July 10, 2019:  A new report from the state Auditor General says Pennsylvania is paying millions every year giving an unnecessary test to high school students. Senator Dinniman says he has a better idea

June 3, 2019:  Lawmakers, led by Senator Dinniman, are introducing a bill in Harrisburg that will provide funding to insure safety for churches and other non-profit organizations.

May 8, 2019:  Students and staff members at non-public schools in Pennsylvania are asking state lawmakers to include them in a program that helps pay for security measures at schools. Senator Dinniman says legislators are ready to do that and more

March 20, 2019:  Senator Dinniman joined with citizens and lawmakers in Harrisburg to call for improvements in pipeline safety procedures and to increase oversight in pipeline construction and maintenance.

February 5, 2019:  Senator Dinniman reacts to Governor Wolf’s 2019 Budget Address

February 4, 2019:  Sometimes, treatment for childhood cancers can be as devastating as the disease. Senator Dinniman is one of a group of lawmakers in Harrisburg proposing legislation that would provide funding for the research needed to find new methods of treatment.

January 17, 2019:  Senator Dinniman is re- introducing “Victoria’s Law” in Harrisburg, legislation that would stop pet stores from selling animals produced in puppy mills.


October 15, 2018: With the support of Senator Dinniman, victims of brain injuries rallied at the state Capitol in Harrisburg to make lawmakers aware of their needs.

October 15, 2018: Senator Dinniman attended a rally at the state Capitol in Harrisburg that focused on closing down puppy mills in Pennsylvania by limiting where the animals can be sold.

September 5, 2018: September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Senator Dinniman has introduced legislation to make cancer treatment easier on children and their families.

June 19, 2018:  More of your questions, more answers from Senator Dinniman in another Telephone Town Hall meeting.  You can listen to the entire Telephone Town Hall by clicking below:

June 15, 2018:  Senator Dinniman reminds families that Pennsylvania’s Children’s Health Insurance Program — CHIP — covers all kids with quality health insurance.

June 13, 2018:  Senator Dinniman held another of his Telephone Town Halls, during which he answered questions from callers about issues vital to the district and the Commonwealth.  Click below to listen to the entire Telephone Town Hall.

June 5, 2018: Legislation that would provide help instead of jail time for children arrested for prostitution has been passed in the Senate and is being considered in the House. Senator  Dinniman, a co-sponsor of the bill, is urging the House to pass it.

May 18, 2018: May is Military Appreciation Month. Senator Dinniman encourages Pennsylvania’s veterans to take advantage of the benefits they’ve earned.

May 10, 2018:  A scale-model of the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial in Washington, D.C., that travels the country went on display at the state capitol in Harrisburg. Senator Dinniman arranged for veterans from the Coatesville Veterans Hospital, some of whom are Vietnam War veterans, to visit the wall.

April 18, 2018:  The state Senate has passed and sent to the House legislation co-sponsored by Senator Dinniman that will increase mandatory sentences for repeat drunk drivers who are involved in fatal accidents.

April 11, 2018:  An estimated one in every 68 children in the United States is living with an autism spectrum disorder. Senator Dinniman says the state has ways to make life easier for those with autism and their families.

April 11, 2018: The Governor’s office held a ceremony at the Capitol in Harrisburg marking the Day of Remembrance for victims of the Holocaust. Senator  Dinniman was one of the featured speakers, and he said the Holocaust is not over.

April 10, 2018: This week is one of remembrance of the victims of the Nazi Holocaust in Germany during World War Two. Senator Dinniman says it’s also a time when we say “Never Again.”

April 4, 2018:  April is Child Abuse Awareness Month. Senator Dinniman has information about Pennsylvania’s Child Abuse Hotline that could save a child’s life.

March 26, 2018:  Senator Dinniman hosted a Telephone Town Hall during which he talked with constituents about school funding, regulating pipelines and voter registration, among other topics.  Click below to listen to the entire Town Hall:

March 6, 2018:  Senator Dinniman says Pennsylvania is ready to help families save for college by providing a savings plan with some tax advantages.

March 2, 2018:  Experts talked with the Senate Education Committee about the best way to keep Pennsylvania’s schools safe. Senator Dinniman says their recommendations included more secure buildings and a better sense of community.

February 12, 2018:  If you’re looking for a job, Senator Dinniman says that help is available.

January 30, 2018: Democrats in the state Senate laid out their legislative priorities for Pennsylvania in 2018. Senator Dinniman talked about keeping people and communities safe by instituting guidelines for pipeline installation.

January 4, 2018: Winter weather is here, and Senator Dinniman is advising travelers to check with PA 511 and get road conditions before venturing out.