News Releases

Sep

23

2020

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]

Sep

23

2020

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]

Sep

22

2020

September 22, 2020

News Conference – Rare Disease Advisory Council on Wednesday - Wednesday, September 23 at 10:30 am - Watch Live   [Read More]

Sep

18

2020

September 18, 2020

To provide an important measure of financial relief to restaurants and taverns impacted by COVID-19, Senator Judy Ward (R-30) is calling for the Tavern Gaming License renewal fee to be suspended for one year.   [Read More]

Sep

16

2020

September 16, 2020

Senator Judy Ward (R-30) will host a virtual workshop discussion on September 24 to help local nonprofit groups learn about funding opportunities through charitable foundations.   [Read More]

Sep

15

2020

September 15, 2020

Pennsylvania pharmacists and other experts in the prescription drug industry told lawmakers this week that many rural pharmacies are in danger of going out of business due to flaws in the current regulatory and reimbursement systems.   [Read More]

Sep

11

2020

September 11, 2020

At the request of Senator Judy Ward (R-Blair/Cumberland/Franklin/Fulton/Huntingdon), the Senate Majority Policy Committee will hold a public workshop discussion on the challenges facing Pennsylvania’s rural pharmacists.   [Read More]

Sep

10

2020

September 10, 2020

A grant of more than $77,000 from the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) will aid in completing the restoration of Baker Mansion, according to Senator Judy Ward (R-30) and Representative Lou Schmitt (R-79).   [Read More]

Sep

10

2020

September 10, 2020

A $100,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) will help add a critical fire suppression system in the East Broad Top Railroad (EBT) machine-shop complex, according to Senator Judy Ward (R-30) and Representative Rich Irvin (R-81).   [Read More]

Sep

09

2020

September 09, 2020

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a bill today that would support Pennsylvania’s network of community-based nonprofit organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator Judy Ward (R-30).   [Read More]

Sep

01

2020

September 01, 2020

At the request of Senator Judy Ward (R-Blair/Cumberland/Franklin/Fulton/Huntingdon), the Senate Majority Policy Committee will discuss the challenges facing rural pharmacists during an upcoming workshop on September 14.   [Read More]

Aug

27

2020

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]