News Releases

Jul

09

2020

July 09, 2020

What happened to local control with the state’s 500 school districts?   [Read More]

Jul

02

2020

July 02, 2020

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) voiced concern Wednesday in response to the state Supreme Court’s refusal to uphold the termination of the COVID-19 emergency declaration.   [Read More]

Jul

01

2020

July 01, 2020

 

Legislation by State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) that would establish a statewide moment of silence in schools observing September 11th recently received a unanimous vote from the Senate Appropriations Committee. Listen   [Read More]

Jun

25

2020

June 25, 2020

 

Senator Mastriano joined Senator Dave Arnold, State Rep. Frank Ryan, and State Rep. Russ Diamond and local community leaders at Heisey’s Diner in Lebanon to show support as they “go green.”     [Read More]

Jun

17

2020

June 17, 2020

Local schools can apply now for funding through two new grant programs created last month to protect the health and safety of students, teachers and school employees during COVID-19, according to State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33).   [Read More]

Jun

15

2020

June 15, 2020

Legislation by State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) that would establish a statewide moment of silence in schools in observance of September 11th recently received a unanimous vote from the Senate Education Committee. Listen   [Read More]

Jun

12

2020

June 12, 2020

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) recently introduced a measure that would change the way emergency declarations are re-authorized in Pennsylvania   [Read More]

Jun

11

2020

June 11, 2020

Chaired by State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33), the Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee took action on several measures Wednesday that would streamline the state’s 153,000 regulations, and reduce red tape for statewide businesses.   [Read More]

Jun

10

2020

June 10, 2020

 

VIDEO: Capitol news conference on House Resolution 836, a resolution that would end the executive order Governor Wolf used to shut down businesses, which was issued on March 6 and renewed on June 3. The governor has used the emergency declaration to change and suspend state laws, spend state and federal taxpayer dollars without the approval of the General Assembly and prevent shuttered businesses from reopening with new safety measures in place.     [Read More]

Jun

09

2020

June 09, 2020

 

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) voted in support of a concurrent resolution today that would terminate Governor Wolf’s emergency declaration related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Listen   [Read More]

Jun

08

2020

June 08, 2020

 

Legislation sponsored by State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) that would streamline the process for veterans seeking a driver’s license designation received a unanimous vote today from the Senate. Listen   [Read More]

Jun

08

2020

June 08, 2020

A legislative measure by State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) that would clarify existing tax code for borough electric systems was recently signed into law.   [Read More]

Jun

04

2020

June 04, 2020

 

State Senator Dave Arnold (R-48) will join local, state and federal officials at a news conference at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow (Friday, June 5) at the Taste of Sicily Restaurant, 132 East Main Street in Palmyra PA.      [Read More]

May

29

2020

May 29, 2020

Alpha Fitness | Chambersburg, Franklin County | May 30 – 11:00 a.m. | News Conference | Watch Live   [Read More]

May

28

2020

May 28, 2020

Facing an uncertain economic future and working to address the devastating impact of COVID-19, the Senate today set a course for recovery by approving a $25.8 billion interim budget for Fiscal Year 2020-21, as well as a plan to direct $2.6 billion in federal CARES funding to support individuals, small businesses, organizations and county governments that were most severely impacted by the virus, according to State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33).   [Read More]

May

28

2020

May 28, 2020

Legislation by State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) that would clarify existing tax code on borough electric systems was amended into a local government measure that passed the Senate on Wednesday.   [Read More]

May

27

2020

May 27, 2020

Chaired by State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33), the Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee took action on several measures today that would bring fiscal transparency to state government.   [Read More]

May

20

2020

May 20, 2020

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) expressed disappointment Tuesday after Governor Tom Wolf vetoed legislation what would have provided county governments more control over letting residents return to work.   [Read More]

May

18

2020

May 18, 2020

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) recently introduced legislation that would authorize free fishing licenses for disabled first responders in Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

May

15

2020

May 15, 2020

 

Remarks of Senator Mastriano at a ReOpen PA rally on the steps of the State Capitol.     [Read More]

May

15

2020

May 15, 2020

Today at 12 noon, Senator Doug Mastriano will participate in a ReOpen PA rally on the Capitol steps. Watch Live   [Read More]

May

14

2020

May 14, 2020

 

Senators Mike Regan (R-31), Doug Mastriano (R-33) and Judy Ward (R-30) held a press conference in response to Shep’s Barber Shop in Enola receiving a cease and desist threat from Governor Wolf’s administration.     [Read More]

May

14

2020

May 14, 2020

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) is joining a pair of Senate Republicans in introducing legislation that would safely reopen hair salons, barbers and cosmetologists for business.   [Read More]

