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Martin, Aument Bills to Limit Sexual Content in PA Schools Pass Senate

June 29, 2022
Two bills sponsored by Sens. Scott Martin (R-13) and Ryan Aument (R-36) intended to increase transparency and empower parents by addressing discussions of gender identity and sexual orientation in Pennsylvania schools were passed by the Senate earlier today.   [Read More]

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Martin, Aument Bills to Limit Sexual Content in PA Schools Pass Senate Education Committee

June 21, 2022
Two bills sponsored by Sens. Scott Martin (R-13) and Ryan Aument (R-36) intended to address discussions of gender identity and sexual orientation in Pennsylvania schools advanced out of the Senate Education Committee today.   [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: State System of Higher Education (Part 2)

March 15, 2022
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 chairman of the Senate Education Committee.   [Read More]

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Martin: Wolf Administration’s Charter School Regulations Undermine Legislative Process

March 15, 2022
Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed charter school regulatory reforms circumvent the legislative process and could trigger unintended consequences, Sen. Scott Martin (R-13) said today.   [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: State System of Higher Education (Part 1)

March 15, 2022
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 chairman of the Senate Education Committee.   [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Education (Part 2)

March 10, 2022
Senator Scott Martin questions Secretary Noe Ortega during the Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing for the Department of Education. Senator Martin is the chairman of the Senate Education Committee.   [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Education (Part 1)

March 10, 2022
Senator Scott Martin questions Secretary Noe Ortega during the Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing for the Department of Education. Senator Martin is the chairman of the Senate Education Committee.   [Read More]

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Martin: ‘Reckless’ Budget Proposal Sets Stage for ‘Nightmare Fiscal Scenario’

February 08, 2022
In an address to the General Assembly, Gov. Tom Wolf proposed a $45.7 billion 2022-23 state budget that would increase General Fund spending by $4.5 billion, Sen. Scott Martin (R-13) said today.   [Read More]

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Meeting to consider SB 232

February 07, 2022
Senate Education Committee | Monday, February 7, 2022 | 12:30 p.m. | Room 8E-A, East Wing   [Read More]

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Meeting to consider SB 527

January 14, 2022
Senate Education Committee | Wednesday, January 19, 2022 | 9:30 a.m. | East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-A   [Read More]

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Meeting to consider bills and a letter to the IRRC

November 05, 2021
Senate Education Committee | Monday, November 8, 2021 | 12:00 noon | East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-B   [Read More]

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Joint public hearing on the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education update regarding the latest report pursuant to Act 50 of 2020

October 22, 2021
JOINT HEARING Senate Appropriations Committee AND Senate Education Committee | Tuesday, October 26, 2021 | 11:00 a.m. | North Office Building, Hearing Room #1 |   [Read More]

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Public hearing to discuss the proposed regulation #6-349 from the Pennsylvania Department of Education on charter schools and cyber charter schools

October 19, 2021
Senate Education Committee  | Wednesday, October 20, 2021 | 10 a.m. | North Office Building, Hearing Room 1 |   [Read More]

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Meeting to consider HB 1332 and HB 1660

October 18, 2021
Senate Education Committee | October 18, 2021 | 12:30 p.m. | East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-A   [Read More]

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Meeting to consider SB 603, SB 786 and SB 846

September 24, 2021
Senate Education Committee | Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | 10:30 a.m. | East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-A |   [Read More]

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Public hearing on the impacts of PA Department of Health orders on Pennsylvania’s children and schools

September 21, 2021
Senate Education Committee | Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 11:00 a.m. | East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-B |   [Read More]

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Joint public hearing on the importance of adult education as part of Pennsylvania’s workforce development system

September 17, 2021
JOINT HEARING Senate Education Committee AND Senate Labor & Industry Committee | Wednesday, September 22, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. | North Office Building, Hearing Room #1 |   [Read More]

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Martin Votes to Disapprove Wolf RGGI Tax on PA Energy Producers

September 14, 2021
State Senator Scott Martin (R-13) voted today to disapprove a Wolf Administration regulation that imposes a tax on Pennsylvania energy producers by entering the state into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).   [Read More]

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CO2 Budget Trading Program (RGGI)

August 18, 2021
VIDEO: Remarks of Senator Scott Martin at a Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee meeting to consider a letter to IRRC disapproving of Reg #7-559 regarding a CO2 Budget Trading Program (RGGI).     [Read More]

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Senator Martin Questions Wolf Administration on COVID-19 Policies for Schools, Masking Mandates

August 06, 2021
As school districts work to finalize plans for opening for the 2021-22 school year, Senator Scott Martin (R-13) today questioned Wolf Administration officials during a Senate Education Committee hearing about the COVID-19 policies being implemented in schools.   [Read More]

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Public hearing on COVID-19 policies and guidance for schools

July 30, 2021
Senate Education Committee | Friday, August 6, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. | North Office Building, Hearing Room #1 |   [Read More]

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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]