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Martin and Browne: PASSHE Progressing with Integration Plan, Provides Update

July 21, 2021
The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) updated lawmakers earlier this week on their progress toward the integration of six universities as a part of their System Redesign plan.     [Read More]

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Hearing Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education update regarding the latest report pursuant to Act 50 of 2020

July 16, 2021
Joint Hearing – Senate Appropriations and Education Committees | July 20 at 11:15 am | North Office Building, Hearing Room #1 |     [Read More]

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Name, Image, Likeness – Press Event

July 10, 2021
Name, Image, Likeness – Press Event | Monday, July 12, 2021 from 11:00am – 12:00pm |   [Read More]

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Martin: PA Budget Includes New Resources for Pediatric Cancer Research

June 25, 2021
A plan to expand cancer research funding was approved as part of the Pennsylvania 2021-22 state budget, according to PA Senator Scott Martin (R-13), who championed the legislation alongside many children battling cancer, their families, parents who lost their beloved angels and other advocates.    [Read More]

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Public hearing on the nomination of Noe Ortega as Secretary of the Department of Education; to consider SB 729, SR 144, and HB 1013

June 17, 2021
Senate Education Committee | Tuesday, June 22, 2021 | 11:00 a.m. | Hearing Room Room 8E-B  East Wing |   [Read More]

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Meeting to consider SB 1

June 15, 2021
Senate Education Committee | Tuesday, June 15, 2021 | Off the Floor | Senate Chamber (and Virtual Participation) |   [Read More]

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Senator Martin, Rep. Flood Highlight Growth of PA Girls Wrestling, Call for PIAA Recognition

June 09, 2021
In honoring the 2020-21 Pennsylvania state Champion Girls Wrestlers, Senator Scott Martin (R-13) and Rep. Ann Flood (R-138) highlighted the growth of girls wrestling in Pennsylvania and the movement of making it a PIAA-sanctioned sport.   [Read More]

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Senator Martin, Rep. Flood, Olympic/World Champion Highlights Growth of PA Girls Wrestling, Call for PIAA Recognition

June 08, 2021
Pennsylvania Senator Scott Martin (R-13) was joined by Pennsylvania Rep. Ann Flood (R-138) Olympic Gold Medal winner and World Champion Wrestler Bruce Baumgartner, supporters of girls wrestling and the State & National Champions at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 9, to highlight the growth of girls wrestling in Pennsylvania and the movement of making it a PIAA sanctioned sport.   [Read More]

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Senate Committee Approves Plan to Give Parents Stronger Say in the Education of their Children

June 07, 2021
Parents would have a stronger role to play in deciding the best educational options for their children under legislation approved by the Senate Education Committee today, according to Chairman Scott Martin (R-13), President Pro Tempore Jake Corman (R-34) and Senator John DiSanto (R-15).   [Read More]

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Meeting to consider SB 1, SB 324, and SB 733

June 04, 2021
Senate Education Committee | Monday, June 7, 2021 at 12:00 noon | North Office Building, Hearing Room #1 |   [Read More]

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SR 119 (EDS Awareness Month)

May 27, 2021
SR 119 (EDS Awareness Month)   [Read More]

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Martin Bill Providing New Resources for Pediatric Cancer Research Clears House Committee

May 26, 2021
A bill introduced by PA Senator Scott Martin (R-13) to expand cancer research funding was approved by the Finance Committee in the House of Representatives.   [Read More]

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Martin Outlines What a YES Vote Means for Tuesday’s Primary Election

May 12, 2021
State Senator Scott Martin (R-13) today highlighted what a YES vote means on two proposed amendments to the Pennsylvania Constitution being considered by voters in Tuesday’s Primary Election.   [Read More]

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Meeting to consider bills

May 10, 2021
Senate Education Committee | Monday, May 10, 2021 | 11:30 a.m. | Senate Chamber (and Virtual Participation) |     [Read More]

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Meeting to reorganize and receive updates from the PIAA pursuant to Act 91 of 2000 as well as any other business that may come before the committee

April 30, 2021
PA Athletic Oversight Commission (Senator Scott Martin, Chair) | Monday, May 3, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. | Senate Chamber and Virtual Participation |   [Read More]

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Public hearing to provide an update on the State System of Higher Education (SSHE)

April 26, 2021
Senate Appropriations Committee AND Senate Education Committee | Thursday, April 29, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. | Senate Chamber and Virtual Participation | Senate Chamber (and Virtual Participation)     [Read More]

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Constitutional Amendment Ballot Questions

April 20, 2021
Remarks of Senator Scott Martin at Capitol news conference to highlight the importance of voters knowing what a YES votes means for the May 18 primary election Constitutional amendment ballot questions.     [Read More]

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Public hearing on needed K-12 education reforms in western Pennsylvania

April 19, 2021
Senate Education Committee | Friday, April 23, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. | Senate Chamber (and Virtual Participation) |     [Read More]

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Public hearing on needed K-12 education reforms in eastern Pennsylvania

April 16, 2021
Senate Education Committee | Monday, April 19, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. | Senate Chamber (and Virtual Participation) |     [Read More]

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Public hearing on pursuing excellence: needed K-12 education reforms in Central Pennsylvania

April 09, 2021
Senate Education Committee | Monday, April 12, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. | Senate Chamber (and Virtual Participation) |     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Auditor General

April 07, 2021
VIDEO: Senator Scott Martin questions Auditor General Timothy DeFoor during the Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing for the Office of Auditor General.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Attorney General

April 07, 2021
VIDEO: Senator Scott Martin questions Attorney General Josh Shapiro during the Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing for the Office of Attorney General.     [Read More]

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Senate Panel Passes Martin’s Bill Providing New Resources for Pediatric Cancer Research

March 24, 2021
The Senate Finance Committee approved a bill today that could generate up to $100 million in private donations over the next decade to support childhood cancer research, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator Scott Martin (R-13). Listen   [Read More]

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Pediatric Cancer Research Tax Credit (SB 74)

March 24, 2021
During a Senate Finance Committee meeting, Senator Scott Martin speaks in support of Senate Bill 74, legislation that will allow companies to apply to the Department of Revenue for a tax credit which they may utilize for that taxable year after making an eligible donation to a Pennsylvania pediatric cancer research hospital. Over 10 years, at an annual limit of $10 million, we have an opportunity to contribute $100 million towards pediatric cancer research.   [Read More]

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Senate Panel Approves Martin’s Resolution Calling for End of Clock Changing

March 23, 2021
The Senate State Government Committee approved a resolution today that calls for daylight saving time to made permanent in order to eliminate the twice-yearly time changes, according to the resolution’s sponsor, Senator Scott Martin (R-13). Listen   [Read More]

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Meeting to consider  SB 74, SB 286, SB 325, SB 343, and HB 230

March 23, 2021
Senate Finance Committee | Wednesday, March 24, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. | Senate Chamber and Virtual Participation     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Corrections/Probation & Parole

March 22, 2021
VIDEO: Senator Scott Martin questions Secretary of Corrections John Wetzel and Board Chairman Ted Johnson during the Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing for the Department of Corrections / Board of Probation & Parole.     [Read More]

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Meeting to consider SB 83, SB 224, SB 247, and SB 381

March 19, 2021
Senate Education Committee | Tuesday, March 23, 2021 | 11:00 a.m. | Senate Chamber (and Virtual Participation) |     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: State System of Higher Education

March 18, 2021
VIDEO: Senator Scott Martin questions Chancellor Dan Greenstein during the Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing for the State System of Higher Education. Senator Martin is the chair of the Senate Education Committee.     [Read More]