Haywood to Seek Independent Prosecutor for Deadly-Force Incidents

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 19, 2014 – At a news conference in Philadelphia today, state Sen.-elect Art Haywood announced that he will introduce legislation to require the appointment of a special...

To Better Help Pennsylvanians with Disabilities, Tartaglione Says PaDDC to Hold ‘Conversations’ in January for New Grant Program

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 18, 2014 – A Pennsylvania group that works to improve life for people with developmental disabilities will hold four meetings next month, including one in Norristown, to gage how...

Schwank, Argall, Community and Business Leaders, First Responders Meet on Route 222

BLANDON, Dec. 18, 2014 – Heeding the growing concerns about the safety of Route 222, state Sens. Judy Schwank (D-11) and David Argall (R-29) met here last night with local leaders to work towards...

Tax Advantages, Savings Boost for 529 Contributions, Brewster Says

Harrisburg – Dec. 17, 2014 – To better manage the cost of higher education and cut tax liability this year, state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) today reminded students and parents...

Smith Reappointed to Airport Authority

  LEBANON, Dec. 16, 2014 – At its regular meeting Tuesday evening, Allegheny County Council voted unanimously to confirm state Senator Matt Smith (D-Allegheny/Washington) to a new term on the...

Smith Reintroduces Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

MT. LEBANON, Dec. 15, 2014 – State Senator Matt Smith (D-Allegheny/Washington) today reintroduced legislation designed to protect pregnant women in the workplace. The Pennsylvania Pregnant Workers...

Boscola calls PA 529 College Savings Plan a Good Holiday Gift Idea

  Bethlehem, Dec. 15, 2014 — Sen. Lisa Boscola today said local families can give the “gift of education” to a child on their holiday shopping list by opening or contributing to a...

Teplitz Bill Improves Oversight of State’s Weatherization Assistance Program

Measure Also Establishes Energy Efficiency Goals for State Buildings HARRISBURG, Dec. 15, 2014 — As winter weather arrives and the demand for heating assistance increases, state Sen. Rob Teplitz is...

Sen. Farnese Receives Bob Brady Working Class Hero Award from USW Local

PHILADELPHIA (Dec. 15, 2014) – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) received the Bob Brady Working Class Hero award this weekend for his diligent work towards saving and growing jobs. Farnese...

Free ACA, Medicaid Enrollment Counseling Mondays Coming Soon, Sen. Kitchen Says

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 12, 2014 – To help more Philadelphians who need assistance in getting affordable health care insurance or Medicaid, state Sen. Shirley Kitchen today said she will begin offering...

Ag Preservation Panel Adds 3 More Berks Co. Farms to List, Schwank Says

HARRISBURG, Dec. 11, 2014 – Another 150 acres of prime Berks County agricultural land were added today to Pennsylvania’s record-setting farmland preservation program, Sen. Judy Schwank said...

Teplitz: Anglers Can ‘Catch the Value’ of Reduced Fishing License Costs this Month

HARRISBURG, Dec. 8, 2014 — Fishing license prices have been reduced this month just in time for the holiday season, according to state Sen. Rob Teplitz. In an effort to highlight the affordability...

Brewster Announces $95,000 Grant for Arnold City

  McKeesport, December 5, 2014 – Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) today announced a $95,000 state grant for the City of Arnold to implement a five year financial management plan...

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