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Budget Hearing Q&A: DEP

March 04, 2020
At the #PASenate #PAbudget hearing with @PennsylvaniaDEP, I once again asked Secretary Patrick McDonnell for NOAA weather data to back up the administration’s RGGI & TCI plans, which will hit PA consumers with new costs.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: State-Related Universities

March 03, 2020
High student loan debt and increased costs are major concerns for students. I wanted to know what the state-related universities are doing to hold down tuition rates. #PASenate #PABudget hearings.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Agriculture

March 02, 2020
During the #PASenate #PABudget hearing with @PAAgriculture, I asked about efforts to make it more convenient to license dogs and assistance for farmers during down times.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Education (Part 2)

February 27, 2020
During a #PASenate #PABudget hearing, I asked the @PADeptofED for input on whether it would be effective to expand the use of mental health assessments for students and how often they should be done.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Education (Part 1)

February 27, 2020
As sponsor of a bill to fund school safety grants and the Safe2Say Program, I urged the @PADept ofEd to continue that commitment at #PASenate #PABudget hearing. I also asked about capital costs associated with full-day Kindergarten.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: PennDOT

February 25, 2020
  At the #PASenate #PAbudget hearing with @PennDOTnews Acting Secretary Yassmin Gramian, I discussed REAL ID, structurally deficient bridges & the need for state/local coordination on transportation planning.   [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: LCB

February 25, 2020
  During a #PASenate #PABudget hearing with the PA Liquor Control Board, I asked about future plans to upgrade facilities in Lancaster and whether LCB has the flexibility to adjust personnel and staffing.   [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Aging

February 24, 2020
  During a #PASenate #PABudget hearing with the Department of Aging, I asked about the impact of skill games on the Lottery Fund, reimbursement rates for struggling service providers and the number of Adult Protective Services reported and substantiated.   [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Auditor General

February 24, 2020
  During the #PASenate #PABudget hearing with @PAAuditorGen, I asked about audits of managed care organizations.   [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Labor & Industry

February 24, 2020
  During a #PASenate #PABudget hearing, I spoke with @PALaborIndustry about the importance of modernizing apprenticeship programs, the solvency of the unemployment compensation system and the impact of potential minimum wage increases.   [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: State System of Higher Education

February 20, 2020
I stressed that the @StateSystem must be accountable to taxpayers and students and said it is unfair that the top-performing schools are getting the least amount of state funding at today’s #PASenate #PABudget hearing.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Military & Veterans Affairs

February 19, 2020
At today’s @PAMDVA #PASenate #PABudget hearing, I praised the effectiveness of PA veterans courts and urged the department to find community care options for vets in counties where there are no state veteran homes.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Revenue/Lottery

February 18, 2020
I expressed concerns about the financial impact of the growing number of gambling options available in Pennsylvania and delays in the implementation of certain games during the #PASenate #PABudget hearing with @PARevenue and @PALottery.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Independent Fiscal Office

February 18, 2020
The impact of games of skill on @PALottery sales was the topic of one of my questions for @Ind_Fisc_Office Director Matthew Knittel. #PASenate #PAbudget     [Read More]

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Senators Aument and Martin Express Concerns About Wolf Budget Plan

February 04, 2020
Lancaster County Senators Ryan P. Aument (R-36) and Scott Martin (R-13) voiced concerns about the level of new spending and borrowing in the $36.1 billion budget plan outlined by Governor Wolf today.   [Read More]

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Senate approves Martin and Phillips-Hill legislation to protect workers’ compensation coverage for injured volunteer fire, EMS personnel

February 03, 2020
Critical members of volunteer fire companies, ambulance corps and rescue squads who are injured in the line of duty would qualify for workers’ compensation coverage under a bill approved by the Senate today, according to the bill’s sponsors, Senators Scott Martin (R-Lancaster) and Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York).  Listen   [Read More]

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Meeting to consider SB 207, SB 958, and HB1751

January 31, 2020
Senate Local Government Committee | February 5, 2020 | 10:30 a.m. | Main Capitol, Room 461 |     [Read More]

Lancaster County Senators Support Legislation, Grants to Help Fire and EMS Companies

January 30, 2020
Senators Ryan P. Aument (R-36) and Scott Martin (R-13) voted in favor of a pair of bills this week that would help fire and EMS companies deal with some of the most significant financial and recruitment challenges they face today. Listen   [Read More]

State Grants Support New Career Learning Opportunities for Lancaster County Students

January 24, 2020
Several state grants awarded to schools and other entities in Lancaster County will support new career-focused learning opportunities for students, according to Senators Ryan P. Aument (R-36) and Scott Martin (R-13). Listen - Senator Martin Listen - Senator Aument   [Read More]

Grant Awarded to Millersville University to Boost Campus Security, Reduce Sexual Assault

January 17, 2020
Millersville University will receive a $29,995 grant to help improve campus security and provide resources to reduce the risk of sexual assault, according to Senators Ryan Aument (R-36) and Scott Martin (R-13). Listen-Senator Aument   [Read More]

Lancaster Senators Support New Protections for Sexual Abuse Survivors, Including Statute of Limitations Reforms

November 20, 2019
The Senate approved a comprehensive package of bills today to support survivors of sexual abuse, including legislation to reform the statute of limitations to give survivors more time to come forward, according to Senators Ryan Aument (R-36) and Scott Martin (R-13), who both supported the bills. Aument Audio Martin Audio   [Read More]

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Senate Approves Down Syndrome Protection Act

November 20, 2019
A bill that would prohibit the practice of selectively aborting babies based solely on a diagnosis of Down syndrome earned Senate approval today, according to Senator Scott Martin (R-13), who supported the bill.     [Read More]

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Pediatric Cancer Tax Credit

November 20, 2019
Senator Martin discusses the importance of the Senate’s decision to unanimously pass his pediatric cancer tax credit legislation (Senate Bill 74).   [Read More]

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Senate Approves Martin’s Bill Providing New Resources to Fight Pediatric Cancer

November 19, 2019
VIDEO: 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. Listen   [Read More]

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Senate Health & Human Services Committee debates Down Syndrome Protection Act

November 18, 2019
Members of the Senate Health & Human Services committee discuss the merits of House Bill 321 prior to its passage.   [Read More]

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Senate State Government Committee approves Election Reforms

November 18, 2019
Senator Martin speaks in support of his Senate Bill 417; legislation requiring write-in candidates receive the same number of votes as signatures required in the nomination petition process.   [Read More]

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Senate State Government Committee approves Daylight Saving Time Resolution

November 18, 2019
Senator Martin speaks on behalf of his Senate Resolution 179, a resolution urging Congress to make Daylight Saving Time permanent in the United States.   [Read More]

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Op-Ed: New Protections for Young Victims of Sexual Assault Move Forward

November 06, 2019
Sexual assault is one of the most heinous crimes that a person can commit, and the lifelong consequences of these horrible actions are magnified when the victim is a child.   [Read More]

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Election Modernization Passage

October 30, 2019
Senator Martin talks about the passage of the election modernization legislation. The new law included language from his Senate Bill 418; legislation designed to reduce the number of required printed ballots in order to save local governments money.   [Read More]

Senate Education Committee Approves Martin Bill to Protect Student Sexual Assault Victims

October 29, 2019
A proposal that would provide new protections for young victims of sexual assault earned the endorsement of a key panel in the Senate today, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator Scott Martin (R-13). Listen   [Read More]