News Releases

Feb

06

2017

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]

Jan

09

2017

January 09, 2017

Senator John Rafferty (R-44) is urging Pennsylvanians to show their support local law enforcement officers on January 9th by celebrating National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D).   [Read More]

Jan

06

2017

January 06, 2017

Pennsylvania’s heroin and opioid epidemic will be the focus of a third special Telephone Town Hall meeting, to be held at 6:30PM on Tuesday, January 10th from the State Capitol in Harrisburg, according to Senator John Rafferty (R-44)   [Read More]

Dec

16

2016

December 16, 2016

Ursinus College in Montgomery County will benefit from a total of $313,551 in state grants to make pedestrian access and road safety improvements and build new roads to its facilities, according to Senator John Rafferty (R-44) and Representative Mike Vereb, who worked to secure funding for the projects.   [Read More]

Dec

15

2016

December 15, 2016

An Op-Ed by State Senator John Rafferty (R-Montgomery) When the two-year legislative session ended in November, Governor Wolf sent a loud and concerning message to Pennsylvanians by vetoing two important government reform bills and another bill designed to protect our police officers and their families. These vetoes are not only disturbing but counter his campaign...   [Read More]

Nov

04

2016

November 04, 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]

Nov

04

2016

November 04, 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]

Oct

31

2016

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]

Oct

28

2016

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]

Oct

27

2016

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]

Oct

18

2016

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]

Oct

14

2016

October 14, 2016

Senator John Rafferty (R-44) and Senator Rich Alloway (R-33) will hold a news conference at 12:30 p.m on Tuesday, October 18 in the State Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg.   [Read More]