News Releases

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

Hughes Applauds Mayor Kenney’s Plan to End State Oversight of Phila. Public Schools

PHILADELPHIA, November 2, 2017 — State Sen. Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia) issued the following statement on Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney’s announcement that he will seek to end state oversight of the School District of Philadelphia: “I applaud Mayor’s... » Read More

Sen. Tartaglione Joins Gov. Wolf, Colleagues and City Officials to Sign New ‘Stop-and Go’ Regulations

PHILADELPHIA, PA – November 2, 2017 – State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione, Gov. Tom Wolf, Mayor Jim Kenney and legislators from throughout Philadelphia yesterday celebrated the enactment of new legislation that will help local and state authorities curb nuisance shops that sell alcohol. » Read More

State Senate Committee Discusses Ways to Prevent Street Harassment

Philadelphia – November 1, 2017 – At the request of state Sen. Lawrence Farnese (D-Phila.), the Senate Democratic Policy Committee today held a roundtable discussion at City Hall on strategies for preventing street harassment. “It is really important to have this... » Read More

Senator Yudichak, Representative Pashinski, and Wilkes-Barre Mayor Tony George’s Statements on Berkshire Hathaway Guard Acquiring Wilkes-Barre Center Building

Wilkes-Barre, November 1, 2017 — Senator John T. Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon), Representative Eddie Day Pashinski (D-Luzerne County), and City of Wilkes-Barre Mayor Tony George released the following statements in response to the news that Berkshire Hathaway Guard... » Read More

PA Senate Democrats Push Back on Trump’s ACA Enrollment Changes

HARRISBURG, November 1, 2017 — Following President Trump’s efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act by limiting open enrollment, the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus will ramp up efforts to ensure eligible individuals gain health insurance through the... » Read More

Senators Urge Yes Vote on Property Tax Ballot Referendum

Citizens of Pennsylvania will have an opportunity to cast their vote for an important ballot question which could lead to real property tax reform. We are urging citizens to vote yes.  » Read More

Lawmakers Applaud Measure Creating Trust Fund for Youth Impacted by Prison System

HARRISBURG, October 31, 2017 — A bipartisan group of state lawmakers and Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel applauded the passage of legislation to establish a public charitable trust to aid children impacted by the prison system and reverse the... » Read More