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Harrisburg, November 14, 2018 — State Senate Democrats today unanimously re-elected Senator Lisa M. Boscola (D-Northampton/Lehigh) to chair the Senate Democratic Policy Committee. “I am proud to have the support of my senate caucus colleagues and look forward to working with both Democrats and Republicans in the upcoming session,” Boscola said. The Democratic Policy Committee […]

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Bethlehem (October 30, 2018)- Senator Lisa Boscola (D-Lehigh/Northampton) announced today that $250,000 in School Safety and Security grants were awarded to school districts in the 18th Senatorial District through the School Safety and Security Committee within the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. “I am pleased that all the school districts in my district took […]

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BETHLEHEM (Oct 18) – State Senator Lisa Boscola announced today that the City of Bethlehem will be receiving state grants totaling $1,542,000 to assist the City of Bethlehem in their efforts to repair the Memorial Pool. Boscola (D-Northampton & Lehigh) joined Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today in Bethlehem’s […]

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Harrisburg, October 17, 2018 – The state Senate today concurred in the amendments to the legislation sponsored by Senators Lisa Boscola (D-Northampton) and Pat Stefano (R-Fayette) that fixes a quirk in the restitution law by clarifying that government entities and non-profits are eligible to collect restitution. The measure was spurred by a Lehigh Valley news […]

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Harrisburg, October 16, 2018 – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives today approved legislation sponsored by Senators Lisa Boscola (D-Northampton) and Pat Stefano (R-Fayette) that would fix a quirk in the restitution law by clarifying that government entities and non-profits are eligible to collect restitution. The measure was spurred by a local news account concerning Robert […]

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BETHLEHEM (Oct 12) – State Senator Lisa Boscola announced today that nine Lehigh Valley municipalities in the 18th Senatorial District will be receiving $1,494,265 in Recycling Development and Implementation Grants from the Commonwealth’s Department of Environmental Protection. “These communities are eligible for up to 90% of approved recycling costs and may also receive funding for […]

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Bethlehem – October 5, 2018 – State Sen. Lisa Boscola today announced a total of $130,902 in state grants to improve safety and security in area schools. “These grant dollars will enable schools to fund safety programs, hire security personnel and purchase security-related equipment,” Boscola said. “I’m pleased with this round of funding and will […]

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Bethlehem (September 18, 2018) – State Senator Lisa Boscola today announced a total of $1,411,179 in state grants for local water/sewer infrastructure improvement projects as well as recreation and park projects. “I’m pleased to announce the approval of these state funds allocated to help expedite improvements to our region’s aging sewer and wastewater systems and […]

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Bethlehem (September 13, 2018)– State Senator Lisa M. Boscola announced today that Lehigh County has been approved by the PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) for two grants totaling $400,000 to enhance the County’s efforts to assist our citizens who are victims of crime. “It’s critical that at all levels of government we focus […]

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Dallas, Pa., August 23, 2018 – A joint state Senate-House Democratic Legislative Policy Committee hearing was held Wednesday at the State Correctional Institute in Luzerne County to discuss proposals aimed at reforming the state’s justice and prison systems.  Held at SCI-Dallas at the request of Sen. Sharif Street, Rep. Jordan Harris and Rep. Donna Bullock […]

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Bethlehem (August 16, 2018)– State Senator Lisa M. Boscola announced today that the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has awarded Northampton Community College (NCC) and Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) with over $1 million in grant funding for construction projects on their respective campuses. “Northampton and LCCC have been leaders in meeting the educational needs […]

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Bethlehem (July 12, 2018)– State Senator Lisa M. Boscola announced today that $67,982 in “Green Light-Go” funding has been awarded to the Borough of Hellertown to improve public safety along State Route 412 (Main Street) by upgrading four traffic signals throughout the corridor. “Projects that assist municipalities to improve the efficiency and operation of their […]

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HARRISBURG, July 9, 2018 – Harrisburg, July 9, 2018 – In an effort to salvage Pennsylvania’s last opportunity until the 2030 U.S. Census for redistricting reform, today Sen. Lisa Boscola is calling on Governor Tom Wolf to use his authority to convene a special session of the General Assembly on the important measure. As the […]

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Harrisburg, June 13, 2018 – The state Senate today voted 35-14 in favor of Sen. Lisa M. Boscola’s (D-Northampton/Lehigh) statewide redistricting reform legislation. The measure would amend the state’s constitution to establish a citizen’s commission to redraw Congressional and state legislative district maps. It would require significant public input, apply sound map-drawing standards and establish […]

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Harrisburg, June 6, 2018 – Following today’s state Senate Appropriations Committee approval, Sen. Lisa M. Boscola’s (D-Northampton/Lehigh) redistricting reform legislation is headed to the full Senate. “I am pleased with the committee’s support to advance the process and will push for a full Senate vote in the weeks ahead,” Boscola said. “This amended version of […]

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Bethlehem, May 31, 2018 – State Sen. Lisa Boscola today announced $2 million in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) funding to TCH Development & Realty Co, LLC, for the Mill at Easton Phase II project in Easton.  “These funds will be used assist in the redevelopment of a more than 100-year-old blighted property on Southside […]

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