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Senate Hearing on Office of Administration Data Loss set for Wednesday
February 5, 2024

Senate Hearing on Office of Administration Data Loss set for Wednesday

The Senate Communications and Technology Committee, chaired by Sen. Tracy Pennycuick (R-24), and the Senate State Government Committee, chaired by Sen. Cris Dush (R-25), will hold a joint public hearing this week on the recent Office of Administration (OA) server data loss.  [Read More]

Cybersecurity Threats Faced by Local Governments and Municipal Authorities Examined by Senate Committees
January 31, 2024

Cybersecurity Threats Faced by Local Governments and Municipal Authorities Examined by Senate Committees

Cybersecurity threats faced by local governments and municipal authorities were the focus of a public hearing today held by the Senate Communications and Technology Committee, chaired by Sen. Tracy Pennycuick (R-24), and the Senate Local Government Committee, chaired by Sen. Rosemary M. Brown (R-40).  [Read More]

Wednesday: Joint Senate Hearing to Examine Cybersecurity Threats Faced by Local Governments and Municipal Authorities
January 29, 2024

Wednesday: Joint Senate Hearing to Examine Cybersecurity Threats Faced by Local Governments and Municipal Authorities

Cybersecurity threats faced by local governments and municipal authorities will be the focus of a public hearing this week held by the Senate Communications and Technology Committee, chaired by Sen. Tracy Pennycuick (R-24), and the Senate Local Government Committee, chaired by Sen. Rosemary M. Brown (R-40).  [Read More]

Pennycuick Announces Grants Rewarded for Two Projects in Montgomery County
January 17, 2024

Pennycuick Announces Grants Rewarded for Two Projects in Montgomery County

Sen. Tracy Pennycuick (R-Montgomery/Berks) announced today that two projects in Montgomery County were awarded grants through Act 13. The two projects that will be receiving funding are:  [Read More]

Pennycuick, Scheuren Announce Grants Rewarded for Three Projects in Montgomery County
January 16, 2024

Pennycuick, Scheuren Announce Grants Rewarded for Three Projects in Montgomery County

Sen. Tracy Pennycuick (R-Montgomery/Berks) and Rep. Donna Scheuren (R-Montgomery) announced today that three projects in Montgomery County were rewarded grants through Act 13. The three projects are as follows:  [Read More]

Pennycuick Issues Statement on District Attorney Krasner’s Challenge of  SEPTA Public Safety Measure
January 12, 2024

Pennycuick Issues Statement on District Attorney Krasner’s Challenge of SEPTA Public Safety Measure

Senate Communication & Technology Committee Chair Tracy Pennycuick (R-24) issued the following statement today in response to Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner filing an injunction for Act 40 of 2023.  [Read More]

Pennycuick Outlines Highlights of 2023 Legislative Year
January 2, 2024

Pennycuick Outlines Highlights of 2023 Legislative Year

As we begin another year, I’d like to take time to briefly look back on some highlights of 2023 and my first year in the Pennsylvania Senate. This past year has been challenging but I believe we have made a real difference in several critical areas that help Pennsylvanians.  [Read More]

Pennycuick Announces Major Funding for Montgomery and Berks County Redevelopment Projects
December 19, 2023

Pennycuick Announces Major Funding for Montgomery and Berks County Redevelopment Projects

Sen. Tracy Pennycuick (R-24) today announced the approval of state funding assistance for fourteen redevelopment projects across the 24th Senate District in Montgomery and Berks Counties.  [Read More]

Pennycuick: Final 2023-24 State Budget Funds Key Priorities, Respects Taxpayers
December 15, 2023

Pennycuick: Final 2023-24 State Budget Funds Key Priorities, Respects Taxpayers

The Senate approved two major bipartisan budget implementation bills on Wednesday, taking significant steps to finalize the 2023-24 state budget, according to Sen. Tracy Pennycuick (R-24).  [Read More]

Bill to Safeguard Transit Operators Passes Senate
December 13, 2023

Bill to Safeguard Transit Operators Passes Senate

Legislation to safeguard transit operators against assault was passed by the Senate, according to Sen. Tracy Pennycuick (R-24).   [Read More]

Pennycuick: New Law Will Make It Easier for Students of Military Families to Enroll in School
November 15, 2023

Pennycuick: New Law Will Make It Easier for Students of Military Families to Enroll in School

Legislation championed by Sen. Tracy Pennycuick (R-24), Rep. Milou Mackenzie (R-141) and Rep. Brian Munroe (D-144) has been signed into law making it easier for students of relocating military families to enroll in school.  [Read More]

Senate Takes Steps to Advance Bipartisan Sexual Harassment Legislation
November 14, 2023

Senate Takes Steps to Advance Bipartisan Sexual Harassment Legislation

Senate President Pro Tempore Kim Ward (R-39) along with Sens. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-28), Tracy Pennycuick (R-24), and Sen. Maria Collett (D-12), today issued a co-sponsorship memo announcing the Senate’s intent to advance a bipartisan legislative package consisting of two bills to increase measures when addressing matters of sexual harassment in the workplace.  [Read More]

