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Senator Kane Statement on Budget Passage

Senator Kane Statement on Budget Passage

June 25, 2021 − Chester, PA − Senator John Kane issued the following statement on the 2021-22 budget: "Today, I voted for the proposed budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year. This budget does some good things -- an additional $300 million for education, increased funding...

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Senator Collett Reacts to Pennsylvania’s 2021-22 Budget

Senator Collett Reacts to Pennsylvania’s 2021-22 Budget

Harrisburg, Pa. - June 29, 2021 — Late Friday night the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Budget and related code bills, which are currently awaiting Governor Wolf’s signature. Senator Maria Collett (D-12 Montgomery/Bucks, Democratic...

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Kayden’s Law Passes Pennsylvania State Senate

Kayden’s Law Passes Pennsylvania State Senate

BUCKS COUNTY − June 24, 2021 − Today the State Senate passed landmark legislation that will save children’s lives.  Senate Bill 78, also known as Kayden’s Law, is legislation that will provide urgently needed reform to Pennsylvania’s child custody statute. ...

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Schwank Sponsored Milk Bill Passes Senate

Schwank Sponsored Milk Bill Passes Senate

Harrisburg, PA − June 23, 2021 − The Pennsylvania Senate voted 50-0 to approve a bill that would allow milk processors more flexibility in labeling. The legislation stems from a dairy industry study Sen. Judy Schwank (D-11th district) requested in 2018 which...

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Bipartisan, Inter-Branch Task Force Announces New Policy Recommendations to Improve Juvenile Justice

Bipartisan, Inter-Branch Task Force Announces New Policy Recommendations to Improve Juvenile Justice

Recommendations highlight data-driven policies and practices to protect community safety and create better paths for youth and families

HARRISBURG – June 22, 2021 –  The inter-branch and bipartisan Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice Task Force on Tuesday released a comprehensive final report with policy recommendations that protect public safety, increase accountability, achieve savings for reinvestment, and improve outcomes for youth, families, and communities.

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Senator Muth Demands Access to Vital Information

Senator Muth Demands Access to Vital Information

HARRISBURG − June 8, 2021 − Earlier today, Senator Katie Muth (D- Montgomery/Chester/Berks) filed a Complaint in the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania following several months of continuously being denied documents and information needed to legally perform in her role as a Board Member for the Public School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS).  The Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief seeks to require PSERS to provide information regarding the public pension fund in a timely manner. 

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