News Releases

Argall’s latest TV program explores challenges facing PA cities

December 22, 2014

HARRISBURG – The challenges facing Pennsylvania cities are featured in the latest edition of Senator David G. Argall’s (R-29) monthly television program.[...Read more]

Schwank, Argall, Community and Business Leaders, First Responders Meet on Route 222

December 18, 2014

BLANDON – Heeding the growing concerns about the safety of Route 222, state Sens. Judy Schwank (D-11) and David Argall (R-29) met last night with local leaders to work towards solutions that would make the highway less deadly.[...Read more]

Koch's Turkey Farm, Yuengling help Pennsylvania's First Family celebrate Thanksgiving

November 25, 2014

HARRISBURG – The First Family of the Commonwealth will be celebrating a Schuylkill County Thanksgiving, thanks to Koch's Turkey Farm and Yuengling Brewery.[...Read more]

Local railroad lieutenant’s two year initiative capped off by governor’s signature, ceremony at Capitol

November 18, 2014

HARRISBURG – In January of 2012, Reading and Northern Railroad Lieutenant Matthew Johnson approached Senator David G. Argall (R-29) asking for the senator’s help on strengthening the state’s scrap material theft prevention law.[...Read more]

Berks County veteran’s suggestion becomes law, attends bill signing with governor

November 18, 2014

HARRISBURG – When Joe Soga approached Senator David G. Argall (R-29) at a Berks Patriots event in September of 2013 with an idea to create a new specialty license plate for veterans with distinguished service, he never imagined he’d sit next to the governor when the proposal was signed into law.[...Read more]

Tamaqua Area Community Partnership to celebrate 20th Anniversary on Wednesday

November 18, 2014

TAMAQUA – On Wednesday, November 20, local leaders from the Tamaqua Area Community Partnership (TACP) will celebrate 20 years of success at 6 p.m. at the Tamaqua Arts Center at 125 Pine Street.[...Read more]

1874 train station, expanded YMCA in Tamaqua featured in Argall’s latest TV program

November 17, 2014

TAMAQUA – The recently-expanded Tamaqua YMCA and the community’s restored 1874 train station are featured in Senator David G. Argall’s (R-29) latest monthly television program.[...Read more]

Senator Argall to host first-ever Berks County ‘Senator for a Day’ event with local schools

November 17, 2014

READING – Senator David G. Argall (R-29) will host his first-ever Berks County ‘Senator for a Day’ event at Penn State Berks on Wednesday, November 19.[...Read more]

Local officials outline redevelopment plan for blighted Mahanoy City brewery

November 14, 2014

MAHANOY CITY – State and local officials announced a state grant today that will aid in the redevelopment of the former Kaier’s Brewery property in Mahanoy City.[...Read more]

Argall reminds residents of hazardous waste cleanup event on Saturday at Schuylkill Mall

November 14, 2014

FRACKVILLE – A portion of the Schuylkill Mall parking lot will turn into a staging area Saturday for the county to collect hazardous waste from county residents, including antifreeze, asbestos, lead acid batteries, paint products, agricultural waste, used oil, flammable liquids, gas grill propane tanks and fire extinguishers, according to Senator David G. Argall (R-29).[...Read more]

State, local officials to announce plans, state funding for former brewery in Mahanoy City

November 13, 2014

MAHANOY CITY – State and local officials will announce funding plans for the redevelopment of the former Kaier’s Brewery property at a news conference on Friday, November 14 at 11 a.m. at the site of the blighted brewery.[...Read more]

Argall joins Senate leadership team, will chair Senate Policy Committee

November 12, 2014

HARRISBURG – As part of the Senate Republican Caucus’s reorganization on Wednesday afternoon, Senator David G. Argall (R-29) was appointed by Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati to serve as the Chairman of the Senate Majority Policy Committee.[...Read more]

Applications available now for new specialty license plates honoring veterans

November 10, 2014

HARRISBURG – Local veterans can apply now to receive new specialty plates that were created earlier this year to honor those who earned special recognition in the U.S. military, according to Senator David G. Argall (R-29).[...Read more]

