Senate Democrats Issue Statements on Grand Jury Report Detailing Abuse by Catholic Priests

Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-Pittsburgh) and Senator Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) issued statements concerning the Grand Jury report detailing sexual abuse of children in six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania.

Joint Legislative Hearing Focuses on Community-Police Relations

“It is imperative that we seek ways to improve the trust, communication and mutual respect between police officers and the communities they serve,” Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa said.

PA Senate Dems are PA Proud

            Since its founding by William Penn in 1681, Pennsylvania has been at the forefront of United States history as a place of freedom, revolution, innovation, and change for the better.

            The best things about Pennsylvania, and being a Pennsylvanian, deserve to be shared with all who come to explore our history, landscape, and culture.

Janus v. AFSCME

On June 27, 2018, the United States Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that employees who decline union membership are not required to pay “fair share” dues to the union that collectively bargains on their behalf.

The Pennsylvania Senate Democrats disagree with the Supreme Court’s ruling and will continue to fight for the rights of unions and workers.

PA Senate Democrats Applaud On-Time Budget

The Pennsylvania Senate passed the state budget for Fiscal Year 2018-19 (House Bill 2121) by a vote of 47-2. The on-time budget includes investments in education, health care, workforce development, and social justice.

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