News Releases

Op-Ed: Budget Hearings Underway in Harrisburg

February 23, 2017

As you may recall, Governor Tom Wolf presented his 2017-2018 state budget proposal on February 7th. The Senate and the House Appropriations Committees are currently conducting budget hearings with the heads of each state department and agency.[...Read more]

State System of Higher Education Budget Hearing

February 23, 2017

Senator Wagner questions SSHE Chancellor Frank Brogan during the Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing for the State System of Higher Education.
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State Police Budget Hearing

February 23, 2017

Senator Wagner questioned Colonel Blocker and other representatives from the Pennsylvania State Police about the millions of dollars wasted on a radio system that doesn't work and needs millions of dollars more to be completely overhauled.
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Auditor General Budget Hearing

February 22, 2017

Senator Wagner shares with Auditor General DePasquale his findings from visits to Unemployment Compensation call centers including nearly $250 million in overpayments in a three year period.
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Senator Scott Wagner questions PennDOT

February 9, 2017

Senator Scott Wagner questions why PennDOT is conducting paving projects rather than bidding them out to contractors and suggests that PennDOT utilize winter staff to do highway clean-up, which in turn would allow them to identify areas in need of repair.
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Wagner Responds to Governor’s Budget Address

February 7, 2017

Senator Scott Wagner (R-York) has issued the following statement in response to Governor Wolf’s budget address to a joint session of the General Assembly this morning.[...Read more]

Senator Wagner Urges Residents to Participate in Tele-Town Hall on Heroin and Opioid Crisis

February 3, 2017

Pennsylvania’s heroin and opioid epidemic will be the focus of a special regional Telephone Town Hall meeting to be held at 6:30pm on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, from the State Capitol in Harrisburg, according to Senator Wagner.[...Read more]

Wagner Commends Senate State Government Committee on Passage of Paycheck Protection Legislation

January 31, 2017

Today the Senate State Government Committee approved Senator Scott Wagner’s (R-York) Senate Bill 167, legislation to prevent the collection of money for public sector unions by the Commonwealth and school districts.[...Read more]

Senate Bills 10 and 128

January 24, 2017

Senate Local Government Committee - January 25, 2017
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Control Spending to Prevent Tax Increases

December 29, 2016

It may not be a surprise to anyone that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is again facing a budget shortfall.[...Read more]

WAGNER APPOINTED CHAIRMAN OF SENATE LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE

December 29, 2016

Senator Scott Wagner (R-York) has been appointed by Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) to serve as Chairman of the Senate Local Government Committee for the 2017-2018 legislative session.[...Read more]

WAGNER HOLDS PRESS CONFERENCE

December 5, 2016

Today Senator Scott Wagner (R-York) held a press conference in the Capitol Rotunda to announce that he has filed a Right-to-Know request with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry requesting various records related to the closing of Unemployment Compensation call centers.
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Senator Scott Wagner’s Message to UC Call Center Employees

December 1, 2016

State Senator Scott Wagner (R-28) today responded to union members who demonstrated yesterday outside his York district office following Gov. Tom Wolf’s threat to close Unemployment Compensation call centers.
 
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UC Call Center Charts[...Read more]

Op-Ed: New Legislative Session Offers Clean Slate

November 10, 2016

The historic 2016 general election is behind us, and a new year awaits us.[...Read more]

Wagner Recording Fee Legislation Heads to Governor's Desk

October 27, 2016

The legislature has given final approval to Senator Scott Wagner’s (R-York) Senate Bill 1282, which clarifies how a county Recorder of Deeds may charge fees for the recording of amendments to declarations of condominiums, cooperatives, and planned communities.[...Read more]

SR 421, SB 1387

October 18, 2016

Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee - October 19, 2016[...Read more]

Deadline to Register for Budget Workshop Nears

September 30, 2016

State Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover) and Sen. Scott Wagner remind constituents they have a week to register for the Taxpayers’ Caucus “Can You Balance a State Budget?” workshop.[...Read more]

WAGNER RESPONDS TO WOLF’S JOINT SESSION ADDRESS ON OPIOID AND HEROIN CRISIS

September 28, 2016

Today Senator Scott Wagner (R-York) participated in a joint session of the Senate and House of Representatives, during which Governor Tom Wolf called on the General Assembly to pass legislation to address the current opioid and heroin epidemic in Pennsylvania.[...Read more]

