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Philadelphia, PA − August 15, 2019 − Senator Larry Farnese released the following statement on police officers’ shooting last night in North Philadelphia:
“Last night’s shooting in North Philadelphia was devastating and we were reminded those who serve in our police force regularly put their lives on the line; their actions last night were nothing short of heroic.”
Philadelphia, Pa. − August 6, 2019 − Following the weekend’s rash of gun violence across the nation, and the epidemic of gun deaths plaguing Pennsylvania, Senator Larry Farnese has joined a bicameral group of legislators calling for a special session to address gun reform immediately.
The group, PA SAFE Caucus, sent a letter to the Governor and leaders of both chambers to request the session.
Philadelphia – August 1, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D- Philadelphia) announced today that multiple projects in his district have been awarded $21,882,000 in state redevelopment grant funds.
Through the Redeveloped Assistance Capital Program (RACP), grants are distributed to projects across the state that deal with the acquisition and construction of regional, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvements.
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.”
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July 18, 2018: This state senator wants Pennsylvania to ban the outdated gay and trans ‘panic defense’ - BillyPenn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 →