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Inspector General response to Lt. Gov. Stack investigation raises more questions than answers

February 28, 2018
At a Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing with the Office of Inspector General (OIG) on Tuesday afternoon, Senator Scott Wagner (R-York) questioned Inspector General Bruce Beemer about the costs and reasons to hide a report the OIG compiled at the request of Governor Tom Wolf on Lieutenant Governor Stack’s abuse of staff.     [Read More]

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Wagner: Pension costs, post-retirement health care crushing State System of Higher Education

February 27, 2018
Senator Scott Wagner (R-York) voiced his concerns for mounting costs plaguing the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE).     [Read More]

Wagner introduces proposal increasing transparency in Inspector General reports

February 14, 2018
Senator Scott Wagner (R-York) introduced legislation that would subject Office of Inspector General (OIG) reports requested by the Governor and members of the General Assembly to the state’s Right to Know Law. Listen   [Read More]

Wagner, DiSanto and Brooks Propose to Count, Cap, Cut State Regulations

January 25, 2018
Several senators are taking aim at Pennsylvania’s excessive regulations to jump start the state’s economy. Listen   [Read More]

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Municipal Pensions

January 19, 2018
Senate Local Government Committee and House Local Government Committee - January 22, 2018 House Majority Caucus Room (Main Capitol Room 140)     [Read More]

Wagner Launches ‘Scissors Out’ Website to Identify Excessive Regulations

January 03, 2018
Senator Scott Wagner (R-York) launched a website,, where Pennsylvanians affected by excessive regulations can report those regulations. Listen   [Read More]

Wagner: Make Inspector General reports public

December 19, 2017
In light of the Wolf Administration’s decision to hide a recently concluded investigation into allegations surrounding the Lieutenant Governor’s treatment of staff, Senator Scott Wagner (R-York) announced his intentions to sponsor legislation that would require all Inspector General reports to be made public. Listen   [Read More]

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This country was founded on second chances, criminal justice reform advocate touts at state Capitol

December 08, 2017
Advocates from across the state rallied in the state Capitol Rotunda on Thursday to urge reforms to the criminal justice system.   Listen     [Read More]

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Philadelphia Beverage Tax

October 11, 2017
Senate Local Government Committee - October 17, 2017     [Read More]

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Wagner: “Taxpayers’ Budget” Revenue Plan In Line With Taxpayers Expectations

September 05, 2017
Senator Scott Wagner (R-York) expressed his optimism for a plan unveiled today at the state Capitol by several House members to close this year’s state budget.   [Read More]