Brewster, Coalition to Host Affordable Care Act Info Session

MONROEVILLE – Oct. 21, 2014 – To help families obtain health care insurance through the federal Affordable Care Act, state Sen. Jim Brewster and the Consumer Health Care Coalition will hold an...

$730k in State Grants to Back Berks Co. Swimming Pool, Parks, Schwank Says

READING, Oct. 20, 2014 – Two parks in Berks County and a swimming pool in Fleetwood have been awarded nearly $730,000 in state grants, state Sen. Judy Schwank said today. The money, from the...

Wissinoming Park Getting $300k Upgrade, Sen. Tartaglione Says

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 20, 2014 – Wissinoming Park will offer many new features to summertime visitors now that a $300,000 state grant has been awarded to help pay for their construction, Sen....

Boscola to Press for More Property Tax Relief

Harrisburg, October 17, 2014 – Chastising fellow lawmakers for failing to act on property tax reform this year, state Sen. Lisa M. Boscola said she will fight in the upcoming legislative session to...

Brewster Reminds Students of PHEAA Financial Aid Seminar at PSU Greater Allegheny

Harrisburg – Oct. 17, 2014 – State Sen. Jim Brewster today reminded all area students and parents of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) Financial Aid Seminar that is...

Brewster Pleased by the Senate’s Passage of Domestic Violence Legislation

Harrisburg – Oct. 16, 2014 – State Sen. Jim Brewster said today he is very pleased the Senate adopted legislation that would provide additional protection for victims of domestic violence. The...

3 Berks Co. Farms Help PA to Become 1st in U.S. to Preserve 500,000 Acres, Schwank Says

HELLAM, Oct. 16, 2014 – Pennsylvania became the first state in the country today to preserve 500,000 acres of valuable farmland and three Berks County farms helped accomplish the milestone, Sen....

Solobay Continues to Push for Worker Safety

HARRISBURG, Oct. 15, 2014 - State Sen. Tim Solobay continued to press this week for Senate passage his legislation aimed at protecting highway construction workers and emergency responders from...

Sen. Williams’ Leadership Helps PA School Districts Stop ‘Passing the Trash’

HARRISBURG, Oct. 15, 2014 — Under state Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams’ leadership, the House of Representatives today sent legislation to the governor’s desk that, if signed into law, would...

Tartaglione Rises to Defeat ‘Paycheck Protection’ in Senate

HARRISBURG, Oct. 15, 2014 – State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione today helped to quash a backdoor attempt to weaken unions by joining a bipartisan push to defeat an amendment that would have...

Stack: Paycheck Obsession Wilts in Daylight

HARRISBURG, Oct. 15,2014 – State Sen. Mike Stack today released the following statement regarding Senate rejection of efforts to ban certain payroll deductions:   “It has become clear today why...

Smith Lauds Passage of Emergency Epinephrine Bill

HARRISBURG, Oct. 15, 2014 – - State Senator Matt Smith (D-Allegheny/Washington) today lauded unanimous Senate passage of House Bill 803, which would provide for emergency epinephrine in...

Public Health Care Improvements, Better Oversight Expected with Adoption of Advisory Counc...

HARRISBURG, Oct.15, 2014 – Berks County residents and Pennsylvanians should expect improvements in the quality and cost-effectiveness of the Medicaid system with the approval today of a bill to...

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