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Aug

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2022

August 01, 2022

The August edition of the local TV program hosted by Senator Dave Argall (R-29) features a recent press conference where new market-rate housing opportunities were announced in Pottsville and Tamaqua.`   [Read More]

Jul

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July 18, 2022

The Senate State Government Committee held a public hearing Monday to review the legal requirements for incapacitated governors or lieutenant governors, according to committee chairman Senator David G. Argall (R-29).   [Read More]

Jul

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July 12, 2022

The 2022-23 state budget recently approved by the General Assembly includes a $200 million increase for safety and mental health needs in both public and non-public schools in Schuylkill County, according to Senator David G. Argall (R-29).   [Read More]

Jul

12

2022

July 12, 2022

The 2022-23 state budget recently approved by the General Assembly includes a $200 million increase for safety and mental health needs in both public and non-public schools in Berks County, according to Senator David G. Argall (R-29).    [Read More]

Jul

12

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July 12, 2022

Local officials gathered in Pottsville today to announce new competitive housing grants to develop quality, upper floor housing in now-vacant spaces in both Tamaqua and Pottsville, according to Senator David G. Argall (R-29) and Rep. Tim Twardzik (R-123).   [Read More]

Jul

11

2022

July 11, 2022

The Senate voted unanimously on Friday, July 8th to confirm A.J. Serina to serve as Schuylkill County Magisterial District Judge. He will fill the vacancy caused by the retirement of Judge James R. Ferrier. Senator Argall recommended Judge Serina’s appointment to the governor, and his nomination received strong, bipartisan support in Schuylkill County.   [Read More]

Jul

08

2022

July 08, 2022

 

Legislation sponsored by Senator Dave Argall (R-29) was approved by the Senate today to give the people of Pennsylvania the ability to decide several amendments to the Pennsylvania Constitution.   [Read More]

Jul

07

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July 07, 2022

After an error by the Department of State delayed a bipartisan effort to bring justice to victims of childhood sexual abuse and led to the resignation of Secretary Kathy Boockvar, the Senate sent a bill to the governor to prevent future mistakes.   [Read More]

Jul

01

2022

July 01, 2022

The July edition of the local TV program hosted by Senators Dave Argall (R-29) and John Yudichak (I-14) reviews their recent visit to Eckley Miners’ Village in the Hazleton area.   [Read More]

Jun

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June 28, 2022

The Senate State Government Committee approved legislation to increase the transparency of state and local government in Pennsylvania today, according to Senator David G. Argall (R-29), the chairman of the committee.   [Read More]

Jun

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June 23, 2022

Potential revisions to the Right to Know Law, which allows for Pennsylvania residents and organizations to request information about the operations of state and local agencies, the General Assembly, the judiciary, and state-related universities, were the subject of a hearing of the Senate State Government Committee today, according to Senator David G. Argall (R-29), the chair of the committee.   [Read More]

Jun

22

2022

June 22, 2022

A bill to protect the rights of Pennsylvania’s corrections officers was approved by the state Senate by a bipartisan vote of 42-8, according to Senator David G. Argall (R-29), the prime sponsor of the bill.   [Read More]

Jun

21

2022

June 21, 2022

A bill to halt wasteful spending in the Medical Assistance and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP) programs was approved by the state Senate today by a vote of 30 to 20, according to Senator David G. Argall (R-29), the prime sponsor of the bill.   [Read More]

Jun

14

2022

June 14, 2022

Two bills to stop Pennsylvania tax dollars from supporting the Russian government were approved today following a public hearing by the Senate State Government Committee, according to Senator David G. Argall (R-29), the committee chairman.   [Read More]

Jun

13

2022

June 13, 2022

The Senate State Government Committee will hold a hearing reviewing two bills that aim to hold the Russian government accountable for their heinous war crimes (SB 1203 and HB 2447) and a bill that aims to support veteran and minority owned businesses in Pennsylvania (SB 1140).   [Read More]

Jun

10

2022

June 10, 2022

State grant funding totaling $15,464,430 has been awarded for 85 projects in communities across Luzerne County, according to Senator Lisa Baker (R-20), Senator John R. Gordner (R-27), Senator John Yudichak (I-14) and Senator Dave Argall (R-29).   [Read More]

Jun

01

2022

June 01, 2022

The June edition of the local TV program hosted by Senator David G. Argall (R-29) features efforts to reduce fraud and abuse within Pennsylvania’s welfare system and promote work for able-bodied individuals currently receiving benefits.   [Read More]

May

25

2022

May 25, 2022

After controversy in this year’s decennial process of redrawing district lines for the Pennsylvania Senate and House of Representatives, the Senate State Government Committee, chaired by Senator David G. Argall (R-29), took action today by advancing two constitutional amendments to ensure future redistricting efforts are less partisan.   [Read More]

May

24

2022

May 24, 2022

Thirty-three and counting: that’s how many Cabinet level appointees have left the Wolf Administration so far with almost 8 months to go in his final term.  No gubernatorial administration has seen this many high-level departures since the 1970’s.   [Read More]

May

10

2022

May 10, 2022

After Acting Secretary of the Commonwealth Leigh Chapman and other organizations criticized Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin for his plan to position law enforcement at his county’s drop boxes during the upcoming primary election on May 17th, Senator David G. Argall (R-29), who chairs the state Senate committee responsible for elections, sent a letter commending District Attorney Martin for his efforts to protect election integrity.   [Read More]