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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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Harrisburg, May 22, 2018 – After state Sen. Lisa M. Boscola (D-Northampton/Lehigh) expressed her support for a compromise amendment to her legislation that would create an independent citizens’ commission to re-draw Congressional and state legislative district maps, the Senate State Government Committee today unanimously voted in favor of her bill. The measure (Senate Bill 22) […]

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Harrisburg, May 22, 2018 – The state Senate today unanimously 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. “I am pleased by the overwhelming bipartisan support for this bill,” Boscola […]

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Bethlehem, May 8, 2018 – State Sen. Lisa M. Boscola (D-Northampton/Lehigh) today announced over $1.5 million in state funds for local transportation alternative projects. “These funds support local projects that enhance transportation alternatives and improve access and infrastructure throughout our region,” Boscola said. “I will continue to seek state dollars to support efforts to strengthen […]

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Bethlehem, May 3, 2018 — State Senator Lisa M. Boscola (D-Northampton) today said she is encouraged by emerging bipartisan support for her proposal that would allow independent and third-party voters to cast a ballot in the Republican or Democratic primary elections.  “Being an independent voter shouldn’t disqualify someone from having a say in who the […]

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Harrisburg, April 25, 2018 — The state Senate today unanimously approved Sen. Lisa Boscola’s legislation that would require truck drivers to remove ice or snow from their vehicles following heavy snow or ice storms.  Named “Christine’s Law,” the measure would help prevent tragedies like the one that befell Christine Lambert of Palmer Township in 2005. […]

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Harrisburg, April 24, 2018 – The state Senate Judiciary Committee today unanimously 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 […]

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DUNMORE, April 19, 2018 – State Sen. John Blake today hosted members of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee at Penn State Scranton for a wide-ranging discussion on career readiness and workforce development.   The public hearing, titled “Our Students, Our Workforce and the Jobs of Tomorrow,” was led by Senate Policy Committee Chair, Sen. Lisa […]

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