News Releases

Brewster Comments on Safe Schools Grants for Area School Districts

Harrisburg – November 17, 2017 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said today he was pleased that more than $380,000 in Safe Schools grants have been awarded to several school districts in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties.  “The funding is... » Read More

Senator Yudichak Announces Safe Schools Grants for Carbon County

Harrisburg, November 17, 2017— Senator John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) announced today that two school districts in Carbon County have received Safe Schools Grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). Weatherly Area School District has been awarded a Safe... » Read More

Senator Yudichak Announces Safe Schools Grants for Luzerne County

 Harrisburg, November 17, 2017— Senator John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) announced today that the following school districts in Luzerne County have received Safe Schools Grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE): Wilkes-Barre Area School District... » Read More

Hughes Statement on Scheduled School Reform Commission Vote

Philadelphia – November 16, 2017 – State Sen. Vincent J. Hughes (D-Philadelphia) issued the following statement concerning the scheduled vote to disband the School Reform Commission (SRC) and return control of the schools to local officials.  Hughes was slated to... » Read More

$1 Million Grants to Fund Key Transportation Projects in Allegheny and Westmoreland, Brewster Says

Harrisburg – November 15, 2017 – Four grants worth nearly $1 million were approved by the state’s Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) to fund transportation projects in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties, according to state Sen. Jim Brewster... » Read More

Senator Jay Costa and Representative Dan Frankel Secure $500,000 for City of Pittsburgh Project on Pitt Campus

Pittsburgh, November 14, 2017 — Senator Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) and Representative Dan Frankel (D-Allegheny) announced today that the City of Pittsburgh will receive $500,000 from the Commonwealth Financing Authority for a reconstruction project on the campus of... » Read More

Senator Jay Costa & Representative Gainey Secure $225,000 for Borough of Wilkinsburg Park Project

Pittsburgh, November 14, 2017 — Senator Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) and Representative Ed Gainey (D-Allegheny) announced today that the Commonwealth Financing Authority approved $225,000 in funding for the Borough of Wilkinsburg for the rehabilitation of Whitney... » Read More

Senator Haywood Announces More Than $1.3 Million in Grants for the 4th District

HARRISBURG – November 14, 2017 – Senator Art Haywood (D, Philadelphia/Montgomery) today announced more than $1.3 million in funding, to be awarded to several projects throughout the 4th Senatorial District dedicated to the improvement of their respective... » Read More

Brewster, Markosek: Transportation, Recreation, Public Safety, Flood Mitigation Projects Approved

Harrisburg – November 14, 2017 – Grants totaling more than $1.3 million were approved to address transportation, recreation, flood mitigation and public safety in the Mon Valley and eastern Allegheny County, state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) and state... » Read More

Senator Tartaglione Secures $1.5 Million in Grants for Community and Transportation Projects

PHILADELPHIA, PA, November 14, 2017 – State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione today secured more than $1.5 million in grants for community and transportation projects in the 2nd Senatorial District, including funding for a Boys and Girls Club, school safety, traffic safety and a community park. » Read More

Blake Applauds Early-Stage Investments in Lackawanna County

HARRISBURG, November 14, 2017 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today applauded the investment of over $170,000 by the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP) in regional economic development projects. The funding,... » Read More

Blake Announces Nearly $2 Million in Regional Grant Funding

HARRISBURG, November 14, 2017 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today announced nearly $2 million in state grants for 11 projects throughout the 22nd Senatorial District. The grant funding was approved earlier today at a meeting of the Commonwealth... » Read More

Farnese: $2.1 Million in State Financing Approved for Philadelphia Transportation Projects

Harrisburg – November 14, 2017 – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) said today that $2.1 million in state grants were approved for six greenways and transportation-related projects in Center City and along the Delaware Waterfront in Philadelphia.  “The... » Read More

Schwank Announces Three Berks Municipalities Approved for State Grants

Harrisburg, November 14, 2017 − Three Berks County municipalities will receive a total of $1.3 million in new state investments for their ongoing efforts to improve recreation services and transportation along 5th Street Highway. Sen. Judy Schwank today said the... » Read More

Senator Yudichak and Representative Heffley announce $350,000 in CFA Funding for Lehighton Borough

Harrisburg, November 14, 2017— State Senator John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) and State Representative Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) announced today that Lehighton Borough will receive $350,000 in funding from the Commonwealth Financing Authority for improvements to Upper... » Read More

Senator Yudichak Announces Multimodal Transportation Grants and Act 13 Grants for Luzerne County

Harrisburg, November 14, 2017— State Senator John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) announced today that eight projects in Luzerne County will receive more than $3.3 million in state funding through the Multimodal Transportation Fund and the Act 13 Grant program. Under the... » Read More

Fontana Announces Over $5 Million in State Grants for Area Projects

HARRISBURG, November 14, 2017 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana today announced over $5 million in state grants for 10 Allegheny County projects. “This state money will help fund and advance several worthy redevelopment and recreational projects,” Fontana said. “I will... » Read More

Sen. Tartaglione, Rep. Dawkins Announce $1 Million Allocation for Frankford Veterans Post

PHILADELPHIA, PA, November 11, 2017 – Omelets, waffles and an extraordinary funding announcement were all on the menu when state Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione and state Rep. Jason Dawkins cooked breakfast for the members of Lloyd C. Wilson Jr. Memorial American Legion Post 224 on Veterans Day. The lawmakers revealed that they had successfully obtained a $1 million allocation for physical improvements to the post as part of Pennsylvania’s recently enacted capital budget for fiscal year 2017-18. » Read More

Senator Yudichak Statement on Proposed Changes Being Considered by the Penn State Board of Trustees

Harrisburg, November 9, 2017 — Senator John T. Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) issued the following statement today on proposed changes to the Pennsylvania State University charter and bylaws that could prevent Penn State Board of Trustees members from recovering legal fees... » Read More

Schwank Hosting a Home Water Workshop

Reading, November 2, 2017 − Sen. Judy Schwank is hosting a Home Water Workshop for residents who get their drinking water from a private well, spring or cistern on Thursday, Nov. 16, at Penn State Berks, 1800 Broadcasting Road. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. in the... » Read More