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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 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, 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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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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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 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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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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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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