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Harrisburg – November 14, 2017 – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) said today that $2.1 million in state grants were approved for six greenways and transportation-related projects in Center City and along the Delaware Waterfront in Philadelphia.
“The funding approved today will enhance leisure opportunities and transportation in Center City and along the Delaware River,” Farnese said.
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 at a state level,” Farnese said.
Harrisburg, PA – October 26, 2017 – Senator Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) voted for the omnibus gaming bill that is on its way to the Governor. The bill, House Bill 271, is an important piece of the budget and included the fix to the local share assessment.
The local share assessment drafted by Farnese includes a $10 million fee in Philadelphia for each operating casino within the City.
October 24, 2017 – This morning, elected officials stood with advocates to push for an expansion of Pennsylvania’s hate crime definition.
As state law currently stands race, color, religion or national origin are protected classes under the hate crimes statute. Pending legislation in the Senate (SB 96) and House (HB 505) would reenact Act 143 of 2002 and again extend these protections to include ancestry, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender, and gender identity.
November 2, 2017: ‘A form of daily terror’: Pa. lawmakers gather to address street harassment - WHYY
November 1, 2017: Local Lawmakers Host Round Table Discussion About Ending Street Harassment - NBC 10
October 18, 2017: Republican Lawmakers Seek to Strip Chip-Insured Kids of Trans-Related Coverage - Philadelphia Gay News