HB 1437, HB 1774

September 27, 2016

Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee - September 27, 2016[...Read more]

Penn State Extension – York County Master Watershed Steward Program

September 16, 2016

On Friday, September 23, 2016 at 4pm, York’s Penn State Extension will host an informational session regarding their Master Watershed Program.[...Read more]

Pennsylvania Legislative Services Interview

September 7, 2016

Senator Wagner sat down with Pennsylvania Legislative Services as part of their Summer Session Series to discuss his role as both a Senator and a local business owner.
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August 16th - 18th: Exit 16 (Queen St.) Detours for PennDOT Work on Rt. 74

August 12, 2016

As part of the Rt. 74 repair and resurfacing project, Exit 16 ramps will be detoured Aug. 16th-18th. For the specific detour schedule[...Read more]

Op-Ed: Senator Scott Wagner - The Entire Way of Doing Business in Harrisburg Has to Change

July 20, 2016

Harrisburg has a spending problem, not a revenue problem.[...Read more]

Senate Confirms Nominees To York County Court Of Common Pleas

June 30, 2016

On Wednesday, the Senate of Pennsylvania confirmed several judicial nominees including Christy Fawcett and Kathleen Prendergast, who have been appointed to serve on the York County Court of Common Pleas.[...Read more]

Grove, Wagner Praise Passage of Another Taxpayer Caucus Policy Proposal

June 22, 2016

State Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) and Sen. Scott Wagner (R-York) today praise the passage of House Bill 1888 sponsored by state Rep. Marguerite Quinn (R-Bucks) in the House of Representatives.[...Read more]

Senate Bills 20, 141, 142, 666, 1282, 1307 and House Bills 1437 and 1500

June 22, 2016

Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee - June 22, 2016
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Wagner Issues Statement on SB 974

May 27, 2016

Over the past several months, my office has received hundreds of phone calls and emails regarding my co-sponsorship of SB 974, The Pennsylvania Fairness Act.[...Read more]

Grove, Wagner Baffled By Wolf Administration Attacking Own Budget Numbers

May 26, 2016

State Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) and Sen. Scott Wagner (R-York) released a comprehensive report yesterday from the bicameral Taxpayers’ Caucus, aimed at finding savings and efficiencies in state government. Jeff Sheridan, press secretary to Gov. Wolf, responded to the legislators’ efforts with a sharply worded, factually inaccurate attempt to distort the truth.[...Read more]

Grove, Wagner Release Taxpayers’ Caucus Report, Identify $3 Billion in Savings

May 24, 2016

State Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) and Sen. Scott Wagner (R-York) today released a comprehensive report from the bicameral Taxpayers’ Caucus, aimed at finding savings and efficiencies in state government.[...Read more]

Clean Slate Legislation

May 10, 2016

During a meeting of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Wagner speaks in support of Senate Bill 1197, legislation to enable individuals with low-level, nonviolent criminal records – to earn a clean slate upon rehabilitation through the automatic sealing of records, rather than having to file individual petitions.
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Senators Wagner and Williams Introduce Clean Slate Legislation

April 13, 2016

Today Senator Scott Wagner (R-28th) and Senator Anthony Williams (D-8th), together with Representative Sheryl Delozier (R-88th) and Representative Jordan Harris (D-186th), held a press conference to announce the introduction of legislation that will provide for automatic sealing of criminal records for minor offenses.
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Media Advisory - Bipartisan Legislators, Law Enforcement Officials, and Criminal Justice Reform Advo

April 12, 2016

On Wednesday, April 13th at 10:30 a.m., Sens. Scott Wagner (R-28th) and Anthony Williams (D-8th) will be joined by Reps. Sheryl Delozier (R-88th) and Jordan Harris (D-186th), as well as leading law enforcement officials and advocates from around the state, to unveil first-of-its-kind legislation that will automatically seal criminal records for minor offenses.[...Read more]

Op-Ed - Two Years in Office

March 30, 2016

It is hard to believe that April 2nd marks two years since I was sworn into office representing the 28th State Senatorial District.[...Read more]

