Sens. Hughes, Haywood, Democratic Appropriations Committee to Hold Hearing Thursday on PA’s Crumbling School Infrastructure

HARRISBURG, Feb.9, 2016 – With exploding boilers and broken heaters threatening the safety and learning ability of many of Pennsylvania’s school children, state Sens. Vincent Hughes, Art Haywood...

Dark Clouds on Horizon if PA Legislature Fails to Move Forward with New Budget, Sen. Kitchen Warns

HARRISBURG, Feb. 9, 2016 – The threat of more deep cuts to basic education, human services and historic property tax increases is the bitter pill Republicans must swallow if it helps them...

Sabatina Calls Budget Picture ‘Stark and Sobering’

HARRISBURG, February 9, 2016 – State Sen. John Sabatina today released the following statement on Gov. Wolf’s budget address for the upcoming fiscal year: “The budget outlined by Gov. Wolf...

Sen. Tartaglione Pleased with Governor’s Call for $10.15 Minimum Wage in PA

HARRISBURG, Feb. 9, 2016 – Despite the financial challenges facing Pennsylvania due to Republican intransigence, the commonwealth’s leading advocate for a fairer minimum wage said she is pleased...

Wolf Outlines Priorities for Upcoming Fiscal Year, Wiley Responds

Harrisburg, February 9, 2016 – Sharing the priorities contained in his sophomore budget, Governor Tom Wolf today addressed the General Assembly and provided a look at the 2016- 2017 proposed...

Sen. Yudichak Comments of Gov. Wolf’s Budget Proposal

Harrisburg, February 9, 2016 – State Sen. John Yudichak today provided the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s $32.7 billion fiscal 2016-17 budget proposal. “It is...

Sabatina Bill Directs Unclaimed Lottery Prizes to Schools

HARRISBURG, Feb. 8, 2016 – State Sen. John Sabatina said today he will introduce legislation that would direct half of unclaimed lottery prizes in Pennsylvania toward struggling public...

Teplitz to Hold Live Telephone Town Hall Meeting Feb. 17

HARRISBURG, Jan. 15, 2016 — State Sen. Rob Teplitz will hold a live telephone town hall for constituents on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. At the time of the meeting, constituents will receive a...

Dinniman: Delay in Keystone Exams as Graduation Requirements Signed into Law

HARRISBURG (February 3) –  Governor Wolf today signed into law legislation to put a two-year hold on the high school graduation requirement associated with the Keystone Exams in order to give the...

Sabatina Lauds Historic Designation for Tacony

HARRISBURG, Feb. 3, 2016 – State Sen. John Sabatina today praised the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission for approving the nomination of the Tacony-Disston Community Development District...

Statement from Senator John Yudichak on the Passing of Tom Tigue

Nanticoke, February 1, 2016- The following statement was issued this afternoon by Senator Yudichak after learning of the death of his long time friend and colleague Tom Tigue. Senator Yudichak served...

Senator Schwank and Representative Rozzi Annonunce State Grant to Help Lower Alsace and Mo...

February 1, 2016: Senator Judy Schwank (D-11) and Representative Mark Rozzi (D-126) today announced that Lower Alsace Township has been awarded a $41,300 Municipal Services Program Shared Services...

Teplitz Announces $2M for Local Park Preservation Projects

HARRISBURG, JAN. 28, 2016 — State Sen. Rob Teplitz today announced more than $2 million in state investments in local park projects throughout the 15th Senatorial District. The projects are part of...

Legislators, Advocates: 7th Anniversary of Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Spotlights Need to...

HARRISBURG, Jan. 29, 2016 – On the seventh anniversary of the federal Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act becoming law, some legislators and advocates say Pennsylvania women need a stronger equal pay...

Sen. Kitchen and Rep. Harris to Announce New Legislation that will Help Residents Erase Cr...

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 29, 2016 – State Sen. Shirley M. Kitchen and state Rep. Jordan A. Harris will announce and discuss a new bill that will allow individuals with certain second- and third-degree...

Allegheny and Westmoreland County Grant Projects Approved, Brewster Says

Harrisburg – Jan. 29, 2016 – Four grants for projects designed to improve recreational opportunities in the Allegheny and Westmoreland County portions of state Sen. Jim Brewster’s...

Sabatina Announces Grants for Northeast Philly Creek Projects

HARRISBURG, Jan. 29, 2016 – More than $800,000 in state grant money will be distributed for stream and greenway projects that will benefit residents of Northeast Philadelphia, state Sen. John...

Boscola Announces $850,000 in State Grants for Local Projects

BETHLEHEM — Jan. 27, 2016 –Sen. Lisa Boscola today announced a total of $850,000 in state grant funds for conservation/recreational projects in Lehigh and Northampton counties. “I am...

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