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Senators Regan and Phillips-Hill Announce Funding for New Police HQ in York County
November 21, 2022

Senators Regan and Phillips-Hill Announce Funding for New Police HQ in York County

Northern York County Regional Police received funding for a new facility through a state grant program, Senators Mike Regan (R-York/Cumberland) and Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York), Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover), Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam), Rep. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) announced.  [Read More]

Senator Regan Announces $2 Million in RACP Grants to Help Fund Cumberland County Projects
October 28, 2022

Senator Regan Announces $2 Million in RACP Grants to Help Fund Cumberland County Projects

According to Senator Mike Regan (R-Cumberland/York) millions of Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) funding is being granted for projects to transform and redevelop areas and create jobs throughout Cumberland County.  [Read More]

Regan Announces State Recreation Grant for South Middleton Township Park
September 20, 2022

Regan Announces State Recreation Grant for South Middleton Township Park

South Middleton Township received a grant today totaling $124,450 to expand one of its parks, stated Senator Mike Regan (Cumberland and York Counties).  [Read More]

Op-Ed: Stepping into a Safer School Year
August 26, 2022

Op-Ed: Stepping into a Safer School Year

As kids across Pennsylvania say goodbye to summer and prepare for the academic year ahead, school districts are identifying ways to make buildings and classrooms safer for their return – thanks to an historic boost in state funding for school safety and mental health resources.  [Read More]

Op-Ed: Election Reforms by the People, for the People
August 1, 2022

Op-Ed: Election Reforms by the People, for the People

In this nation one of the most sacred rights is the principle of one person, one vote. It’s the bedrock of our democratic process upon which more than two centuries of freedom, progress, and stability have flourished.  [Read More]

Senator Regan Announces School Safety and Security  and Mental Health Funding for Local Schools
July 11, 2022

Senator Regan Announces School Safety and Security and Mental Health Funding for Local Schools

School safety and security grants and school mental health grants totaling over $7,800,000 were awarded to school districts in Cumberland and York Counties for Fiscal Year 2022-2023, according to Senator Mike Regan (R-Cumberland/York).  [Read More]

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June 15, 2022

Regan: Senate Approves Police Retirement Buy Back Bill

The Senate approved legislation today expanding pension benefits for law enforcement officers who want to buy back prior police service, Sen. Mike Regan (R-Cumberland/York) announced.  [Read More]

Senate approves legislation to boost hospitality industry during summer months
June 7, 2022

Senate approves legislation to boost hospitality industry during summer months

Legislation sponsored by York County’s two state senators was unanimously approved by the Senate of Pennsylvania that would allow for amplified sound during certain hours at restaurants, bars, breweries, clubs and hotels.  [Read More]

Op-Ed: Protecting Students Must Remain a Top Priority
May 27, 2022

Op-Ed: Protecting Students Must Remain a Top Priority

The weight of yet another senseless, violent act inside a school building has been heavy on my heart and mind this week.  [Read More]

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May 24, 2022

Committee approves legislation to enhance outdoor options for restaurants, taverns, breweries

The Senate Law and Justice Committee, chaired by Sen. Mike Regan (R-York/Cumberland), approved legislation that would allow restaurants, bars, taverns, breweries and hotels with outdoor seating to have music during certain hours.  [Read More]

Regan Issues Statement on Court Injunction Stopping PennDOT From Tolling I-83 South Bridge
May 19, 2022

Regan Issues Statement on Court Injunction Stopping PennDOT From Tolling I-83 South Bridge

Yesterday Judge Ellen Ceisler of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania granted a preliminary injunction application to halt any further action by PennDOT to toll the I-83 South Bridge.  [Read More]

Op-Ed: Satan Has No Place in Our Public Schools
April 25, 2022

Op-Ed: Satan Has No Place in Our Public Schools

Recently, my home school district, Northern York, where all four of my children have been educated and to which my property taxes are paid, was faced with an outside organization seeking to host a club with a name that has no place in our public schools.  [Read More]

Senator Regan Announces $4.75 Million in RACP Grants to Help Fund Cumberland County Projects
April 22, 2022

Senator Regan Announces $4.75 Million in RACP Grants to Help Fund Cumberland County Projects

According to Senator Mike Regan (R-Cumberland/York) millions of Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) funding is being granted for projects to transform and redevelop areas and create jobs throughout Cumberland County.  [Read More]