Wagner Votes to Bring End to Budget Stalemate

March 16, 2016

Today Senator Scott Wagner (R-York) joined Senate colleagues in passing a supplemental appropriation bill to bring the 2015-2016 budget stalemate to a close.[...Read more]

Supplemental Budget

March 16, 2016

Senator Wagner speaks in support of House Bill 1801, a supplemental budget bill
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WAGNER QUESTIONS BUDGET SECRETARY ON FIRST DAY OF HEARINGS

February 22, 2016

Today the Senate Appropriations Committee kicked off three weeks of budget hearings, and Senator Scott Wagner (R-York) took the opportunity to question Secretary of the Budget, Randy Albright, about financial mismanagement throughout the Commonwealth, in particular, recently audited school districts and the state pension funds.[...Read more]

How Dare the Governor Ask for More of Your Hard-Earned Money?

February 10, 2016

More money. $3.6 billion to be exact. That is the amount of additional tax revenue Governor Wolf wants from you to fund his tax and spend budget. To that I ask, “How dare he?”[...Read more]

Senator Wagner on Budget Address

February 10, 2016

Senator Wagner spoke on the Senate floor in response to Governor Wolf’s 2016-2017 budget address.
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Wagner Responds to Wolf’s 2016-2017 Budget Address

February 9, 2016

Senator Scott Wagner (R-York), in response to Governor Tom Wolf’s 2016-2017 budget address this morning, continues to stand up for taxpayers by demanding accountability for the money they already send to Harrisburg.[...Read more]

Wagner Discusses State Borrowing with Treasury Official

February 8, 2016

 
During a joint hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Senate Finance Committee on the implementation of the General Appropriation Act 10-A of 2015, Senator Wagner questions Christopher Craig, Esq., Chief Counsel, PA State Treasury[...Read more]

Senator Scott Wagner to Appear on CBS 21 “Face the State” on Sunday

January 29, 2016

Sen. Scott Wagner (R-28) will be the guest on the CBS 21 program “Face the State” on Sunday, January 31 at 8:30 a.m.[...Read more]

Wagner Launches SavePA Website to Collect Ideas for Saving Tax Dollars

January 8, 2016

Sen. Scott Wagner (R-28) has launched a website, SenatorScottWagner.com/SavePA, where taxpayers can find and suggest ideas to cut state spending, an alternative to Gov. Wolf’s call to raise taxes.[...Read more]

Wagner Issues Statement on Wolf’s Line-Item Veto and Release of Emergency Funding

December 29, 2015

Sen. Scott Wagner (R-28) today responded to Gov. Wolf’s enactment of House Bill 1460, with line-item vetoes.[...Read more]

Senators Prepare to Introduce Lobbyist Reform Package

December 11, 2015

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Senator Scott Wagner, Senator Ryan Aument, Senator Camera Bartolotta, Senator John Eichelberger, and Senator Guy Reschenthaler are circulating a co-sponsorship memo for a package of bills they plan to introduce in an effort to reform Pennsylvania’s lobbying system.[...Read more]

Senator Wagner joined House colleagues

December 3, 2015

Senator Wagner joined House colleagues as they released a report on the Wolf Administration’s spending during the budget impasse.

 
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PennDOT to Patch I-83 Bridge Deck over U.S. 30, Dec. 3 - I-83 South ramp at Exit 21 for U.S. 30 East

December 2, 2015

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that on Thursday, December 3, weather permitting, a York County maintenance crew will patch the Interstate 83 southbound bridge deck over U.S. 30 near the Exit 21 interchange just north of the City of York in Manchester Township, York County.[...Read more]

Peach Bottom Emergency Siren Test Scheduled for December 2

November 30, 2015

DELTA, PA (Nov. 30, 2015) — Exelon Generation will conduct its semi-annual, full volume test of the emergency warning sirens surrounding Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at approximately 1:00 p.m. This is one of two semi-annual tests performed each year.[...Read more]

Property Tax Independence Act

November 23, 2015

Senator Wagner speaks in support of the Property Tax Independence Act

 
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Senator Wagner Responds to Governor Wolf’s Syria Refugee Decision

November 17, 2015

State Senator Scott Wagner today responded to Governor Wolf’s decision to publicly state that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will continue to accept refugees from Syria. Senator Wagner calls for all parties to work toward the goal of assisting innocent civilians in Syria while ensuring the safety of American citizens.[...Read more]

