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Senator Hughes Proposes Legislation to Repeal of Act 58

Senator Hughes Proposes Legislation to Repeal of Act 58

HARRISBURG - July 10, 2019 - State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) announced plans to introduce legislation that would repeal the recently granted concurrent jurisdiction given to the Pennsylvania Attorney General in gun-related crimes, such as...

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Brewster: School Security Funding Included in Budget Package

Brewster: School Security Funding Included in Budget Package

HARRISBURG – June 27, 2019 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) today said that the state budget package includes $60 million for school district safety initiatives.  “There are a great many needs to fill in helping school district improve safety...

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Senator Iovino Releases Statement on 2019-2020 State Budget

Senator Iovino Releases Statement on 2019-2020 State Budget

HARRISBURG - June 27, 2019 - Today, Pennsylvania State Senator Pam Iovino released the following statement on the passage of the state’s budget: “I voted in support of the state budget because the package moves Pennsylvania forward and makes vital investments in key...

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Sen. Blake: ‘19-‘20 Budget Invests and Balances

Sen. Blake: ‘19-‘20 Budget Invests and Balances

HARRISBURG - June 27, 2019 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today released the following statement regarding Senate passage of a $34 billion state budget for the 2019-20 Fiscal Year. “For all the positives on which we were able to reach consensus...

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Sen. Boscola’s Statement on New State Budget

Sen. Boscola’s Statement on New State Budget

HARRISBURG - June 27, 2019 – Sen. Lisa Boscola (D-Lehigh/Northampton) today provided the following statement on the state’s new $33.9 billion budget proposal for fiscal 2019-20. The Senate approved the budget by a vote 42-8 today. The spending plan (House Bill 790)...

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Brewster Applauds Approval of Sunday Hunting Bill

Brewster Applauds Approval of Sunday Hunting Bill

HARRISBURG– June 20, 2019 – Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) applauded the passage of his Sunday Hunting Bill (Senate Bill 147) out of the Senate Appropriations Committee. The legislation, which would authorize the Game Commission to allow Sunday hunting...

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Senator Muth Calls for 100% Renewable Energy in Pennsylvania

Senator Muth Calls for 100% Renewable Energy in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG – June 19, 2019 – Sen. Katie Muth (D-Berks, Chester, Montgomery) joined advocates of the clean energy movement today as they rallied to promote renewable energy initiatives at the state capitol. “We have a duty to maintain our values of security, safety,...

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Sabatina: Marsy’s Law Passes Senate

Sabatina: Marsy’s Law Passes Senate

HARRISBURG - June 19, 2019 - Senator John Sabatina (D-Philadelphia) was pleased to see Marsy’s Law pass unanimously in the Senate today by a vote of 50-0. The version that passed the Senate is State Rep. Delozier’s companion bill, HB 276, which is identical to Sen....

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Sabatina: Karen’s Law Passes the Senate

Sabatina: Karen’s Law Passes the Senate

HARRISBURG - June 19, 2019 - Sen. John Sabatina (D-Philadelphia) is elated that his legislation Senate Bill 123, also known as Karen’s Law, was passed unanimously (50-0) by the Senate and is one major step closer to becoming a law in Pennsylvania. “It’s been well...

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State Senate Hearing in Philly on Ride-hailing Companies

State Senate Hearing in Philly on Ride-hailing Companies

PHILADELPHIA - June 6, 2019 – At the request of state Senator Anthony Hardy Williams (D- Philadelphia), the Senate Democratic Policy Committee today held a hearing on ways to improve the accessibility, safety and reliability and working conditions for Transportation...

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Senate, House Members Unveil Election Reform Proposals

Senate, House Members Unveil Election Reform Proposals

HARRISBURG - June 4, 2019 - State Sen. Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) and Rep. Sara Innamorato (D-Pittsburgh) led House and Senate Democrats in announcing several voting reform proposals Tuesday in the Main Capitol Rotunda.  The legislators were...

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