PHILADELPHIA, May 18, 2012 – State Senator Larry Farnese was joined by Pennsylvania Senators and Representatives from Philadelphia, members of Philadelphia’s City Council and community activists to jointly call upon Mayor Nutter to implement a fair property assessment program and to explore better funding alternatives for the School District of Philadelphia.

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State Sen. Larry Farnese issued the following statement on the Senate passage of 2012-13 state budget legislation (Senate Bill 1466), which passed by a 39-8 vote today. Today, I voted against the $27.6 billion budget because an increase of less than two percent over last year’s devastating budget cuts is just not enough for our […]

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HARRISBURG, May 1, 2012 — State Sen. Shirley Kitchen, along with her Democratic colleagues in the Senate and House, today denounced the reinstatement of an asset test on Pennsylvania’s 1.8 million Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients. Under the Corbett administration’s plan, starting today any SNAP recipient under the age of 60 who has more […]

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