News Releases

Senator Scarnati Appoints Senators McIlhinney and Argall to New Senate Republican Leadership Team

November 13, 2014

Senator Chuck McIlhinney (R-10) and Senator David Argall (R-29) have been appointed by Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) to leadership positions within the Senate Republican Caucus.[Read more...]

PECO Ready to Meet Customer Demand This Winter

November 5, 2014

With colder weather just around the corner, PECO is completing the final work to ensure its electric and natural gas systems are ready to serve customers all winter long – safely providing electricity and natural gas during the colder winter months. Now is a great time for customers to prepare for the colder months, too.[Read more...]

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Veterans Day

November 5, 2014

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Tuesday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day.[Read more...]

Heating Assistance Program Applications Being Accepted

November 3, 2014

Pennsylvania’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) grant program has begun accepting applications, according to Sen. Chuck McIlhinney (R-Bucks and Montgomery).[Read more...]

Senator McIlhinney Receives Humanitarian Award

October 29, 2014

Senator Chuck McIlhinney (R-10) was named a recipient of the Ted Lindeman Outreach Foundation 2014 Humanitarian Award.[Read more...]

McIlhinney, Watson to Host Senior Expo in Doylestown

October 22, 2014

Sen. Chuck McIlhinney (R-10) and Rep. Kathy Watson (R-144) will host a Senior Expo on Friday at the Delaware Valley College campus in Doylestown from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.[Read more...]

Senator McIlhinney to Participate in Capitol All-Stars Charity Game

September 17, 2014

Senator Chuck McIlhinney (R-10) will join more than 60 state legislators in swinging for the fences during the Capitol All-Stars softball game in an effort to strike out hunger.[Read more...]

Information about PECO’s Reliability Improvement Plans

September 11, 2014

Keeping your lights on is top priority. As we know, PECO’s customers and my constituents in the area have experienced several power outages and the electric reliability needs to be improved upon. I have had numerous meetings with PECO requesting them to address the outage issues.[Read more...]

PPL Electric Utilities Will Perform Planned Maintenance

September 10, 2014

PPL Electric Utilities will perform planned maintenance on its overhead facilities over the next few months along a power line that crosses on or near your property. This work is expected to begin this week. This project will not require a service disruption to your residence.[Read more...]

Senator McIlhinney Invites Students to Apply for PA Military College Legislative Scholarship

September 5, 2014

Sen. Chuck McIlhinney (R-10) is inviting local students to apply for a special legislative scholarship to attend Valley Forge Military Academy and College.[Read more...]

Constituents and Environmental Community Host Hike to Thank Senator McIlhinney for Taking a Stand against Fracking in State Parks

August 28, 2014

Today local residents joined the Sierra Club PA Chapter and PennEnvironment in Tyler State Park to thank Senator Chuck McIlhinney for his vote against balancing the state budget by leasing new tracts of state park and forest land for fracking.[Read more...]

Pennsylvania 529 Guaranteed Savings Plan

August 13, 2014

I am pleased to share some great news regarding the Pennsylvania 529 Guaranteed Savings Plan.[Read more...]

Plumstead Township to Restrict Two Highways for Resurfacing

July 10, 2014

Plumstead Township will restrict Route 413 (Durham Road) and Point Pleasant Pike in Bucks County for milling and resurfacing, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced.[Read more...]

Op-ed: Prompt Action is Necessary on Medical Cannabis Proposal

July 3, 2014

The Senate Law and Justice Committee recently took the historic step of approving a proposal that would legalize the use of cannabis for medical purposes.[Read more...]

McIlhinney Comments on 2014-15 Budget Proposal

July 1, 2014

Sen. Chuck McIlhinney (R-10) issued the following statement today in relation to his vote against the 2014-15 state budget proposal:[Read more...]

Senate Law and Justice Committee Approves Medical Cannabis Proposal

June 27, 2014

The Senate Law and Justice Committee approved legislation today that would legalize the use of cannabis for medical purposes, according to Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck McIlhinney (R-10).[Read more...]

Op-ed: Finding Common Ground to End the Cycle of Poverty

June 26, 2014

Although Pennsylvania has made incremental progress toward economic recovery, a large number of working families still remain trapped in a seemingly endless cycle of poverty.[Read more...]

Senate Panel Approves Copayment Protection Measure

June 26, 2014

The Senate Banking and Insurance Committee approved legislation today that would protect consumers from paying multiple copayments for physical therapy, chiropractic and occupational therapy services.[Read more...]