Sinking Spring to receive $783,805 from state to realign intersection

October 28, 2014

SINKING SPRING – Senators David G. Argall (R-29) and Mike Folmer (R-48) and Representative Jim Cox (R-129) announced that Sinking Spring Borough will receive a state grant to reconstruct and realign the intersection of Penn Avenue, Columbia Avenue and Cacoosing Avenue.[...Read more]

Sen. Argall encourages undergraduates to apply for prestigious internship, scholarship opportunity

October 24, 2014

HARRISBURG – Senator David G. Argall (R-29) is encouraging students currently working towards their bachelor’s degree to apply for the James A. Finnegan Fellowship Foundation summer internship program today.[...Read more]

Ashland’s high-hazard dam to receive needed improvements

October 22, 2014

ASHLAND – Senator David G. Argall (R-29) and Representative Neal Goodman (D-123) announced a $1.675 million loan through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure and Investment Authority (PENNVEST) that will allow Ashland Borough to repair a high-hazard dam.[...Read more]

State grant will help Hawk Mountain create new, disability-friendly trail

October 22, 2014

ALBANY TOWNSHIP – Senator David G. Argall (R-29) announced a $188,000 grant for Hawk Mountain Sanctuary through the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s Greenways, Trails and Recreation program.[...Read more]

Senate committee examines challenges of PA cities, population trends

October 15, 2014

HARRISBURG -- The Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee examined some of the challenges facing Pennsylvania cities of all sizes during a public hearing on Tuesday, according to Committee Chairman David G. Argall (R-29).[...Read more]

“Urban flight” to get a closer examination at Senate committee hearing on Tuesday

October 10, 2014

HARRISBURG – The Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee will examine the ongoing issues facing communities with population and homeownership decline, according to Chairman David G. Argall (R-29).[...Read more]

Declining property ownership and population loss in cities

October 10, 2014

Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee - October 14, 2014

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Senate approves Argall bill establishing state ‘Corrections Officers Bill of Rights’

October 9, 2014

HARRISBURG – The Senate gave its stamp of approval on a bill that would establish a Corrections Officers Bill of Rights, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator David G. Argall (R-29).[...Read more]

Senate committee approves new voting methods for HOAs

October 7, 2014

The Senate took a step to provide residents of homeowner’s associations (HOAs) with new ways to participate in meetings that establish rules and fees, according to Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee Chairman David G. Argall (R-29).[...Read more]

Argall’s Corrections Officers Bill of Rights advances

October 7, 2014

HARRISBURG – The Senate Appropriations Committee supported a bill sponsored by Senator David G. Argall (R-29) that would establish the “Corrections Officers Bill of Rights” on Monday.[...Read more]

Senate Bill 1302

October 6, 2014

Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee - October 7, 2014[...Read more]

Argall TV show features Hawk Mountain Sanctuary tour

October 3, 2014

ALBANY TOWNSHIP – Senator David G. Argall’s (R-29) latest monthly television program features a tour of Hawk Mountain Sanctuary with Lt. Governor Jim Cawley and state and local officials to celebrate the wildlife preserve’s 80th anniversary.[...Read more]

Officials unveil new acid mine water treatment facility at Keystone Potato Products

October 2, 2014

FRAILEY TOWNSHIP – After securing two competitive state grants, Keystone Potato Products unveiled a 3,800 square foot building containing a new acid mine water treatment system.[...Read more]

New law will streamline cosmetology licensing process in Pa.

