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E-news Updates – July 12, 2024
July 13, 2024

E-news Updates – July 12, 2024

In this Update: Senate Passes Pro-Family, Pro-Growth Budget Program Connecting Veterans with Benefits Receives Senate Approval Senate Votes to Expand Authority of Hospice Licensed Practical Nurses Online Dashboard Shows Tick Hot Spots Promoting Safe Driving Habits Senate Passes Pro-Family, Pro-Growth Budget The Senate approved a fiscally responsible 2024-25 state budget that is honest with taxpayers, […]  [Read More]

Senate Finalizes Empowering, Fiscally Responsible, Pro-Growth 2024-25 State Budget
July 11, 2024

Senate Finalizes Empowering, Fiscally Responsible, Pro-Growth 2024-25 State Budget

Senate President Pro Tempore Kim Ward (R-39), Majority Leader Joe Pittman (R-41) and Appropriations Committee Chair Scott Martin (R-13) announced the approval of a fiscally responsible 2024-25 state budget today that is honest with taxpayers, creates new job opportunities for state residents, includes no new taxes and addresses the economic and demographic challenges the state faces in the years ahead.  [Read More]

E-news Updates – July 6, 2024
July 6, 2024

E-news Updates – July 6, 2024

In this Update: Work Continues on the 2024-25 State Budget Bill Limiting Smartphone Use in Schools Passes Senate Senate Advances Bill to Allow Year-round Motorcycle Inspections Bill Expanding First Responder Service Dog Fee Exemptions Receives Senate Approval Senate Passes Bill Discounting Hunting and Fishing Licenses to Volunteer Firefighters Work Continues on the 2024-25 State Budget […]  [Read More]

E-news Updates – June 29, 2024
June 29, 2024

E-news Updates – June 29, 2024

In this Update: Senate Republicans Continue Negotiations for Pro-Growth, Responsible State Budget Senate Votes to Stand with Israel Set for Enactment: Senate Bill Expanding Access to Telemedicine Services Bill Giving Parents Flexibility with Their Childrenโ€™s Education Passes Senate Set for Enactment: Bill Providing Free Credit Monitoring for Data Breach Victims June is National Fireworks Safety […]  [Read More]

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We finished the 2024-2025 state budget last night.  Itโ€™s far from a perfect budget but with Republicans in control of the Senate and Democrats in control of the House, there was a lot of necessary compromising in order to get it done. 

Itโ€™s too much to post, but here is a link to some budget highlights: 

Now that we are done in Harrisburg until September, I will hopefully see many of you as my work continues in the district. :)
Celebrating Pennsylvaniaโ€™s rich dairy heritage and the hardworking farmers who bring us wholesome dairy products every day. ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฅ› Thank you for my treat, @padairymens! #GotMilkshake?
Today at the Capitol, the @boyscoutsofamerica presented their annual report! ๐Ÿ•๏ธ

Pennsylvania has a deep scouting heritage, with roots dating back to 1908 in Pottsville!

Pittsburgh will be hosting the 2026 @nfl Draft.

HERE WE GO! ๐Ÿ–คโญ๏ธ
๐‘๐ž๐ ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐š๐ซ ๐ฆ๐š๐ฆ๐ฆ๐จ๐ ๐ซ๐š๐ฆ๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ฌ. ๐Ÿฉท

๐Ÿ“… Scheduling one might just be the most important appointment you make this year.

Early detection is ๐Ÿ—๏ธ in the fight against breast cancer.

#MammoMay w/ @pabreastcancer
As we recognize National Police Week, we extend our heartfelt appreciation to the officers who safeguard our streets & uphold justice across the commonwealth.

Your courage & dedication make our communities safer every day. ๐Ÿš”

Thank you for your service. ๐Ÿ’™#paproud
Working families, job creators & energy consumers in PA would see their taxes reduced by approximately $3 billion a year under a bill approved by the Senate earlier this week.

๐Ÿ”— Read about it here:
๐—๐—จ๐—ฆ๐—ง ๐—ก๐—ข๐—ช: @pasenategop secured the passage of  ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ค ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜น ๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ด for working families! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปโœ‚๏ธ

๐Ÿ”—Read about it here:
๐™€๐™–๐™ง๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™™๐™š๐™ฉ๐™š๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™จ๐™–๐™ซ๐™š๐™จ ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š๐™จ!

๐Ÿ“… Don't delay, schedule your mammogram today.

It's a simple step that could make all the difference in your health.๐Ÿ’—

#MammoMay w/ @pabreastcancer
๐Ÿฅจ ๐™ƒ๐™–๐™ฅ๐™ฅ๐™ฎ ๐™‰๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ก ๐™‹๐™ง๐™š๐™ฉ๐™ฏ๐™š๐™ก ๐˜ฟ๐™–๐™ฎ! ๐Ÿฅจ

First declared in PA where 80% of pretzel production comes from 45 factories, it's fitting that the nation honors its favorite twisted treat today.

Let's indulge in some salty goodness! ๐Ÿ˜‹

Today, the Capitol was alive with the excitement of young minds as we celebrated ๐—ง๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—–๐—ต๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ช๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ ๐——๐—ฎ๐˜†!๐ŸŒŸ

From exploring the historic halls to learning about legislation, it was a day of inspiration & fun for our next generation of leaders.
Wishing a heartfelt #Passover to all who celebrate!๐ŸŒŸ

As you gather with loved ones to retell the story of liberation and renewal, may this sacred time bring joy, reflection and blessings to your homes.

๐˜พ๐™๐™–๐™œ ๐™Ž๐™–๐™ข๐™š๐™–๐™˜๐™!๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ

#Passover2024 #ChagSameach
๐Ÿ—ณ๏ธPrimary Election Day is almost here!

Make your voice heard and cast your vote on Tuesday.

Know your polling place and be ready to make a difference!

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Meet Senator Kim Ward

Senator Kim Ward currently serves as the Senate Pro Tempore. She is the first woman in the history of the Pennsylvania Legislature to serve as Senate Pro Tempore and Senate Majority Leader in either the Pennsylvania House or Senate. In 2008, Senator Ward won the Pennsylvania 39th Senatorial District seat and was the first woman ever elected to that seat. She was re-elected in 2012 and 2016, and most recently in 2020.
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