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Video: Passage of 2019-2020 State Budget

June 27, 2019
Senator Michele Brooks speaks in support of House Bill 790, the 2019-2020 state budget.   [Read More]

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Senate Approves Package of Bills to Combat Opioid Addiction Crisis

June 19, 2019
The Senate completed work on a package of bills today to combat the state’s heroin and opioid epidemic by improving prescription drug monitoring, limiting opioid prescriptions, targeting drug dealers and taking other steps to limit the damage inflicted by the addiction crisis in Pennsylvania communities.   [Read More]

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VIDEO: Sen. Brooks joined Sen. Laughlin in commemorating the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote.

June 19, 2019
Senator Michele Brooks offers a resolution recognizing the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.   [Read More]

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Senate Republicans Advocate New Bills to Combat Opioid Addiction Crisis

June 18, 2019
Senate Republicans highlighted a package of bills today to combat the state’s heroin and opioid epidemic by improving prescription drug monitoring, limiting opioid prescriptions, targeting drug dealers and taking other steps to limit the damage inflicted by the addiction crisis in Pennsylvania communities.   [Read More]

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Vehicle Emissions Testing Reform Bills Approved by Senate Transportation Committee

June 12, 2019
A package of bills was approved today by the Senate Transportation Committee, chaired by Senator Kim Ward (R-39), reforming Pennsylvania’s vehicle emissions testing program, also referred to as the Vehicle Emissions Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) program.   [Read More]

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Work Requirements for Able-Bodied Medicaid Recipients

June 07, 2019
Joint Workshop | Senate Majority Policy Committee and Senate Health & Human Services Committee | June 12, 2019 | 9:30 a.m. | East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-B |     [Read More]

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Meeting to consider SB 314, SB 432, SB 454, SB 569, SB 572, SB 633, SB 675, SB 695, and HB 856

May 31, 2019
Senate Health and Human Services Committee | June 4, 2019 | 11:00 a.m. | Main Capitol, Room 461 |     [Read More]

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Mandatory Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program

May 23, 2019
Sen. Brooks recently took part in a hearing re-examining the list of 25 counties included in the state’s mandatory vehicle emissions inspection program. If PA is meeting air quality standards, especially with the volume of newer vehicles on the road, can the program be adjusted to reflect the changes, senators asked.   [Read More]

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Farming First

May 08, 2019
VIDEO: Following a Capitol news conference, Senator Michele Brooks discusses a package of bills passed by the Senate in recognition of the tremendous contributions of Pennsylvania’s agriculture community to the state’s economy and heritage, and to ensure farming operations remain an important part of the state’s future.     [Read More]

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National Hospital Week

May 07, 2019
Senator Michele Brooks offers a resolution recognizing National Hospital Week in Pennsylvania.   [Read More]