Posts by: Christin Brown

Philadelphia, April 5, 2019 – The Senate Democratic Policy Committee held a hearing in Philadelphia today on solutions to improve pedestrian safety and decrease traffic incidents across Pennsylvania. “Pedestrian deaths in Pennsylvania were up 41% in the first half of 2018,” said Nick Zuwiala-Rodgers. “While state roads and local roads make up about the same […]

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Bethlehem (JAN 17, 2019) – Senator Lisa Boscola (D-Lehigh/Northampton) announced today that $210,000 in grants through the PAsmart Initiative were awarded to six school districts in the 18th Senatorial District to expand computer science programs. “I am pleased that school districts in my district took advantage of this important computer science funding to improve STEM […]

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BETHLEHEM, January 8, 2019 – State Sen. Lisa Boscola (D-Northampton/Lehigh) has been re-appointed as Democratic chair of the Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee. “I am proud of my work on this important committee and will continue to fight for consumers,” Boscola said. “I will also continue to encourage utility companies to provide more […]

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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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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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Harrisburg – October 26, 2017 – State Senators Lisa Boscola (D-Northampton) and Pat Browne (R-Lehigh) announced today (October 26th) passage of a gaming expansion bill that will provide critical funding to local municipalities in Lehigh and Northampton Counties as well as other economic development and community projects in the Lehigh Valley. This legislation (House Bill […]

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HARRISBURG, June 30, 2017 – State Sen. Lisa Boscola remarked on the Senate’s bipartisan passage of the 2017-18 state appropriation bill. The legislation now goes to the House for approval. “I voted for this budget bill (House Bill 218) because it makes key investments in education and successful economic development programs and will make our […]

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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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Monroeville – October 13, 2016 – At the request of state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland), the Senate Democratic Policy Committee today held a hearing on the role of charter schools in public education. “I hope today’s hearing gives us a better sense of how the charter school system works; how it complements — or detracts […]

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