News Releases

May

30

2017

May 30, 2017

The Senate Finance Committee recently moved legislation sponsored by Sen. John Rafferty (R-44) and Sen. Mario Scavello (R-40) to exempt nationally recognized veterans’ organizations from the Realty Transfer Tax.   [Read More]

May

22

2017

May 22, 2017

Valley Forge Military College (VFMC) is pleased to announce that Jacob Schlichtmann, a senior at Valley Forge Baptist Academy, has been nominated to receive an LAI Scholarship from Pennsylvania State Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr., to attend the College in the fall.   [Read More]

May

22

2017

May 22, 2017

Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr., (R-44), Senator John Sabatina (D-5), AT&T, state officials, law enforcement, families of distracted driving victims, students and other advocacy groups held a capitol news conference on Tuesday to focus public attention on distracted driving legislation and awareness.     [Read More]

May

08

2017

May 08, 2017

Senator Rafferty takes part in the annual Fraternal Order of Police Law Enforcement Memorial Service, held in Harrisburg.     [Read More]

Apr

25

2017

April 25, 2017

Senators John Rafferty (R-44), Randy Vulakovich (R-38), Don White (R-41), Mike Regan (R-31), Dan Laughlin (R-49) and Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35) joined legislators and representatives of law enforcement organizations at a Capitol news conference to show their support for Pennsylvania’s police officers. Listen   [Read More]

Apr

13

2017

April 13, 2017

Three Republican state senators have called on the president of Drexel University to terminate a professor for an inflammatory and hateful social media post that they said showed a lack of respect for military personnel.   [Read More]

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]