Pennycuick Measure Expanding Disabled Veteran Property Tax Relief Approved by Committee
November 13, 2023

Pennycuick Measure Expanding Disabled Veteran Property Tax Relief Approved by Committee

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Tracy Pennycuick (R-24) allowing more disabled veterans to receive property tax relief was approved by the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee today.  [Read More]

Pennycuick Measure Incentivizes Employing PA Guard Members, Boosts Guard Recruitment and Retention
November 9, 2023

Pennycuick Measure Incentivizes Employing PA Guard Members, Boosts Guard Recruitment and Retention

Sen. Tracy Pennycuick (R-24) has introduced legislation providing an incentive for employers to hire Pennsylvania National Guard members and strengthening Guard recruitment and retention efforts.  [Read More]

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November 9, 2023

Pennycuick Hosts First Veterans Appreciation Breakfast

State Sen. Tracy Pennycuick (R-24) recently hosted her first Veterans Appreciation Breakfast on Saturday, November 4 at Upper Perkiomen High School, as a way to say “thank you” to all our local heroes.  [Read More]

Pennycuick to Host 1st  Veterans Appreciation Breakfast
November 2, 2023

Pennycuick to Host 1st Veterans Appreciation Breakfast

Sen. Tracy Pennycuick (R-24) will be hosting her 1st Veterans Appreciation Breakfast on Saturday, November 4, 2023 from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. The event will take place at the Upper Perkiomen High School (2 Walt Road, Pennsburg, PA 18073).  [Read More]

Pennycuick Welcomes Pastor Kris Wint of Finland Mennonite Church as Guest Chaplain
October 25, 2023

Pennycuick Welcomes Pastor Kris Wint of Finland Mennonite Church as Guest Chaplain

Sen. Tracy Pennycuick (R-24) welcomed Lead Pastor Kris Wint of Finland Mennonite Church (Pennsburg, Pa.) as the Senate Guest Chaplain.  [Read More]

Pennycuick: What to Expect from New Breast Cancer Testing and Counseling Law
October 20, 2023

Pennycuick: What to Expect from New Breast Cancer Testing and Counseling Law

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Sen. Tracy Pennycuick (R-24), one of the prime sponsors of a historic, new breast cancer testing and counseling law, urges constituents to look into how it could benefit them.  [Read More]

Pennycuick Supports Senate Passage of Bill to Increase School Bus Safety
October 19, 2023

Pennycuick Supports Senate Passage of Bill to Increase School Bus Safety

During National School Bus Safety Week, the Pennsylvania Senate approved legislation to improve school bus safety by increasing penalties for those refusing to follow the law, according to Sen. Tracy Pennycuick (R-24).  [Read More]

Pennycuick Bill Providing Police and Firefighter Pension COLAs Receives Key Committee Approval
October 17, 2023

Pennycuick Bill Providing Police and Firefighter Pension COLAs Receives Key Committee Approval

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Tracy Pennycuick (R-24) to provide a much-needed cost of living adjustment (COLA) for retired municipal police officers and firefighters was approved by the Senate Law and Justice Committee today.  [Read More]

Pennycuick Announces State Grant for William Penn State Forest Addition
October 11, 2023

Pennycuick Announces State Grant for William Penn State Forest Addition

Sen. Tracy Pennycuick (R-24) today announced the awarding of a $884,700 state grant for an addition to William Penn State Forest.  [Read More]

Pennycuick to Host Free License Plate Replacement Event on Thursday, October 12
October 6, 2023

Pennycuick to Host Free License Plate Replacement Event on Thursday, October 12

Senator Tracy Pennycuick (R-24) will be hosting a License Plate Replacement Event on Thursday, October 12 where constituents can get their illegible standard plates replaced for FREE. A plate is considered damaged when:  [Read More]

Pennycuick Visits St. Gabriel’s Good Shepherd Learning Center
October 5, 2023

Pennycuick Visits St. Gabriel’s Good Shepherd Learning Center

 Senator Tracy Pennycuick (R-24) visited St. Gabriel’s Good Shepherd Learning Center in Douglassville on National World Teachers’ Day.  [Read More]

Pennycuick Measure Providing Free Credit Monitoring for Data Breach Victims Approved by Senate
October 4, 2023

Pennycuick Measure Providing Free Credit Monitoring for Data Breach Victims Approved by Senate

The state Senate today approved bipartisan legislation sponsored by Sen. Tracy Pennycuick (R-24) to strengthen notification requirements for data breaches and provide affected citizens with free credit monitoring and a credit report.  [Read More]

Pennycuick Statement on Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Former Shapiro Official
October 3, 2023

Pennycuick Statement on Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Former Shapiro Official

Sen. Tracy Pennycuick (R-24) issued the following statement on the sexual harassment allegations levied against Mike Vereb, former Secretary of Legislative Affairs for the Shapiro Administration:  [Read More]

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