McIlhinney, Galloway Advocate Tax Deduction for Living Organ Donors

June 25, 2014

Two Bucks County legislators are advocating the creation of a new state tax credit designed to offset costs incurred by living organ donors.[Read more...]

Senate Passes McIlhinney Resolution to Improve Programs for Working Families

June 24, 2014

State lawmakers could develop a better strategy to help low-income working families following Senate passage of a resolution today sponsored by Sen. Chuck McIlhinney (R-10).[Read more...]

Senate Panel Approves McIlhinney Resolution to Improve Programs for Working Families

June 10, 2014

The Senate Aging and Youth Committee approved a resolution today that would help the state develop a strategy to help low-income working families achieve self-sufficiency.[Read more...]

SB 1182 (Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Act)

June 6, 2014


Senate Law & Justice Committee - June 10, 2014
Listen[Read more...]

Local Arts Organization to Host Exhibit at PA Capitol

June 4, 2014

A local non-profit art and literature organization will host an exhibit featuring Pennsylvania artist Bruce Coyle at the Pennsylvania Capitol on June 10, according to Sen. Chuck McIlhinney (R-10).[Read more...]

Senate Passes McIlhinney Bill to Improve Construction Code Review

June 3, 2014

The Senate approved legislation today that would improve the review process for potential changes to the state’s Uniform Construction Code, according to the bill’s sponsor Sen. Chuck McIlhinney (R-10).[Read more...]

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Memorial Day

May 22, 2014

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, May 24, through Monday, May 26, in observance of Memorial Day.[Read more...]

PennDOT, Police Partnering to Encourage Increased Seat-Belt Use

May 21, 2014

PennDOT, Pennsylvania State and local police are partnering for a nationwide “Click It or Ticket” seat-belt enforcement which starts today, May 19 and runs through June 8.[Read more...]

Butler Avenue Bridge over Neshaminy Creek to be Reduced to One Lane Wednesday

May 19, 2014

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that Butler Avenue will be reduced to one lane at the bridge over the west branch of the Neshaminy Creek in Chalfont Borough, Bucks County, on Wednesday (May 21) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the setting of new bridge beams.[Read more...]

Senate Law and Justice Committee to Hold Second Hearing Regarding Medical Cannabis

May 8, 2014

Following an informative hearing earlier this year regarding legislation to legalize the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes, the Senate Law and Justice Committee will hold a second public hearing on the issue on June 10.[Read more...]

Central Bucks Ambulance and Rescue Hosts Open House

May 7, 2014

In celebration of EMS week, Central Bucks Ambulance and Rescue will host an open house on May 21, 2014, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at its Main Station located at 455 East St. in Doylestown.[Read more...]

DEP Celebrates Drinking Water Week, 30 Year Anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act

May 5, 2014

The Department of Environment Protection (DEP) is celebrating National Drinking Water Week from May 4 to 10 by recognizing the 30th anniversary of the state Safe Drinking Water Act.[Read more...]

Senator McIlhinney Opens District Office for Charitable Food Donations

May 1, 2014

The Doylestown office of Sen. Chuck McIlhinney (R-10) will serve as collection points for charitable food donations as part of the regional Adopt-A-Pantry program.[Read more...]

Plaques Honoring Fallen Officer to be Unveiled April 22, 2014

April 17, 2014

Plaques will be unveiled on Tuesday designating the Newtown 413 bypass in honor of fallen Bucks County Police Officer Brian Gregg, according to Sen. Chuck McIlhinney (R-Bucks and Montgomery).[Read more...]

Legislators Announce Plans to Improve Eating Disorder Awareness, Education

April 8, 2014

Senator Chuck McIlhinney (R-10), Senator Daylin Leach (D-17) and Representative Steven Santarsiero (D-31) unveiled a proposal today that would improve education, identification and treatment of eating disorders. Listen[Read more...]

Media Advisory - Legislators to Advocate Eating Disorder Education, Treatment Bills

April 7, 2014

Senator Chuck McIlhinney (R-10), Senator Daylin Leach (D-17) and Representative Steven Santarsiero (D-31) will host a press conference in support of legislation that would improve education, identification and treatment of eating disorders on Tuesday, April 8 at noon in the Capitol Media Center.[Read more...]

PUC Unveils New Video on Fixed and Variable Rates

March 21, 2014

Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) Chairman Robert F. Powelson today unveiled a roughly one-minute video available on www.PAPowerSwitch.com, the PUC website and YouTube to further educate electricity customers about choosing between fixed and variable rates.[Read more...]

