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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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Philadelphia – November 1, 2017 – At the request of state Sen. Lawrence Farnese (D-Phila.), the Senate Democratic Policy Committee today held a roundtable discussion at City Hall on strategies for preventing street harassment. “It is really important to have this meeting at a time when we’re talking about this on a national level and […]

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Harrisburg – October 26, 2017 – State Senators Lisa Boscola (D-Northampton) and Pat Browne (R-Lehigh) announced today (October 26th) passage of a gaming expansion bill that will provide critical funding to local municipalities in Lehigh and Northampton Counties as well as other economic development and community projects in the Lehigh Valley. This legislation (House Bill […]

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Bethlehem, September 22, 2017 – The Office of Victim Advocate and the Pennsylvania District Attorney’s Association are working with state Senators Lisa Boscola (D-Northampton) and Pat Stefano (R-Fayette) on legislation that would enable government, business and nonprofit entities to collect restitution against criminals. “Working with statewide prosecutors and victims’ advocates have helped shape and drive […]

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The state Senate Majority and Democratic Policy Committees, chaired by state Sens. David Argall (R-Berks/Schuylkill) and Lisa M. Boscola ((D-Lehigh/Northampton), will hold a roundtable discussion this Wednesday to discuss legislative reforms to the school property tax system in Pennsylvania. The forum is open to the public to attend. The meeting will take place at 6 […]

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HARRISBURG, June 30, 2017 – State Sen. Lisa Boscola remarked on the Senate’s bipartisan passage of the 2017-18 state appropriation bill. The legislation now goes to the House for approval. “I voted for this budget bill (House Bill 218) because it makes key investments in education and successful economic development programs and will make our […]

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HARRISBURG, June 29, 2017 – State Sen. Lisa Boscola provided the following statement after the state Department of Health today awarded two Lehigh Valley businesses medical marijuana dispensary permits. When medical marijuana becomes available to patients next year, only 52 dispensaries statewide will be licensed. “I am pleased that two Lehigh Valley dispensaries (Mission Pennsylvania […]

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HARRISBURG, June 13, 2017 — A group of Democratic lawmakers announced a package of bills today aimed at increasing voter participation in Pennsylvania. “We are committed to reforming our election process by improving voting access and participation,” said state Sen. Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery). “Pennsylvania must join the growing number of states that are increasing options […]

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