Senator Yudichak and Community Leaders Commemorate Opening of Luzerne County SHINE Center at Lee Park Elementary School

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...

SCI-Retreat Survives Department of Corrections Closure Plan

NANTICOKE, January 26, 2017—The Department of Corrections issued a brief press statement today announcing that SCI-Retreat in Newport Township will remain open and the prison’s nearly four...

Boscola Bill Would Double Property Tax Relief Dollars

Harrisburg, January 25, 2017 – In calling for using all gaming proceeds for their intended purpose, Sen. Lisa Boscola (D-Northampton/Lehigh) today introduced legislation that would more than double...

Fontana Bill Would Require a Public Hearing Before a State Prison Closure

Harrisburg – January 25, 2017 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) today introduced legislation that would require the Department of Corrections to hold a local public hearing before it...

Boscola Urges Senior to Look into Eligibility for Rebate Program

Harrisburg, January 24, 2017 — State Sen. Lisa Boscola today urged area senior citizens and others to see if they may qualify for the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program. “For senior on...

Brewster: Senate Committee Posts to Help District

Harrisburg – January 23, 2017 – State Sen. James Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said today his Democratic committee chairmanships and his membership on key committees will help push key...

Yudichak and Mullery Spearhead Harrisburg Rally Against Prison Closing Plan

Harrisburg, January 23, 2017 – Numerous state lawmakers today joined prison workers today at a Capitol rally to protest the state Department of Corrections’ plan to close two prisons by July...

Sabatina Urges Preparation, Patience around Delaware River Bridge Closure

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 23, 2017 — State Sen. John Sabatina said today that motorists should prepare for major traffic congestion and plan to use alternate routes as emergency repairs continue on the...

Fontana Speaks Out at Harrisburg Senate Hearing to Save SCI-Pittsburgh

Harrisburg – January 23, 2017 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) today spoke out at a joint Capitol hearing to save SCI-Pittsburgh from closing. The hearing was jointly held this morning by the Senate’s respective judiciary and policy committees. Lawmakers heard testimony from Corrections Department administrators, county prosecutors and others.

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