PennDOT to Start Construction on $31.6 Million Project to Improve Route 263 (York Road) in Bucks County

March 10, 2014

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that construction is scheduled to begin Monday, March 17, on its $31.6 million project to reconstruct and improve four miles of Route 263 (York Road) between Bristol Road and Sugar Bottom Road in Warwick and Warminster townships, Bucks County.[Read more...]

PennDOT Crews to Patch Potholes Saturday in Philadelphia Region

March 7, 2014

With no snow in the forecast, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will once again take advantage of seasonable temperatures on Saturday (March 8) to repair potholes on state highways in the five-county Philadelphia region.[Read more...]

Route 32 (River Road) in Tinicum Township, Bucks County to Close Next Week for Tree Removal

March 3, 2014

Route 32 (River Road) will be closed between Dark Hollow Road and Cafferty Road in Tinicum Township, Bucks County, on Wednesday, March 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., for tree removal, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced.[Read more...]

Main Street Bridge over SEPTA to Close This Afternoon in Sellersville Borough, Bucks County

February 24, 2014

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that the bridge carrying Main Street over SEPTA tracks in Sellersville Borough, Bucks County, will be closed and detoured this afternoon (Feb. 24) due to severe structural deterioration.[Read more...]

Winter Storm Nika – PECO UPDATE – February 9, 2014

February 10, 2014

I want to provide you with another update from the conference call I just finished with PECO officials regarding the remaining power outages affecting our area.[Read more...]

2014 Adult Trout Stocking Schedules Now Available

January 31, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) announced today that the 2014 adult trout stocking schedules are now available online at www.fishandboat.com.[Read more...]

SB 1182 - Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Act

January 24, 2014

Senate Law and Justice Committee - January 28, 2014[Read more...]

Media Advisory - Senate Law & Justice Committee to Study Medicinal Marijuana Bill

January 24, 2014

The Senate Law and Justice Committee will examine legislation that would legalize the use of medicinal marijuana during a public hearing on Tuesday, January 28 at 10:30 am in Room 8-EA in the Capitol Building in Harrisburg.[Read more...]

Pennsbury Benefit Concert to Aid Construction of Veterans’ Monument

January 17, 2014

Pennsbury High School band and orchestra groups will help raise money for the creation of Veterans Square Monument during a benefit concert on February 5, according to Sen. Chuck McIlhinney’s (R-10).[Read more...]

Flash Flooding Forces Closure of Route 32 (River Road) in Lower Makefield Township

January 9, 2014

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that Route 32 (River Road) has been closed between Black Rock Road and Trenton Avenue in Lower Makefield Township, Bucks County, due to flooding and safety concerns.[Read more...]

Rural Fire Company Loans and Grants

January 3, 2014

Times are tough for small communities and the rural fire companies that protect them.[Read more...]

PennDOT Prepared for Winter Weather in Southeastern Pennsylvania

December 6, 2013

With more than 115,000 tons of salt on hand in the five-county Philadelphia region, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is ready to keep state highways passable in southeastern Pennsylvania this winter.[Read more...]

PennDOT Moves Fleecy Dale Road Closure in Solebury Township for Retaining Wall Replacement

December 4, 2013

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) yesterday (Dec. 2) closed Fleecy Dale Road between Fretz Mill Road and Route 32 (River Road) in Solebury Township, Bucks County, for the construction of a new 300-foot retaining wall to stabilize and support the roadway.[Read more...]

Dog Licenses for 2014 Now Available at County Treasurers’ Offices; All Dogs Must be Licensed by Jan. 1

December 2, 2013

Pennsylvanians can now purchase dog licenses for 2014 from their county treasurers.[Read more...]

McIlhinney’s Social Worker Licensing Bill Advances

November 19, 2013

The Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee approved legislation today that would provide bachelor level licensure for social workers, according to the bill’s sponsor Sen. Chuck McIlhinney (R-10).[Read more...]

PennDOT Ready for Winter Travel, Motorists Urged to Prepare for Season

November 14, 2013

Harrisburg – PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch today called on motorists to join the department in its efforts to keep roadways safe through the upcoming season.[Read more...]

PennDOT Reopens Old Dublin Pike Bridge in Doylestown Township Following Major Rehabilitation Project

November 13, 2013

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that it reopened the Old Dublin Pike Bridge over Pine Run in Doylestown Township, Bucks County, following a five-month project to rehabilitate the former structurally-deficient bridge.[Read more...]

Updated State Dog Law Protects Vulnerable Animals

October 23, 2013

The General Assembly recently approved sweeping changes to the state’s Dog Law that would ensure a humane and healthy environment for dogs living in commercial breeding kennels.[Read more...]

