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Bethlehem, September 22, 2017 – The Office of Victim Advocate and the Pennsylvania District Attorney’s Association are working with state Senators Lisa Boscola (D-Northampton) and Pat Stefano (R-Fayette) on legislation that would enable government, business and nonprofit entities to collect restitution against criminals. “Working with statewide prosecutors and victims’ advocates have helped shape and drive […]

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The state Senate Majority and Democratic Policy Committees, chaired by state Sens. David Argall (R-Berks/Schuylkill) and Lisa M. Boscola ((D-Lehigh/Northampton), will hold a roundtable discussion this Wednesday to discuss legislative reforms to the school property tax system in Pennsylvania. The forum is open to the public to attend. The meeting will take place at 6 […]

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HARRISBURG, June 30, 2017 – State Sen. Lisa Boscola remarked on the Senate’s bipartisan passage of the 2017-18 state appropriation bill. The legislation now goes to the House for approval. “I voted for this budget bill (House Bill 218) because it makes key investments in education and successful economic development programs and will make our […]

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HARRISBURG, June 29, 2017 – State Sen. Lisa Boscola provided the following statement after the state Department of Health today awarded two Lehigh Valley businesses medical marijuana dispensary permits. When medical marijuana becomes available to patients next year, only 52 dispensaries statewide will be licensed. “I am pleased that two Lehigh Valley dispensaries (Mission Pennsylvania […]

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HARRISBURG, June 13, 2017 — A group of Democratic lawmakers announced a package of bills today aimed at increasing voter participation in Pennsylvania. “We are committed to reforming our election process by improving voting access and participation,” said state Sen. Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery). “Pennsylvania must join the growing number of states that are increasing options […]

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HARRISBURG — A group of Democratic lawmakers will announce a package of bills aimed at increasing voter participation in Pennsylvania. While citizens are becoming more engaged in legislative issues on the state and national level, voter turnout on Election Day often lags due to administrative barriers to voting. Pennsylvania’s election laws are some of the […]

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June 9, 2017 – Harrisburg, PA – We cannot allow gaming expansion to dilute or diminish proceeds used for property tax relief dollars. When slots gaming legislation was enacted, I supported it because of its promised property tax relief for homeowners. Every year, casinos produce over $600 million for property tax relief from slots revenue. […]

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Bethlehem, June 8, 2017 – Following today’s House vote and the governor’s pledge to enact the bill, state Senator Lisa Boscola today provided the following statement on the public employee pension reform bill (Senate Bill 1): “In 2001, I voted against the legislative pension increase and refused to take it. It was clear to me […]

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HARRISBURG, May 24, 2017 – Today, as part of House Bill 271, the State Senate fixed the local share issue and included a dedicated funding source to upgrade the Banana Factory. The bill now moves to the House.  As passed by the Senate, ArtsQuest would receive $250,000 for 20 years to upgrade the Banana Factory […]

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HARRISBURG, May 18, 2017 – State Senator Lisa Boscola today announced a total of $75,000 for two state Keystone Communities grants aimed at curbing blight and improving a community’s downtown business district. “These state dollars help local officials advance revitalization and community improvement projects,” Boscola said. “I will continue to seek state resources to help […]

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HARRISBURG, May 9, 2017 – State lawmakers and over 100 citizens rallied today on the Capitol steps for redistricting reform legislation. Calling the current system unfair and a harmful distortion of democracy, reform advocates called for creating an independent citizen’s commission to redraw Congressional and legislative district maps. “It’s time to slay the gerrymander and […]

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Harrisburg, April 26, 2017 –  Senator Lisa Boscola (D-Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton), and Senator Bob Mensch (R-Berks, Bucks, Montgomery), co-chairs of the bipartisan Community College Caucus, introduced a joint resolution today recognizing the month of April 2017 as “Pennsylvania Community College Month” in Pennsylvania.  The resolution encourages residents to recognize, appreciate, and support the contributions these institutions make […]

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HARRISBURG – April 19 – State Sen. Lisa Boscola today announced a $25,000 Ben Franklin Technology Partners grant for a Bethlehem technology firm collaborating with Northampton Community College’s emerging Technology Applications Center. “This grant will help develop a new spray-drying process for consumer goods companies,” Boscola said. “I am pleased by how our growing technology […]

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HARRISBURG, April 19, 2017 – State Sen. Lisa Boscola today announced $3.4 million in state funding for a water project on Canal Street and Wood Avenue in Easton. “This low-interest loan will enable the Easton Suburban Water Authority to replace 1.6 miles of piping, install control valves, hydrants and service laterals,” Boscola said. “The current […]

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Palmer – April 4, 2017 – State Senator Lisa Boscola today praised today’s announcement that will save the production of Major League Baseball (MLB) jerseys and jobs at the VF Majestic in Palmer Township. “I am thrilled with today’s announcement that Fanatics will be acquiring Majestic from VF Corp and that major league baseball uniforms […]

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Harrisburg – March 31, 2017 – State Senator Lisa Boscola (D- Lehigh/Northampton) today announced a total of $346,000 in local share gaming proceeds for three area projects. “Enabling host and contiguous counties to utilize a share of gaming proceeds has been a great benefit to local communities,” Boscola said. “All three of these grants will […]

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