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Senators Question Timing of Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Layoffs

June 15, 2020
During a Senate hearing today, lawmakers questioned the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission’s accelerated plan to switch to an all-electronic tolling (AET) system and lay off nearly 500 employees. Listen - Senator Bartolotta Listen - Senator Ward   [Read More]

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Public hearing on Lay-Offs and All-Electronic Tolling at the PA Turnpike Commission

June 12, 2020
Joint Public Hearing | Senate Transportation Committee and Senate Labor & Industry Committee | June 15, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. | Senate Chamber and Virtual Participation |     [Read More]

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Senator Bartolotta Supports Resolution to End Governor Wolf’s Business Shutdown Order

June 09, 2020
Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46) issued the following statement today regarding her vote in favor of House Resolution 836, legislation that would end the executive order Governor Wolf has used to shut down businesses for months on end: Listen   [Read More]

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Senate Passes Bill Honoring Local Heroes

June 09, 2020
The Senate approved legislation today that names a highway, bridge and exit in Washington County in honor of local heroes in the military and law enforcement, according to Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46). script src="https://fast.wistia.com/embed/medias/zlqngoc5ow.jsonp" async> Listen   [Read More]

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Lawmakers Approve New Grant Program to Support Fire, EMS Companies Impacted by COVID-19

May 28, 2020
Volunteer fire and EMS companies could receive additional funding to ease the stress created by the COVID-19 pandemic as part of legislation approved by the General Assembly today, according to one of the bill’s sponsors, Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46). Listen   [Read More]

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Meeting to consider House Concurrent Regulatory Review Resolution #1

May 25, 2020
Senate Labor and Industry Committee | May 26, 2020 (approx. 7:15 p.m.) | Off the Floor (Senate Chamber and Virtual Participation)     [Read More]

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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]