September 26, 2014

HARRISBURG – The General Assembly has approved a measure to provide cosmetology students with a streamlined process to obtain state licensure, according to Senator David G. Argall (R-29).[...Read more]

Senate committee endorses new anti-blight measure

September 24, 2014

HARRISBURG – The Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee approved legislation today that would help hold additional property owners accountable for allowing structures and property to fall into a dangerous state of disrepair, according to Committee Chairman Senator David G. Argall (R-29).[...Read more]

Argall compiles perfect voting record on NFIB small business issues

September 24, 2014

HARRISBURG – Standing with small business advocates, Senator David G. Argall (R-29) was named a ‘Guardian of Small Business’ for his 100 percent voting record, according to the National Federation of Independent Business.[...Read more]

Senate confirms two Schuylkill County row officers

September 23, 2014

HARRISBURG – The Senate of Pennsylvania unanimously confirmed the governor’s nominations of Ann Dudish as the Schuylkill County Recorder of Deeds and Thomas Campion as the Schuylkill County Clerk of Courts, according to Senator David G. Argall (R-29).[...Read more]

House Bill 2120

September 23, 2014

Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee - September 24, 2014[...Read more]

Population Losses In PA Communities

September 23, 2014

Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee - October 14, 2014[...Read more]

Senate committee approves ‘Property Tax Independence Act’

September 16, 2014

The Property Tax Independence Act was approved by the Senate Finance Committee today, according to the bill’s prime sponsors Senators David G. Argall (R-29), Mike Folmer (R-48), Judy Schwank (D-11) and John Yudichak (D-14).

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Sen. Argall highlights fourth annual high school ‘Senator for a Day’ program in latest TV show

September 12, 2014

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN – Senator David G. Argall’s (R-29) latest monthly television program features the fourth annual Senator for a Day program, held earlier this year at Penn State’s Schuylkill Campus.[...Read more]

State grant will fund Tamaqua streetscape improvements

September 11, 2014

TAMAQUA – A $196,200 state grant will improve public safety by financing additional streetscape improvements in Tamaqua Borough, according to Senator David G. Argall (R-29).[...Read more]

Application Period Open for Volunteer Fire, EMS Grants

September 10, 2014

HARRISBURG – Local volunteer fire departments and emergency medical services organizations can apply now for grants through the Volunteer Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program, according to Senator David G. Argall (R-29).[...Read more]

Sen. Argall takes “anti-blight” tour with Harrisburg Mayor

September 9, 2014

HARRISBURG – Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee Chairman Senator David G. Argall (R-29) joined Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse and Representative Keith Gillespie (R-47) to tour the capital city’s blighted neighborhoods on Monday afternoon.[...Read more]

County Career Fair highlighted in Sen. Argall’s latest TV program

August 22, 2014

POTTSVILLE – Senator David G. Argall’s (R-29) latest television program, the Argall Report, highlights the annual Schuylkill County career fair held earlier this year.[...Read more]

Local Vietnam veteran’s idea becomes new law in Pennsylvania

July 17, 2014

HARRISBURG – Governor Tom Corbett recently signed legislation sponsored by Senator David G. Argall (R-29) into law that creates new specialty license plates honoring the exceptional military service of Pennsylvania residents.[...Read more]

Youth Summit featured in Sen. Argall’s latest television program

July 9, 2014

POTTSVILLE – This month’s local TV report by Senator David G. Argall (R-29) features Schuylkill County’s second annual youth summit held at the county courthouse.[...Read more]

Senate sponsors, grassroots activists of Property Tax Independence Act release statement on status of effort

July 2, 2014

HARRISBURG – The Senate sponsors of Senate Bill 76, including Senators David G. Argall (R-29), Mike Folmer (R-48), Judy Schwank (D-11), John Yudichak (D-14) and Lisa Boscola (D-18), released the following statement regarding the status of the Property Tax Independence Act in the Senate:[...Read more]

Bipartisan, bicameral effort leads to strengthened deterrents of scrap metal theft

July 1, 2014

HARRISBURG – A new state law will help improve public safety by making it harder for thieves to sell stolen railway materials and require stronger credentials to be a scrap dealer or recycler in Pennsylvania.
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Sen. Argall’s Statement on State Budget Vote

June 30, 2014

HARRISBURG – Senator David G. Argall (R-29) offered the following statement regarding his affirmative vote for the state budget proposal (House Bill 2328) for Fiscal Year 2014-15:[...Read more]

