ADVISORY: Senate Hearing in Erie to Focus on Natural Gas Extraction in Lake Erie Watershed

  MEDIA ADVISORY   Senate Hearing in Erie to Focus on Natural Gas Extraction in Lake Erie Watershed   At the request of state Sen. Sean Wiley (D-Erie), the Senate Democratic Policy...

Sen. Hughes to Propose Council on Jazz to Promote, Preserve Jazz in PA

PHILADELPHIA, April 28, 2016 – After meeting with jazz educators, musicians and experts today at the iconic Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts about steps to take to better promote...

Sen. Schwank Announces Fire/EMS Grant Awards for Berks County 1st Responders

READING, April 25, 2016 – More than five dozen Berks County EMS and fire companies will receive state grants totaling more than $840,000 to help with training, equipment purchases and construction...

Wozniak: Fire, Ambulance Grants Approved for Cambria, Clearfield and Bedford Counties

Harrisburg, April 25, 2016 − More than $1.26 million in state funding has been approved for fire company and volunteer ambulance service grants in Cambria, Clearfield and Bedford Counties, state...

Sabatina Announces State Grants for Local EMS, Fire Departments

PHILADELPHIA, April 25, 2016 – Three EMS units in Sen. John Sabatina’s district will get state grants to help them buy equipment, reduce debt, or pay for training. Sen. Sabatina said the money...

Teplitz: State Budget Includes Permanent Funding for Capitol Public Safety Services

HARRISBURG, April 22, 2016 — For the first time, state law now includes permanent compensation from the state to the City of Harrisburg for providing fire protection and emergency services to the...

Sen. Williams Says Judicial Conduct Board’s Dismissal of Cover Up Complaint in Eakin Email...

HARRISBURG, April 21, 2016 — More than five months after he filed a complaint with the state’s Judicial Conduct Board “alleging a conspiracy to cover up the racist, misogynistic, religiously...

Safe Streets Law Enforcement Grant Program Detailed

Harrisburg – April 21, 2016 – Senate Democrats representing large and small cities across Pennsylvania stepped forward today to propose an aggressive crime prevention plan that would...

Wozniak: Funding Flows to Johnstown, Everett and Nanty Glo for Water Quality Improvements

Harrisburg – April 20, 2016 – More than $7.44 million in state funding has been approved in grants and loans for three water quality projects in Cambria and Bedford counties, state Sen....

Blake, Local Leaders Discuss Poverty in NEPA at 2nd Annual Inclusion Initiative Summit

SCRANTON, April 19, 2016 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today hosted a number of local community leaders at Marywood University for a panel discussion on poverty in...

Temple U. Military & Vets Center to Honor Sen. Kitchen Thursday in Philly

PHILADELPHIA, April 18, 2016 – An annual forum for women who have fought to defend the freedoms of America will fete state Sen. Shirley Kitchen Thursday, April 21, at Temple University’s student...

Statement from Senator Yudichak on Route 93 Traffic Safety Problems

Jim Thorpe, April 14, 2016- State Senator John Yudichak issued the following statement this afternoon after a meeting to address the traffic safety problems on Route 93 in Nesquehoning. “Every...

More than 70k Acres of Berks County Farmland Now Protected, Sen. Schwank Says

HARRISBURG, April 14, 2016 – The number of acres of Berks County agricultural land protected by Pennsylvania’s farmland preservation program eclipsed 70,000 today, state Sen. Judy Schwank...

Senate Roundtable at Capitol Focuses on Moving Municipalities from Distress to Success

HARRISBURG, April 13, 2016 — At the request of state Sen. Rob Teplitz (D-Dauphin/Perry), the Senate Democratic Policy Committee held a roundtable discussion today on Municipal Financial Challenges...

Medical Cannabis Bill, Co-sponsored by Teplitz, Heads to Governor

HARRISBURG, April 13, 2016 — Legislation that would allow physicians in Pennsylvania to prescribe medical cannabis to patients who would medically benefit from such a treatment is now headed to the...

Wozniak Applauds Senate Action on Medical Marijuana Bill

Harrisburg - April 12, 2016 - State Sen. John N. Wozniak (D-Cambria/Bedford/Clearfield) applauded the Senate's passage of legislation authorizing the use of medical marijuana for treatment of specific serious medical issues. "Families have waited too long and there has been too much suffering," Wozniak said. "The legislation permits registered doctors to prescribe medical marijuana for treatment of certain diseases such as cancer, epilepsy, seizures, glaucoma and other serious illnesses.

Sen. Hughes Welcomes AG’s Audit of Philly School District; Promises Legislation to Reform ...

HARRISBURG, April 12, 2016 – Saying the state auditor general’s new investigation of charter schools in the School District of Philadelphia underscores his belief that Pennsylvania’s charter...

Senators Call for Increased Education in Pain Management, Opioid Prescribing Practices

HARRISBURG – Two state Senators have introduced legislation to require Continuing Medical Education (CME) training for those professionals licensed to prescribe in the Commonwealth of...

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