Senator Vincent Hughes

Philadelphia, PA − January 24, 2020 − State Senator Vincent Hughes and Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler jointly released the following statement, applauding Gov. Tom Wolf’s pledge to address school infrastructure needs in the 2020-21 budget:

“We are glad Gov. Wolf is prioritizing the needs of Pennsylvania students and educators in the upcoming budget. The issue of toxic school conditions is most prominent in Philadelphia — where six schools have been closed this academic year because of environmental concerns. But make no mistake, schools across the state are facing similar infrastructure needs that are just as pressing in nature. We must adopt a plan that addresses the immediate concerns, as well as a long-term strategy to ensure every child is able to attend a healthy, safe 21st century school.”