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Senate Approves Judy Ward Plan to Allow Certain Nurse-Aide Training to be Completed Online

October 01, 2021
Senator Judy Ward’s bill to allow certain components of nurse-aide training to be conducted online was unanimously approved on September 29, 2021 by the state Senate.   [Read More]

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Meeting to consider bills

September 17, 2021
Senate Aging and Youth Committee | Wednesday, September 22, 2021 | 10:30 a.m. | Main Capitol, Room 461   [Read More]

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Senate Committees Begin Examination of Proposed Nursing Home Regulation Changes

September 15, 2021
The Senate Health & Human Services Committee and the Aging & Youth Committee today held a joint hearing to examine new regulations for long-term care nursing facilities being proposed by the Wolf Administration.   [Read More]

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Senator Judy Ward Votes to Subpoena Information as Part of Forensic Election Investigation

September 15, 2021
After the Pennsylvania Department of State refused to participate in a hearing and provide information about the state’s election process, state Senator Judy Ward (R-30) voted today to subpoena information as part of the ongoing forensic election investigation.   [Read More]

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Joint Public hearing to discuss Part 1 of the Dept. of Health’s proposed long-term care nursing facility regulations (#10-221)

September 10, 2021
JOINT HEARING Senate Aging & Youth Committee and Senate Health & Human Services Committee | Wednesday, September 15, 2021 | 10:30 a.m. | North Office Building, Hearing Room #1 |   [Read More]

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Public hearing to discuss the Department of Human Services’ intent to contract with Maximus as its independent enrollment broker (IEB) and the impact this will have on seniors and adults with disabilities

August 20, 2021
JOINT HEARING | Senate Aging & Youth Committee, Senate Health & Human Services Committee, House Aging & Older Adult Services Committee, AND House Human Services Committee | Monday, August 23, 2021 | 12:30 p.m. | North Office Building, Hearing Room #1 |     [Read More]

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Public hearing on Department of Human Services proposed revisions to the Child Protective Services Law

August 13, 2021
Senate Aging and Youth Committee | August 16, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. | North Office Building, Hearing Room #1 |     [Read More]

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Senator Ward Questions Wolf Administration on COVID-19 Policies for Schools, Sponsors Legislation for Parents to ‘Opt Out’ of Mask Mandates

August 06, 2021
With students heading back to school, Senator Judy Ward (R-30) today questioned Wolf Administration officials about COVID-19 policies for local school districts during a Senate Education Committee hearing.   [Read More]

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TODAY: Lawmakers, County Commissioner to Announce Reaction to Department of State Decision to Decertify Fulton County Election Systems

July 23, 2021
Senator Judy Ward (R-30), Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) and Fulton County Commissioner Chairman Stuart Ulsh will gather today at the Fulton County Courthouse to announce their reaction to the Pennsylvania Department of State’s decision to decertify Fulton County’s election systems.     [Read More]

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Senate Sends Judy Ward Bill to Rein in Health Secretary’s Power, Ban Vaccine Passports to Governor’s Desk

June 24, 2021
The Pennsylvania Senate today voted to send Gov. Tom Wolf a plan that prevents the excess use of power by the state Secretary of Health while ensuring the protection of public health, according to Senator Judy Ward (R-30), who was a sponsor of the plan.   [Read More]

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General Assembly sends governor bill to prohibit COVID-19 vaccine passports

June 24, 2021
The Senate of Pennsylvania sent Governor Tom Wolf a proposal that would block the state, as well as any county, municipality, school district, colleges and universities, from requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination, according to the bill’s sponsors, Senators Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-28) and Judy Ward (R-30). Listen   [Read More]

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General Assembly sends governor bill to prohibit COVID-19 vaccine passports

June 24, 2021
The Senate of Pennsylvania sent Governor Tom Wolf a proposal that would block the state, as well as any county, municipality, school district, colleges and universities, from requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination, according to the bill’s sponsors, Senators Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-28) and Judy Ward (R-30). Listen   [Read More]