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Senate Education Committee Remarks on Temporary Nurses Aide Legislation

September 24, 2020
Senate Education Committee Remarks on Temporary Nurses Aide Legislation   [Read More]

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Senators Ward, Blake Applaud Launch of Statewide Rare Disease Needs Assessment

September 23, 2020
State Senators Judy Ward (R-Blair) and John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today joined members of the PA Rare Disease Advisory Council (PARDAC) to launch a first-of-its-kind statewide needs assessment that will help guide the state’s future policies and initiatives related to rare diseases.   [Read More]

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Senate Approves Bill to Improve Reporting of COVID-19 Deaths

September 23, 2020
Legislation that would improve transparency and eliminate inconsistencies in how COVID-19 deaths are being reported in Pennsylvania earned the approval of the Senate this week, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator Judy Ward (R-30). Listen   [Read More]

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Informational meeting regarding the Caregiver Support Program

September 21, 2020
Senate Aging and Youth Committee | Wednesday, September 23, 2020 | 9:30 a.m. | Senate Chamber (and Virtual Participation) |     [Read More]

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Meeting to consider SB 983 and SB 1279

September 18, 2020
Senate Aging and Youth Committee | Monday, September 21, 2020 | 12:30 p.m. | NOB, Hearing Room #1 (and Virtual Participation) |     [Read More]

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Meeting to consider Issues Facing Rural Pharmacists

September 10, 2020
Senate Majority Policy Committee | Monday, September 14, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. | Value Drug Company | Duncansville, Blair County |     [Read More]

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Senators propose option to temporarily suspend costly prevailing wage requirements for local entities amid COVID-19 pandemic

August 27, 2020
Senators Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York), Scott Martin (R-Lancaster) and Judy Ward (R-Blair/Cumberland/Franklin/Fulton/Huntingdon) plan to introduce a bill they say will help local governments and school districts address fiscal challenges and infrastructure obligations. Listen   [Read More]

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Challenges Facing PA’s Rural Hospitals

August 03, 2020
Senator Judy Ward questions panelists at a Senate Majority Policy Committee informational meeting regarding the challenges facing PA’s rural hospitals. The meeting was held at Monongahela Valley Hospital in Monongahela, Washington County. View entire hearing   [Read More]

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State Government Hearing

July 24, 2020
New voting machines, mail-in ballots, changing polling locations and last-second rule changes by the Wolf Administration created numerous issues during the 2020 Primary Election, including confusion among voters and long delays in reporting election results.   [Read More]

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Senator Ward Supports Judicial Election Reform Proposal

July 16, 2020
The membership of Pennsylvania’s appellate courts would reflect the regional diversity of Pennsylvania under a sweeping judicial election reform bill that was approved by the Senate today, according to Senator Senator Judy Ward (R-30), who supported the legislation. Listen   [Read More]

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New Law Will Support Redevelopment of Blighted Properties

July 14, 2020
A bill was signed into law today to give municipalities a new tool to transform blighted properties into thriving parts of the community, according to the measure’s sponsor, Senator Judy Ward (R-30). Listen   [Read More]