News Releases

Feb

01

2018

February 01, 2018

A resolution sponsored by Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr., (R-44) and Senator Scott Hutchinson (R-21) was adopted by the Senate and calls for a study of a potential consolidation of the interstate operations of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (Turnpike).   [Read More]

Jan

10

2018

January 10, 2018

Nationally recognized veterans organizations are now exempt from the Realty Transfer Tax, under a provision sponsored by Sen. John Rafferty (R-44) and Sen. Mario Scavello (R-40).   [Read More]

Jan

03

2018

January 03, 2018

State Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr. (R-44) said the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s decision today to temporarily suspend construction permits associated with the Mariner East 2 pipeline is a victory for public safety and environmental protection.     [Read More]

Dec

13

2017

December 13, 2017

Today, the Senate Transportation Committee, chaired by Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr. (R-44), unanimously passed Senate Bill 961 (Rafferty), as amended, to address egregious Driving Under the Influence (DUI) offenses.     [Read More]

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

Senator Rafferty joined 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]