Senator’s Bills Would Stiffen Penalties for Hit and Run Convictions Philadelphia, March 11, 2010 — State Senator Larry Farnese today heard testimony from families, law enforcement and victims advocates at a public hearing about the devastating effects of hit-and-run crashes. The Senator is prime sponsor of two bills that would stiffen the penalties and increase […]

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Bill Would Fulfill State-Mandated Requirement to Ban Future Elected Officials From Participating in DROP February 25, 2010–State Senator Larry Farnese today issued the following statement in support of City Council’s bill that would prohibit future elected officials from participating in DROP: “I strongly urge City Council to pass this bill to prohibit future elected officials […]

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February 18, 2010 – The First Senatorial Distict came together Wednesday February 17, 2010 for the 2010 CCRA Chili Challenge and Community Supper at the Radisson Plaza Warwick Hotel. This annual event showcases Center City’s vibrant restaurant community with some of the best chili Center City has to offer. This year, I put my chili […]

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HARRISBURG, February 9, 2010 – – Speaking on the $29 billion 2010-2011 state spending plan introduced today by Gov. Ed Rendell, state Sen. Larry Farnese expressed his readiness to begin negotiating the state budget. Farnese lauded the governor’s plan to not increase broad-based taxes. “We all recognize that Pennsylvania is still facing serious budget shortfalls,” […]

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PHILADELPHIA, February 4, 2010 – Senator Lawrence Farnese will appear Sunday February 7, 2010 with host Natasha Brown on the CBS 3/CW57 public affairs show “Speak Up.” The 30-minute show airs at 8am on broadcast UHF channel 57. Senator Farnese will discuss several of his initiatives, including helping shelter animals through a partnership with the […]

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PHILADELPHIA, February 4, 2010 – Senator Lawrence Farnese will join Rhea Hughes, Angelo Cataldi, Al Morganti and the 610WIP Morning Team Wednesday February 10, 2010 at 7:30am to discuss his first annual Valentine’s “Have a Heart for the Animals” partnership with the Pennsylvania SPCA. Senator Farnese’s partnership will help shelter animals through a warm blanket […]

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PHILADELPHIA, January 14, 2010 – – State Sen. Larry Farnese and Philadelphia breast cancer specialists today urged Congress to keep mammogram funding intact as the national health care debate moves forward. Farnese criticized a recent study by the United States Preventative Services Task Force that stated that women in their 40s do not need a […]

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You Can Support Our Troops Through “Operation Touch of Home,” Our Phone Card and Deflated Soccer Ball Collection Drive March 10, 2009: Senator Larry Farnese Joins Major General Jessica Wright in a Salute to Afghanistan War Veterans. Saturday, May 15, 2010 marks Armed Forces Day, a day first observed on May 20, 1950 as a […]

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HARRISBURG, January 7, 2009 – – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) today issued the following statement on the passage of Senate Bill 711 that will allow table games in Pennsylvania casinos: Senate Bill 711 includes many good reforms such as ending campaign contributions from casino owners and giving voice to casino communities by requiring public […]

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