Costa: Local Community Revitalization Efforts Bolstered by State Grant Funds

Harrisburg, May 18, 2017 — Two local organizations focused on community revitalization will share $375,000 in state grant funds to further their efforts, State Senator Jay Costa (D-Allegheny)...

Boscola Announces $75,000 for Two Community Revitalization Projects

HARRISBURG, May 18, 2017 – State Senator Lisa Boscola today announced a total of $75,000 for two state Keystone Communities grants aimed at curbing blight and improving a community’s downtown...

Senator Yudichak Announces Early Intervention Grant for City of Wilkes-Barre

Wilkes-Barre, May 15, 2017 — Senator John T. Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) announced today that the Department of Community and Economic Development (“DCED”) awarded the City of Wilkes-Barre a...

Senator Art Haywood Releases Statement on Cheltenham High School Incidents

HARRISBURG – May 10, 2017 – Following a community meeting on the recent issues of violence and other unruly behavior at Cheltenham High School, Senator Art Haywood was joined by 30 citizens in a...

Lawmakers and Citizens Rally at State Capitol for Redistricting Reform

HARRISBURG, May 9, 2017 – State lawmakers and over 100 citizens rallied today on the Capitol steps for redistricting reform legislation. Calling the current system unfair and a harmful distortion...

Fontana to Speak at Capitol Rally Urging Nurse Staffing Transparency

State Senator Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) will join nursing professionals at a Capitol rally tomorrow in favor of legislation (Senate Bill 336) that would require hospital administrators to...

Eleven Schools, 180 Students, Leaders Attend Brewster’s Student Government Day Seminar

Harrisburg – May 5, 2017 – State Sen. Jim Brewster’s seventh annual Student Government Day Seminar, held yesterday at Penn State Greater Allegheny in McKeesport, included 11 local schools, 180...

TOMORROW: Williams, McClinton to Host Free Document Shredding Event

PHILADELPHIA, May 5, 2017 — State Sen. Anthony H. Williams and state Rep. Joanna McClinton are hosting a free document shredding event for local residents tomorrow. Constituents may bring...

Senator Sharif Street to Host ‘Take Back Your Health’ Event

PHILADELPHIA, May 4, 2017 — Senator Sharif Street will host a Take Back Your Health event on Friday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Temple Administrative Services Building in the Learning...

Senator Yudichak Commemorates Start of Ginder Field Rehabilitation Project in Summit Hill

Summit Hill, April 29, 2017 — Senator John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) commemorated the start of the Phillip Ginder Field Rehabilitation Project during a groundbreaking ceremony this morning in...

Senator Haywood Responds to Concerns Regarding a Medical Marijuana Dispensary in the 50th ...

HARRISBURG – April 28, 2017 – Senator Haywood has released the below statement on the recent concerns expressed regarding the establishment of a medical marijuana dispensary within the district....

Senator Boscola and Senator Mensch Introduce Resolution Recognizing April 2017 as Pennsylv...

Harrisburg, April 26, 2017 – Senator Lisa Boscola (D-Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton), and Senator Bob Mensch (R-Berks, Bucks, Montgomery), co-chairs of the bipartisan Community College Caucus,...

Farnese Applauds Senate Passage of Anti-SLAPP Legislation

Harrisburg, April 25, 2017 — Focused on protecting the rights of people and organizations against frivolous lawsuits aimed at stifling free speech, state Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) today thanked his colleagues for their support of his legislation, Senate Bill 95, and said he looks forward to swift consideration by the House of Representatives.

Sabatina Announces State Funds for Tioga Marine Terminal Improvement Project

PHILADELPHIA, April 24, 2017 — The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority was awarded a significant state grant for a rehabilitation project at Tioga Marine Terminal, according to state Sen. John...

Costa: Environmental Education Grants Awarded to Benefit Students

Harrisburg, April 21, 2017 — Efforts to educate local students about environmental issues will be bolstered by more than $50,000 in state Environmental Education Grant funding, Jay Costa...

Yudichak Announces Environmental Education Grants

Nanticoke, April 21, 2017 – State Senator John T. Yudichak (Luzerne/Carbon) announced today that the Departmentof Environmental Protection (“DEP”) awarded two grants—one each in Carbon and...

YMCA Honors Sen. Schwank with Champion of Youth Award

HARRISBURG, April 20, 2017 – The State YMCA of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania State Alliance of YMCAs honored Sen. Judy Schwank with a Champion of Youth Award at the 2017 YMCA Champions of...

Boscola Announces $25,000 for Tech Firm Collaboration with Community College

HARRISBURG, April 20, 2017 – State Sen. Lisa Boscola today announced a $25,000 Ben Franklin Technology Partners grant for a Bethlehem technology firm collaborating with Northampton Community...

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