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Hughes Statement on Scheduled School Reform Commission Vote

Hughes Statement on Scheduled School Reform Commission Vote

Philadelphia – November 16, 2017 – State Sen. Vincent J. Hughes (D-Philadelphia) issued the following statement concerning the scheduled vote to disband the School Reform Commission (SRC) and return control of the schools to local officials.  Hughes was slated to...

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Costa Statement on Credit Rating Downgrade

Harrisburg – September 20, 2017 – Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) released the following statement today concerning the downgrade of Pennsylvania’s credit rating by S & P Global Ratings due to failure to adopt a revenue plan with sufficient...

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Leach Comments on Trump’s Decision to End DACA

HARRISBURG – September 5, 2017 – State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) today commented on President Donald J. Trump’s decision to end the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (DACA) immigration policy. In ending DACA, Trump will deport 750,000...

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Dinniman Releases Statement on Pa. ESSA Plan

Dinniman Releases Statement on Pa. ESSA Plan

WEST CHESTER (August 14) – State Senator Andy Dinniman, Minority Chair of the Senate Education Committee, released the following statement in response to Governor Tom Wolf’s announcement this morning on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) and the...

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Boscola Pleased with Streamlined State Budget

Harrisburg, February 7, 2017 – State Sen. Lisa Boscola (D-Northampton/Lehigh) today issued the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s $32.3 billion state budget proposal for fiscal 2017-18: “This budget proposal is a workable solution to the state’s...

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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.

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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.

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Wolf’s 2017-18 Budget Ushers in Reinvention of Government

Wolf’s 2017-18 Budget Ushers in Reinvention of Government

Plan increases education funding, cuts billions in expenses, no broad-based tax increase

Harrisburg – February 7, 2017 – Gov. Tom Wolf presented his budget plan for Fiscal Year 2017-18 that calls for an increase in education funding, cuts of $2 billion in government expenses and no broad-based tax increase, state Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) said today.

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Senator Haywood Comments on Governor’s Budget Address

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: [frame align="right"] [/frame]"Following Governor Wolf’s address this morning on the Pennsylvania budget, I fully...

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Sen. Street Comments on Governor’s Budget Address

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 decisions this year as the General Assembly prepares to address the state...

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