News Releases

Jul

01

2020

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]

Jun

30

2020

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]

Jun

30

2020

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]

Jun

26

2020

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]

Jun

24

2020

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]

Jun

23

2020

June 23, 2020

The Senate Aging and Youth Committee will get an update on measures to protect residents and staff of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities amid the COVID-19 pandemic during a public hearing on Thursday from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.   [Read More]

Jun

17

2020

June 17, 2020

In response to the Pennsylvania Department of Health filing a lawsuit in Commonwealth Court against Carlisle Events, which is currently operating Spring Carlisle, one of their annual car shows, Senator Mike Regan (R-31), Senator Judy Ward (R-30), and Representative Barb Gleim (R-199) issued the following statement.   [Read More]

Jun

10

2020

June 10, 2020

Future emergency disaster declarations could not be extended beyond 30 days without legislative approval under a proposed Constitutional Amendment approved by the Senate today, according to Senator Judy Ward (R-30), who supported the measure.   [Read More]

Jun

09

2020

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]

Jun

08

2020

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]

May

28

2020

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]

May

19

2020

May 19, 2020

Cases of strangulation would be considered as a crime of violence in sentencing for subsequent crimes and in child custody proceedings under a bill sent to the governor on Monday, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator Judy Ward (R-30).   [Read More]