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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]

May

02

2022

May 02, 2022

The May edition of the local TV program hosted by Senator David G. Argall (R-29) features recent legislative initiatives championed by Representative Tim Twardzik (R-123) and Senator Argall which seek to eradicate blight and revitalize communities across Pennsylvania.    [Read More]

Apr

22

2022

April 22, 2022

Projects in Kline Township and McAdoo Borough were awarded state grants through the Multimodal Transportation Fund to restore deteriorated roadways, according to Senator David G. Argall (R-29) and Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-124).   [Read More]

Apr

21

2022

April 21, 2022

An error that caused 300 voters’ mail-in ballots to be delayed and a bill that would allow independent voters to participate in primary elections were the subjects of a hearing of the Senate State Government Committee held today in Hazleton, according to Senator David G. Argall (R-29), the chair of the committee.   [Read More]

Apr

19

2022

April 19, 2022

Schuylkill County officials gathered at the Wegman’s Distribution Center near Pottsville today to honor the over 50 first responder organizations who put their safety on the line to respond to the disastrous accident on I-81 during a snow squall on March 28th, according to Senator David G. Argall (R-29).   [Read More]

Apr

18

2022

April 18, 2022

Senator David G. Argall (R-29) and the Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a special event, Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at Wegman’s Distribution Center in Pottsville, PA in recognition of the over 50 organizations and agencies that worked together in response to the tragic disaster on Interstate 81 on Monday, March 28, 2022.   [Read More]

Apr

13

2022

April 13, 2022

The state Senate voted today to safeguard the integrity of Pennsylvania’s elections by preventing the future use of unsecured ballot drop boxes and banning the use of private money to fund election operations.  Senator David G. Argall (R-29) voted to support both bills after chairing three public hearings of the Senate State Government Committee reviewing the proposals in recent weeks.   [Read More]

Apr

12

2022

April 12, 2022

Two bills to prevent waste and fraud in Pennsylvania’s medical assistance and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) were approved by the Senate Health and Human Services Committee today, according to Senator David G. Argall (R-29), the prime sponsor of both bills.   [Read More]

Apr

11

2022

April 11, 2022

Two bills banning the private funding of elections and one requiring mail or absentee ballots be delivered to a county’s primary office were passed by the Senate State Government Committee after three recent public hearings reviewing the proposals, according to Senator David G. Argall (R-29), the chairman of the committee.   [Read More]

Apr

06

2022

April 06, 2022

A constitutional amendment limiting the role of the courts in the process of congressional redistricting was passed by the Senate State Government Committee today, according to committee chair Senator David G. Argall (R-29).   [Read More]

Apr

05

2022

April 05, 2022

Two bills that propose to end the private funding of elections in Pennsylvania were examined during a hearing of the Senate State Government Committee today, according to Senator David G. Argall (R-29), the chairman of the committee.   [Read More]

Apr

04

2022

April 04, 2022

A group of state Senators representing Luzerne County are searching for an explanation why mail-in ballots were delayed in being sent to 300 voters in Tuesday’s special election to fill a vacant seat in the House of Representatives.   [Read More]

Apr

01

2022

April 01, 2022

The April edition of the local TV program hosted by Senator David G. Argall (R-29) features recent Senate Budget Hearings where Senator Argall questioned the Governor’s administration about his proposed budget and its potential to raise the deficit by $13 billion over the next five years.   [Read More]

Mar

29

2022

March 29, 2022

The controversial guidance that created drop boxes for ballots in the days before the 2020 election was the focus of today’s hearing of the Senate State Government Committee, according to committee chair Senator David G. Argall (R-Berks/Schuylkill).   [Read More]