Press Releases

Dinniman, League of Women Voters Hold Juvenile Justice Forum

Dinniman, League of Women Voters Hold Juvenile Justice Forum

WEST CHESTER (October 10, 2019) – State Senator Andy Dinniman was recently joined by state Representative Dan Williams, local and state police, and juvenile justice officials at a National Juvenile Justice Week forum organized by the League of Women Voters of Chester...

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Dinniman Recognizes Award-Winning Teen Singer

Dinniman Recognizes Award-Winning Teen Singer

PHOENIXVILLE (October 7, 2019) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently recognized Maya Maloskey on being awarded the Rising Artist Vocal Scholarship from Concordia Choral Arts. Maloskey, 13, of East Whiteland was named the winner of the contest at Rise up and Sing,...

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Senator Maria Collett Introduces Menstrual Equity Legislation

Senator Maria Collett Introduces Menstrual Equity Legislation

North Wales, Pa. – October 7, 2019 – Today, Senator Maria Collett (D-12, Bucks and Montgomery) introduced legislation to establish the “Pennsylvania Menstrual Equity Act,” to ensure that Menstrual Products (“MPs”) are made available in public bathroom facilities....

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Leach Hosts Montco’s First-Ever Spotted Lanternfly Presentation for Kids

Leach Hosts Montco’s First-Ever Spotted Lanternfly Presentation for Kids

HARRISBURG – October 4, 2019 − State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) yesterday hosted the first-ever Spotted Lanternfly Presentation for Kids in Montgomery County, PA. The event was open to the people of 17th Senatorial District, and provided children with a unique opportunity to learn about spotted lanternflies and the tools they need to get involved in protecting their homes and communities from this pesky species.

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Senator Costa Applauds Governor’s Move on Environmental Protection, Pledges to Continue the Fight in the Legislature

Senator Costa Applauds Governor’s Move on Environmental Protection, Pledges to Continue the Fight in the Legislature

Pledges to Continue the Fight in the Legislature

Harrisburg, Pa.  − October 3, 2019 − Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa, Jr. applauded Governor Tom Wolf’s move today to instruct the PA Department of Environmental Protection to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).

RGGI is a market-based collaboration among nine Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change while generating economic growth.

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Senator Iovino Chairs Southwestern PA Meeting of Special Education Funding Commission

Senator Iovino Chairs Southwestern PA Meeting of Special Education Funding Commission

Moon Township, PA – October 2, 2019 – Yesterday afternoon, Senator Pam Iovino chaired a meeting of the Special Education Funding Commission at the Moon Area School District. The hearing included expert testimony to the Commission, which was re-established by Act 16 to review Pennsylvania’s special education funding formula, last updated in 2013. The Commission, a bi-partisan, bi-cameral body, is charged with issuing a report to the General Assembly by November 30th with recommendations on how the state can more fairly and effectively distribute special education funds while better considering school districts’ needs and ability to raise local revenue. 

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Leach Proposes Constitutional Ban on Fracking

Leach Proposes Constitutional Ban on Fracking

HARRISBURG – October 1, 2019 – State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) today announced legislation to create a constitutional amendment banning hydraulic fracturing in Pennsylvania. “My staff and I have toured fracking sites all over this commonwealth and...

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Lawmakers, Advocates Call for Emergency Relief

Lawmakers, Advocates Call for Emergency Relief

Harrisburg – September 24, 2019 – Senators Katie Muth (D-Berks, Chester, Montgomery) and Andy Dinniman (D-Chester) joined Representatives Elizabeth Fiedler (D-Philadelphia), Malcom Kenyatta (D-Philadelphia), Melissa Shusterman (D-Montgomery), and advocates to call for the creation of an Emergency Relief program to help Pennsylvanians who lost financial support through the elimination of the General Assistance (GA) program.

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Brewster to Host Senior Wellness and Safety Expo

Brewster to Host Senior Wellness and Safety Expo

McKeesport – September 24, 2019 – Sen. Jim Brewster (D- Allegheny/Westmoreland) will host a Senior Wellness and Safety Expo in McKeesport this Thursday, Sept. 26 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at McKeesport Palisades, 100 Fifth Avenue. “Hosting this event is an...

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