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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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Harrisburg – March 30, 2017 – The state Senate Transportation Committee has unanimously approved Senator Lisa Boscola’s legislation (Senate Bill 435) that would penalize motorists, including truckers, for not removing snow and ice from vehicles before driving. I’ve been fighting to get this law on the books for more than a decade,” Boscola said. “I’m […]

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Harrisburg – March 29, 2017 – State Senator Lisa Boscola today announced a total of $710,000 in state grants for four local sewer infrastructure improvement projects. “I’m pleased to help obtain these state funds to expedite improvements to our region’s aging sewer and wastewater systems,” Boscola said. “I will continue to seek state support and […]

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Coatesville, March 23, 2017 — At Sen. Andy Dinniman’s request, the Senate Democratic Policy Committee today held a hearing on vocational and job training opportunities for people with disabilities. “This hearing is aimed at giving local participants, advocates and providers input on the numerous changes to Community Participation Support services,” Dinniman said. “Hopefully, shedding light […]

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At Sen. Andy Dinniman’s request, the Senate Democratic Policy Committee will hold a hearing this Thursday in Thorndale on job training and vocational opportunities for people with disabilities.  The hearing will be held Thursday, March 23 at 10 a.m. at Handi Crafters Inc., 215 Barley Sheaf Road, in Coatesville (Thorndale). Proposed changes within the PA […]

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