News Releases

Nov

20

2017

November 20, 2017

Senate Transportation Committee Chairman John C. Rafferty, Jr. (R-44) joined representatives from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), the General Assembly, the City of Harrisburg, Nationwide Insurance, Enterprise, and Uber at MADD’s media event today at the State Capitol to kick off a safe driving 2017 holiday season.     [Read More]

Nov

14

2017

November 14, 2017

Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr., (R-44) will join PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards and various government officials at a news conference announcing the expedited delivery of a new and improved U.S. 422 bridge over the Schuylkill River.   [Read More]

Nov

01

2017

November 01, 2017

No issue generates more calls and letters to my office than the school property tax.   [Read More]

Oct

17

2017

October 17, 2017

The Senate unanimously approved legislation today to improve accessibility and strengthen enforcement measures of parking spaces for persons with disabilities, according to the bill’s sponsors, Senators John C. Rafferty, Jr. (R-44) and Scott Martin (R-13). Senator Rafferty Audio Senator Martin Audio       [Read More]

Sep

25

2017

September 25, 2017

State Senator John Rafferty announced Thursday that his office will be participating in a Senate contest aimed at teen drug and alcohol prevention and awareness.   [Read More]

Sep

20

2017

September 20, 2017

The Senate Transportation Committee today unanimously approved legislation aimed at improving accessibility of parking spaces for persons with disabilities, according to Committee Chairman, Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr. (R-44), who sponsored the measure along with Senator Scott Martin (R-13).   [Read More]

Sep

14

2017

September 14, 2017

Senators Scott Martin (R-13) and John C. Rafferty, Jr. (R-44) announced legislation today designed to improve accessibility of parking spaces for persons with disabilities. Listen   [Read More]

Aug

24

2017

August 24, 2017

At a news conference in Harrisburg, Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr., (R-44) joined lawmakers, law enforcement, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Parents Against Impaired Driving, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and other advocacy groups to discuss the impact and implementation of Pennsylvania’s new ignition interlock law to further strengthen Pennsylvania’s Driving Under the Influence (DUI) laws.     [Read More]

Aug

21

2017

August 21, 2017

Senator John C. Rafferty (R-44) will hold a news conference at noon on Thursday, August 24 in the State Capitol Media Center with lawmakers, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Parents Against Impaired Driving, law enforcement, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and other advocacy groups.   [Read More]

Aug

09

2017

August 09, 2017

Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr. (R-44) and Senator Andrew E. Dinniman (D-19) sent a letter recently to Environmental Hearing Board Judge Bernard Labuskes, the presiding judge over a case between Sunoco Pipeline L.P. (Sunoco) and environmental groups, that called for attention to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) mismanagement of Sunoco’s Mariner East II Pipeline project (project).   [Read More]

Jul

07

2017

July 07, 2017

Legislation sponsored by Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr. (R-44) that would increase fines and penalties for repeat violators of Pennsylvania’s “Steer Clear” Law has been signed into law.   [Read More]

Jun

30

2017

June 30, 2017

Legislation to ensure that Pennsylvania high school students receive strong civics and American history education unanimously passed the Senate Education Committee this week.   [Read More]