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Harrisburg, April 3, 2014 – State Sen. Lisa Boscola (D-Northampton/Lehigh) today applauded the Public Utility Commission’s (PUC) proposed regulations that will give electric choice shoppers more detail, disclosure and timely information on their options. “The bottom line is that these regulatory changes will save people money and enable consumers to make more informed decisions about […]

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Bethlehem, March 24, 2014 – State Senator Lisa M. Boscola today reminded area residents that she will be holding an Electric Choice Public Forum on Wednesday, March 26, 2014.  This forum will take place from 5:15pm to by 7:15pm at the Chrin Community Center in Palmer Township located at 4100 Green Pond Road, Easton, PA […]

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Bethlehem, March 20, 2014 – State Sen. Lisa Boscola (D-Northampton/Lehigh) today announced a total of $ 1.507 million in grant funds for Monroe County projects. “These are good projects that will make needed improvements throughout Monroe County,” Boscola said. “I will continue to seek funding sources to help advance local projects.” The grants include: Monroe […]

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Bethlehem, March 20, 2014 – State Sen. Lisa Boscola (D-Northampton/Lehigh) today announced a total of $ 1.265 million in state grant funds for Northampton County projects. “These are good projects that will make our communities safer and more attractive for economic development and business investment,” Boscola said. “I will continue to seek funding sources to […]

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Harrisburg, March 18, 2014 – State Sen. Lisa Boscola (D-Northampton/Lehigh) today introduced her proposal aimed at helping consumers shop for less expensive electricity and avoid sticker shock when they agree to variable rate pricing deals. “My legislation (Senate Bill 1297) mandates clear and reliable pricing information on variable rate pricing,” Boscola said. “It also reduces […]

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Harrisburg, March 7, 2014 – State Sen. Lisa Boscola (D-Northampton/Lehigh) today announced she is introducing legislation that would benefit consumers who switch electric suppliers or choose a variable rate payment plan. One of Boscola’s bills would require the state Public Utility Commission to shorten the waiting period before people can switch retail electric suppliers.  Another […]

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Bethlehem, March 7, 2014 — U.S. military veterans can now apply to get a veterans designation on their driver’s license or non-driver’s identification card, state Sen. Lisa Boscola announced today. “Apart from the proud designation of military service to their country, this ‘V’ designation will help Pennsylvania vets provide convenient proof of their eligibility for […]

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BETHLEHEM, February 25, 2014 – State Senator Lisa Boscola announced today that one student in the 18th Senatorial District will have the opportunity to receive a scholarship to attend the Valley Forge Military College (VFMC) in Wayne, PA.  The scholarship is made available through a partnership with the school. “I am pleased that this partnership […]

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Bethlehem, February 4, 2014 – State Sen. Lisa Boscola (D-Northampton/Lehigh) today announced a $ 806,248 grant for Waste Management Inc. to construct a public access compressed natural gas filling station with one fast fill pump at the Grand Central Sanitation Facility in Pen Argyl. “This is a good project that will better position our region […]

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Harrisburg, January 28, 2014 – The state Senate Judiciary Committee today unanimously approved two bills sponsored by Sen. Lisa Boscola that would help crime victims collect restitution. “According to the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts, only 12 percent of victims ever end up receiving their court ordered restitution,” Boscola said. “That is unacceptable. “Pennsylvania’s restitution […]

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Harrisburg, January 28, 2014 – Speaking on the state senate floor, Sen. Lisa Boscola (D-Northampton/Lehigh/Monroe) today sharply criticized the Pennsylvania State Police for refusing to uphold Pennsylvania’s new law that allows charitable and volunteer clubs to offer small sports betting pools on events such as this Sunday’s Super Bowl. “Despite what anyone thinks about this […]

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BETHLEHEM, January 22, 2014 – State Senator Lisa Boscola announced today that the Department of Environmental Protection will invest almost $ 715,000 in watershed protection projects to improve watersheds, reduce stormwater runoff and acid mine drainage (AMD), and support educational programs, among other environmental efforts under the Growing Greener Program. “The Growing Greener program plays […]

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HARRISBURG, January 21, 2014 – State Sen. Lisa Boscola today announced a $ 10.7 million state low-interest loan that will be used to make improvements to the City of Bethlehem’s sewer system. Boscola said the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) loan will enable the city to move forward on its upgrades to the system’s sewage […]

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HARRISBURG, January 15, 2014 – State Sen. Lisa Boscola today announced that she has hired Joseph M. Kelly to serve as her district office director and legislative counsel. “I am thrilled to welcome Joe to my team and am confident he will prove to be an excellent addition to my staff,” Boscola said. “Joe Kelly […]

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BETHLEHEM, -January 14, 2014- State Senator Lisa Boscola announced that new recreation and conservation grants for 2014 are available through the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR).  Applications will be accepted from January 15 – April 16, 2014. The DCNR helps Pennsylvania communities and organizations plan, acquire, and develop recreation, park and trail facilities […]

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BETHLEHEM – January 10– State Senator Lisa M. Boscola announced today that a local company, Cerora, will receive a $ 100,000 investment from the Ben Franklin Technology Partners (BFTP/NEP) of Northeastern Pennsylvania.  Ben Franklin Technology Partners receives a significant number of grant applications and only has the resources to fund the most competitive proposals and productive […]

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