Pennsylvania State Senate News

Senate responds as Pa. Supreme Court considers annulling a 2002 law, to trial lawyers' benefit

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 7, 2019

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Senate will study whether forum-shopping by medical malpractice lawyers raises health care costs in the areas they target - a move that comes as the state Supreme Court considers allowing those lawyers to file cases in the courts of their choosing.

Gov. Wolf to decide fate of GOP bill calling for regulation of prescription drug distribution to injured workers

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 19, 2018

HARRISBURG – A Republican-backed bill whose proponents and allies say has the potential to improve workers compensation law practices and help stop opioid addiction now heads to the desk of Gov. Tom Wolf, after passage in the Pennsylvania General Assembly.

Sen. Farnese reintroduces bill fighting free speech-limiting lawsuits

By Nicholas Gueguen | Apr 7, 2017

Pennsylvania Sen. Lawrence Farnese, a Democrat who represents the state's First District, hopes the second introduction of Senate Bill 95 bodes better than the bill's first introduction.

Sen. Greenleaf sponsors bill to reorganize judicial districts

By Laura Halleman | Apr 7, 2017

Pennsylvania Sen. Stuart J. Greenleaf has sponsored a bill to amend Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, further providing for courts of common pleas.

Attorney: Minimum wage hike would be on lawmakers, not voters

By Noell Wolfgram Evans | Nov 28, 2016

HARRISBURG — Gov. John Wolf gave Pennsylvania state workers a measure of relief when he raised their minimum wage to $10.15 this, but an attorney says it is unlikely voters will be asked to do the same for private sector employees.

Pennsylvania has three AGs in as many weeks

By Dawn Geske | Sep 1, 2016

HARRISBURG – Following the resignation of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, Bruce Castor filled in while a replacement was confirmed.

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