Regan Announces Funding for Bridges in East Pennsboro and Lower Allen
April 20, 2022

Regan Announces Funding for Bridges in East Pennsboro and Lower Allen

Today Senator Mike Regan (R-31, Cumberland and York Counties) announced the awards of over $2 million in funds for bridge projects in Cumberland and York Counties through PennDOT’s Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside funds.  [Read More]

Op-Ed: 90% of Pennsylvanians Agree, Time is now to Legalize  Adult-Use Marijuana
April 6, 2022

Op-Ed: 90% of Pennsylvanians Agree, Time is now to Legalize Adult-Use Marijuana

When I first started talking about legalizing adult-use marijuana, I got the expected question from constituents, friends, and colleagues: How could I, as a former U.S. Marshal, support legalizing marijuana?   [Read More]

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March 18, 2022

Hearing Reviews Medical Marijuana Program, Shows Need for Shift in Oversight when Adult-Use Legalized

At a hearing held on Monday the Senate Law and Justice Committee heard from medical marijuana industry professionals and advocates, including patients, physicians, and former regulators from neighboring states, about the oversight of the Medical Marijuana Program and how a new, independent entity is needed, especially as Pennsylvania moves towards legalizing adult-use marijuana.   [Read More]

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March 4, 2022

Regan: Committee Examines Adult-Use Marijuana Laws in Other States

The Senate Law and Justice Committee convened Monday to discuss the successes and failures of adult-use marijuana programs in other states as Chairman Mike Regan (R-31) continues drafting similar legislation for Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

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February 7, 2022

Hearing on Adult-Use Cannabis Reflects on Law Enforcement Challenges

The Senate Law and Justice Committee on Monday heard from state and local officials, law enforcement and medical marijuana dispensaries about the impact regulating adult-use cannabis could have in Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

Media Advisory: Public Hearing Scheduled to Discuss Adult-Use Marijuana
February 4, 2022

Media Advisory: Public Hearing Scheduled to Discuss Adult-Use Marijuana

The Senate Law and Justice Committee will host a public hearing on Monday, Feb. 7 at 10 a.m. in Hearing Room 1 of the North Office Building to discuss legalizing adult-use marijuana in Pennsylvania.  [Read More]

Op-Ed: Philadelphia District Attorney Krasner Must Be Held Accountable
January 20, 2022

Op-Ed: Philadelphia District Attorney Krasner Must Be Held Accountable

Recently, my colleague Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman called on the House of Representatives to initiate impeachment proceedings against Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner. The respectable thing would be for DA Krasner to step down on his own but considering his blatant denial that crime in Philadelphia has risen significantly, I suspect the impeachment process may be the only path forward.  [Read More]

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January 19, 2022

Regan: Senate Education Committee Approves School Choice Expansion

The Senate Education Committee approved legislation Wednesday that will expand school choice for thousands of students across Pennsylvania, said Sen. Mike Regan (R-Cumberland/York).  [Read More]

Op-Ed: Time to End Government Control on Wine and Spirits
December 21, 2021

Op-Ed: Time to End Government Control on Wine and Spirits

Since 1933, Pennsylvania has run an archaic system for the sale of wine and spirits.  At the time, Governor Gifford Pinchot, taking action after the repeal of prohibition, established the current state store system run by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB).  [Read More]

PennDOT to Hold Open House on I-83 Bridge Tolling Plan
November 5, 2021

PennDOT to Hold Open House on I-83 Bridge Tolling Plan

PennDOT to Hold Open House on I-83 Bridge Tolling Plan Next week, PennDOT plans to hold two separate “open house” events regarding their proposal to toll the I-83 South Bridge as part of a broader plan to toll nine bridges across the Commonwealth. Such a toll would impact constituents from the 31st Senatorial District that travel […]  [Read More]

Senator Regan Op-Ed:  Legalization of Adult-Use Marijuana is Inevitable
October 4, 2021

Senator Regan Op-Ed: Legalization of Adult-Use Marijuana is Inevitable

As a Republican Senator who spent more than two decades in law enforcement, it may come as a surprise to some people that I have circulated a co-sponsorship memo outlining my intent to introduce legislation legalizing adult-use marijuana in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  [Read More]

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