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HARRISBURG, July 9, 2018 – Harrisburg, July 9, 2018 – In an effort to salvage Pennsylvania’s last opportunity until the 2030 U.S. Census for redistricting reform, today Sen. Lisa Boscola is calling on Governor Tom Wolf to use his authority to convene a special session of the General Assembly on the important measure. As the […]

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Harrisburg, June 13, 2018 – The state Senate today voted 35-14 in favor of Sen. Lisa M. Boscola’s (D-Northampton/Lehigh) statewide redistricting reform legislation. The measure would amend the state’s constitution to establish a 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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Harrisburg, June 6, 2018 – Following today’s state Senate Appropriations Committee approval, Sen. Lisa M. Boscola’s (D-Northampton/Lehigh) redistricting reform legislation is headed to the full Senate. “I am pleased with the committee’s support to advance the process and will push for a full Senate vote in the weeks ahead,” Boscola said. “This amended version of […]

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Bethlehem, May 31, 2018 – State Sen. Lisa Boscola today announced $2 million in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) funding to TCH Development & Realty Co, LLC, for the Mill at Easton Phase II project in Easton.  “These funds will be used assist in the redevelopment of a more than 100-year-old blighted property on Southside […]

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Harrisburg, May 22, 2018 – After state Sen. Lisa M. Boscola (D-Northampton/Lehigh) expressed her support for a compromise amendment to her legislation that would create an independent citizens’ commission to re-draw Congressional and state legislative district maps, the Senate State Government Committee today unanimously voted in favor of her bill. The measure (Senate Bill 22) […]

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Harrisburg, May 22, 2018 – The state Senate today unanimously 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. “I am pleased by the overwhelming bipartisan support for this bill,” Boscola […]

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Bethlehem, May 8, 2018 – State Sen. Lisa M. Boscola (D-Northampton/Lehigh) today announced over $1.5 million in state funds for local transportation alternative projects. “These funds support local projects that enhance transportation alternatives and improve access and infrastructure throughout our region,” Boscola said. “I will continue to seek state dollars to support efforts to strengthen […]

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Bethlehem, May 3, 2018 — State Senator Lisa M. Boscola (D-Northampton) today said she is encouraged by emerging bipartisan support for her proposal that would allow independent and third-party voters to cast a ballot in the Republican or Democratic primary elections.  “Being an independent voter shouldn’t disqualify someone from having a say in who the […]

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Harrisburg, April 25, 2018 — The state Senate today unanimously approved Sen. Lisa Boscola’s legislation that would require truck drivers to remove ice or snow from their vehicles following heavy snow or ice storms.  Named “Christine’s Law,” the measure would help prevent tragedies like the one that befell Christine Lambert of Palmer Township in 2005. […]

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Harrisburg, April 24, 2018 – The state Senate Judiciary Committee today unanimously 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 […]

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DUNMORE, April 19, 2018 – State Sen. John Blake today hosted members of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee at Penn State Scranton for a wide-ranging discussion on career readiness and workforce development.   The public hearing, titled “Our Students, Our Workforce and the Jobs of Tomorrow,” was led by Senate Policy Committee Chair, Sen. Lisa […]

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Bethlehem, April 13, 2018 — State Sen. Lisa M. Boscola today announced a $246,000 state grant aimed at training Lehigh Valley workers for machining jobs in manufacturing plants.  “I am excited about the growth and continued diversification of our economy,” Boscola said. “These grants should help us strengthen our manufacturing sector by preparing our workers […]

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Bethlehem, March 27, 2018 – State Senator Lisa M. Boscola today announced a $350,000 grant was awarded to Lehigh Valley Rail Management, LLC today to assist with improving rail freight operations in the Lehigh Valley.  “It’s critical that we have a balanced system of moving goods into and from the Lehigh Valley,” Boscola said. “This […]

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HARRISBURG, March 21, 2018 — The state Senate today unanimously approved Senator Lisa M. Boscola’s legislation that would enable domestic abuse victims with protection from abuse (PFA) orders to quickly get out of shared cell-phone contracts.  “Knowing that access to a reliable, and secure cellular phone can be critical to domestic violence victims, my legislation […]

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Bethlehem, March 16, 2018 – State Senator Lisa M. Boscola today announced a total of nearly $5 million in state solar energy grants for local projects.  “I’m encouraged by the economic and environmental promise of solar energy,” Boscola said. “I will continue to seek state funds to help partner businesses with Pennsylvania’s growing solar energy […]

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Bethlehem, Feb. 28, 2018 – Sen. Lisa Boscola is reminding veterans of the Persian Gulf conflict that they may be eligible for the Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans Bonus Program.  “I would like to thank our veterans for their service to this country and encourage them to apply for this program,” Boscola said. “The bonuses are […]

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