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DCED Grant Program Now Accepting Applications

February 1, 2017

The Department of Community and Economic Development is currently accepting applications for Act 13 grants through the Commonwealth Financing Authority, according to state Senator John R. Gordner.[...Read more]

Snyder County Conservation District Receives DCNR Grant

January 27, 2017

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced earlier this week that it has awarded a $50,000 grant to the Snyder County Conservation District, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27).[...Read more]

Two Local State Prisons to Remain Open

January 26, 2017

SCI Retreat and SCI Frackville will remain open, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27).[...Read more]

Gordner, Other Northeast Legislators Send Letter to Governor Regarding Potential Prison Closings

January 24, 2017

The members of Pennsylvania’s northeastern legislative delegation were dismayed to learn of your administration’s decision to close two state correctional facilities (SCIs), out of five under consideration.[...Read more]

Historic Preservation Grant Program Now Accepting Applications

January 24, 2017

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission is currently accepting applications for its Keystone Historic Preservation Project Grant program, according to state Senator John R. Gordner.[...Read more]

State Grant Application Period Soon Open for Popular Recreation Program

January 18, 2017

The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) will begin accepting applications for the latest round of grants for community conservation and recreational projects on January 23, 2017, according to state Senator John R. Gordner.[...Read more]

Gordner, Culver Announce Grant to the City of Sunbury

January 10, 2017

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has awarded a grant to the City of Sunbury via the federal Transportation Alternatives Program, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27) and Representative Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-108).[...Read more]

Gordner, Culver Announce Grant to the Albright Center in Sunbury

December 23, 2016

The Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) has awarded a grant to Sunbury’s Revitalization Inc. through the Neighborhood Assistance Tax Credit Program, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27) and Representative Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-108).[...Read more]

Gordner, Toohil Announce State Grants in Conyngham Borough, Luzerne County

December 16, 2016

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has awarded two grants to Conyngham Borough, Luzerne County, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27) and Representative Tarah Toohil (R-116).[...Read more]

Gordner Announces State Grant for Middlecreek Township, Snyder County

December 16, 2016

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has awarded a grant to Middlecreek Township, Snyder County, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27).[...Read more]

Gordner, Masser Announce State Grants in Northumberland County

December 16, 2016

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has awarded grants to two entities in Northumberland County, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27) and Representative Kurt Masser (R-107).[...Read more]

Gordner, Culver Announce Grants in Northumberland County

December 6, 2016

The Commonwealth Financing Authority has awarded grants to two municipalities in Northumberland County, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27) and Representative Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-108).[...Read more]

New Pennsylvania Capitol Website Launched

November 15, 2016

The Pennsylvania Senate and House of Representatives jointly announced today that they have launched an interactive website highlighting the state capitol. “This new website is a valuable resource, filled with educational and historical knowledge for people of all ages,” said Senator John R. Gordner (R-27).[...Read more]

Applications Now Being Accepted for Home Heating Program for Low-Income Pennsylvanians

November 1, 2016

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) has announced that the annual application period for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) program is open.[...Read more]

NEPA Residents Take Part in Telephone Town Hall on Heroin & Opioid Crisis

September 22, 2016

Nearly 20,000 households took part across 14 northeastern Pennsylvania counties yesterday for a Telephone Town Hall meeting hosted by area legislators to discuss the heroin and opioid epidemic in the region.
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Albright Center to Receive State Grant Funding

August 15, 2016

The Albright Center in Sunbury will be receiving a state grant of $200,000 to continue the conversion of a church into a regional community and arts center. The grant was announced today by Senator John R. Gordner (R-27) and Representative Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-108), who secured the funding in the recently passed state budget.[...Read more]

Senator Gordner and Representative Masser Secure Funding for Montour Preserve

July 26, 2016

State funding to assist in the continued operation of the Montour Preserve was announced this morning by State Senator John R. Gordner (R-27) and State Representative Kurt Masser (R-107).[...Read more]

Senator Gordner receives 2016 Public Service Award from Pennsylvania Psychological Association

June 16, 2016

Because of his efforts to modernize the Professional Psychologists Practice Act, Senator John R. Gordner(R-27) has received the 2016 Public Service Award from The Pennsylvania Psychological Association(PPA).[...Read more]

Albright Center Project Moves Forward with State Historical Grant

June 15, 2016

Construction of a new stage and modern banquet hall will proceed at the Albright Center in Sunbury with the award of an $80,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27) and Representative Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-108).[...Read more]

