Teplitz Measure to Reduce Student Loan Debt Approved

Legislation Also Includes Basic Education Funding Formula HARRISBURG, May 25, 2016 — Improved access to online higher education, the subject of legislation introduced by state Sen. Rob Teplitz to...

Teplitz Legislation Naming Bridge for Halifax Serviceman Heads to Governor

HARRISBURG, May 23, 2016 — State Sen. Rob Teplitz’s measure to name a bridge in Halifax Township in memory of a local serviceman received unanimous approval in the General Assembly. Senate Bill...

Sen. Yudichak Comments on Resignation of State’s DEP Secretary

Harrisburg, May 20, 2016– State Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) provided the following statement in response to today’s resignation of John Quigley, who served as secretary of the state...

ADVISORY: Senate Hearing in Philly to Focus on Youth Courts in Juvenile Justice

  At the request of state Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Phila.), the Senate Democratic Policy Committee will hold a hearing this Tuesday in Philadelphia on the role of peer youth courts in juvenile...

Carbon/Schuylkill & Luzerne Counties SHINE Programs Selected to Join National STEM Le...

Baltimore, MD, May 19, 2016 - The STEM Funders Network (SFN) announced today that the Carbon/Schuylkill and Luzerne County SHINE programs have been selected as one of the 10 STEM Learning Ecosystems to join the STEM Learning Ecosystems Initiative, a national initiative, initially developed in 2015-16 beginning with 27 STEM Learning Ecosystems communities across the United States.

Blake Awards Scholarships to Student Ambassador Competition Winners

SCRANTON, May 19, 2016 – State Senator John Blake today hosted high school seniors from 10 local school districts for a legislative competition at the University of Scranton as the final event of...

Kitchen to Hold Healthy Eating Seminars

PHILADELPHIA, May 19, 2016 — State Sen. Shirley Kitchen, along with Divine Sources, will hold a “Take Back Your Health” seminar, demonstrating the health benefits of juicing, tomorrow, at 10...

Wozniak Backs Senate Democratic Opioid Abuse Prevention Legislation

Harrisburg – May 18, 2016 – State Sen. John N. Wozniak issued the following statement in support of a legislative package designed to combat opioid abuse. The initiative was unveiled by...

Teplitz Introduces ‘Judgment Day’ Bill Package to Prevent Budget Impasse

HARRISBURG, May 18, 2016 — State Sen. Rob Teplitz unveiled a package of bills today designed to prevent the occurrence of a state budget impasse. “We are given months to craft, debate, and enact...

Tartaglione Upholds Assistive Tech Group’s Work During Capitol Rally

HARRISBURG, May 17, 2016 – Promising to “fight tooth and nail” to ensure the state funding of a special group that helps people with disabilities pay for technology that helps improve their...

Bill Would Provide Early Intervention for Mothers Suffering from Postpartum Depression

HARRISBURG, May 17, 2016 – Newborn and infant children of mothers affected by postpartum depression (PPD) would be eligible for early intervention services under legislation introduced today by...

ADVISORY: Senate Roundtable in Philly to Focus on Public Health Effects from Lead Exposure

  At the request of state Sen. Vincent Hughes (D-Phila.), the Senate Democratic Policy Committee will hold a roundtable discussion this Thursday in Philadelphia on the health impact of lead...

Wozniak: Funding Flows for Intersection Improvement Projects in Cambria, Bedford Counties

Harrisburg – May 16, 2016 – Multiple traffic intersections in Cambria and Bedford counties will be upgraded as a result of PennDOT’s “Green Light-Go” program, according...

Senator Yudichak and Rep. Toohil Announce $500,000 Grant for Downtown Hazleton Arts Center

Hazleton, May 16, 2016– State Senator John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) and Representative Tarah Toohil (R-116th) have announced The Downtown Hazleton Alliance for Progress has been awarded a...

Blake Applauds Announcement of $ 1.5 Million in Local Rail Grants

SCRANTON, May 12, 2016 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today applauded the announcement of more than $1.5 million in grant funding for three rail projects located in...

Senator Hughes Responds to the Auditor General’s Audit of the Philadelphia School System

HARRISBURG, May 11, 2016 − Senator Vincent Hughes released the following statement on the Auditor General’s audit of the School District of Philadelphia: “I commend the auditor general and his...

Tartaglione’s Senate Resolution Marking May as ‘Older Americans Month’ Approved

HARRISBURG, May 10, 2016 – State Sens. Christine Tartaglione today won approval of a resolution marking May as “Older Americans Month” in Pennsylvania. “When we think about our future, it is...

Senate Approves Schwank Bill to Keep Parents Out of Jail for Delinquent Truancy Fines

HARRISBURG, May 10, 2016 – Sparked by the tragic death of a Berks County mom who died after being imprisoned for her child’s delinquent truancy fines, Sen. Judy Schwank has won the Pennsylvania...

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