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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 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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Harrisburg, October 17, 2018 – The state Senate today concurred in the amendments to the legislation sponsored by Senators Lisa Boscola (D-Northampton) and Pat Stefano (R-Fayette) that fixes 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 Lehigh Valley news […]

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Bethlehem (September 18, 2018) – State Senator Lisa Boscola today announced a total of $1,411,179 in state grants for local water/sewer infrastructure improvement projects as well as recreation and park projects. “I’m pleased to announce the approval of these state funds allocated to help expedite improvements to our region’s aging sewer and wastewater systems and […]

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Dallas, Pa., August 23, 2018 – A joint state Senate-House Democratic Legislative Policy Committee hearing was held Wednesday at the State Correctional Institute in Luzerne County to discuss proposals aimed at reforming the state’s justice and prison systems. Held at SCI-Dallas at the request of Sen. Sharif Street, Rep. Jordan Harris and Rep. Donna Bullock […]

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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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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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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 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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HARRISBURG — A group of Democratic lawmakers will announce a package of bills aimed at increasing voter participation in Pennsylvania. While citizens are becoming more engaged in legislative issues on the state and national level, voter turnout on Election Day often lags due to administrative barriers to voting. Pennsylvania’s election laws are some of the […]

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June 9, 2017 – Harrisburg, PA – We cannot allow gaming expansion to dilute or diminish proceeds used for property tax relief dollars. When slots gaming legislation was enacted, I supported it because of its promised property tax relief for homeowners. Every year, casinos produce over $600 million for property tax relief from slots revenue. […]

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Easton, November 23, 2016 – State Senator Lisa Boscola today announced $1 million in state grant funds to help build a new parking garage deck on North Fourth Street in Easton. “I am excited about how this garage will help accelerate growth and spur additional investment throughout the city,” Boscola said. “I will continue to […]

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Harrisburg – November 16, 2016 – Senate Democrats today elected leaders for the 2017-18 legislative session. State Senator Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) was re-elected Democratic Floor Leader. “It is an honor and a privilege to once again be chosen to serve the caucus as Leader,” Costa said. “We face many challenges moving into the new session […]

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Harrisburg, November 16, 2016 – State Senate Democrats today unanimously re-elected Senator Lisa M. Boscola to chair the Senate Democratic Policy Committee. “I am honored that my colleagues have again chosen me to chair this important committee that shapes our caucus agenda and enables me to advance proposals that benefit people in my legislative district […]

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BETHLEHEM (October 28, 2016) – Today, state Senator Lisa Boscola is pleased to announce $1 million in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) funding has been awarded to the City of Bethlehem Redevelopment Authority for the construction of the Polk Street Parking Garage. “Mayor Donchez made it clear to me that this RACP request was the […]

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