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Dinniman: PUC Suspends Operations on Mariner East I Pipeline

WEST CHESTER (March 7, 2018) – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission today suspended operations on Sunoco’s Mariner East I pipeline due to ongoing safety and geologic stability concerns related to problems stemming from the drilling of Mariner East II, according...

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Dinniman Opens Chester County Academic Competition

Dinniman Opens Chester County Academic Competition

  DOWNINGTOWN (February 26, 2018) – State Senator Andrew Dinniman this morning welcomed students to the Varsity Semifinals of the 34th Annual Chester County Academic Competition at the Chester County Intermediate Unit in Downingtown. “Today is a day where our...

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Senator Hughes Statement on Congressional Redistricting

Senator Hughes Statement on Congressional Redistricting

Harrisburg – February 23, 2018 – State Sen. Vincent J. Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) statement on congressional redistricting: "While the map ordered by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court addresses the problem of political gerrymandering -- and that was absolutely...

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Hughes to Gov: New Maps Must Adhere to Voting Rights Act

Hughes to Gov: New Maps Must Adhere to Voting Rights Act

Harrisburg – February 9, 2018 – In a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf on the preparation of new congressional maps, state Sen. Vincent J. Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) reminded the governor that the new districts must adhere to the provisions of the Voting Rights Act of...

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Dinniman Issues Statement on DEP Settlement with Sunoco

WEST CHESTER (February 8, 2018) – State Senator Andy Dinniman today issued the following statement in response to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announcement of an agreement with Sunoco, including a $12.6 million fine, regarding permit...

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Schwank Applauds Funding for Spotted Lanternfly Control

Schwank Applauds Funding for Spotted Lanternfly Control

Harrisburg, February 7, 2018– State Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) is encouraged by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue’s announcement of $17.5 million in emergency funding to stop the spread of the spotted lanternfly in southeastern Pennsylvania. “USDA has...

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Dinniman Hosts Conestoga Students in Harrisburg

Dinniman Hosts Conestoga Students in Harrisburg

HARRISBURG (February 1, 2018) – State Senator Andy Dinniman this week welcomed students from Conestoga High School’s New Voters Club to the Pennsylvania State Capitol to get a behind-the-scenes look at how state government works. Dinniman offered the group of about 30...

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Boscola Issues Statement on Gov. Wolf’s Budget Proposal

Boscola Issues Statement on Gov. Wolf’s Budget Proposal

HARRISBURG, February 6, 2018 --- State Senator Lisa M. Boscola today provided the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s $32.9 billion budget proposal for fiscal 2018-19: “I’m pleased that the budget holds the line on broad-based taxes while making key...

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