Press Releases

Hughes to Gov: New Maps Must Adhere to Voting Rights Act

Harrisburg – February 9, 2018 – In a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf on the preparation of new congressional maps, state Sen. Vincent J. Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) reminded the governor that the new districts must adhere to the provisions of the Voting Rights Act of...

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Brewster: Transportation Grant Approved for Brentwood

Harrisburg, February 8, 2018 – Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said that a $65,000 state grant for Brentwood Borough has been approved for sidewalk improvements. “This grant will help Brentwood complete much needed repairs,” Brewster said. “Repairs to...

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Dinniman Issues Statement on DEP Settlement with Sunoco

WEST CHESTER (February 8, 2018) – State Senator Andy Dinniman today issued the following statement in response to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announcement of an agreement with Sunoco, including a $12.6 million fine, regarding permit...

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Schwank Applauds Funding for Spotted Lanternfly Control

Harrisburg, February 7, 2018– State Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) is encouraged by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue’s announcement of $17.5 million in emergency funding to stop the spread of the spotted lanternfly in southeastern Pennsylvania. “USDA has...

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Dinniman Hosts Conestoga Students in Harrisburg

HARRISBURG (February 1, 2018) – State Senator Andy Dinniman this week welcomed students from Conestoga High School’s New Voters Club to the Pennsylvania State Capitol to get a behind-the-scenes look at how state government works. Dinniman offered the group of about 30...

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Boscola Issues Statement on Gov. Wolf’s Budget Proposal

HARRISBURG, February 6, 2018 --- State Senator Lisa M. Boscola today provided the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s $32.9 billion budget proposal for fiscal 2018-19: “I’m pleased that the budget holds the line on broad-based taxes while making key...

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Fontana Lauds Wolf’s Budget Priorities

HARRISBURG, February 6, 2018 – Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) today provided the following statement on Gov. Tom Wolf’s $32.9 billion budget proposal for fiscal 2018-19: “I applaud the governor’s proposal and spending priorities. I’m pleased that the governor is...

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Blake: Budget Invests in Education, Supports Working Class

HARRISBURG, February 6, 2018 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today released the following statement regarding Governor Tom Wolf’s proposed $32.987 billion state budget: “I applaud Governor Wolf for his continued dedication and investment in the...

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