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McClinton, Muth, Toohil Introduce Bipartisan Legislation for a Statewide Tracking System for Sexual Assault Evidence

McClinton, Muth, Toohil Introduce Bipartisan Legislation for a Statewide Tracking System for Sexual Assault Evidence

HARRISBURG, PA  September 9, 2021 − State Senator Katie Muth (D-Chester/Montgomery/Berks), House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton (D-Philadelphia/Delaware) and state Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today introduced legislation to establish a statewide tracking system for sexual assault evidence administered jointly by the Pennsylvania State Police and the Department of Health.

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Brewster Asks Leaders to Schedule Vote on Perks Reform

Brewster Asks Leaders to Schedule Vote on Perks Reform

McKeesport, September 2, 2021 – State Sen. Jim Brewster has written to Pennsylvania’s legislative leaders asking for a September vote on his perks reform package, including elimination of ‘per-diem’ payments. In a letter dated August 19, the key lawmaker, who has...

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Sen. Fontana Statement on Statewide Mask Mandate

Sen. Fontana Statement on Statewide Mask Mandate

Allegheny County – September 1, 2021 – Sen. Wayne Fontana today released the following statement on the Wolf Administration’s action regarding masks in schools: “In ordering masking for Pennsylvania students, teachers, and staff, the Wolf Administration has taken a...

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Comitta Applauds RGGI Approval

Comitta Applauds RGGI Approval

HARRISBURG − September 1, 2021 – State Senator Carolyn Comitta, Minority Chair of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, today issued the following statement upon the Pennsylvania Independent Regulatory Review Commission’s 3-2 vote on final approval...

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Senator Santarsiero Reacts to K-12 Mask Mandate

Senator Santarsiero Reacts to K-12 Mask Mandate

BUCKS COUNTY – August 31, 2021 – The following statement is attributable to State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10), in response to the order issued today by the Pennsylvania Department of Health mandating masking in K-12 schools: “The goal we all share is for students...

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Senator Muth Announces E-Recycling Event and Food Drive

Senator Muth Announces E-Recycling Event and Food Drive

ROYERSFORD, August 31, 202 − State Sen. Katie Muth (D-Chester/Montgomery/Berks) today announced that she will host a free E-Recycling Event and Food Drive for residents of Senate District 44 on Sunday, September 19 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. The event, hosted in...

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Sen. Brewster, Rep. Benham to Hold Shredding Event

Sen. Brewster, Rep. Benham to Hold Shredding Event

Allegheny County, August 23, 2021 – Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) and Rep. Jessica Benham (D-Allegheny) will host a free, on-site shredding event for residents of their shared Legislative District on Saturday, August 28, from 9am– 11am. The event will...

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Senator Santarsiero Urges Local Schools to Require Masks

Senator Santarsiero Urges Local Schools to Require Masks

BUCKS COUNTY – August 18, 2021 − State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) today urged six Bucks County school boards to adopt the Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidance and require all students, teachers, staff and visitors to K-12 schools to wear masks. In letters...

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Brewster Launches Mobile Veterans Assistance Initiative

Brewster Launches Mobile Veterans Assistance Initiative

Allegheny County − August 12, 2021 – State Sen. Jim Brewster announced today a comprehensive new effort to deliver services and support to veterans across the 45th Senate District. The initiative will provide face-to-face guidance at five locations, supported by a...

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Senator Costa Statement on Passing of Richard Trumka

Senator Costa Statement on Passing of Richard Trumka

PITTSBURGH – August 5, 2021 – Sen. Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) released a statement today on the passing of Richard Trumka, head of the AFL-CIO: “I extend my deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of Richard Trumka after his passing today. Not only is this their...

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