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HARRISBURG, April 14, 2015 – Because one Pennsylvanian dies each day waiting for an organ donor, state Sens. Larry Farnese and Lisa Boscola have teamed up to make April “Pennsylvania Donate Life Month.” The senators today won unanimous approval for their resolution to designate the month and shrink the list of Pennsylvanians waiting to receive […]

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HARRISBURG, March 31, 2015 – To help prevent well-financed groups from stifling opposition using the court system, state Sen. Larry Farnese said today he has re-introduced his bill to stop Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation, or SLAPPs. The new proposal is Senate Bill 95, and it would give defendants the option to deflect a SLAPP […]

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PHILADELPHIA, March 30, 2015 — Echoing the core purpose of the Pennsylvania State Police, state Sen. Larry Farnese today issued the following statement in support of Gov. Tom Wolf’s nomination of Marcus Brown as commissioner. “Our state police officers represent a proud and traditional organization. They follow a core purpose of seeking justice, preserving peace […]

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HARRISBURG March 3, 2015 – With Pennsylvanians no longer beholden to rash decision making, Sen. Larry Farnese today said Gov. Tom Wolf’s $29.88 billion budget proposal is a proactive and sound way back for a state that has failed to create new jobs, invest in education and support people who need assistance over the past […]

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HARRISBURG – January 22, 2015 – Pennsylvanians who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered would be protected under the state’s hate crimes law if a bill that Sen. Larry Farnese has reintroduced becomes law. Senate Bill 96 looks to re-enact Title 18 language that would extend the definition of a hate crime to extend protection […]

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PHILADELPHIA – January 16, 2015 – With seven state Senate committee assignments and a leadership role in one of them, state Sen. Larry Farnese said today he expects to influence many bills that affect Pennsylvanians during the 2015-2016 legislative session. Fighting to eliminate frivolous lawsuits, reinstituting hate crime protections, delivering common sense gun solutions, and […]

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PHILADELPHIA – December 15, 2014 – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) received the Bob Brady Working Class Hero award this weekend for his diligent work towards saving and growing jobs. Farnese received the award during the 3rd Annual United Steelworkers (USW) Local 10-1 Jim McHugh Memorial Awards Night and Celebration Dinner. “From the first time I […]

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PHILADELPHIA – December 10, 2014 – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) today said that the residents in the 1st Senatorial District will soon be able to enjoy a more exciting Gallery at Market East and a more energy efficient Academy of Music thanks to $4 million in grants from the commonwealth. “If you’ve recently walked east […]

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PHILADELPHIA –  November 12, 2014 – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) today was elected by his fellow Democratic senators to be the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus’ new secretary. “It’s an honor to be voted onto the Democratic caucus’ leadership team by my fellow senators,” said Farnese. “I’m looking forward to serving the caucus to the […]

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PHILADELPHIA, November 10, 2014 – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) and a delegation of Philadelphia’s federal, state and municipally elected officials, in addition to CeaseFire PA and the mayor of Lancaster, announced today that they are challenging the constitutionally of Act 192 in court.

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PHILADELPHIA − October 21, 2014 – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) said residents in the 1st Senatorial District will soon be able to enjoy greener pathways and an iconic public radio station will have a better broadcast facility with the approval today of $616,000 in grants from the commonwealth. “From our scenic trails to new greening projects […]

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HARRISBURG, Oct. 16, 2014 – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) today released the following statement after Senate Republicans voted to amend and pass House Bill 80 to help the National Rifle Association: “It’s telling that Senate Republicans have decided to further the NRA’s agenda today by passing a specially crafted piece of legislation that would […]

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HARRISBURG, Oct. 6, 2014 — State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) today released the following statement after the School Reform Commission voted to cancel the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers’ current contract with no advance notice to the teachers and families of the School District of Philadelphia: “The job of reforming the School District of Philadelphia and […]

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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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