Argall Bill Heads to Governor, Creates New License Plates for PA Veterans

June 30, 2014

HARRISBURG – The state legislature gave final approval today to legislation sponsored by Senator David G. Argall (R-29) creating new specialty license plates honoring the exceptional military service of Pennsylvania residents.
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Senate panel approves additional measures to combat blight

June 27, 2014

Following passage of several anti-blight bills last week, the Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee approved additional measures today that would offer resources to rehabilitate structures that have fallen into a dangerous state of disrepair.
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Senate Bills 1420, 1427 and 1442

June 26, 2014

Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee - June 27, 2014[...Read more]

Senate panel approves Argall’s Corrections Officers Bill of Rights

June 24, 2014

HARRISBURG – Legislation to protect the rights of state corrections officers was unanimously approved by the Senate Labor and Industry Committee today, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator David G. Argall (R-29).[...Read more]

Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee approves anti-blight bills

June 18, 2014

HARRISBURG – The Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee today voted on several proposals aimed at curbing blight, according to Committee Chairman Senator David G. Argall (R-29).[...Read more]

House Bill 1714 and Senate Bills 1135, 1242 and 1380

June 18, 2014

Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee - June 18, 2014[...Read more]

Orwigsburg Awarded Competitive Tax Credits for Independence Square Project

June 13, 2014

ORWIGSBURG – State officials recently announced Orwigsburg Borough will receive tax credits for the conversion of the former Fessler Knitting Mill into housing for senior citizens and new space for the local library.[...Read more]

Experts Detail Success of Housing and Property Rehabilitation Program

June 12, 2014

HARRISBURG – State and local housing officials highlighted the positive impact of the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement (PHARE) program during a public hearing of the Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee Wednesday morning.

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Argall’s Rail Safety Measure Clears Senate

June 11, 2014

HARRISBURG – Legislation that would improve public safety by preventing the theft of railway material received the unanimous approval of the state Senate this afternoon, according to bill sponsor Senator David G. Argall (R-29).[...Read more]

Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee to Study Affordable Housing Program

June 10, 2014

HARRISBURG – The Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee will hold a hearing June 11 to take a closer look at state efforts to promote affordable housing, according to Committee Chairman Senator David G. Argall (R-29).[...Read more]

PHARE Funding (Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement)

May 28, 2014


Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee - June 11, 2014
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Highlights from latest hearing on school property tax elimination featured in Sen. Argall’s TV show

May 27, 2014

HARRISBURG – The latest television program from Senator David G. Argall (R-29) highlights a recent public hearing in the Senate on school property tax elimination efforts.[...Read more]

Local students debate state issues during Sen. Argall’s ‘Senator for a Day’ program

May 9, 2014

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN – In its fourth year, Senator David G. Argall’s (R-29) ‘Senator for a Day’ program was a rousing success according to attendees.[...Read more]

Local area high school students to participate in ‘Senator for a Day’ program at Penn State Schuylkill

May 7, 2014

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN – On Thursday, over 80 students from 11 local school districts will participate in the fourth annual ‘Senator for a Day’ program hosted by Senator David G. Argall (R-29) at Penn State’s Schuylkill Campus.[...Read more]

The Argall Report: An Update on State Budget Negotiations

April 3, 2014

HARRISBURG – This month’s local TV report by Senator David G. Argall (R-29) features an update from the state Capitol on the state budget for the 2014-15 Fiscal Year.[...Read more]

Senate Approves Argall Resolution to Study Merging School Health Care Plans

March 31, 2014

HARRISBURG – The Senate unanimously approved a resolution to review the pros and cons of merging school district health care plans, according to the bill’s sponsor Senator David G. Argall (R-29).[...Read more]

Local Waste Tire Clean Up Initiative Highlights State Efforts

March 27, 2014

DURYEA – Senator David G. Argall (R-29) met with representatives from the Department of Environmental Protection and the Joint Legislative Air and Water Pollution Control and Conservation Committee to tour a waste tire pile cleanup effort at Coxton Yards on Wednesday.[...Read more]

