News Releases

Senator Tartaglione to Host Annual Disability Employment Awareness Day at Pennsylvania Capitol

Service dogs and disability simulation devices among the resources and services to be showcased for the public on Monday HARRISBURG, PA, October 20, 2017– Pennsylvania Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione will welcome the community to the historic State Capitol Rotunda on... » Read More

Senator Yudichak Lauds Passage of Administrative Code

HARRISBURG, October 19, 2017 — Senator John T. Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) lauded passage of House Bill 118, an omnibus Administrative Code bill that will now go to Governor Wolf for his signature. House Bill 118 includes language that requires the Department of... » Read More

Democratic Senators Detail Impact of Trump Actions on Affordable Care Act in Pennsylvania 

HARRISBURG, October 18, 2017 — State Senate Democrats today blasted President Trump’s latest actions regarding the Affordable Care Act in Pennsylvania and detailed the debilitating impact on Pennsylvanians that his latest acts will have on... » Read More

Dinniman, Residents Call for Stronger Pipeline Safety Measures

Harrisburg – October 17, 2017 – State Senator Andy Dinniman was joined by fellow legislators and dozens of residents from Chester and Delaware counties in calling for stronger safety measures on pipeline routes and during pipeline construction at a press conference... » Read More

Sabatina, The Arc Lead Rally Calling for End of Discrimination of Organ Transplant Patients

HARRISBURG, October 16, 2017 – State Sen. John Sabatina and The Arc of Pennsylvania today urged movement on Sabatina’s “Paul’s Law” legislation to protect critical health services for individuals with special needs. Sabatina and The Arc hosted a Capitol rally... » Read More

Senator Jay Costa Commends Angels’ Place Inc. for Receiving Seal of Excellence

Harrisburg – October 13, 2017 – Senator Costa’s office announced today that Angels’ Place Inc. located in Pittsburgh has been awarded the Seal of Excellence by the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO). “I want to congratulate the Board and... » Read More

Area Lawmakers Host Luzerne County Senior Expo

Kingston, October 12, 2017 − Senator John Yudichak (D-14), Senator Lisa Baker (R-20), Representative Aaron Kaufer (R-120), and Representative Gerald Mullery (D-119) hosted the 2017 Luzerne County Senior Expo at the Kingston Armory today.   Nearly 1,000... » Read More

Hughes, Yudichak, Brewster Sponsor Three-Pronged Manufacturing Initiative

Harrisburg – Oct. 11, 2017 – A new legislative initiative designed to spur manufacturing and job creation should be a priority for Senate consideration, according to Sens. Vincent J. Hughes (D-Philadelphia), John T. Yudichak (D-Luzerne) and James R. Brewster (D-Allegheny), the prime sponsors of the plan.  » Read More

Tartaglione Resolution Urges Emergency Assistance for Puerto Rico

Harrisburg – October 3, 2017 – A Senate resolution urging the President and Congress to make emergency financial assistance available for Puerto Rico as it seeks to recover from the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria was introduced today by state Sen. Christine M.... » Read More

Senator Art Haywood Announces Plans to Introduce Single-Payer Healthcare Legislation in Pennsylvania State Senate

Abington, PA – September 28, 2017 – Senator Art Haywood (D, Montgomery/Philadelphia) today announced his plan to introduce health insurance legislation that will cover everybody and reduce healthcare costs into the Pennsylvania State Senate. “We have to get everyone... » Read More

Hughes Statement on PA Supreme Court Ruling on William Penn School District

HARRISBURG, September 28, 2017 — State Sen. Vincent Hughes applauded the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision today on William Penn School District v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania school funding case. Six school districts, along with several parents, initially filed... » Read More

Brewster Suggests Potential Sites for Amazon HQ

Harrisburg – Sept. 28, 2017 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said today that he submitted a letter to a local development team that pointed to possible sites, buildings and venues in a variety of municipalities for inclusion in the response to... » Read More

Schwank Hosting Financial Aid Seminar

Reading, September 26, 2017 – Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) and the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency are holding a College Financial Aid Awareness Seminar at 7 p.m. on Oct. 5 at the Muhlenberg Township Building to inform high school juniors and seniors how to... » Read More

Boscola and Stefano Win Key Endorsements for Tougher Restitution Law

Bethlehem, September 22, 2017 – The Office of Victim Advocate and the Pennsylvania District Attorney’s Association are working with state Senators Lisa Boscola (D-Northampton) and Pat Stefano (R-Fayette) on legislation that would enable government, business and... » Read More

Schwank Bill on POW-MIA Flag Approved by Senate State Government Committee

Reading, September 21, 2017 − Legislation sponsored by Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) that would require the POW-MIA flag to be flown whenever the American and state flags are flown on state grounds received unanimous support from the Senate State Government... » Read More

Sen. Brewster’s Senior Wellness and Safety Expo Slated for Sept. 28

McKeesport – Sept. 21, 2017 – State Sen. Jim Brewster has scheduled his Senior Wellness and Safety Expo for Thursday, Sept. 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at McKeesport Palisades, 100 Fifth Avenue in McKeesport. “The senior expo is an excellent opportunity for seniors... » Read More

Sen. Hughes Comments on Pennsylvania’s Credit Downgrade

HARRISBURG, Sept. 20, 2017 — State Sen. Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery), the Democratic chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement on Pennsylvania’s credit rating downgrade by S&P Global Ratings due to a failure to... » Read More

Leach Joins Overwhelming Bipartisan Senate Majority in Rejecting PA House GOP Revenue Plan

HARRISBURG, September 20, 2017 – State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) today voted to non-concur on the Pennsylvania House of Representative’s revenue plan and create a conference committee to write a plan that can be supported by both chambers. The final... » Read More

Costa Statement on Credit Rating Downgrade

Harrisburg – September 20, 2017 – Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) released the following statement today concerning the downgrade of Pennsylvania’s credit rating by S & P Global Ratings due to failure to adopt a revenue plan with sufficient... » Read More

Williams’ Request for Redistricting Hearing Rebuffed

Harrisburg – September 19, 2017 – State Sen. Anthony H. Williams’ (D-Philadelphia) request for a hearing on redistricting reform measures was rejected by the chair of the Senate State Government Committee due to “pending litigation on the drawing of maps,” Williams said today. » Read More