Posts by: Meghan Lago

Harrisburg, April 9, 2019 – The Senate State Government Committee today approved Sen. Lisa M. Boscola’s (D-Northampton/Lehigh) statewide redistricting reform legislation. The measure would amend the state’s constitution to establish an 11-member independent 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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Bethlehem, March 27, 2018 – State Senator Lisa M. Boscola announced today that twenty-eight fire departments and emergency medical services (EMS) providers in the Lehigh and Northampton County portions of her district will be awarded $366,603 through the 2018-2019 Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grants, which is administered by the Office of the State […]

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Harrisburg, March 26, 2019 – Democratic lawmakers today held a joint Senate-House hearing in Harrisburg on legislation aimed at making college more affordable.  The joint state Senate-House Democratic Policy Committee hearing focused on the proposed “Pennsylvania Promise Act” legislation introduced by Sen. Vincent Hughes (D-Phila.) and state Reps. Jim Roebuck and Jordan Harris (both D-Phila.).  […]

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Bethlehem, March 26, 2019 – – State Sen. Lisa Boscola today announced state funding totaling over $4.22 million for seven projects in Northampton County.            “I’m pleased to announce the approval of these state funds allocated to help expedite important projects that will improve the quality of life, increase community safety and enhance our environment,” Boscola […]

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Bethlehem – March 13, 2019 – State Sen. Lisa Boscola today announced a total of $1.192 million in state funds for numerous programs to aid crime victims in Lehigh and Northampton counties.  “This funding provides critical support to those who are victimized by crime,” Boscola said.  “The dollars will support outreach activities, training, and improve […]

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BETHLEHEM (Feb 25) – State Senator Lisa Boscola announced today that the City of Easton and the Community Action Development Corporation have been awarded grants totaling $55,000 through the Keystone Communities Program. “Partnering with our local governments and non-profits to fund their priority projects helps strengthen our communities and our neighborhoods,” Boscola stated.  “The Keystone […]

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Clairton, February 7, 2019 – A joint state Senate-House Democratic Policy Committee hearing was held today in Clairton on ways to improve air quality, community notification procedures and emergency response. The hearing was held in Clairton at the request of state Senator Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) and Representative Austin Davis (D-Allegheny). It was prompted by a […]

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In the wake of the Clairton Coke Works fire, the state Senate and House Democratic Policy committees will hold a joint public hearing on ways to improve air quality, community notification procedures and emergency response. The hearing is scheduled for noon on Thursday, February 7 at the Clairton Municipal Building, 551 Ravensburg Blvd, Clairton, Pa […]

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Bethlehem, February 1, 2019— State Sen. Lisa M. Boscola today announced the approval of a $219,640 Multimodal Transportation Fund grant to Lower Saucon Township to replace the Lower Saucon Road Bridge. “I am pleased that state dollars will be used toward this project that will enhance safety in Lower Saucon Township,” Boscola said. “Assisting municipalities […]

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Harrisburg, January 30, 2019 – Today, Senator Lisa Boscola (D- Northampton) joined Governor Wolf and Senator Pat Stefano (R-Fayette) to celebrate the adoption of Senate Bill 897 at a ceremonial bill signing.  The legislation corrected a quirk in the restitution law by clarifying that government entities and non-profits are eligible to collect restitution. The measure was […]

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BETHLEHEM (Jan 24) – State Senator Lisa Boscola today announced the re-introduction of “Christine’s Law,” which would require all drivers to clear snow and ice from their vehicles within 24 hours following winter storms. Senator Daniel Laughlin (R-Erie) is joining the effort as a lead sponsor of the bill this session. “Christine’s Law is a […]

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BETHLEHEM, January 10, 2019 – State Senator Lisa Boscola announced today that the Workforce Investment Board of the Lehigh Valley (WIB) has been approved for a $136,144 grant from the Department of Labor and Industry through the Business Education Partnership program for the WIB’s for its Career Linking Class. “As we focus on linking our […]

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BETHLEHEM (Dec 17) – State Senator Lisa Boscola announced today that 7 community revitalization projects in the 18th Senatorial District have been approved for $995,000 in tax credits through the Neighborhood Assistance Program. “The Neighborhood Assistance Program is a key community development tool that is designed to support projects in distressed areas that require financial […]

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Philadelphia – December 12, 2018 – At the request of state Senator Anthony H. Williams (D-Phila./Delaware), the Senate Democratic Policy Committee today held a hearing in Philadelphia on the senator’s proposal to do away with the cosmetology school licensing requirement for natural hair braiders.  “It is completely unnecessary to require natural hair braiders to complete […]

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Bethlehem (November 29, 2018)- Senator Lisa Boscola (D-Lehigh/Northampton) today praised Governor Wolf’s Executive Order creating the Pennsylvania Redistricting Reform Commission. “I am pleased that the fight for redistricting reform has not ended.  While I was disappointed that we could not get Senate Bill 22 over the finish line before this session concluded, I am optimistic […]

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