News Releases

May

13

2020

May 13, 2020

As the number of positive COVID-19 cases steadily decrease, the Senate approved a package of bills today (May 13) that would give county governments more discretion over reopening their local economies and provide a way for the reopening of some businesses -- if they can operate in a manner that protects employees and customers, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27).   [Read More]

May

12

2020

May 12, 2020

After a Senate hearing last week highlighted inadequacies in COVID-19 testing in long-term care facilities, the Wolf Administration has reversed course and announced today that they will begin widespread testing of residents and employees, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27).   [Read More]

May

12

2020

May 12, 2020

The Senate approved new funding today to provide a critical layer of support for nursing homes, other organizations supporting long-term living programs, including programs for seniors to continue to live in the community and volunteer fire and EMS companies that are struggling due to COVID-19, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27), who supported the bill.   [Read More]

Apr

18

2020

April 18, 2020

A new system is available to provide unemployment assistance to individuals who are self-employed, contractors, gig workers and others who do not traditionally qualify for Unemployment Compensation, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27).   [Read More]

Apr

15

2020

April 15, 2020

The Senate has passed legislation that would allow leaders in Pennsylvania counties to implement plans for business recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27).   [Read More]

Apr

10

2020

April 10, 2020

The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) today approved a $450 million emergency loan program to assist financially distressed hospitals as they work to address the COVID-19 outbreak, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27).   [Read More]