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Senator Ward’s Bill to Protect Healthcare Practitioners Becomes Law

July 01, 2020
A bill signed into law today will strengthen penalties for assaults against healthcare practitioners and technicians, according to the measure’s author, Senator Judy Ward (R-30).   [Read More]

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Lawmakers Approve New Tool to Support Redevelopment of Blighted Properties

June 30, 2020
Municipalities would have a new tool to transform blighted properties into thriving parts of the community under a bill approved by the Senate this week, according to the bill’s author, Senator Judy Ward (R-30). Listen   [Read More]

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Senate Votes to Boost Community-Based Healthcare for Patients in Need

June 30, 2020
Community-based health centers could better meet the needs of patients in underserved areas under a bill approved by the Senate today, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator Judy Ward (R-30).   Listen   [Read More]

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Hearing Highlights Wolf Administration’s Continued Struggles to Protect Older Pennsylvanians Against COVID-19

June 26, 2020
Many of the same issues that plagued the Wolf Administration’s management of long-term care facilities at the outset of COVID-19 still remain a problem four months into the pandemic, according to testifiers at a Senate Aging and Youth Committee hearing on Thursday.   [Read More]

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Senator Ward’s Bill to Protect Healthcare Practitioners Is Headed to Governor’s Desk

June 24, 2020
A bill that would strengthen penalties for assaults against healthcare practitioners and technicians is on its way to the governor’s desk to be signed into law, according to the measure’s sponsor, Senator Judy Ward (R-30).   [Read More]

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Update on Long Term Care Facilities and COVID-19

June 24, 2020
Senate Aging and Youth Committee | June 25, 2020 at 10 am | Off the Floor (Senate Chamber and Virtual Participation) |     [Read More]

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Senate Votes to Get PA Back to Work, End Governor Wolf’s Business Shutdown Order

June 09, 2020
Stressing that Governor Wolf’s extended lockdown of Pennsylvania is hurting families and doing irreparable harm to employers, the Senate today voted to approve a measure that would end the statewide shutdown, according to Senator Judy Ward (R-30).   Listen   [Read More]

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Senate Votes to Increase Pensions for Wounded Veterans

June 08, 2020
The Senate approved a bill today to increase pensions for the Blind Veterans Pension Program and the Amputee and Paralyzed Veterans Pension Program, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator Judy Ward (R-30). Listen   [Read More]

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Senator Ward Supports CARES Act Funding Package, Short-term State Budget

May 28, 2020
Senator Judy Ward (R-30) supported passage of a $25.8 billion interim state budget proposal that funds most state departments and agencies for five months to buy additional time to deal with the damages caused by the COVID-19 pandemic – and Governor Wolf’s response to the crisis. Listen   [Read More]

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Regan, Mastriano and Ward Hold News Conference in Response to Governor Wolf’s Threatening Local Business

May 14, 2020
Senators Mike Regan (R-31), Doug Mastriano (R-33) and Judy Ward (R-30) held a press conference in response to Shep’s Barber Shop in Enola receiving a cease and desist threat from Governor Wolf’s administration.     [Read More]

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Public Hearing on Ability of Counties to Open Safely

May 12, 2020
Joint Hearing | Senate Aging & Youth Committee AND Senate Local Government Committee | May 13, 2020 | 10:30 a.m. | Off the Floor (Senate Chamber and Virtual Participation) |     [Read More]

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Joint Hearing to consider Nursing Homes and COVID-19

May 01, 2020
Senate Aging and Youth Committee and Senate Health and Human Services Committee | May 7, 2020 | Senate Chamber and Remote Participation     [Read More]