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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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HARRISBURG, Feb. 16, 2017 — State Senators Lisa Boscola (D-Lehigh/Northampton) and Mario Scavello (R-Monroe/Northampton) have introduced bipartisan legislation that would establish an independent commission to draw up Pennsylvania’s legislative maps. “It’s time to take the stakeholders out of the redistricting process and turn it over to the people,” Boscola said. “We can’t fix how we’re […]

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Harrisburg, Feb 7, 2017 – State Sen. Lisa Boscola (D-Northampton/Lehigh) today issued the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s $32.3 billion state budget proposal for fiscal 2017-18: “This budget proposal is a workable solution to the state’s financial challenges. “I share the governor’s interest in cutting and consolidating government services by $2.1 billion […]

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Harrisburg, Feb. 1, 2017 – Continuing to lead legislative efforts to eliminate property taxes, state Sen. Lisa Boscola today joined fellow Senate Democrats in calling for Gov. Tom Wolf to call a special legislative session on property tax reform. A long-time advocate of property tax elimination, Boscola said, “My goal is to pass legislation that […]

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Harrisburg – Feb. 1, 2017 – State Senate Democrats said that Gov. Tom Wolf should call a special session of the General Assembly to ensure that legislation that results in significant property tax relief or total elimination is passed and signed into law this session. At a news conference today at the state Capitol, Senate […]

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Emmaus, Jan. 27, 2017 –Sen. Lisa Boscola is holding mobile office hours and meeting with local constituents once a month at the Emmaus Public Library, 11 East Main Street. “These mobile office hours make it more convenient for local constituents to meet with me and access my constituent services,” Boscola said. “I look forward to […]

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