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Pennsylvania Report TV Show

This month, Senator Yudichak discusses the state budget and education specifically, community colleges.

Governor Signs Bill For Moon Lake Transfer to DCNR

Harrisburg, June 30, 2015 − Governor Tom Wolf this morning signed Senate Bill 699 into law completing the transfer of Moon Lake Park from Luzerne County to the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR). State Senator John Yudichak…   Continue reading →

State Police Job Openings

Harrisburg, June 25, 2015 – The Pennsylvania State Police is accepting job applications until June 30, state Sen. John Yudichak said today. “I urge local citizens interested in law enforcement careers to look into a position with the State Police,”…   Continue reading →

Yudichak Encouraged by Senate Democratic Property Tax Reform Plan

Harrisburg, June 24, 2015 – Calling it “moving the ball forward,” state Sen. John Yudichak today said he is encouraged by a Senate Democratic-sponsored bill that would cut or eliminate property taxes for all Pennsylvanians.

Calling it “moving…   Continue reading →

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June 30, 2015: Gov. Tom Wolf today signed a bill into law allowing the transfer of Moon Lake Park from Luzerne County to the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources.  The bill was sponsored by Senator Yudichak, who had this reaction.

June 24, 2015: Calling it “moving the ball forward,” Senator Yudichak says he’s encouraged by a Senate Democratic bill that would cut or eliminate school property taxes for all Pennsylvania property owners.  Here’s more with Senator Yudichak on the Home Rebate Plan from today’s State Capitol news conference.

June 9, 2015:  Two state Senate Committees, one of them chaired by Senator Yudichak,  held a joint hearing at the state Capitol to take a closer look at the safety of freight rail lines, especially those carrying crude oil.

June 5, 2015: Pennsylvania Moment: Whether it’s a short trip or a summer vacation, Senator Yudichak says the PA Turnpike makes it easy to plan your trip.

June 1, 2015:  Two state Senate committees heard testimony about Governor Wolf’s proposal to impose a five-percent tax on Marcellus Shale gas drilling, with the money going to fund education. Senator Yudichak says it’s a matter of fairness.

May 27, 2015:  Senator Yudichak, an alumnus of Penn State,  says the university’s Board of Trustees is moving in the wrong direction, and he’s introducing legislation to get them back on track.

May 6, 2015:  Senator  Yudichak  praised Senate passage of his bill, SB 699, to transfer Moon Lake Park from Luzerne County to the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR).

May 6, 2015: Pennsylvania Moment: Warmer weather can get homeowners thinking about home improvements. Senator Yudichak advises them to take advantage of Pennsylvania’s list of registered contractors before the work has started.

May 5, 2015: Senator Yudichak, students, parents, educators and advocates came together at a State Capitol rally today in support of afterschool programs for all Pennsylvania children.  The Nanticoke lawmaker highlighted the Carbon/Schuylkill SHINE afterschool program and announced that a new afterschool legislative caucus is being formed.  Here’s more from today’s rally with Senator Yudichak.

May 5, 2015: A Hazleton native has been approved by the Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee for the position of Adjutant General of the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.  The nomination now goes to the full Senate for confirmation.  Here’s more with Senator Yudichak who introduced Major General James Joseph at today’s committee hearing and Joseph’s opening statement.