News Releases

Nov

01

2018

November 01, 2018

Several local schools were awarded state grants to help improve student safety through a new program supported by Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr. (R-44).   [Read More]

Oct

18

2018

October 18, 2018

Legislation sponsored by Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr. (R-44) advances to the governor for his signature that will save lives by establishing tougher penalties for dangerous repeat DUI offenders.     [Read More]

Oct

15

2018

October 15, 2018

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

Oct

12

2018

October 12, 2018

A number of school districts in the 44th Senatorial District were awarded state Safe School Targeted Grants through the Pennsylvania Department of Education for the training and compensation of school resource officers and school police officers, and to prevent and reduce violent incidents through programs and security equipment, according to Senator John Rafferty (R-44).   [Read More]

Sep

28

2018

September 28, 2018

State Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr., (R-44) was honored with the State Distinguished Service Award by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).     [Read More]

Sep

20

2018

September 20, 2018

Senator John Rafferty (R-44) today announced that the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) has approved $1.6 million in state funding for 11 water, sewer, and trails projects in the 44th Senatorial District.   [Read More]

Sep

14

2018

September 14, 2018

Senator John Rafferty (R-44) will join Attorney General Josh Shapiro and survivors of clergy sexual abuse at a news conference and roundtable discussion to discuss pending legislation to implement key recommendations by a grand jury to reform Pennsylvania’s current laws.   [Read More]

Sep

11

2018

September 11, 2018

Senator John Rafferty (R-44) is encouraging local school districts to apply to receive funding through a new grant program dedicated to improving school safety and security.   [Read More]

Sep

10

2018

September 10, 2018

Senators John Rafferty (R-44) and Tom McGarrigle (R-26) will host the Senate Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Senator David G. Argall (R-29), for a roundtable discussion on school safety efforts. Listen   [Read More]

Jun

18

2018

June 18, 2018

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved legislation today that would help landowners better understand their rights when facing eminent domain claims, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator John Rafferty (R-44).   [Read More]

Jun

12

2018

June 12, 2018

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee today approved SR 373 sponsored by Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr. (R-44) and Senator Andy Dinniman (D-19) that would establish a bipartisan, bicameral legislative commission that would be charged with recommending improvements and developing legislation to enhance the safety, oversight and interagency coordination in the transport of oil, natural gas and other hazardous liquids through pipelines in the Commonwealth.   [Read More]

Apr

18

2018

April 18, 2018

The State Senate today overwhelmingly approved legislation sponsored by Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr. (R-44) that would help to save lives by providing tougher sanctions for dangerous repeat DUI offenders.   Listen   [Read More]