HARRISBURG, Sept. 24, 2014 — State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) today released the following statement after Gov. Tom Corbett signed House Bill 1177, which enacts a cigarette tax to generate approximately $49 million annually for the School District of Philadelphia: “Gov. Corbett, on behalf of the children and families of the School District of Philadelphia, […]

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PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 23, 2014 – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia), members of the Pennsylvania legislature’s Equality Caucus, Equality PA and advocates today urged the immediate adoption of legislation that would expand the commonwealth’s hate crime protections to include lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) citizens. While longtime proponents of equal protection for all Pennsylvania residents, […]

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HARRISBURG, Sept. 22, 2014 – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) today announced that his amendment making a woman’s access to life-saving breast cancer screenings and treatments less costly was successfully amended into Senate Bill 1432 by the Senate Appropriations Committee. “Without this amendment, women in Pennsylvania could still be forced to pay deductibles and co-payments […]

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PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 19, 2014 – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) will hold a rally at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23, in the Pennsylvania Capitol Rotunda to advocate for the passage of Senate Bill 42, legislation that would expand the commonwealth’s hate crime protection law to include lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens. WHO:              Sen. […]

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Stakeholder and supporter rally in Capitol Tuesday, Sept. 23 PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 19, 2014 – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) today announced that he will hold a rally in the Pennsylvania Capitol to advocate for the passage of Senate Bill 42, legislation that would expand the commonwealth’s hate crime protections to include Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and […]

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HARRISBURG, Sept. 15, 2014 – As Philadelphia and many communities throughout the country prepare to mark Peace Day next week, state Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) today urged residents to attend one of the many free events planned this week in the 1st Senatorial District. Farnese introduced a Senate resolution today to officially recognize Sept. 21 […]

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PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 10, 2014) – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) today announced more than $4 million in Multimodal Transportation Fund and Alternative and Clean Energy Program Grants for the First Senatorial District of Pennsylvania. The grants, and projects they fund, will improve safety, transportation, the environment, and economic development. “It’s always nice to see state, […]

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