Schwank Hosting Opioid Addiction Awareness Event

Reading, February 23, 2017 – State Sen. Judy Schwank is hosting an opioid addiction awareness event from 7 to 9 p.m. on March 16 at the Governor Mifflin Intermediate School in Shillington. The...

Fontana Re-elected Vice Chair of PHEAA Board

HARRISBURG, February 23, 2017 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) today was unanimously re-elected to serve as the vice chairman of the board of directors for the Pennsylvania Higher...

Senator Yudichak Announces 2017 Property Tax/Rent Rebate Outreach Schedule

West Pittston, February 22, 2017 − State Senator John T. Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) held an outreach event at the Garden Village Apartments in West Pittston today to help local seniors apply for...

Boscola and Scavello Sponsor Bill to End Gerrymandering

HARRISBURG, February 16, 2017 — State Senators Lisa Boscola (D-Lehigh/Northampton) and Mario Scavello (R-Monroe/Northampton) have introduced bipartisan legislation that would establish an...

Lawmakers Announce $357,000 for Philadelphia School District from Rideshare Revenues

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 16, 2017 — State Sen. Vincent Hughes today joined fellow lawmakers and officials from the School District of Philadelphia to announce that the school district has received its...

Schwank Introduces Bill to Provide Equitable State Police Coverage for Municipalities With...

HARRISBURG, February 15, 2017 – Today Sen. Judy Schwank proposed a bill to ensure state police have sufficient resources to provide public safety services. Schwank (D-Berks) said Senate Bill 382...

Senator Yudichak Statement on State Permit Approvals for Mariner East 2 Pipeline Project

Nanticoke, February 14, 2017 – Following yesterday’s approval of water quality and erosion and sediment control permits issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for the...

Sabatina to Host Breast Cancer Screening Event with Fox Chase Cancer Center

PHILADELPHIA, February 10, 2017 — State Sen. John Sabatina is teaming up with Fox Chase Cancer Center to host an upcoming breast cancer screening event. The Fox Chase Mobile Mammography Van will be available on Friday, March 3 at 9 a.m. at Sabatina’s district office at 12361 Academy Road.

Tartaglione: Senate Legislation Assails Women and Working Families

Harrisburg – February 8, 2017 – State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione (D-Philadelphia) issued the following statement harshly critical of the passage of legislation that assails the rights of women and working families. Tartaglione said there were a number of anti-women and anti-worker measures adopted by the Senate.

Boscola Pleased with Streamlined State Budget

Harrisburg, February 7, 2017 – State Sen. Lisa Boscola (D-Northampton/Lehigh) today issued the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s $32.3 billion state budget proposal for fiscal...

Sabatina: ‘SAFE Act’ Jeopardizes Crucial State Funding for Police 

HARRISBURG, Feb. 7, 2017 — State Sen. John Sabatina today voted against legislation today that would jeopardize crucial state funding to local law enforcement. Senate Bill 10, the Municipal...

Brewster: Proposed State Budget is a Blueprint for Change

Harrisburg – February 7, 2017 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) released the following statement concerning Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2017-18: “The proposed $32.3 billion General Fund budget cuts more than $2 billion in expenses, calls for spending slightly more than 1 percent over last year and deals with a looming $3 billion deficit without a broad-based income tax hike.

Job Training, Minimum Wage Boost, Education Key Parts of Budget Proposal, Tartaglione says

Harrisburg – February 7, 2017 – Senate Democratic Labor and Industry chair Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione (D-Philadelphia) offered comments about the proposed $32.3 billion 2017-18 Fiscal Year...

Senator Haywood Comments on Governor’s Budget Address

HARRISBURG, February 7, 2017 — State Sen. Art Haywood issued the following statement today on the governor’s budget address for the 2017-18 Fiscal Year: “Following Governor Wolf’s...

Senator Yudichak Issues Statement on Governor Wolf Budget Proposal

Harrisburg, February 7, 2017 — Senator John T. Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) issued the following statement after Governor Tom Wolf’s 2017-2018 Budget Address today: “Pennsylvania must grapple...

Blake: Budget Streamlines Government, Invests in Education, Economic Development

HARRISBURG, February 7, 2017 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today released the following statement regarding Governor Wolf’s proposed $32.3 billion state...

Sen. Street Comments on Governor’s Budget Address

HARRISBURG, February 7, 2017 — State Sen. Sharif Street issued the following statement today on the governor’s budget address for the 2017-18 Fiscal Year: “Pennsylvania is faced with difficult...

Sen. Fontana Pleased with Governor’s Budget Investment Priorities

Harrisburg, February 7, 2017 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) today provided the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2017-18 state budget proposal: “This is a lean...

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