Press Releases

Schwank Hosting Tax Workshop for Working Families

Reading, April 2, 2018  Sen. Judy Schwank and Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella are hosting an event to help working families find money they are entitled to this tax season. The event, Financial Freedom for Working Families, is part of a statewide tour in...

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Senator Costa Announces New Historical Marker in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, Pa. − March 29, 2018 − Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa, Jr. today announced the addition of an official Pennsylvania Historical Marker in Pittsburgh: film director Lois Weber. Lois Weber was the first American woman film director and a pioneer in early...

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Sabatina: Phoenix Lithograph Rail Project Approved

HARRISBURG, March 27, 2018 – Sen. John Sabatina (D-Philadelphia) said today that $700,000 in funding for the Phoenix Lithographing Corporation was approved to remove and replace obsolete tracks and complete track rehabilitation. “As Democratic chair of the Senate...

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Leach Proposes Bill to Track Guns Used In Crimes

HARRISBURG – March 28, 2018 − State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) today announced legislation that would create a system for tracing guns used in crimes in Pennsylvania. Currently, when a firearm-related crime occurs in Pennsylvania, law enforcement...

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Gender Diversity Encouraged Through Senate Resolution 255

Harrisburg, March 27, 2018 – Sponsored by Senator Judith L. Schwank (D-Berks County), the Executive Women’s Council of Pittsburgh (EWC) has been instrumental in bringing Senate Resolution 255 to the forefront. The Resolution, titled “Encouraging equitable and diverse...

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Sabatina Recognizes April as Autism Awareness Month

Harrisburg- March 27, 2018- Sen. John Sabatina (D-Philadelphia) introduced a resolution to designate April 2018 as Autism Awareness Month. “It is incredibly important to recognize all those who are on the autism spectrum, as well as their families and caregivers. We...

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Dinniman to Hold Telephone Town Hall Monday

WEST CHESTER – State Senator Andy Dinniman will hold a live telephone town hall meeting for constituents on Monday, March 26 at 7 p.m. The meeting will focus on local and state issues, as well as legislation and the state budget. However, questions and...

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Sen. Costa Remarks on Senate Domestic Violence Package

Harrisburg – March 21, 2018 – State Sen. Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) released the following statement on the domestic violence package that passed today in the senate: Earlier today, the Senate moved to prevent domestic violence and protect its victims. Among these bills...

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Haywood’s Office Seeks Answers Regarding EBT Denial Scam

Philadelphia – March 20, 2018— State Sen. Art Haywood (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) is seeking answers about scurrilous and erroneous reports that his office was somehow involved in Electronic Benefits Transfer card (EBT) denials. “Reports of my office’s involvement in...

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Senator Tartaglione Secures $92,000 State Grant for Solar Power Array in Northeast Philadelphia

HARRISBURG, PA − March 20, 2018 – State Sen. Christine Tartaglione has secured a $92,000 Pennsylvania grant that will enable a self-storage facility in Northeast Philadelphia’s Crescentville section to install a quarter-million-dollar solar array on its roof. The Commonwealth Financing Authority awarded the Solar Energy Program on March 16. It will support matching funds supplied by the recipient, CubeSmart TRS, Inc., of Malvern, Pa.

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Dinniman Announces More than $1 Million in Solar Grants

HARRISBURG (March 16, 2018) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that four solar energy projects in Chester County will receive more than $1 million in total state funding. “These investments can go a long way in encouraging businesses to transition to solar...

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