May

13

2020

May 13, 2020

Legislation by State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) that would clarify existing tax code on borough electric systems received unanimous approval from the Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday.   [Read More]

May

12

2020

May 12, 2020

 

Legislation proposed by Senators Doug Mastriano (R-33) and Mike Regan (R-31) that would promote Veterans Courts in Pennsylvania received a unanimous vote Tuesday by the Pennsylvania Senate.     [Read More]

May

11

2020

May 11, 2020

 

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) formally requested the resignation of PA Department of Health Secretary Rachel Levine during a Monday morning press conference, citing ongoing flaws with the COVID-19 emergency declaration and mitigation efforts. AUDIO of SENATOR MASTRIANO’S PRESS CONFERENCE 1 AUDIO of SENATOR MASTRIANO’S PRESS CONFERENCE 2   [Read More]

May

11

2020

May 11, 2020

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) recently introduced legislation that would temporarily suspend Small Games of Chance regulations for non-profit clubs in Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

May

08

2020

May 08, 2020

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) joined lawmakers from the local Senate and House delegation Friday in asking Governor Tom Wolf to transition area communities from a “red” COVID-19 pandemic classification to “yellow.”   [Read More]

May

07

2020

May 07, 2020

Contractors, gig workers, self-employed individuals and other Pennsylvanians who applied for benefits through the new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program can file now for weekly benefits, according to State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33).   [Read More]

May

01

2020

May 01, 2020

The Senate recently approved a measure that would require the state to notify local first responders of COVID-19 cases in their communities, according to State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33).   [Read More]

Apr

29

2020

April 29, 2020

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) announced this week he is introducing legislation that would reopen Pennsylvania automobile dealerships, as part of COVID-19 mitigation efforts.   [Read More]

Apr

29

2020

April 29, 2020

As part of a measure that is being proposed by State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33), the General Assembly would have to re-authorize an Emergency Declaration implemented by the Governor.   [Read More]

Apr

28

2020

April 28, 2020

In light of ongoing concerns about the PA Department of Community and Economic Development’s (DCED) handling of the COVID-19 crisis, Republican senators are calling on the Auditor General to begin an immediate audit of the agency.   [Read More]

Apr

28

2020

April 28, 2020

Legislation by State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) that would allow notaries to perform duties utilizing audio-visual technology was unanimously approved today by the Senate. Listen   [Read More]

Apr

27

2020

April 27, 2020

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) intends to introduce legislation that would ease restrictions on the products that Pennsylvania breweries, wineries and distilleries are permitted to sell for take-home consumption.   [Read More]

Apr

21

2020

April 21, 2020

The Senate today gave final approval to a bill that promotes telemedicine as a way to overcome barriers to quality patient care created by distance and reduce the costs of those services, according to State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33).   [Read More]

Apr

21

2020

April 21, 2020

Legislation proposed by State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) that would streamline the process for veterans seeking a driver’s license designation received a unanimous vote today from the Senate Appropriations Committee.   [Read More]

Apr

21

2020

April 21, 2020

A new law will allow notaries to do business remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, clearing a major hurdle that prevented auto sales from being conducted online, according to State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33).   [Read More]

Apr

20

2020

April 20, 2020

Legislation aiming to modernize the Pennsylvania Disease Prevention and Control Law was officially introduced today by State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33).   [Read More]

Apr

20

2020

April 20, 2020

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) recently introduced a measure that aims to enhance legislative oversight and input on current emergency actions.   [Read More]

Apr

17

2020

April 17, 2020

Legislation introduced by State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) would temporarily divert sports gambling revenue towards property tax relief.   [Read More]

Apr

15

2020

April 15, 2020

The Senate approved two bills today that would provide much-needed clarity and common sense to the process of deciding which businesses can safely operate during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33). Listen   [Read More]

Apr

15

2020

April 15, 2020

Legislation by State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) that would authorize remote notarization of documents received overwhelming approval Wednesday from a Senate panel. Listen   [Read More]

Apr

07

2020

April 07, 2020

The Senate approved emergency measures today to help local governments respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency, according to State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33)   [Read More]

Apr

06

2020

April 06, 2020

Legislation by State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) that would authorize remote notarization of documents received approval Monday from a Senate panel. Listen   [Read More]

Apr

03

2020

April 03, 2020

Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) officially introduced the “PA Healthy Citizens & Healthy Businesses Back to Work Initiative” today in an effort to safely return state residents to work.     [Read More]

Apr

01

2020

April 01, 2020

Governor Wolf has issued a statewide “stay-at-home” order for all counties in Pennsylvania in order to limit the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, according to Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33)   [Read More]

Mar

31

2020

March 31, 2020

The Department of Education announced today that all schools in Pennsylvania will remain closed indefinitely to limit the spread of COVID-19, according to State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33).   [Read More]