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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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Harrisburg, Jan. 25, 2017 – In calling for using all gaming proceeds for their intended purpose, Sen. Lisa Boscola (D-Northampton/Lehigh) today introduced legislation that would more than double the gaming dollars available for statewide property tax relief. “My legislation (Senate Bill 101) upholds the intent of the original 2004 law that legalized gaming in Pennsylvania,” […]

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Harrisburg, Jan. 24, 2017—State Sen. Lisa Boscola today urged area senior citizens and others to see if they may qualify for the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program. “For senior on fixed incomes, every little bit helps,” Boscola said. “After paying for necessities like groceries, prescriptions and heating bills, it would be a shame for them […]

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January 11, 2017 – HARRISBURG – Three Senate committees will hold a joint public hearing to review the Wolf administration’s decision to potentially close two state prisons. The Senate Majority and Democratic Policy Committees and Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing on Monday, January 23 at 9:00 a.m. in Hearing Room No. 1 […]

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BETHLEHEM – Dec. 15, 2016 –Sen. Lisa Boscola today announced a total of $757,000 in state grant funds for conservation/recreational projects in Lehigh and Northampton counties. “I am pleased to see these state dollars supplementing local community and recreational development efforts,” Boscola said. “Expanding and improving these parks and recreational areas will make our communities […]

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Easton, November 23, 2016 – State Senator Lisa Boscola today announced $1 million in state grant funds to help build a new parking garage deck on North Fourth Street in Easton. “I am excited about how this garage will help accelerate growth and spur additional investment throughout the city,” Boscola said. “I will continue to […]

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Harrisburg – November 16, 2016 – Senate Democrats today elected leaders for the 2017-18 legislative session. State Senator Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) was re-elected Democratic Floor Leader. “It is an honor and a privilege to once again be chosen to serve the caucus as Leader,” Costa said. “We face many challenges moving into the new session […]

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Harrisburg, November 16, 2016 – State Senate Democrats today unanimously re-elected Senator Lisa M. Boscola to chair the Senate Democratic Policy Committee. “I am honored that my colleagues have again chosen me to chair this important committee that shapes our caucus agenda and enables me to advance proposals that benefit people in my legislative district […]

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BETHLEHEM (October 28, 2016) – Today, state Senator Lisa Boscola is pleased to announce $1 million in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) funding has been awarded to the City of Bethlehem Redevelopment Authority for the construction of the Polk Street Parking Garage. “Mayor Donchez made it clear to me that this RACP request was the […]

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