News Releases

More than $675,000 in Grant Funding Approved for Seven Local Sewer Projects, Brewster says

Harrisburg – March 29, 2017 – More than $675,000 in grant funding has been approved for seven sewer rehabilitation projects in the Allegheny Valley, Mon Valley, South Hills and east suburbs, according to state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland). The funding... » Read More

Boscola Announces State Funds for Local Sewer/Water Projects

Harrisburg – March 29, 2017 – State Senator Lisa Boscola today announced a total of $710,000 in state grants for four local sewer infrastructure improvement projects. “I’m pleased to help obtain these state funds to expedite improvements to our... » Read More

Blake Announces Nearly $5 Million State Funding for Local Projects

HARRISBURG, March 29, 2017 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today announced nearly $5 million dollars in state grants for important community and economic development projects throughout the 22nd Senatorial District. The funding, approved earlier... » Read More

Senator John Yudichak Announces Luzerne County Local Share Account Grants

HARRISBURG, March 29, 2017 — The Commonwealth Financing Authority (“CFA”) approved $5.7 million in grants today from the Local Share Account (“LSA”) in Luzerne County. The LSA funds will help finance critical economic development and infrastructure projects as... » Read More

Yudichak and Heffley Announce over $800,000 in Funding from the Commonwealth Financing Authority

JIM THORPE, March 29, 2016 – State Senator John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) and State Representative Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) announced today that seven Carbon County projects will receive $816,070 in funding from the Commonwealth Financing Authority. “The state’s... » Read More

Senator John Yudichak Announces Small Water and Sewer Grants for Luzerne and Carbon Counties

HARRISBURG, March 29, 2017 — The Commonwealth Financing Authority (“CFA”) approved nearly $2 million in grants today through the Small Water and Sewer Grant Program for Luzerne and Carbon counties. The program funds projects that assist with the construction,... » Read More

Costa Secures Water, Sewer Grant Funds for Local Communities

HARRISBURG, March 29, 2017 – Four local water and sewer projects will share more than half a billion dollars in state grant funds, state Senator Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) announced today. “Our residents rely on public water and sewer systems to provide for some of the... » Read More

Fontana Announces Four State Grants for Area Water System Upgrades

Harrisburg – March 29, 2017 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana today announced a total of $810,800 in state grants for four area infrastructure improvement projects. “These state funds help local communities expedite improvement projects on water and wastewater... » Read More

Sabatina’s ‘Paul’s Law’ Gets Unanimous Approval in Senate Committee

HARRISBURG, March 29, 2017 – State Sen. John Sabatina’s legislation to protect critical health services for individuals with special needs was unanimously approved in the Senate Judiciary Committee this week. Senate Bill 108, “Paul’s Law,” would prohibit organ... » Read More

State Senators Discuss Vocational and Job Training at Thorndale Hearing

Coatesville, March 23, 2017 − At Sen. Andy Dinniman’s request, the Senate Democratic Policy Committee today held a hearing on vocational and job training opportunities for people with disabilities. “This hearing is aimed at giving local participants, advocates and... » Read More

Lawmakers’ Plan Offers Middle Class Tax Cut, Ensures Wealthiest Pay ‘Fair Share’

HARRISBURG, March 22, 2017 — State Sens. Art Haywood and Vincent Hughes, along with the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, today announced a plan to generate additional revenue to address the commonwealth’s deficit by ensuring that the wealthiest Pennsylvanians pay... » Read More

Senator Yudichak Applauds Lehigh Valley Health Network Investment in Hazleton

Harrisburg, March 21, 2017 — The Lehigh Valley Health Network announced today a major investment at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton that will significantly expand the hospital’s facilities in downtown Hazleton as well as its regional operations to better transition its... » Read More

State Senators to Discuss Vocational Training for Disabled at Coatesville Hearing

At Sen. Andy Dinniman’s request, the Senate Democratic Policy Committee will hold a hearing this Thursday in Thorndale on job training and vocational opportunities for people with disabilities. The hearing will be held Thursday, March 23 at 10 a.m. at Handi Crafters... » Read More

Senator Yudichak Concerned Budget Cuts to EPA Will Harm Pennsylvania

Nanticoke, March 17, 2017 — State Senator John T. Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) issued the following statement in response to President Donald J. Trump’s budget that proposes significant cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”): “Every... » Read More

Lawmakers Announce Legislation to Combat Vandalism at Religious Sites

PHILADELPHIA, March 2, 2017 — A group of state Senate Democrats will soon introduce legislation that would give district attorneys more options to combat vandalism of religious sites, according the measure’s prime-sponsor, state Sen. Sharif Street... » Read More

Costa Denounces Threats, Acts of Religious Hatred

Harrisburg – March 1, 2017 – State Senator Jay Costa today issued the following statement in reaction to threats directed at Jewish places of worship, schools, community centers and the desecration of cemeteries in Philadelphia and across Pennsylvania. “I am... » Read More

Senator Yudichak Calls for Creation of Task Force to Investigate Threat of Lead Exposure in PA

Nanticoke, February 28, 2017— Senator John T. Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) and other lawmakers will soon re-introduce a resolution (SR 33) that creates a bipartisan task force to investigate the scope of Pennsylvania’s lead exposure problem and recommend changes to... » Read More

Senator Leach Comments on Recent Threats Received by Jewish Institutions

HARRISBURG, Pa – February 27, 2017 – State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) today commented the vandalism and the bomb threats made against Jewish institutions across the USA. Leach’s statement: “As a Jew with the last name ‘Leach,’ I have always... » Read More

Brewster: Charter School Reform Will Create Partnerships, Reward Students and Protect Taxpayers

Harrisburg – February 27, 2017 – The relationship between school districts, charter schools, students and taxpayers would be fundamentally realigned and restructured if comprehensive charter school reform legislation soon to be introduced by state Sen. Jim Brewster... » Read More

Williams Issues Statement Concerning Vandalism at Mt. Carmel Cemetery

Harrisburg – February  27, 2017 – Following reports about vandalism at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Philadelphia, state Sen. Anthony H. Williams (D-Philadelphia/Delaware) issued the following statement: “I want my friends, colleagues an associates of Jewish descent to... » Read More