Harrisburg, March 25, 2011 – Senator Larry Farnese today joined Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, the families of officers killed in the line of duty, members of the Philadelphia Police Foundation and others to welcome the first five horses to the soon-to-be restored Philadelphia Police Mounted Unit.

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Legislation Would Change the Way Wine is Sold and Expand Consumer Choice March 22, 2011—Senator Larry Farnese today announced that he is seeking co-sponsors and will introduce legislation that will change the way wine is sold and expand consumer choice. Senator Farnese’s legislation would allow consumers in Pennsylvania to order wine by mail from anywhere […]

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The Public Must be Protected; Justice Must be Served March 22, 2011, Harrisburg—–Senator Larry Farnese today re-introduced two hit-and-run bills from the 2009-2010 Legislative Session, both of which strengthen the laws and increase the penalties for those who leave victims at the scene of car crashes. “We must stiffen the penalties for drivers who hit […]

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Substance Used as Cocaine Alternative; Leads to Extreme Violent Behavior March 21, 2011—Senator Larry Farnese today announced that he will introduce legislation that would ban substances commonly known as ‘bath salts.’ The legislation would add the following chemical compounds to Schedule I of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act: 3, 4—Methy-lenedioxymethcathinone (Methylone), 3, […]

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PHILADELPHIA—March 18, 2011—-At the request of Senator Larry Farnese, the Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee today held a fact-finding hearing about the backlog of DNA testing and the use of DNA testing in criminal investigations. The hearing focused on finding solutions to reduce the backlog of DNA test results and on a bill that would change […]

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HARRISBURG, March 8, 2011 – Following Gov. Tom Corbett’s budget address where he laid out his $27.3 billion spending plan, State Senator Larry Farnese made the following statement: “I applaud the governor for his efforts to craft a balanced spending plan despite severe fiscal difficulties. We know what is at stake here – a $4 […]

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HARRISBURG, March 7, 2011 – State Sen. Larry Farnese will deliver the Senate Democratic Caucus’ response to Gov. Tom Corbett’s budget address on March 8. “I am honored to be chosen by my Senate Democratic colleagues to respond to Governor Corbett’s budget proposal,” Farnese said. “I believe it is important that everybody’s attention be focused […]

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No Need to Study or Review Current Laws Regarding Standards for Operating Dog Kennels March 2, 2011—Senator Larry Farnese today renewed his position for humane laws regarding puppy mills in Pennsylvania. “There is no need to spend taxpayer money to study or review the current law, which has already been voted on and enacted,” said […]

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