News Releases

May

28

2020

May 28, 2020

Lancaster County Senators Ryan Aument (R-36) and Scott Martin (R-13) supported passage today of an interim state budget proposal and a package of bills designed to support families, businesses, employees and organizations affected by the pandemic.   [Read More]

May

22

2020

May 22, 2020

As part of Lancaster County’s comprehensive plan to reopen safely during COVID-19, new testing and contact tracing initiatives are underway to protect the health and safety of community residents, according to local Senators Ryan Aument (R-36) and Scott Martin (R-13).   [Read More]

May

20

2020

May 20, 2020

Senator Scott Martin (R-13) responded to Governor Wolf today for vetoing a package of bills that would have provided county governments more control over letting residents return to work and allowed more employers to resume operations under state and federal safety guidelines.   [Read More]

May

15

2020

May 15, 2020

A day after the Lancaster County Commissioners formalized agreements with Lancaster General Hospital and the Lancaster Economic Development Corporation and the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce, local lawmakers in the General Assembly supported final passage of a bill to allow counties to develop and implement their own COVID-19 mitigation plans for businesses.   [Read More]

May

15

2020

May 15, 2020

A group of Republican state senators are introducing legislation for a constitutional amendment that will provide equal distribution of power among the three branches of government during emergency disaster declarations.   [Read More]

May

14

2020

May 14, 2020

As the number of positive COVID-19 cases steadily decreases locally and statewide, the Senate approved a four-bill package on Wednesday that would give county governments more discretion over their local economies and provide a way for some businesses to reopen -- if they can operate in a manner that protects employees and customers, according to Senator Scott Martin (R-13).     [Read More]

May

13

2020

May 13, 2020

At a Senate hearing today, some of the state’s leading medical experts and county leaders outlined plans and objectives to protect Pennsylvania’s vulnerable senior populations as counties begin to safely reopen following the governor’s COVID-19 shutdown.   [Read More]

May

12

2020

May 12, 2020

The Senate approved new funding today to provide a critical layer of support for nursing homes, other organizations supporting long-term living programs, including programs for seniors to continue to live in the community and volunteer fire and EMS companies that are struggling due to COVID-19, according to Senator Scott Martin (R-13), who supported the bill.   [Read More]

May

12

2020

May 12, 2020

Two Senate committees will hold a public hearing on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. to hear testimony from county officials about efforts to begin to reopen safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as from medical experts who are treating our most vulnerable senior population and researching the virus COVID-19.   [Read More]

May

12

2020

May 12, 2020

After a Senate hearing last week highlighted inadequacies in COVID-19 testing in long-term care facilities, the Wolf Administration has reversed course and announced today that they will begin widespread testing of residents and employees, according to Senator Scott Martin (R-13).   [Read More]

May

11

2020

May 11, 2020

Senate leaders called on Governor Wolf to stop the name-calling and instead engage with local elected officials after the Governor held a press conference where he called local community leaders ‘cowards’ and threatened to withhold funding from local communities, revoke operating licenses from local employers and deny insurance claims.   [Read More]

May

07

2020

May 07, 2020

After the state Department of Health indicated they are continuing to “think” about testing more patients in long-term care communities and distributing additional personal protective equipment, Republican Senators called on Health Secretary Rachel Levine to take immediate action to slow the COVID-19 deaths in long-term care facilities.   [Read More]