Press Releases

Dinniman Response to Governor’s 2020-2021 Budget Address

Dinniman Response to Governor’s 2020-2021 Budget Address

WEST CHESTER (February 4, 2020) – State Senator Andy Dinniman today issued the following statement in response to Governor Wolf’s 2020-2021 budget address: “I strongly support the governor’s proposal to increase funding for public education. When it comes to the...

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Sen. Farnese Statement on Gov. Wolf’s Budget Address

Sen. Farnese Statement on Gov. Wolf’s Budget Address

Harrisburg, PA − February 4, 2020 − State Sen. Larry Farnese released the following statement regarding today’s 2020-21 budget address by Gov. Tom Wolf: "In his budget address today, Gov. Wolf stood up for two top priorities in my district. “His $1 billion plan for...

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Governor’s Budget Plan Touts Numerous Fontana Initiatives

Governor’s Budget Plan Touts Numerous Fontana Initiatives

HARRISBURG, February 4, 2020 – Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) today provided the following statement on Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed $36 billion budget for fiscal 2020-21: “This budget plan would hold the line on taxes while stoking investment in education, job...

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News Digest :: February 1, 2020

Legislature Lawmakers hope to shield communities impacted by state facility closures https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/lawmakers-hope-to-shield-communities-impacted-by-state-facility-closures-1.2589962 American Legion offers monthly assistance to veterans in...

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Senate Committee Focuses on Corporate Tax Fairness

Senate Committee Focuses on Corporate Tax Fairness

Harrisburg, January 29, 2020 – At the request of Senators Katie Muth (D-Berks/Chester/Montgomery) and John Blake (D-Lackawanna), the state Senate Democratic Policy Committee today held a public hearing on ways to make corporate taxes more equitable.

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Sen. Hughes announces bold, comprehensive plan to address Pa.’s affordable housing crisis through his New Deal for Housing initiative

Sen. Hughes announces bold, comprehensive plan to address Pa.’s affordable housing crisis through his New Deal for Housing initiative

PHILADELPHIA – January 16, 2020 – State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) unveiled a bold and aggressive plan to address the state’s affordable housing crisis, alongside members of the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus, more than 50 housing advocates, and concerned citizens today at the People’s Emergency Center in Philadelphia.

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Dinniman Issues Statement on Pipeline Fine, Settlement

Dinniman Issues Statement on Pipeline Fine, Settlement

HARRISBURG (January 3, 2020) – State Senator Andy Dinniman today issued the following statement in response to news that the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has issued a $30.6 million civil penalty to ETC Northeast Pipeline for violations related...

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Farnese Appointed to Senate Transportation Committee

Farnese Appointed to Senate Transportation Committee

Harrisburg – December 17, 2019 – State Sen. Larry Farnese, a long-time advocate for Philadelphia’s cyclists and pedestrians, has been appointed to the Senate Transportation Committee, Senate leadership announced today. “I think we are overdue in rethinking the way we...

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