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Harrisburg – July 15, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D- Philadelphia) announced today the award of almost $100, 000 in federal grants to local elementary schools to fund healthy, fresh food programs for students.
“Providing nutritious meals to students allows them to be prepared and focused on their school work,” said Farnese. “Making sure our children are prepared in the classroom prepares them for successful future.”
Harrisburg – July 1, 2019 ∧ Sen. Larry Farnese (D- Philadelphia) said today that $27,700 in Environmental Education grants have been awarded to environmental programs in Philadelphia.
“Environmental stewardship is one of the most important things that we can do for our communities, and I am very happy these education program grants were funded,” Farnese said.
Harrisburg – June 27, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) spoke today on the Senate floor to detail his reasons for opposing the proposed 2019-2020 General Fund budget bill.
“Simply put, I believe there are multiple reasons to say we could do better for the citizens of Pennsylvania,” Farnese said during his remarks.
HARRISBURG, June 26, 2019 – State legislators from Philadelphia issued the following statement on the announced closure of the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery:
“The explosion and subsequent fire at the PES refinery last week sent a shockwave, both literally and figuratively, through our community. The announcement of the closure of the refinery is another blow to the thousands of workers who earn a living and support their family through their hard work in South Philadelphia.”
August 5, 2018: Winners and Losers for the Week Ending August 3 - City & State Pennsylvania
July 18, 2018: This state senator wants Pennsylvania to ban the outdated gay and trans ‘panic defense’ - BillyPenn
June 13, 2018: A Pa. Senate panel just approved a truly terrible abortion-ban bill - PennLive
Found in the First is a new video series spotlighting points of interest in the 1st Senatorial District. Take time to tour the district with Senator Larry Farnese. This month highlights Old City. Watch Video →