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Rafferty Introduces Bill to Increase Penalties for Home Invasions

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Rafferty and Costa Bill to Help PA Turnpike Collect Unpaid Tolls Signed into Law

November 4, 2016

Legislation that includes a provision sponsored by Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr. (R-44) and Senator Jay Costa, Jr. (D-43) to help the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission collect more than $5 million in unpaid tolls was signed into law today by Gov. Tom Wolf.[...Read More]

Rafferty Bill Modernizing Transit Revitalization Investment Districts Signed into Law

November 4, 2016

Legislation sponsored by Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr. (R-44) to modernize and reform private investments at mass transit hubs was enacted by Gov. Tom Wolf today.[...Read More]

Rafferty Urges SEPTA, Transit Workers to Reach Agreement, Avoid Strike

October 31, 2016

Senate Transportation Committee Chairman John C. Rafferty, Jr., urged the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) and the Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 234 – which represents over 4,700 SEPTA City Transit Division operators, mechanics, trade specialists and maintenance custodians – to expeditiously reach an agreement on a new contract before tonight’s midnight deadline.[...Read More]

Rafferty Blasts Wolf’s Decision to Veto DRPA Reform Measure

October 28, 2016

Governor Tom Wolf’s decision today to veto legislation intended to bring greater transparency and accountability to the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) is “disappointing coming from someone who campaigned on the platform of reform and a fresh start,” according to Senator John Rafferty (R-44).[...Read More]

General Assembly Approves Rafferty Bill to Strengthen Penalties for Burglaries

October 27, 2016

The State Senate this week approved legislation sponsored by Senator John Rafferty (R-44) that would strengthen penalties for burglaries that involve home invasions to better reflect the seriousness of these violent crimes. v[...Read More]