News Releases

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]

Sep

08

2016

September 08, 2016

Senator John Rafferty (R-44) will hold his fourth annual “Here to Help Job Fair” for area residents from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, September 13, 2016.   [Read More]

Aug

30

2016

August 30, 2016

State Senator John Rafferty (R-44) offered the following statement following the Senate’s unanimous vote today to confirm Bruce Beemer as the next attorney general.   [Read More]

Jul

28

2016

July 28, 2016

At a news conference in Erie today, Senator John Rafferty (R-44), Senator Sean D. Wiley (D-49), local officials, and other advocacy groups showed their support for Pennsylvania’s new ignition interlock law, saying it will save lives and prevent repeat drunk driving attempts.   [Read More]

Jul

26

2016

July 26, 2016

Senator John Rafferty (R-44) and Senator Sean Wiley (D-49) will hold a news conference at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 28th on the steps of the Erie County Court House (6th Street side) to discuss the state’s new ignition interlock law.   [Read More]

Jul

21

2016

July 21, 2016

Act 101 was signed into law yesterday to provide necessary enhancements to Pennsylvania’s Green Light-Go Program that was established through Act 89 of 2013, the Commonwealth’s historic transportation funding investment plan.   [Read More]

Jul

05

2016

July 05, 2016

Senator John Rafferty (R-44), local officials, families of DUI victims, and other advocacy groups will hold a news conference at 11 a.m., Thursday, July 7 at Kaschak’s Foreign & American Auto, 115 Oxford Street, Hanover Township, Luzerne County.   [Read More]