News Releases

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

Fontana Lauds Progress of Lower Hill District Infrastructure Work

Pittsburgh, October 7, 2016 — State Senator Wayne D. Fontana (D-Brookline) today served as master of ribbon cutting ceremonies as officials and community leaders marked the opening of the new connector streets in the city’s lower Hill District. “Reconstructing... » Read More

Yudichak Comments on New Shale Drilling Regulations

HARRISBURG, October 7, 2016 − State Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon), who serves as Democratic chair of the Senate Committee on Environmental Resources and Energy, today provided the following statement in response to the state’s new regulations on gas... » Read More

FREE Health Care Enrollment Counseling: Medicare, ACA and Medicaid Offered at Sen. Kitchen’s District Office

PHILADELPHIA, October 7, 2016 – Philadelphians who need help navigating the healthcare marketplace, enrolling in a health insurance plan and wading through Medicare’s options and programs can get free, impartial and expert assistance at Sen. Shirley Kitchen’s District... » Read More

Wiley & PHEAA to Host Series of Free Financial Aid Seminars

Erie, October 7, 2016 –  As a Board member of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA), Senator Sean D. Wiley (D-Erie) is proud to again partner in providing a series of free seminars aimed at sharing information with those pursuing higher education,... » Read More

Sen. Brewster Proposes Sweeping Charter School Reforms

Harrisburg – Oct. 6, 2016 – A new, sweeping charter school reform proposal intended to address transparency, fiscal solvency and accountability issues was detailed today by state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland). “Charter schools must be accountable to the... » Read More

Committee Approves Yudichak Bill that Protects Emergency Responders on State Game Lands

Harrisburg, September 26, 2016 – The state Senate Committee on Labor and Industry today unanimously approved Sen. John Yudichak’s (D-Luzerne/Carbon) legislation that would provide state coverage of workers’ compensation benefits to municipal first responders who... » Read More