Senator Larry Farnese announced he will host his second annual Business Funding Seminar. The speakers include Sam Rhoads, Senior Vice President, Finance, Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC), Jared Lucas, Small Business Financing Division, Center for Business Financing, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) and Lynne Ruby, Director, DCED Grants Office. This is a […]

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Harrisburg – April 27, 2011 –At a news conference today, State Sen. Larry Farnese joined with state Rep. Dan Frankel (D-Allegheny) and a host of state House members, advocates and supporters to announce legislative initiatives that would protect people who live or work in Pennsylvania from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or […]

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Initiative to Restore the Philadelphia Police  Mounted Patrol Unit Fundraising continues to restore the Philadelphia Police Mounted Patrol Unit. Our goal is to have the Mounted Units back on the streets this year. Senator Farnese recently announced that he has secured $100,000 in funding to jumpstart the effort, but there is still a long way […]

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Restores Funding for Basic and Higher Education, Health Care, Human Services Philadelphia – April 14, 2011 – State Sen. Larry Farnese joined Democratic colleagues today to announce a budget plan that underscores their budget priorities and includes $1.14 billion in total savings, new revenues and efficiencies. At a news conference today at Temple University, Democrats […]

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Arrests in Citywide Dog Fighting Rings Exemplify the Need for Registry as a Matter of Public Safety April 14, 2011 — Senator Larry Farnese today announced that he has introduced legislation that would create an Animal Abuse Registry in Pennsylvania for those convicted of cruelty to animals. “This week’s arrests of 19 people in a […]

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April 7, 2011—-Senator Larry Farnese today announced that he has introduced legislation to further protect the rights of all citizens from discrimination. Senate Bill 910 would amend the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act to add the definition of “sexual orientation” and “gender identity or expression” to the list of prohibited discrimination factors.  It would prevent “unlawful […]

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Holds Straw Purchasers Accountable for Every Illegally-Purchased Gun Harrisburg – April 4, 2011—-Senator Larry Farnese today announced that he will introduce legislation that would impose a five-year mandatory minimum for straw purchasers and deter straw purchasers from making multiple purchases. Senator Farnese will introduce the legislation the week of April 4. Current law provides that […]

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Bill Addresses Infestations in Multi-Unit Buildings and Hotels Harrisburg – April 1, 2011—-Senator Farnese today announced that he has introduced Senate Bill 908, a free-standing act that will address the growing health concerns regarding bed bug infestations in multi-unit buildings and hotels. “Bedbugs are a public nuisance, and it is a matter of public welfare […]

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