen   [Read More]

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Bill to Preserve Access to Ventilator Services Earns Senate Approval

May 11, 2020
The Senate voted today to preserve access to ventilator and tracheostomy care for hundreds of patients in Pennsylvania, according to the bill’s sponsors, Senators Camera Bartolotta (R-46) and Dan Laughlin (R-49).   [Read More]

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Senate Committees Dig Deeper on Flaws in PA’s Unemployment Compensation System

May 05, 2020
Members of two Senate committees questioned members of the Wolf Administration today about the significant delays and numerous problems that have plagued the state’s Unemployment Compensation system during the COVID-19 pandemic.     [Read More]

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Public hearing on Unemployment Compensation Issues during the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 01, 2020
JOINT HEARING | Senate Labor & Industry Committee AND Senate Communications & Technology Committee | May 5, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. | Senate Chamber and Remote Participation |     [Read More]

Senate Panel Advances Bill to Preserve Access to Ventilator Services

April 20, 2020
The Senate Health and Human Services Committee approved a bill today that would preserve access to ventilator and tracheostomy care for hundreds of patients in Pennsylvania, according to the bill’s sponsors, Senators Camera Bartolotta (R-46) and Dan Laughlin (R-49). Listen   [Read More]

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Senate Approves Measures to Create a Better Process for COVID-19 Mitigation

April 15, 2020
The Senate approved two bills today that would provide some much-needed clarity and common sense to the process of deciding which businesses can safely operate during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46). Listen   [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Labor & Industry

February 24, 2020
During a #PASenate #PABudget hearing, I asked @PALaborIndustry about technology upgrades to improve the unemployment compensation system, the waiting list for vocational rehabilitation services and ways to boost workforce development.     [Read More]

Bartolotta Cites Shortcomings in State Budget Proposal

February 04, 2020
Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46) issued today the following statement regarding the 2020-2021 State Budget proposal unveiled by Governor Wolf. Listen   [Read More]

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Public hearing on SB 580 Pennsylvania Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program

January 24, 2020
Senate Labor and Industry Committee | January 28, 2020 | Room 8E-B, East Wing |     [Read More]

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Bartolotta Touts Responsible Increase in Pennsylvania’s Minimum Wage

November 20, 2019
Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46) issued the following statement today regarding passage of legislation to increase Pennsylvania’s minimum wage incrementally from $7.25 to $9.50 by January 1, 2022:     [Read More]