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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 (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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