Austin Whitley of Solebury, PA Receives Senate Citation

October 10, 2013

Austin Whitley of Solebury, PA receives a Senate Citation from Senator Chuck McIlhinney honoring his successful achievement of the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank available in the Boy Scouts of America.[Read more...]

McIlhinney: New Law Ensures Prompt, Accurate Payments for Service Providers

August 1, 2013

HARRISBURG – Legislation signed into law earlier this month will help providers of children’s services receive prompt payments from counties and ensure rates paid to providers reflect the true cost of delivering services, according to Senator Chuck McIlhinney (R-10).[Read more...]

Erwinna Covered Bridge Closed in Bucks County

July 22, 2013

Structural damage caused by delivery truck.[Read more...]

Op-ed: The Facts About Liquor Privatization

July 3, 2013

by Senator Chuck McIlhinney (R-Bucks and Montgomery)[Read more...]

General Assembly Approves Fiscally Responsible 2013-14 Budget

July 1, 2013

HARRISBURG – Senator Chuck McIlhinney (R-10) voted in favor of a 2013-14 state budget Sunday that invests in education, public safety and job creation without any broad-based tax increases.[Read more...]

McIlhinney Liquor Privatization Plan Would Fund Property Tax Freeze for Seniors

June 18, 2013

HARRISBURG – Revenues from the retail liquor privatization plan introduced by Senator Chuck McIlhinney (R-10) today would be used to create a special fund to freeze property taxes for senior citizens.[Read more...]

McIlhinney Announces Retail Liquor Privatization Plan

June 18, 2013

HARRISBURG -- Senator Chuck McIlhinney (R-10) today unveiled legislation that would privatize the retail sale of liquor and wine, improve convenience for consumers and protect small businesses.[Read more...]

McIlhinney Honored with Delaware Valley College Honorary Degree

May 17, 2013

HARRISBURG -- Sen. Chuck McIlhinney (R-10) will be awarded an honorary degree from Delaware Valley College on Saturday, May 18, 2013, for his efforts to help the school move toward university status.[Read more...]

Op-ed: In Support of Smart Privatization

March 28, 2013

by Senator Chuck McIlhinney (R-Bucks and Montgomery)[Read more...]

McIlhinney Bill Would Require Financial Transparency of Political Party Leaders

February 2, 2013

HARRISBURG -- Statewide and county political party officers would be subject to greater transparency under legislation introduced by Sen. Chuck McIlhinney (R-10).[Read more...]

McIlhinney Reintroduces Plan to Promote Customer-Friendly Liquor and Beer Sales Laws

January 29, 2013

HARRISBURG – Sen. Chuck McIlhinney (R-10) reintroduced legislation today that would improve state laws regulating beer and liquor sales to provide new business opportunities for retailers and greater convenience for customers.[Read more...]

Senator McIlhinney to Participate in Pennridge Chamber Toy Drive

November 14, 2012

HARRISBURG – Sen. Chuck McIlhinney's (R-10) office will help collect toys to be donated to local children as part of the Pennridge Chamber of Commerce's Annual Holiday Toy Drive.[Read more...]

McIlhinney Named NASW-PA Legislator of the Year

October 17, 2012

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers honored Sen. Chuck McIlhinney (R-10) as the organization's Legislator of the Year.[Read more...]

McIlhinney Legislation Seeks to Protect Low-Income Working Families

October 3, 2012

HARRISBURG – Sen. Chuck McIlhinney (R-10) introduced a resolution today that would help the state develop a comprehensive strategy to reduce poverty and improve programs targeted to low-income working families.[Read more...]

McIlhinney Proposal Would Promote Beer, Liquor Sales

June 12, 2012

HARRISBURG – Sen. Chuck McIlhinney (R-10) introduced legislation today that would expand the sale of wine and spirits and allow beer distributors to sell different quantities of alcohol.[Read more...]

Governor Signs McIlhinney Manufactured Home Reinstallation Measure

May 8, 2012

HARRISBURG – The governor signed legislation into law today that will set uniform standards for the re-installation of manufactured homes, according to the bill's sponsor Sen. Chuck McIlhinney (R-Bucks and Montgomery).[Read more...]

McIlhinney Applauds Game Commission Ruling Allowing Use of Bait in Red Tag Program

April 26, 2012

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners approved a measure this week that would allow the limited use of bait to prevent deer from causing crop damage, according to Sen. Chuck McIlhinney (R-10).[Read more...]