SR 294 and 365

June 13, 2016

Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee - June 29, 2016
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Growing Greener Grants to Aid Watershed Improvement Projects

May 6, 2016

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has announced grants for watershed improvement projects in Montour, Northumberland and Snyder Counties, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27) and Representatives Kurt Masser (R-107), Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-108) and Fred Keller (R-85). Funds are made available through the state’s Growing Greener program.[...Read more]

Heroin and Opioid Abuse Public Forum Scheduled for Shamokin Area

April 29, 2016

A public forum to discuss the heroin and opioid abuse epidemic will be held Thursday, May 19, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at Shamokin Area High School. The forum is sponsored by State Senator John R. Gordner, State Representatives Kurt Masser and Lynda Schlegel Culver and Northumberland County Coroner James Kelley.[...Read more]

Senate Unanimously Passes Gordner Resolution to Recognize National Day of Prayer

April 12, 2016

The Senate of Pennsylvania today unanimously passed a resolution sponsored by Sen. John R. Gordner (R-27) that recognizes May 5 as the “National Day of Prayer” in Pennsylvania, encouraging the celebration of religious freedom.[...Read more]

Stock Market Game Legislative Challenge with Senator John Gordner and Berwick High School

March 18, 2016

Legislators from across the state are participating with students in the Stock Market Game Legislative Challenge sponsored by EconomicsPennsylvania, the single largest not-for-profit economics education organization in the Commonwealth.[...Read more]

STOCK MARKET GAME LEGISLATIVE CHALLENGE WITH SENATOR JOHN GORDNER AND DANVILLE MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLS

March 17, 2016

Legislators from across the state are participating with students in the Stock Market Game Legislative Challenge sponsored by EconomicsPennsylvania, the single largest not-for-profit economic education organization in the Commonwealth.[...Read more]

STOCK MARKET GAME LEGISLATIVE CHALLENGE WITH SENATOR JOHN GORDNER AND MIDD-WEST HIGH SCHOOL

March 17, 2016

Legislators from across the state are participating with students in the Stock Market Game Legislative Challenge sponsored by EconomicsPennsylvania, the single largest not-for-profit economic education organization in the Commonwealth.[...Read more]

Senate Votes to Restore Wolf’s Cuts to Schools, Agriculture

March 16, 2016

The State Senate voted today to restore funding to a number of programs that were vetoed by Governor Wolf in December, including critical funds for education, agriculture and rural hospitals, according to Senate Republican Leaders.[...Read more]

Legislation Authorizing Independent Counsel to Investigate Alleged Wrongdoing by an Attorney General Passes Senate Committee

March 15, 2016

The state Senate Judiciary Committee today unanimously approved legislation sponsored by Senator John Gordner (R-27) to allow for the appointment of independent counsel to investigate alleged wrongdoing by an Attorney General, employees of the Office of Attorney General or those holding leadership positions in a political committee related to the election of an Attorney General. Senate Bill 1031 now moves to the full Senate for its consideration.[...Read more]

Constitutional Removal of Attorney General

February 12, 2016

Senator Gordner opens debate on Senate Resolution 284, addressing the issue of Constitutional removal of Attorney General Kathleen Kane.
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Senator Gordner Responds to Governor Wolf’s Proposed Budget

February 9, 2016

Senator Gordner responds to Governor Wolf’s proposed budget, which calls for massive increases in taxes and spending.
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Senate Republican Leaders Respond to Gov. Wolf’s Call For Massive Increases in State Taxes, Spending

February 9, 2016

Senate Republican leaders offered the following reaction to Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2016-17, which he announced today. His plan would increase taxes on state residents and job-creators by $3.6 billion and spending by $2.45 billion.
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Special Committee on Senate Address Issues Recommendations

January 27, 2016

The Special Committee on Senate Address has issued recommendations to the full Senate on whether the chamber should proceed to vote on the removal of Attorney General Kathleen Kane due to the suspension of her law license, according to the Committee Chair, Senator John R. Gordner (R-27).[...Read more]

Two Columbia County Recreation Projects Receive State Funding

January 26, 2016

State grant funds will benefit two important Columbia County recreational projects, according to State Senator John R. Gordner (R-27) and State Representative David Millard (R-109).[...Read more]

AOAA Again Successful in Receiving State Grant Funds

January 26, 2016

The Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area will be expanding by approximately 200 acres with the successful grant award of $117,000 in state funds, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27) and Representative Kurt Masser (R-107).[...Read more]

