News Releases

State Financing to Help Fund Sanitary Sewer Improvements in Everett, Wozniak Says

Harrisburg – Oct. 19, 2016 – A combined financing package of $4.75 million was approved for the Everett Borough Municipal Authority to make system upgrades and repair leaking sewer mains, according to state Sen. John Wozniak. The funding was approved by the Pennsylvania... » Read More

Wozniak: State Approves Robust Financing Package for Cambria Sewer System Upgrades

Harrisburg – Oct. 19, 2016 – A state authority has approved more than $30 million in financing for sewer system upgrades in three municipalities in Cambria County, state Sen. John N. Wozniak (D-Cambria/Bedford/Clearfield) said today. » Read More

Returning Service Members Able to Run for Local Office under Senate-approved Bill Developed by Teplitz

HARRISBURG, Oct. 18, 2016 — State Sen. Rob Teplitz today applauded the Senate’s approval of legislation that he developed that would ensure that military service members aren’t excluded from running for office. Currently under state law, an individual who is elected... » Read More

Gas Drillers Need to Work With our Communities, Not Against Them

by Sen. Wayne D. Fontana I was disappointed to hear that the Marcellus Shale Coalition is already scurrying into court in an attempt to overturn parts of Pennsylvania’s new gas drilling regulations.   The industry needs to understand that our people are entitled to... » Read More

Senator Judy Schwank Sponsoring Two College Financial Aid Events This Week

Harrisburg, October 17, 2016 – On Wednesday, October 19, 2016, beginning at 7 p.m., Senator Judy Schwank is sponsoring her annual College Financial Aid Awareness Seminar in the Commissioners Board Room of the Muhlenberg Township Building, 210 George Street, Reading,... » Read More

ADVISORY: Policy Discussion in Harrisburg to Focus on Teplitz’s Government Reform Package

At the request of state Sen. Rob Teplitz (D-Dauphin/Perry), the Senate Democratic Policy Committee will hold a roundtable discussion in Harrisburg this Wednesday on ways to reform government to prevent gridlock. The hearing is set for this Wednesday, October 19, at 2 p.m.... » Read More

Farnese Announces $3M in Grants for Center City Projects

PHILADELPHIA, October 14, 2016 – Two Center City redevelopment projects will receive $3 million in assistance from a state program aimed at fostering cultural and economic growth, Sen. Larry Farnese announced today. The grant funding for the projects will be funded... » Read More

Haywood Issues Statement on Grant for Old York and Susquehanna Road Intersection Upgrades

Harrisburg – Oct. 14, 2016 – Intersection improvements at Old York and Susquehanna Roads in Abington Township will be funded through a $565,000 state grant, state Sen. Art Haywood (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) said today. Haywood said that the grant, approved through the... » Read More

Brewster: $4.2 Million for McKeesport Commons, RIDC and New Kensington Development

Harrisburg – October 14, 2016 – A total of $4.2 million in state grant funding has been approved for three important economic development projects in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties, state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said today. In Allegheny County,... » Read More

Farnese Announces More Than $1.7 Million in Grant Funds for First Senatorial District

Harrisburg – October 14, 2016 –  Two popular cycling and outdoor recreation trail projects will receive more than $1.7 million in grant funds needed to improve safety for residents, state Senator Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) announced today. “It’s exciting when... » Read More

Statement from Senator Yudichak on RACP Grant Funding Announcement for Innovation Squared

Wilkes-Barre, October 14, 2016 – State Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) issued the following statement after joining Governor Tom Wolf and other state and local officials to announce a $2 million state grant for the Innovation Squared project in downtown... » Read More

$2 Million Grant Approved for Nueva Esperanza, Tartaglione Says

Harrisburg – October 14, 2016 – A $2 million state grant was approved for Nueva Esperanza, Inc. to renovate and build on its campus in North Philadelphia, state Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione (D-Philadelphia) said today. “This grant is excellent news,” Tartaglione... » Read More

Haywood: Abington Health $1 Million Grant Approved

Harrisburg – October 14, 2016 – Abington Health has been approved for a $1 million state grant to make substantive changes to the physical plant at the hospital including renovation of the Widener Building, state Sen. Art Haywood (D-Philadelphia/ Montgomery) said... » Read More

Wozniak Comments on $2 Million Grant for Construction of Gautier Plate Mill

Harrisburg – October 14, 2016 – State Sen. John N. Wozniak (D-Cambria/Bedford/Clearfield) issued the following statement concerning the announcement today that Gautier Specialty Metals, LLC was awarded a $2 million state grant to construct a plate mill at its facility... » Read More

Teplitz Secures $10.4 Million in State Grant Funding to the Region

Grants will benefit local projects, create jobs HARRISBURG, Oct. 14, 2016 — Six local commercial development and transportation infrastructure projects have been awarded significant state funding according to State Sen. Rob Teplitz, who strongly advocated for the... » Read More

Wiley Announces Award of $5 Million for Harbor Place Project

Erie, October 14, 2016 − Senator Sean D. Wiley (D-Erie) today announced $5 million in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program funds for the Scott Enterprises Harbor Place Project on the Bayfront in the City of Erie. “Erie’s Bayfront area has been declared ‘ground... » Read More

State Senate Hearing in Monroeville Focuses on Charter School Reform

Monroeville – October 13, 2016 – At the request of state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland), the Senate Democratic Policy Committee today held a hearing on the role of charter schools in public education. “I hope today’s hearing gives us a better sense of... » Read More

Tartaglione Senior Expos Scheduled for Oct. 13, Oct. 27

Harrisburg – Oct. 12, 2016 – State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione (D-Philadelphia) today reminded seniors that she is hosting two Senior Expos in Philadelphia in October. “The Senior Expos provide very valuable information,” Tartaglione said.  “There will be free... » Read More

ADVISORY: State Senate Hearing in Monroeville this Thursday to Focus on Charter Schools

  At the request of state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland), the Senate Democratic Policy Committee will hold a hearing on the role of charter schools in education.   Brewster is proposing sweeping reforms to the state’s charter school law.   The... » Read More

Senator Vincent J. Hughes Calls for Pennsylvania Senate to Begin Proceeding to Remove West York Mayor

Harrisburg, October 7th, 2016 – Today, State Senator Vincent J. Hughes sent a letter to Senator Joe Scarnati, President pro tempore of the Pennsylvania State Senate, calling for him to appoint a special committee to investigate the potential removal of Charles Wasko,... » Read More