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Senator Vogel Issues Statement on Governor’s Budget Proposal

February 7, 2017

“It is encouraging to hear a budget address that does not include calls for massive increases in broad-based tax increases.
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New Castle Sanitation Authority Receives $11 Million in State Financing

January 25, 2017

The New Castle Sanitation Authority was today (January 25) awarded an $11 million low-interest loan from the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) to provide sewage service in Shenango Township, according to Senator Elder Vogel (R-47).[...Read more]

Senator Vogel Committee Assignments Announced

January 20, 2017

Senator Elder Vogel Jr. will serve on six Senate Standing Committees for the 2017-18 Legislative Session.[...Read more]

Senator Elder Vogel Jr. Sworn-In as Legislative Session Begins

January 3, 2017

Senator Elder Vogel Jr. took his oath of office and was sworn-in as Senator for the 47th Senate District today (January 3) at the State Capitol.[...Read more]

Local Recreation Projects Receive over $1 Million in State Grants

December 16, 2016

Seven recreation projects were recently awarded Community Conservation Partnership Program (C2P2) grants totaling over $1 million according to Senator Elder Vogel Jr. (R-47).[...Read more]

Vietnam Veterans Honorary Pins Available at Senator Vogel’s Offices

December 1, 2016

Senator Elder Vogel Jr. encourages all veterans who served on active duty in the United States Armed Forces at any time during the period of November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975 to visit his district offices to receive a special 50th Anniversary commemorative Vietnam Veterans’ lapel pin. Due to limited supply, only one commemorative pin will be available per veteran.[...Read more]

DEP Implements Vogel Legislation Suspending Costly Fuel Pump Regulation

November 21, 2016

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that effective November 12, 2016, it will no longer enforce the Stage II vapor recovery requirement for new or modified gasoline dispensing equipment.[...Read more]

Senator Vogel to Host Veterans’ Specialist at New Castle District Office

November 10, 2016

Senator Vogel announced today that he will host a veterans’ specialist in his New Castle District Office to assist constituents with various issues related to their military service.[...Read more]

Local Districts Receive Safe School Grants

November 4, 2016

Several Beaver and Lawrence county school districts in the 47th Senatorial District were selected to receive state Safe School Initiative grants for the training and compensation of school resource officers and to prevent and reduce violent incidents through programs and security equipment, according to Senator Elder Vogel.[...Read more]

"Toys for Tots" Collection Spot at Senator Vogel's Office

October 31, 2016

State Senator Elder Vogel, Jr.'s office will be collecting toys for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve “Toys for Tots" program through December 9th.[...Read more]

HB 2303, HB 1265

October 19, 2016

Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee - October 19, 2016[...Read more]

State Residents Take Part in Second Telephone Town Hall on Heroin & Opioid Crisis

October 18, 2016

Over 19,000 households took part across 14 southwestern Pennsylvania counties Monday, October 17, for a Telephone Town Hall meeting hosted by area legislators to discuss the heroin and opioid epidemic in the region.[...Read more]

Local Housing Improvements Receive Boost from Shale Impact Fee

October 14, 2016

The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) recently awarded $350,000 in grants for housing improvement efforts in Beaver and Lawrence counties, according to Senator Elder Vogel.[...Read more]

Chesapeake Bay Strategies

October 14, 2016

Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee and Senate environmental Resources & Energy Committee - October 18, 2016
 
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Veterans salute breakfast

October 14, 2016

Community College of Beaver County and Senator Elder Vogel will honor local veterans during the Veterans Salute Breakfast set for Saturday November 12th at 9 a.m., in the Athletics and Events Center at Community College of Beaver County Monaca, PA.[...Read more]

Senator Vogel Urges Residents to Take Part in Oct. 17 Tele-Town Hall on PA Heroin/Opioid Crisis

October 12, 2016

Pennsylvania’s heroin and opioid epidemic will be the focus of a special Telephone Town Hall meeting, to be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, October 17th, according to Senator Elder Vogel.[...Read more]

Senator Vogel, Rep. Wentling, and Westminster College Secure Funding for Major Expansion

September 30, 2016

State Senator Elder Vogel, State Representative Parke Wentling, and Westminster College President Dr. Kathy Brittain Richardson today announced that $3 million in state funding has been secured for a major expansion of the college’s Science and Technology programs.[...Read more]

"A Commonwealth Crisis" Telephone Town Hall

September 30, 2016

Combatting Pennsylvania’s heroin and opioid crisis will be the focus of a special Telephone Town Hall, to be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, October 17  from the State Capitol.
More information at http://acommonwealthcrisis.com
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Join Senator Elder Vogel Jr. for his 55+ Senior Expo

September 13, 2016

Senator Elder Vogel, Jr. would like to invite all area seniors and their families to attend his free Senior Expo on Friday, September 16 at the Cascade Park Pavilion, 1928 E. Washington St, New Castle.[...Read more]

Join Senator Elder Vogel Jr. for his 55+ Senior Expo

August 24, 2016

Senator Elder Vogel, Jr. would like to invite all area seniors and their families to attend his free Senior Expo on Friday September 9 at the Community College of Beaver County.[...Read more]

