Posts by: Meghan Lago

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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Bethlehem (November 28, 2018)- Senator Lisa Boscola (D-Lehigh/Northampton) announced today the awarding of $69,000 in competitive grants to local Career and Technical Schools for the purchase of new equipment aligned to training students in high demand occupations.  “I am pleased that the Commonwealth is being proactive in assisting our career and technical schools across the […]

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Harrisburg – November 28, 2018 – At the request of state Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa, the Senate Democratic Policy Committee today held a hearing in Pittsburgh on local and state efforts to address climate change.  “In the absence of federal leadership on climate change, it is imperative that Pennsylvania continue to participate in cooperative […]

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Harrisburg – November 21, 2018 – At the request of state Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa, the Senate Democratic Policy Committee will hold a hearing in Pittsburgh next week on local and state efforts to address climate change.  “In the absence of federal leadership on climate change, it is imperative that Pennsylvania continue to participate […]

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Harrisburg, November 14, 2018 — State Senate Democrats today unanimously re-elected Senator Lisa M. Boscola (D-Northampton/Lehigh) to chair the Senate Democratic Policy Committee. “I am proud to have the support of my senate caucus colleagues and look forward to working with both Democrats and Republicans in the upcoming session,” Boscola said. The Democratic Policy Committee […]

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Bethlehem (October 30, 2018)- Senator Lisa Boscola (D-Lehigh/Northampton) announced today that $250,000 in School Safety and Security grants were awarded to school districts in the 18th Senatorial District through the School Safety and Security Committee within the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. “I am pleased that all the school districts in my district took […]

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BETHLEHEM (Oct 18) – State Senator Lisa Boscola announced today that the City of Bethlehem will be receiving state grants totaling $1,542,000 to assist the City of Bethlehem in their efforts to repair the Memorial Pool. Boscola (D-Northampton & Lehigh) joined Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today in Bethlehem’s […]

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Harrisburg, October 16, 2018 – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives today approved legislation sponsored by Senators Lisa Boscola (D-Northampton) and Pat Stefano (R-Fayette) that would fix 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 local news account concerning Robert […]

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BETHLEHEM (Oct 12) – State Senator Lisa Boscola announced today that nine Lehigh Valley municipalities in the 18th Senatorial District will be receiving $1,494,265 in Recycling Development and Implementation Grants from the Commonwealth’s Department of Environmental Protection. “These communities are eligible for up to 90% of approved recycling costs and may also receive funding for […]

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Bethlehem – October 5, 2018 – State Sen. Lisa Boscola today announced a total of $130,902 in state grants to improve safety and security in area schools. “These grant dollars will enable schools to fund safety programs, hire security personnel and purchase security-related equipment,” Boscola said. “I’m pleased with this round of funding and will […]

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To say I was disappointed with the outcome of legislative efforts to end gerrymandering once and for all would be an understatement. The bill (Senate Bill 22) that I authored and grassroots organizations championed was “Harrisburged.” I use this term to express what happens to an initiative that would improve our system, yet requires legislative […]

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Bethlehem (September 18, 2018) – State Senator Lisa Boscola today announced a total of $1,411,179 in state grants for local water/sewer infrastructure improvement projects as well as recreation and park projects. “I’m pleased to announce the approval of these state funds allocated to help expedite improvements to our region’s aging sewer and wastewater systems and […]

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Bethlehem (September 13, 2018)– State Senator Lisa M. Boscola announced today that Lehigh County has been approved by the PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) for two grants totaling $400,000 to enhance the County’s efforts to assist our citizens who are victims of crime. “It’s critical that at all levels of government we focus […]

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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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Bethlehem (August 16, 2018)– State Senator Lisa M. Boscola announced today that the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has awarded Northampton Community College (NCC) and Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) with over $1 million in grant funding for construction projects on their respective campuses. “Northampton and LCCC have been leaders in meeting the educational needs […]

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Bethlehem (July 12, 2018)– State Senator Lisa M. Boscola announced today that $67,982 in “Green Light-Go” funding has been awarded to the Borough of Hellertown to improve public safety along State Route 412 (Main Street) by upgrading four traffic signals throughout the corridor. “Projects that assist municipalities to improve the efficiency and operation of their […]

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