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In a Philadelphia City Hall courtroom, the Senate Democratic Policy Committee held an educational hearing on the issue of youth courts. Along with testimony from experts in the fields of education and law enforcement as well as current and former youth court students, AMY James Martin Middle School presented a mock youth court. Youth court at the middle school have dropped suspension rates by 46% in the past year.
Senator Farnese plans to introduce legislation to create a task force to study youth courts and how the Commonwealth can best support these successful detergents to the school-to-prison pipeline.
Harrisburg, Pa. (March 15, 2016) — Tourism industry and government leaders today discussed the findings of an independent analysis of Pennsylvania’s tourism marketing budget.
The analysis, conducted by Tourism Economics and commissioned by the Pennsylvania Tourism Coalition, revealed that Pennsylvania ranks last in the country for state tourism funding relative to industry size, 36th by dollar amount and 44th per industry job.
January 8, 2016: WLP Supports New Anti-Abortion Clinic Violence & Harassment Bill – Women’s Law Project Blog
December 2, 2015: Sen. Farnese’s Pension Fix – Philly.com
September 16, 2015: State Senator Farnese gives SOSNA members scoop on stalled budget – Philadelphia Free Press
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