New Castle, Zelienople Municipal Airports Receive State Grants

August 22, 2016

New Castle Municipal Airport and Zelienople Municipal Airport were awarded significant state grants today (August 22) to support major capital improvement projects, according to state Senator Elder Vogel.[...Read more]

Health Department Providing KI Tablets on August 4

July 26, 2016

The Department of Health will provide free potassium iodide tablets on Thursday, August 4, to those who live, work or attend school within a 10-mile radius of the Beaver Valley Power Station nuclear power plant, according to Senator Elder Vogel.[...Read more]

Midland MA Receives $7.6 Million in State Financing

July 20, 2016

A major water project to eliminate a costly burden on Midland Borough water customers will receive $7,556,690 in state funding, according to Senator Elder Vogel (R-47).[...Read more]

Senator Vogel’s Statement on Passage of the 2016-17 Budget

July 14, 2016

Yesterday, the Legislature approved the final portion of the balanced budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year.[...Read more]

Senator Vogel to Host Veterans’ Specialist at District Offices

July 6, 2016

Senator Vogel announced today that he will host a veterans’ specialist in both his Rochester and New Castle District Offices to assist constituents with various issues related to their military service.[...Read more]

Senate Adopts Vogel’s Resolution Calling for Study of Election Technology

June 29, 2016

The Senate today adopted Senate Resolution 394, a measure introduced by Senator Elder Vogel establishing an advisory task force within the Joint State Government Commission to discuss and make recommendations for the future of casting and counting of ballots in Pennsylvania.[...Read more]

Harrisburg Happenings

June 24, 2016

Governor Wolf signed into law on Thursday my legislation that will allow school districts to save thousands of dollars in annual mailing costs.[...Read more]

Senate Bill 1110 and House Bill 967

June 23, 2016

Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee - June 23, 2016[...Read more]

Governor Signs Vogel’s Cost-saving Legislation for Schools into Law

June 23, 2016

Governor Wolf today (June 23) signed into law legislation introduced by Senator Elder Vogel that will allow school districts to save thousands of dollars in annual mailing costs.[...Read more]

Governor Wolf Signs Battery B Memorial Highway Bill into Law

June 17, 2016

Governor Wolf today (June 17) signed into law Senate Bill 1153, a bill introduced by Senator Elder Vogel designating the section of State Routes 108 and 551 in Lawrence County from the intersection of State Route 108 and Old Hickory Road at the Battery B Monument to State Route 551 ending at the railroad tracks of the Pennsylvania Railroad in Enon Valley as the “Battery B Memorial Highway.”[...Read more]

Legislators, Health Advocates Push for Telemedicine Initiatives

June 15, 2016

Senators Tom Killion (R-9) and Elder Vogel Jr. (R-47) today joined legislators and health care advocates at a Harrisburg news conference to outline initiatives aimed at promoting telemedicine in Pennsylvania.
 
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Senator Killion's remarks
Senator Vogel's remarks[...Read more]

Vogel’s Cost-saving Legislation for Schools Sent to Governor

June 15, 2016

Legislation introduced by Senator Elder Vogel that will allow school districts to save thousands of dollars in annual mailing costs received final legislative approval Tuesday (June 14) and is headed to the Governor for his signature.[...Read more]

Join Senator Elder Vogel, Jr. for his 7th Kids Extravaganza

June 13, 2016

Senator Elder Vogel, Jr. would like to invite all area children and their families to attend his free Kids Extravaganza on Saturday June 25th at Community College of Beaver County- Athletics & Events Center from 11 AM-2 PM.[...Read more]

Harrisburg Happenings

June 8, 2016

I’m pleased to report that my legislation designating the section of State Routes 108 and 551 in Lawrence County from the intersection of State Route 108 and Old Hickory Road at the Battery B Monument to State Route 551 ending at the railroad tracks of the Pennsylvania Railroad in Enon Valley as the “Battery B Memorial Highway” was recently approved by both the House of Representatives and the Senate.[...Read more]

Senator Vogel Seeking Local Photos for 2017 District Calendar

June 1, 2016

Senator Elder Vogel is calling on residents to submit photos capturing the spirit and beauty of the 47th Senatorial District, with the top entries to be featured in his 2017 calendar.[...Read more]

Public Hearing Will Explore Impact of Heroin and Opioid Addiction on June 2

May 25, 2016

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania will study the impact of the heroin and opioid addiction crisis during a public hearing in Beaver County on June 2, according to Senators Camera Bartolotta (R-46) and Elder Vogel (R-47).[...Read more]

Kaufman House Renovation Project Receives $500,000 State Grant

May 18, 2016

Efforts to restore the historic Kaufman House in Zelienople received a significant boost in the form of a $500,000 state grant, according to Senator Elder Vogel.[...Read more]

Ambridge Borough Receives $1,632 for Safety Project

May 16, 2016

Ambridge Borough, Beaver County, will receive s state grant for a safety improvement project, according to Senator Elder Vogel.[...Read more]

Harrisburg Happenings

May 11, 2016

The Senate approved legislation I introduced that will allow school districts to save thousands of dollars in annual mailing costs.[...Read more]