GRANT APPLICATION PERIOD OPENS FOR POPULAR RECREATION PROGRAM

January 19, 2016

The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) is accepting applications for grants for 2016 community conservation and recreational projects, according to state Senator John R. Gordner.[...Read more]

Additional Disaster Recovery Funding Approved for Columbia County Communities

January 14, 2016

The state Department of Community and Economic Development has approved additional funding through the Disaster Recovery Program for several Columbia County municipalities, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27).[...Read more]

Sunbury Awarded Funding for Next Phase of Chestnut Street Rehabilitation

January 14, 2016

The City of Sunbury has been awarded a $750,000 grant for water and sewer improvements related to Phase Two of the Chestnut Street rehabilitation project, according to state Senator John R. Gordner (R-27).[...Read more]

Statement by Senate Leaders on Gov. Wolf’s Decision To Release State Funding Approved by Legislature

December 29, 2015

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25), Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34), Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Pat Browne (R-16) and Senate Majority Whip John Gordner (R-27) released the following statement on Governor Wolf’s decision today to release emergency funding approved by the legislature to help schools and social service agencies.[...Read more]

Report of Special Committee on Senate Address Released

November 25, 2015

Senator John R. Gordner (R-27), Chairman of the Special Committee on Senate Address examining Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s ability to perform the duties of her office with a suspended law license, has announced that the Committee’s report to the Senate has been completed.[...Read more]

Legislation to Ban Community Service Gift Card Program Passes in House

November 23, 2015

The House of Representatives today unanimously approved legislation sponsored by Senator John R. Gordner (R-27) to ban the practice of persons sentenced to community service to be able to purchase gift cards in lieu of performing the service. Senate Bill 130 now moves to Governor Tom Wolf for his signature to become law.[...Read more]

Special Committee on Senate Address Announces Public Hearing on Wednesday

November 17, 2015

The Special Committee on Senate Address, chaired by Senator John Gordner (R-Columbia County), will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, November 18th at 1 p.m. in Hearing Room 1 of the State Capitol’s North Office Building in Harrisburg.[...Read more]

Legislation to Ban Gift Card Program Passes House Committee

November 17, 2015

The state House Judiciary Committee today unanimously approved legislation sponsored by Senator John R. Gordner (R-27) to ban the practice of persons sentenced to community service to be able to purchase gift cards in lieu of performing the service. Senate Bill 130 now moves to the full House of Representatives for consideration.[...Read more]

Public Hearing - Wednesday, November 18, 2015

November 17, 2015

Special Committee on Senate Address - November 18, 2015

 
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Public Hearing - Tuesday, November 17, 2015

November 13, 2015

Special Committee on Senate Address - November 17, 2015

 
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Special Committee on Senate Address Announces Public Hearing

November 13, 2015

The Special Committee on Senate Address, chaired by Senator John Gordner (R-Columbia County), will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 17, 10 a.m. in Hearing Room 1 of the State Capitol’s North Office Building in Harrisburg.[...Read more]

Special Committee on Senate Address Announces Public Hearing

November 6, 2015

The Special Committee on Senate Address, chaired by Senator John Gordner (R-Columbia County), will hold a public hearing on Monday, November 9, 1 p.m. in Hearing Room 1 of the State Capitol’s North Office Building in Harrisburg.[...Read more]

Public Hearing - Monday, November 9, 2015

November 5, 2015

Special Committee on Senate Address - November 9, 2015

 
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Special Committee on Senate Address Establishes Email Address and Publicly-Accessible Website

October 28, 2015

The bipartisan Special Committee on Senate Address today announced the creation of a new website to present information from the Committee. The Committee will conduct a thorough and deliberative review of the issue of whether the Attorney General is able to serve in her position under a suspended law license.[...Read more]

Senator Gordner to Lead Special Senate Committee on Attorney General

October 26, 2015

Senator John R. Gordner (R-27) today was named Chairman of the Special Committee on Senate Address, which will determine if possible Senate action should be taken against Attorney General Kathleen Kane, pursuant to Article VI, Section 7 of the Pennsylvania Constitution. The appointment was made by Senate President Pro Tempore Joseph Scarnati (R-25).[...Read more]

Gordner Bill to Modernize the State Psychological Practice Act Passes Senate

October 13, 2015

Legislation authored by Senator John R. Gordner (R-27) that represents the first modernization of the Pennsylvania Psychological Practice Act since 1986 unanimously passed the Senate today.[...Read more]