News Releases

May

29

2020

May 29, 2020

Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) will join an event hosted by Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) and Representative Rob Kauffman (R-89) on Saturday in Chambersburg to highlight her upcoming legislation to safely allow gyms and fitness clubs to reopen statewide.   [Read More]

May

28

2020

May 28, 2020

Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) voted in favor of an interim state budget today that accounts for the difficult realities of a struggling economy in the infancy of recovering from sweeping business shutdowns that led to the second-highest number of unemployment compensation claims in the country. Listen   [Read More]

May

27

2020

May 27, 2020

The Senate Intergovernmental Affairs Committee approved a bill today sponsored by Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) that would create a higher level of accountability for state grants and ensure any surplus money awarded for grant projects is returned to the state. Listen   [Read More]

May

18

2020

May 18, 2020

The House Health Committee approved legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) on Monday that would allow frontline healthcare workers to omit their last name from work badges due to privacy reasons.   [Read More]

May

15

2020

May 15, 2020

York County will join 11 counties to enter the “yellow” phase of the governor’s reopening process effective May 22, according to Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York).   [Read More]

May

13

2020

May 13, 2020

As the number of positive COVID-19 cases steadily decrease, the Senate approved a four-bill package today (May 13) that would give county governments more discretion over reopening their local economies and provide a way for the reopening of some businesses -- if they can operate in a manner that protects employees and customers, according to Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York). The package of bills would bring back over 200,000 jobs across the Commonwealth.   [Read More]

May

12

2020

May 12, 2020

After a Senate hearing last week highlighted inadequacies in COVID-19 testing in long-term care facilities, the Wolf Administration has reversed course and announced today that they will begin widespread testing of residents and employees, according to Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York).   [Read More]

May

07

2020

May 07, 2020

During a joint public hearing conducted by two Senate committees on Thursday, Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) voiced her concern over the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s priorities based on testimony from stakeholders representing nursing homes throughout Pennsylvania not having adequate assistance from the state.    [Read More]

May

07

2020

May 07, 2020

Contractors, gig workers, self-employed individuals and other Pennsylvanians who applied for benefits through the new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program can file now for weekly benefits, according to Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York).   [Read More]

May

05

2020

May 05, 2020

Members of two Senate committees questioned members of the Wolf Administration today about the significant delays and numerous problems that have plagued the state’s Unemployment Compensation system during the COVID-19 pandemic.     [Read More]

May

04

2020

May 04, 2020

In light of numerous concerns about the Unemployment Compensation system’s performance during the COVID-19 pandemic, two Senate committees will hold a joint hearing to examine some of the issues plaguing the system on Tuesday, May 5, from 1-3 p.m.   [Read More]

May

01

2020

May 01, 2020

Counties in northwest and northcentral Pennsylvania will move to the yellow phase of COVID-19 reopening on May 8, while all other counties in the state will remain under Governor Wolf’s stay-at-home order, according to Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York).   [Read More]