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Boscola Announces State Investment for Affordable Housing Projects

BETHLEHEM, PA −  July 11, 2019 − State Senator Lisa Boscola announced today that four low income housing projects in the 18th Senatorial District have been approved for up to $2,784,285 in tax credits and funding through the Pennsylvania Housing Finance...
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Sen. Boscola’s Statement on New State Budget

HARRISBURG, June 27, 2019 – Sen. Lisa Boscola (D-Lehigh/Northampton) today provided the following statement on the state’s new $33.9 billion budget proposal for fiscal 2019-20. The Senate approved the budget by a vote 42-8 today. The spending plan (House Bill 790) now...
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Senate Approves Boscola’s Bill to Eliminate Straight Party Voting

Harrisburg, June 25, 2019 − The state Senate today voted 30 to 20 in favor of Sen. Lisa Boscola’s Senate bill 421, which would do away with straight party voting. “Straight-ticket voting promotes the election of a party, not the election of a candidate,” Boscola said...
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Members of Pa Senate Democratic Caucus Request Disaster Declaration on Gun Violence

Harrisburg, Pa. − June 24, 2019 − Members of the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus today jointly sent a letter to Governor Tom Wolf requesting a disaster declaration for gun violence in the Commonwealth. “We believe it is necessary to raise the public’s awareness...

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Senator Lisa Boscola serves as chair of the  Senate Policy Committee. This committee holds public hearings and meetings across the state and serves as the catalyst to enacting major policy initiatives put forth by members of the Senate Democratic Caucus. 

The Policy Committee typically holds hearings outside of Harrisburg to investigate the local impact of certain issues and collect valuable expert input. Click below to view the committee’s hearing schedule, latest news, video and more.

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Sen. Boscola’s Statement on New State Budget

HARRISBURG, June 27, 2019 – Sen. Lisa Boscola (D-Lehigh/Northampton) today provided the following statement on the state’s new $33.9 billion budget proposal for fiscal 2019-20. The Senate approved the budget by a vote 42-8 today. The spending plan (House Bill 790) now...