News Releases

Oct

15

2019

October 15, 2019

A group of Senators has called on state Inspector General Bruce Beemer to investigate the process that led to the Department of Human Services’ (DHS) announced plans to close the Polk State Center and the White Haven State Center.   [Read More]

Oct

04

2019

October 04, 2019

Legislation will soon be introduced in the Senate that would place a moratorium on the closure of the Polk and White Haven State Centers, according to Senator Scott Hutchinson, a co-sponsor and strong supporter of the measure.   [Read More]

Sep

17

2019

September 17, 2019

The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) today (September 17) approved a major grant to improve a community park in Butler Township, Butler County, according to Senator Scott Hutchinson.   [Read More]

Aug

14

2019

August 14, 2019

Senator Scott Hutchinson (R-21) offered the following statement on the Wolf Administration's  announcement today on closing Polk State Center:   [Read More]

Jun

27

2019

June 27, 2019

“I am pleased we were able to put together a responsible and prudent spending plan which holds the line on taxes. Additionally, for the first time in a long time, we were able to set aside a substantial amount in the Rainy Day Fund for the inevitable time when the economy turns down.  This budget spends less than the Governor proposed while transferring at least $250 million to the Rainy Day fund.”   [Read More]

May

08

2019

May 08, 2019

The Senate approved a package of “Farming First” bills this week that would help Pennsylvania agricultural operations remain competitive and profitable for current and future generations of farmers, according to Senator Scott Hutchinson. The bills in the “Farming First” package would: Change the state’s farmland preservation program to allow farmers more flexibility for building or […]   [Read More]