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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]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Education (Part 2)

March 18, 2021
Senator Scott Martin questions Acting Secretary Noe Ortega during the Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing for the Department of Education. (Part 2 of 2)     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Education (Part 1)

March 18, 2021
VIDEO: Senator Scott Martin questions Acting Secretary Noe Ortega during the Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing for the Department of Education. (Part 1 of 2) Senator Martin is the chair of the Senate Education Committee.     [Read More]

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Martin Introduces World Down Syndrome Day Resolution

March 17, 2021
Listen HARRISBURG – In recognition of the incredible achievements of individuals living with Down syndrome, Senator Scott Martin (R-13) has introduced a Senate Resolution designating March 21 as World Down Syndrome Day. The resolution adds Pennsylvania to the considerable number of states and nations that participate in the annual event promoting greater advocacy for the […]   [Read More]

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Senator Martin Introduces Resolution in Support of Recognizing Girls’ Wrestling in PA

March 15, 2021
Senator Scott Martin (R-13) has introduced a resolution designating March 21 as Pennsylvania Girls Wrestling Day in Pennsylvania in support of the ongoing efforts for the sport to be officially recognized by the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA).   Listen   [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Independent Fiscal Office

March 08, 2021
VIDEO: Senator Scott Martin questions Director Matthew Knittel during the Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing for the Independent Fiscal Office.     [Read More]

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COVID-19 Vaccine Virtual Town Hall

March 03, 2021
Virtual town hall meeting co-hosted by Senator Scott Martin and Senator Ryan Aument to discuss the COVID-19 vaccination rollout plan in Pennsylvania.     [Read More]

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Public hearing on Education during the COVID-19 pandemic

February 25, 2021
Joint Hearing | Senate Education Committee and Senate Health and Human Services Committee | Wednesday, March 3, 2021| 10:00 a.m. | Senate Chamber (and Virtual Participation) |     [Read More]

Senate Passes Martin’s Bill to Boost Statewide Farmland Preservation Efforts

February 23, 2021
Pennsylvania’s farmland preservation efforts could take a critical step forward under legislation approved by the Senate today, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator Scott Martin (R-13). Listen   [Read More]

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Part 2: Update on PASSHE (State System of Higher Education)

February 09, 2021
Senator Scott Martin questions PASSHE Chancellor Daniel Greenstein during a joint hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Senate Education Committee to provide an update on PASSHE (PA State System of Higher Education).     [Read More]

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Update on PASSHE (State System of Higher Education)

February 09, 2021
Senator Scott Martin questions PASSHE Chancellor Daniel Greenstein during a joint hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Senate Education Committee to provide an update on PASSHE (PA State System of Higher Education).   [Read More]

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Public hearing to provide an update on PASSHE (PA State System of Higher Education)

February 08, 2021
Joint Hearing | Senate Appropriations Committee and Senate Education Committee | Tuesday, February 9, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. | Senate Chamber (and Virtual Participation) |     [Read More]

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COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution in Pennsylvania

February 04, 2021
VIDEO: Senator Scott Martin questions Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam during a joint hearing of the Senate Aging & Youth Committee and the Senate Health & Human Services Committee on problems with the COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

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Lancaster County Senators Condemn Historically Large Tax Increases and Spending in Governor Wolf’s Job-Crushing Budget Plan

February 03, 2021
Lancaster County Senators Ryan P. Aument (R-36) and Scott Martin (R-13) raised serious concerns today about the massive tax hikes and unsustainable new government spending included in Governor Tom Wolf’s 2021-22 budget proposal. Listen   [Read More]

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Senate Approves Proposed Constitutional Amendment to Strengthen Emergency Response

January 26, 2021
The Senate approved a proposed amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution today that could improve the way that state government responds to emergencies by limiting the length of future disaster declarations, according to Senator Scott Martin (R-13), who sponsored the bill. Listen   [Read More]

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Senate Panel Approves Senator Martin’s Bills Addressing District Attorney Vacancies

January 26, 2021
The Senate Judiciary Committee approved three bills on Monday that would provide uniformity and consistency to the process of filling county district attorney vacancies, according to one of the bills’ sponsors, Senator Scott Martin (R-13). Listen   [Read More]

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Virtual Telephone Town Hall

November 24, 2020
Telephone/virtual town hall event, hosted by Senator Scott Martin and Senator Ryan Aument.   [Read More]

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Meeting to consider SB 1336

October 02, 2020
Senate Local Government Committee | Monday, October 5, 2020 | 12:45 p.m. | Senate Chamber (and Virtual Participation) |     [Read More]

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Meeting to consider SB 1296

September 18, 2020
Senate Local Government Committee | Monday, September 21, 2020 | 12:45 p.m. | Senate Chamber (and Virtual Participation) |     [Read More]

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Senate Unanimously Approves Martin’s Bill to Protect Young Victims of Sexual Assault

September 09, 2020
Young victims of sexual assault would be protected against the possibility of having to attend school with their attackers under a bill approved by the Senate today, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator Scott Martin (R-13).   Listen   [Read More]