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Highly Automated Vehicles (HAV) Testing Legislation

March 20, 2017
Senate and House Transportation Committees – Joint Hearing - March 21, 2017 - 9:30 am     [Read More]

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2017-2018 Budget Address

February 07, 2017
Senator Rafferty offers his reaction to Governor Wolf’s budget address.     [Read More]

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Senate Passes DRPA Reform Bill with Bipartisan Support

February 06, 2017
The Senate of Pennsylvania today passed an important government reform bill with bipartisan support (38-11) sponsored by Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr. (R-44) that would bring greater transparency and accountability to the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA).     [Read More]

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Meeting to consider bills and hearing on project delivery

February 02, 2017
Senate Transportation Committee - February 8, 2017    [Read More]

Committee Approves Rafferty DRPA Bill Despite Governor’s Efforts to Halt Reforms

January 24, 2017
The Senate Transportation Committee today approved an important government reform bill sponsored by Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr. (R-44) that would bring greater transparency and accountability to the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA). Listen   [Read More]

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Senators Outline Efforts To Build on Measures to Address, Prevent Animal Cruelty

October 18, 2016
At a news conference today at the State Capitol in Harrisburg, Senator John Rafferty (R-44) and Senator Rich Alloway (R-33) held a news conference to outline plans to continue legislative efforts to combat animal cruelty in Pennsylvania. Senator Rafferty's Remarks Senator Alloway's Remarks Senator Scavello's Remarks   [Read More]

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The Rafferty Report

August 11, 2016
Senator Rafferty tours “grain to bottle handcrafted spirits” of Brandywine Branch Distillery in North Chester County.     [Read More]

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Hearing with Secretary of Transportation Leslie Richards to discuss PennDOT’s budget and priorities

June 24, 2016
Senate Transportation Committee - June 27, 2016 Listen     [Read More]

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Legislators, Advocacy Groups Hail New Ignition Interlock Law as Important Tool in Saving Lives, Fighting Drunk Driving

June 08, 2016
At a capitol news conference today, legislators, families of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) victims, and advocacy groups showed their support for Pennsylvania’s new ignition interlock law, saying it will save lives and prevent repeat drunk driving attempts. Listen - News Conference Listen - Senator Rafferty Listen - Senator Bartolotta   News Conference   Senator...   [Read More]

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Senate Votes to Send Rafferty Ignition Interlock Legislation to Governor

May 18, 2016
The State Senate today gave final approval to legislation sponsored by Senator John Rafferty (R-44) that would require most first-time offenders of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) to install ignition interlocks on their vehicle for at least one year. Listen     [Read More]

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Police Officer Memorial Day

April 13, 2016
Senator Rafferty offers a resolution recognizing May 15-21, 2016 as National Police Week and May 2, 2016 as Police Officer Memorial Day in Pennsylvania.     [Read More]