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The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed our every day lives. Your voice is needed now more than ever as we navigate a crisis we’ve never faced and work to make sure our communities aren’t left behind.

 

State Senate Hearing Focuses on Expanding the Amber Alert System in PA 

Harrisburg – October 15, 2020 – At the request of Sen. Anthony H. Williams (D- Philadelphia/Delaware), the Senate Democratic Policy Committee today held a virtual public hearing to discuss expanding Pennsylvania’s Amber Alert system to include hit-and-run incidents....

COVID Policies Must Give Restaurants A Fighting Chance

Op-Ed Column by State Senator Lisa Boscola

Imagine a longer-than-anticipated workday that leads to a late dinner with a desire for an adult beverage.  Pre-COVID, this was not only a common occurrence, but also legal with plenty of dining options.  However, in Pennsylvania, it is no longer feasible to enjoy a quick late-night meal while sitting at your favorite bar.  While we have taken great care to protect the citizens of the commonwealth during the pandemic, we also have been inconsistent with the implementation and guidance associated with risk mitigation policies, especially for the restaurant industry.

Boscola Announces Nearly $1 Million in Cultural and Museum Grants

Bethlehem, PA – September 15, 2020 – State Senator Lisa M. Boscola announced today that $996,683 in funding has been approved for local cultural organizations and museums through the COVID-19 Cultural and Museum Preservation Grant Program. “Throughout the Commonwealth...

Boscola Advises UC Claimants that Federal Lost Wage Assistance Program to Begin Making Payments Starting September 10th

Bethlehem (September 4, 2020) − State Senator Lisa M. Boscola stated today that the Commonwealth will begin making payments through the federal Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program to claimants on Thursday, September 10, 2020. Individuals who apply and qualify will...

Policy Committee

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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