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Bethlehem (February 26, 2018)– State Senator Lisa M. Boscola announced today that $126,173 in Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) funding has been awarded to the Borough of Hellertown to improve public safety along Route 412 (Main Street) by upgrading pedestrian signals, push buttons, controller equipment and new pavement markings. Statewide, $11.5 million in grants are […]

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HARRISBURG, February 8, 2018 – State Sen. Lisa M. Boscola (D-Northampton/Lehigh) is praising the Ohio legislature for reaching a bipartisan compromise on a statewide referendum that would allow Ohio voters to decide whether to overhaul how their state’s congressional districts are drawn. In May, Ohio voters will vote on a proposed amendment to their state’s […]

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Bethlehem, February, 8, 2018— State Sen. Lisa M. Boscola today announced the approval of a $450,000 Multimodal Transportation Fund grant to the City of Easton for improvements to Wood Avenue. “I am pleased that state dollars will be used toward projects that will enhance safety and improve the quality of life in the City of […]

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HARRISBURG, February 6, 2018 — State Senator Lisa M. Boscola today provided the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s $32.9 billion budget proposal for fiscal 2018-19:  “I’m pleased that the budget holds the line on broad-based taxes while making key investments in education, workforce development and business expansion.  “Ranging from investments in training […]

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            Since my first experience with map drawing back in 2001, it was apparent that partisanship plays too large a role in our redistricting effort.  The recent decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court discarding the congressional maps merely serves to reaffirm this position.             The General Assembly has long had the tools to fix the […]

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HARRISBURG, January 24, 2018 — State Senator Lisa M. Boscola today announced that applications for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program are now available online and at her local offices. This year’s filing deadline is June 30. “This is an excellent program for our seniors and I encourage everyone to see if they are eligible for […]

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Bethlehem, January 23, 2018 – State Sen. Lisa Boscola today announced $160,00 in local share (LSA) gaming dollars for improvements along Main Street in Hellertown Borough. “I was determined to keep LSA funds flowing to our communities for a wide range of important projects,” Boscola said. “I will continue to work with local leaders to […]

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Bethlehem, January 17, 2018 – State Sen. Lisa Boscola today provided the following comment about the opening of Pennsylvania’s first medical marijuana dispensary, located in Bethlehem: “I’m pleased by what Keystone Canna Remedies in Bethlehem will mean to our community — and economy. Beyond that, I’m heartened by what this facility represents to sick children, […]

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Bethlehem, January 12, 2018 – Calling addicted babies “innocent, voiceless and invisible” victims of Pennsylvania’s worsening opioid crisis, state Sen. Lisa Boscola today said she will soon introduce legislation that would mandate the reporting of any infant born with an addiction to opioids. “A key component of dealing with this opioid epidemic is gaining a […]

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Bethlehem, December, 28, 2017— State Sen. Lisa M. Boscola today announced that Pennsylvania has awarded $442,158 in tax credits to 11 early stage, technology oriented businesses located in the South Bethlehem Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ). Cryoconcepts, LP                           $79,905 Bonn Place Brewing, Inc                $46,199 NeatCap Medical LLC                     $22,693 NextShift, LLC          […]

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Bethlehem, December 22, 2017 – State Sen. Lisa Boscola today announced a total of $4 million in state grants for four local development and infrastructure projects.  “These funds will be used for key land development, infrastructure work, building development and parking improvements,” Boscola said. “I will continue to seek state support for local efforts that spur […]

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HARRISBURG, Dec. 22, 2017 – State Sen. Lisa M. Boscola (D-Northampton/Lehigh) today said she is introducing legislation that would allow homeowners to write off their paid property taxes on their state income tax returns. Pointing to the federal tax reform law that eliminates the unlimited federal deduction for paid property taxes and state/local income and sales taxes, […]

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Pittsburgh, December 8, 2017 − At the request of state Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa, the state Senate Democratic Policy Committee today held a hearing on Costa’s legislation that would enable families to seek court-ordered addiction treatment for their loved ones. Sen. Lisa Boscola (D-Northampton/Lehigh), who chairs the committee, said, “court-approved treatment provides an additional […]

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(Bethlehem, Pa.) — State Senator Lisa Boscola will host an Affordable Care Act (ACA) enrollment event at her Bethlehem District office on Tuesday, November 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lehigh Valley residents are invited to come and meet with certified enrollment specialists for guidance about the individual insurance marketplace, and the ongoing open […]

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Bethlehem, November, 17, 2017— State Sen. Lisa M. Boscola today announced the Pennsylvania Department of Education has awarded grants totally $106,927 for Safe Schools to 5 local School Districts and Intermediate Units. East Penn School District has been awarded the Year 2 allocation of their 2016-17 Safe Schools School Police/Resource Officer Grant by the Department […]

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Bethlehem, November, 14, 2017— State Sen. Lisa M. Boscola today announced the approval of over $2.6 million in state funds for 5 local projects: Multimodal Improvements along S. New Street in Bethlehem ($1,000,000) and in College Hill in Easton ($1,404,410); improvements to Dimmick Park in Hellertown ($155,000) and to Comer Park in Bethlehem Township ($45,000); […]

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