Argall Supports Corrections to Vehicle Code for Repeat DUI Offenses

March 18, 2014

HARRISBURG – The Senate of Pennsylvania unanimously approved a measure that would address multiple DUI offenses on Wednesday, March 12.[...Read more]

Senate Approves Local Veteran’s Proposal for New License Plate

March 10, 2014

HARRISBURG – The Senate unanimously approved legislation Monday that would establish a specialty license plate for veterans who earned the Combat Infantry Badge (CIB), according to the bill’s sponsor Senator David G. Argall (R-29).[...Read more]

Act 90 of 2010 (Neighborhood Blight Reclamation and Revitalization Act)

March 4, 2014

Joint Senate/House Urban Affairs & Housing Committee - March 19, 2014 Listen[...Read more]

Northampton Area School District to Receive Safe School Grant

February 26, 2014

HARRISBURG – Local legislators announced a $25,000 grant for Northampton Area School District through the Department of Education’s Safe Schools Targeted Grant program.[...Read more]

Safe School Grant Awarded to Pocono Mountain School District

February 25, 2014

HARRISBURG – The Pocono Mountain School District will receive at $25,000 grant through the Department of Education’s Safe Schools Targeted Grant program, according to local legislators.[...Read more]

Argall, Goodman Announce Safe School Grant for Mahanoy Area

February 25, 2014

HARRISBURG –Senator David G. Argall (R-29) and Representative Neal Goodman (D-123) announced a $23,500 grant for Mahanoy Area School District through the Department of Education’s Safe Schools Targeted Grant program.[...Read more]

The Argall Report: Bipartisan Policy Committee Roundtable Discussion on Local Tax Reform

February 20, 2014

HARRISBURG – This month’s local TV report by Senator David G. Argall (R-29) features a recent roundtable discussion on Senate Bill 76, a bipartisan proposal that would eliminate school property taxes.[...Read more]

Property Tax/Rent Rebate forms now available at Sen. Argall’s local offices

February 18, 2014

MAHANOY CITY – Senator David G. Argall (R-29) announced his local offices received forms for the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program.[...Read more]

Argall’s Proposal to Review School District Cost Savings Approved by Senate Committee

February 6, 2014

HARRISBURG – A resolution sponsored by Senator David G. Argall (R-29) to review cost-savings associated with merging school district health care plans received the unanimous approval of the Senate Education Committee on Tuesday.[...Read more]

Senator Argall’s Statement Regarding Governor’s Budget Address

February 4, 2014

HARRISBURG – Senator David G. Argall (R-29) released the following statement regarding today’s budget address by Governor Tom Corbett:[...Read more]

Local Schools Receive Safety Grants

January 28, 2014

POTTSVILLE – Shenandoah Valley School District and Schuylkill IU 29 will receive grants totaling $115,000 to ensure a safe learning environment for students, according to Senator David G. Argall (R-29) and Representative Neal Goodman (D-123).[...Read more]

Growing Greener Grants Awarded in Schuylkill County

January 24, 2014

POTTSVILLE – Local officials announced five state grants today that will fund watershed improvement projects in Schuylkill County.[...Read more]

Officials Announce State Funding for Business Park

January 21, 2014

MAHANOY TOWNSHIP – Local officials announced a $4 million loan through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure and Investment Authority (PENNVEST) that will assist the Mahanoy Business Park Waterline Extension Project.[...Read more]

Public Assistance Programs Need More Integrity, Senators Say

January 9, 2014

HARRISBURG – Senators David G. Argall (R-29) and Joe Scarnati (R-25) are crafting a proposal that would strengthen the integrity of several areas within the state’s welfare department.[...Read more]

Senators Support New Law to Aid Volunteer Fire, EMS Companies

January 2, 2014

HARRISBURG – Senators David G. Argall (R-29) and John Yudichak (D-14) applauded enactment of a new law that will help volunteer fire and EMS companies finance equipment purchases while supporting Pennsylvania’s manufacturing industry.[...Read more]