Harrisburg – October 2, 2019 – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) said today that two urban agriculture grants worth in excess of $50,000 have been approved for projects in his district in Philadelphia. “One of the goals of the recently approved farm bill package was to spur urban agriculture,” Farnese said.  “The grants approved for […]

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Harrisburg – September 25, 2019 – State Sen. Larry Farnese’s (D-Philadelphia) effort to help young medical marijuana patients receive treatment — inserted into legislation increasing the minimum age of sale for tobacco products — was approved today by the Senate. “My efforts are aimed at helping younger medical marijuana patients who would be caught in […]

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Harrisburg – September 19, 2019 – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) issued the following statement concerning an updated and expanded report regarding Sen. Daylin Leach’s (D-Montgomery) conduct. Farnese’s statement follows: “The updated and expanded report we received regarding Senator Leach’s conduct has done nothing to change my opinion that he needs to resign. Workers should […]

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Philadelphia – September 18, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D- Philadelphia) said today that the deadline for submitting testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee for their Oct. 2nd hearing regarding statute of limitations reform for those who have experienced sexual violence is Sept. 20, 2019. All submitted testimony will go through the Pennsylvania Office of […]

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Philadelphia – September 17, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D- Philadelphia) announced today that multiple projects within his district are receiving a total of $250,000 through the Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program. “I am very pleased that this investment in our community’s recreational areas are being made.” Farnese said. “Thriving neighborhoods succeed because they have […]

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Philadelphia – September 13, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D- Philadelphia), Democratic chair of the Senate Judiciary committee, announced today that the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) has awarded $1.4 million in state grants for projects in his district. Farnese said the money will aid programs fighting violence in the community and help […]

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Philadelphia – September 11, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D- Philadelphia) said today that $200,000 in state grant money will be invested into a project to create affordable housing in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood of Philadelphia. The grant money will be used to provide 22 units of affordable housing for low income residents. Holy Trinity […]

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Bicameral group of lawmakers vow to fight proposed bills HARRISBURG, September 5, 2019 – As the Pennsylvania House and Senate prepare to return to session this fall, a bicameral group of lawmakers has vowed to fight anti-LGBTQ legislation that is being prepared by some House members. The proposed legislation in question would block the state […]

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Harrisburg – August 28, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D – Philadelphia) announced today that the Philadelphia International Airport has been awarded $424,900 for needed improvements to the airports SEPTA rail facilities “The Philly Airport is a vitally important part of the transportation network of Pennsylvania, and to the whole country,” said Farnese. “Making sure […]

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HARRISBURG, August 27, 2019 – After a months-long review of a sexual misconduct complaint against a former Pennsylvania House member, a Dauphin County grand jury has called for the Pennsylvania Legislature to create a new, independent Office of Legislative Responsibility to create a centralized reporting system for victims to report sexual harassment and sexual misconduct. […]

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Philadelphia, PA − August 15, 2019 − Senator Larry Farnese released the following statement on police officers’ shooting last night in North Philadelphia: “Last night’s shooting in North Philadelphia was devastating and we were reminded those who serve in our police force regularly put their lives on the line; their actions last night were nothing […]

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Philadelphia, Pa. − August 6, 2019 − Following the weekend’s rash of gun violence across the nation, and the epidemic of gun deaths plaguing Pennsylvania, Senator Larry Farnese has joined a bicameral group of legislators calling for a special session to address gun reform immediately. The group, PA SAFE Caucus, sent a letter to the Governor […]

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Harrisburg, Pa. − August 1, 2019 − Today, Democratic members from the Pennsylvania House and Senate are asking Governor Tom Wolf to declare a state of emergency to address the needs created by the elimination of the state’s General Assistance program. General Assistance was terminated, effective August 1st and there are no state resources lined […]

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Philadelphia – August 1, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D- Philadelphia) announced today that multiple projects in his district have been awarded $21,882,000 in state redevelopment grant funds. Through the Redeveloped Assistance Capital Program (RACP), grants are distributed to projects across the state that deal with the acquisition and construction of regional, cultural, civic, recreational, […]

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