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E-news Updates – September 30, 2023
September 30, 2023

E-news Updates – September 30, 2023

In this Update: Maneuver By Gov. Shapiro Changes Motor Voter Process Without Your Input Emergency Alert Test Scheduled for Oct. 4 Fiscal Restraint Means More Good News for PA’s Financial Position Look Out for Surprise Hotel Fees, Larger Bills Apply Now to Enhance Pennsylvanians’ Safety Men, Take Care of Yourselves with Healthy Habits Maneuver By […]  [Read More]

Senate Republican Leaders Decry Shapiro’s Attempt to Prevent Full Rainy Day Fund Transfer
September 29, 2023

Senate Republican Leaders Decry Shapiro’s Attempt to Prevent Full Rainy Day Fund Transfer

Senate President Pro Tempore Kim Ward (R-39), Senate Majority Leader Joe Pittman (R-41) and Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Scott Martin (R-13) issued the following statement today regarding the Shapiro Administration’s failure to request the statutorily required amount be deposited in the state’s Rainy Day Fund:  [Read More]

Sen. Kim Ward Announces More Than $1 Million in Law Enforcement Funds  for Westmoreland County
September 28, 2023

Sen. Kim Ward Announces More Than $1 Million in Law Enforcement Funds for Westmoreland County

Senate President Pro Tempore Kim Ward (R-39) today announced more than $1 million in American Rescue Plan funds to support local law enforcement efforts to help keep Westmoreland County communities safe through the Westmoreland County District Attorney’s Office Law Enforcement Infrastructure Enhancement Grant.  [Read More]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Kick-Off
September 27, 2023

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Kick-Off

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023 |  11:00 a.m. | PA Breast Cancer Coalition Turns the State Capitol Fountain Pink | State Capitol East Wing Fountain | Watch Live  [Read More]

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Harrisburg Office

Senate Box 203039
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3039
(717) 787-6063

District Office

1075 South Main St.
Suite 116
(Westmoreland Crossroads Plaza)
Greensburg, PA 15601
(724) 600-7002
Fax (724) 600-7008
Toll Free (877) 390-WARD

Happy First Day of Fall! 🧡

Pennsylvania’s beauty is bountiful this time of year. 🍁🍃🍂

Read when & where to view the best fall foliage in PA here:
If you or someone you know is struggling with food insecurity, visit to learn more about the state & federal resources that are available.
🗳 My statement on the passage of Senate Bill 224, which 𝙬𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙢𝙤𝙫𝙚 𝙪𝙥 𝙋𝙚𝙣𝙣𝙨𝙮𝙡𝙫𝙖𝙣𝙞𝙖’𝙨 2024 𝙥𝙧𝙞𝙢𝙖𝙧𝙮 𝙚𝙡𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙙𝙖𝙩𝙚 to March 19:
𝟭 𝗶𝗻 𝟭𝟭 Pennsylvanians are struggling with hunger. (@feedingpa)

If able, I encourage you to donate food, resources or time to assist local food banks in recognition of 𝙃𝙪𝙣𝙜𝙚𝙧 𝘼𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙈𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙝. 🧡

To find a food bank near you, visit
𝗛𝗮𝗽𝗽𝘆 𝗟𝗮𝗯𝗼𝗿 𝗗𝗮𝘆!

Thank you for your hard work and contributions to Pennsylvania. I am so proud of our workforce!

Enjoy your day with family and friends. ♥

- Kim
JUST NOW: 𝐒𝐞𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐀𝐩𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐬 𝐂𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐁𝐮𝐝𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐈𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐁𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐬

My full statement 🔻

“The Senate has done their best to give Gov. Shapiro and his counterparts in the House the necessary time to work through their party challenges, but the time has come that we must move beyond the broken deals and words and complete our work to ensure the fiscal solvency of our state. 

"With today’s action by the Senate, it is imperative that the House return quickly to session to complete the work of the people they represent even if to provide a counteroffer to what has been passed.

"Senate Republicans will continue to negotiate in good faith and in the best interest of Pennsylvanians.”

It’s 𝙉𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙡 𝘼𝙫𝙞𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙒𝙚𝙚𝙠! ✈

Did you know...

Pennsylvania has 𝟭𝟮𝟬 𝗽𝘂𝗯𝗹𝗶𝗰-𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝗮𝗶𝗿𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝘀 and provides an annual economic impact $𝟯𝟰.𝟭 𝗯𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗼𝗻!

The aviation industry also supports more than 200,000 jobs throughout PA!👏🏻👏🏻
Best wishes to all students & teachers for a successful & fun upcoming school year! ✏🍎
It’s opening day for the Westmoreland County Fair! 🎡🎠🎟️
Picked up my passes this afternoon. I love fair week!
Today, we reflect on the bravery of our service men and women who were wounded in action or paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

𝙏𝙝𝙚𝙞𝙧 𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙖𝙜𝙚 𝙞𝙨 𝙣𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙜𝙤𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙣.💜

About Senator Ward

Senator Kim Ward currently serves as the Senate Pro Tempore. She is the first woman in the history of the Pennsylvania Legislature to serve as Senate Pro Tempore and Senate Majority Leader in either the Pennsylvania House or Senate. In 2008, Senator Ward won the Pennsylvania 39th Senatorial District seat and was the first woman ever elected to that seat. She was re-elected in 2012 and 2016, and most recently in 2020.
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