Sabatina: ‘SAFE Act’ Jeopardizes Crucial State Funding for Police 

HARRISBURG, Feb. 7, 2017 — State Sen. John Sabatina today voted against legislation today that would jeopardize crucial state funding to local law enforcement. Senate Bill 10, the Municipal...

Brewster: Proposed State Budget is a Blueprint for Change

Harrisburg – February 7, 2017 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) released the following statement concerning Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2017-18: “The proposed $32.3 billion General Fund budget cuts more than $2 billion in expenses, calls for spending slightly more than 1 percent over last year and deals with a looming $3 billion deficit without a broad-based income tax hike.

Job Training, Minimum Wage Boost, Education Key Parts of Budget Proposal, Tartaglione says

Harrisburg – February 7, 2017 – Senate Democratic Labor and Industry chair Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione (D-Philadelphia) offered comments about the proposed $32.3 billion 2017-18 Fiscal Year...

Senator Haywood Comments on Governor’s Budget Address

HARRISBURG, February 7, 2017 — State Sen. Art Haywood issued the following statement today on the governor’s budget address for the 2017-18 Fiscal Year: “Following Governor Wolf’s...

Senator Yudichak Issues Statement on Governor Wolf Budget Proposal

Harrisburg, February 7, 2017 — Senator John T. Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) issued the following statement after Governor Tom Wolf’s 2017-2018 Budget Address today: “Pennsylvania must grapple...

Blake: Budget Streamlines Government, Invests in Education, Economic Development

HARRISBURG, February 7, 2017 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today released the following statement regarding Governor Wolf’s proposed $32.3 billion state...

Sen. Street Comments on Governor’s Budget Address

HARRISBURG, February 7, 2017 — State Sen. Sharif Street issued the following statement today on the governor’s budget address for the 2017-18 Fiscal Year: “Pennsylvania is faced with difficult...

Sen. Fontana Pleased with Governor’s Budget Investment Priorities

Harrisburg, February 7, 2017 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) today provided the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2017-18 state budget proposal: “This is a lean...

Senator Yudichak and Community Leaders Commemorate Opening of Luzerne County SHINE Center ...

Hanover Township, February 2, 2017 — Senator John T. Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) and other community leaders including Wilkes University President Dr. Patrick F. Leahy and Hanover Area...

Boscola Spearheads Call for Special Session on Property Tax Elimination

  Harrisburg, Feb. 1, 2017 – Continuing to lead legislative efforts to eliminate property taxes, state Sen. Lisa Boscola today joined fellow Senate Democrats in calling for Gov. Tom Wolf to...

Costa Comments on Acquittal of Sen. Larry Farnese

Harrisburg – February 1, 2017 − Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) issued the following statement concerning the acquittal of state Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) of all...

Bartolotta, Schwank Reintroduce Postpartum Depression Proposal

HARRISBURG, February 1, 2017 – Senators Camera Bartolotta (R-46) and Judy Schwank (D-11) reintroduced legislation today that would extend early intervention services to newborn and infant children...

National Agriculture Day Essay Contest

Reading, January 25, 2017 – State Sen. Judy Schwank, Berks Country and the Berks Agricultural Resource Network invite Berks County students to share their thoughts about farming in an essay and...

Property Tax and Rent Rebate Help Available at Brewster’s Offices

Harrisburg – January 27, 2017 – Help in accessing the state’s Property Tax and Rent Rebate program for eligible seniors, widows and widowers aged 50 plus and people with disabilities 18 years...

Senator Art Haywood Statement to Proposed Prison Closures

HARRISBURG, January 27, 2017 – Senator Art Haywood today released a statement on the recent announcement on closure of a Pennsylvania prison in the Pittsburgh area. “As I have stated repeatedly,...

Yudichak, Toohil Announce $2.5 Million in Funding to Upgrade Local Filtration Plant

Harrisburg, January 27, 2017 − State Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) and State Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) announced a $2.5 million low-interest state loan for the Hazleton City Authority...

Costa Reacts to SCI Pittsburgh Closure Decision

Harrisburg – January 26, 2016 – State Senator Jay Costa today issued the following statement in reaction to Governor Wolf’s decision to close SCI Pittsburgh. “Now that the decision has been...

Blake: SCI Waymart Operations, Jobs Spared from Closure

HARRISBURG, January 26, 2017 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today released the following statement regarding the news that the Department of Corrections will not be closing...

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