2016-17 Budget Hearings


SB 1212 and SB 1356

September 23, 2016

Senate Education Committee - September 26, 2016[...Read More]

Smucker Applauds New Era of Integrity in Office of Attorney General

August 30, 2016

After the Senate unanimously voted to confirm Bruce Beemer as Pennsylvania’s new Attorney General, Sen. Lloyd Smucker (R-Lancaster) provided the following reaction:[...Read More]

Final Pieces of Budget Help Schools Hire Substitute Teachers, Promote School Partnerships

July 13, 2016

A comprehensive education bill passed the Senate today as one of the final pieces of the 2016-2017 budget, and included initiatives inspired by two Lancaster-area senators to alleviate the substitute teacher shortage and incentivize the sharing of superintendents and other administrative services.[...Read More]

Smucker Bill to Ease the Substitute Teacher Shortage Passes the Senate

June 30, 2016

A bill authored by Sen. Lloyd Smucker (R-Lancaster) to increase the pool of substitute teachers across the state passed the Senate today.
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Senate Passes Lean, On-Time Budget that Makes Education a Priority

June 29, 2016

Sen. Lloyd Smucker (R-Lancaster) joined the majority of his Senate colleagues in voting for a fiscally responsible, on-time budget that provides new funding for education, reins in the growth of government, and holds the line on broad-based taxes, including the sales and personal income tax.[...Read More]