Boscola and Stefano Work to Toughen Restitution Law

Bethlehem, August 17, 2017 – State Senators Lisa Boscola (D-Northampton) and Pat Stefano (R-Fayette) are introducing legislation that would enable government, business and nonprofit entities to...

State Senator Art Haywood Takes Lead on Domestic Terrorism Policy

PHILADELPHIA, August 16, 2017 – State Senator Art Haywood today announced his plans to lead an immediate, extensive reconstruction of terrorism legislation in Pennsylvania.  The measure...

Schwank to Hold Child Care Seminar on Aug. 22

Reading, August 16, 2017 −  Sen. Judy Schwank will hold a Child Care Seminar from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Exeter Community Library on Tuesday, Aug. 22. In a panel discussion,...

Senator Yudichak and Representative Toohil Issue Joint Statement on City of Hazleton Financial Distress Filing

NANTICOKE, August 9, 2017 − Senator John T. Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) issued the following statement regarding Mayor Jeff Cusat’s request to place the City of Hazleton in...

Sen. Hughes Invites Community to Upcoming ‘Neighborhood Block Party with a Purpose’

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 8, 2017 — To celebrate the relocation of his Philadelphia district office, state Sen. Vincent Hughes, along with his wife Sheryl Lee Ralph, his staff and the City Ave Special...

Senator Yudichak Announces Education Grants in Luzerne County

NANTICOKE, August 4, 2017 – Senator John T. Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) announced today that the Pennsylvania Department of Education (“DOE”) awarded a series of education grants in...

Carbon County Council of Governments Announces First Equipment Purchase and Successful Tra...

PARRYVILLE, August 8, 2017 – The Carbon County Council of Governments (“CCCOG”) announced today the purchase of an Asphalt Zipper and a successful training session on the equipment for the...

Sen. Tartaglione’s Picnic in Norris Square Park Brings Community Together

Harrisburg – August 4, 2017 – State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione’s (D-Philadelphia) community picnic held on Thursday in Norris Square Park was a resounding success with hundreds attending...

Yudichak Announces Pre-K Counts Grant for Lehighton Area School District

HARRISBURG, August 3, 2017 – Senator John T. Yudichak (Luzerne/Carbon) announced today that the Lehighton Area School District was awarded a $170,000 Pre-Kindergarten (“Pre-K”) Counts grant...

Senator Yudichak and Corrections Officers Union Call on General Assembly to Approve Compre...

NANTICOKE, August 2, 2017 — Senator John T. Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) urged the General Assembly to approve reforms of Pennsylvania’s prison closure process as quickly as possible. Last week,...

Brewster Applauds PurePenn at Groundbreaking in McKeesport

McKeesport – July 27, 2017 – At today’s groundbreaking for PurePenn, one of Pennsylvania’s first medical cannabis facilities, state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) offered...

Tartaglione Says Revenue Package that includes AVI Fix Helps Philadelphia, Provides Fiscal...

Harrisburg – July 27, 2017 – State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione (D-Philadelphia) said today that the bipartisan revenue package adopted by the state Senate would fix the Actual Value Initiative (AVI) for Philadelphia and is a vast improvement, but new provisions impacting collective bargaining rights for teachers is an affront to labor unions that would cause irreparable harm.

Boscola, Brown Hail Senate Approval of Northampton County P3

Harrisburg – July 27, 2017 – State Sen. Lisa Boscola (D-Northampton) and Northampton County Executive John Brown released the following statements applauding the Senate’s approval of...

Senate Includes Fontana’s Water Line Replacement Language in Revenue Package

Harrisburg – July 27, 2017 – The state Senate today approved a budget revenue package that includes state Sen. Wayne D. Fontana’s legislation that would allow local governments to tap various...

Sen. Street Hosts A Business Diversity & Inclusion Event

PHILADELPHIA, July 26, 2017 — State Sen. Sharif Street, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of General Services and the Philadelphia Office of Economic Opportunity, are hosting a Diverse & Minority Business Forum on Thursday, Aug. 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Temple University’s Student Center, 1755 N. 13th St. in Philadelphia.

Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority Launches Regional Stormwater Management Project

WILKES-BARRE, July 18, 2017 — On the banks of the Susquehanna River, the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority (“WVSA”) launched an innovative regional stormwater management project that could be a...

Rick Kauffman Named to Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission

Harrisburg, July 18, 2017 – On Monday, July 17th, the Pennsylvania Senate approved Rick Kauffman’s appointment by Gov. Tom Wolf to the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. Kauffman, Bern...

Senator John Yudichak Releases Statement on Welfare Reform Bill

HARRISBURG, July 10, 2017 — The Pennsylvania Senate approved a welfare reform bill (“SB 6”) this afternoon intended to deter fraud and preserve government benefits for senior citizens,...

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