Committees hold Hearing on Veterans Housing Issues

November 10, 2015

The Pennsylvania Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee and the Senate Urban Affairs & Housing Committee today held a joint hearing on the issue of Veterans Homelessness at Drexel University.[...Read more]

Senate Bills 38 and 227 - Veterans Homelessness and Housing

November 9, 2015

Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness & Senate Urban Affairs & Housing Committees - November 10, 2015

 
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Committees to hold Hearing on Veterans Housing Issues

November 9, 2015

The Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee and the Senate Urban Affairs & Housing Committee will hold a joint public hearing in Philadelphia on Tuesday, November 10, to gather testimony on Senate Bill 38 (Veterans Closing Cost and Down Payment Assistance), Senate Bill 227 (Veterans' Housing Assistance Program), as well as issues surrounding veterans homelessness and housing in Pennsylvania.[...Read more]

PennDOT Removes Weight Restriction on Norman Wood Bridge

November 2, 2015

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today removed the temporary vehicle weight and width restrictions on the Route 372 Norman Wood Bridge over the Susquehanna River between Lancaster and York counties.[...Read more]

Budget Impasse Update

October 28, 2015

Senator Wagner talks about an effort by Senate Republicans to override Governor Wolf’s veto of an emergency budget passed last month by the General Assembly.

 
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Pennsylvania Foreclosure Informational Hearing

October 20, 2015

Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee and House of Representatives Urban Affairs Committee - October 27, 2015

 
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Senator Wagner responds to remarks made by Senator Hughes

October 20, 2015

During session, Senator Wagner responds to remarks made by Senator Hughes regarding minimum wage and the ongoing budget impasse.

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PennDOT to Open One Lane on Rt. 372 Span over Susquehanna River

October 15, 2015

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that tomorrow afternoon, October 16, crews will open one lane of traffic on the Route 372 Norman Wood Bridge over the Susquehanna River between Lancaster and York counties.[...Read more]

PennDOT Working to Open One Lane of Traffic over Norman Wood Bridge by End of Next Week (PennDOT)

October 13, 2015

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is working toward restoring one lane of traffic on the Route 372 Norman Wood Bridge over the Susquehanna River between Lancaster and York counties.[...Read more]

Senator Wagner Calls on Governor to Sign Emergency Funding Bills

September 24, 2015

State Senator Scott Wagner (R-28) called on Governor Wolf to sign the emergency funding bills passed by the state House of Representatives today.[...Read more]

Senate Bill 942 and House Bills 792 and 1340

September 24, 2015

Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee - September 28, 2015[...Read more]

Budget Impasse

September 17, 2015


Senator Wagner discusses the budget impasse and Senate Republicans’ efforts to pass a stopgap funding measure.[...Read more]

Wagner Congratulates York County Rail Trail on Honors

September 16, 2015

On Tuesday, September 15th, Senator Wagner met with Gwen Loose, Executive Director of the York County Rail Trail Authority. During their meeting they discussed recent honors awarded to the York County Heritage Rail Trail. Earlier in the year the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources designated the trail as Pennsylvania’s 2015 “Trail of the Year”.

Additionally, just last week, the Rail Trail was inducted into the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Hall of Fame.[...Read more]

Senator Wagner Calls on Governor Wolf to Fund State Government

September 16, 2015

Responding to a statement issued today by Governor Tom Wolf stating that the Governor intends to veto a stopgap budget that is pending approval by the General Assembly, State Senator Scott Wagner urged the Governor to stop playing political games with the Pennsylvania state budget and to start getting serious.[...Read more]

Wagner Letter to the Editor: Editorial Boards, Stop Blaming the Legislature

September 14, 2015

It appears that newspaper editorial departments across the state are offering their opinion on the PA State budget.[...Read more]

Op-Ed: Wolf Holding Out for More of Your Tax Dollars

September 3, 2015

June 30th has come and gone, and while the legislature met its obligation to pass a balanced budget by the constitutionally required deadline, here we are two months later without a budget.[...Read more]

Senator Wagner conducts district-wide Telephone Town Hall

August 18, 2015

Senator Wagner conducts district-wide Telephone Town Hall[...Read more]