Posts by: Christin Brown

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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Downingtown – September 7, 2016 – At the request of state Sen. Andy Dinniman (D-Chester), the Senate Democratic Policy Committee held a hearing today on his bill (Senate Bill 1301) that would toughen restrictions on flashing electronic billboards. “The state’s 45-year-old law never envisioned the proliferation of these brightly-lit electronic billboards that impact everything from […]

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Wilkinsburg, August 4, 2016 – At the request of state Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa, a joint state Senate-House Democratic Policy Committee hearing was held today on efforts and resources to fight blight within our communities, including the successes and challenges of land banks. “Blight is a scourge that impedes both business and residential interest […]

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Harrisburg, March 16, 2016 – Stressing the urgency to act soon, a bipartisan, bicameral legislative work group today announced agreement on redistricting reform principles and said they hope to reach consensus on a specific bill soon. The group urged the inclusion of these principles into any redistricting reform bill. [divider top=”0″]   [divider top=”0″] “The […]

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