HARRISBURG, June 30, 2014 – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) tonight issued the following statement on the Pennsylvania Senate’s passage of Gov. Corbett’s 2014-‘15 fiscal year budget (HB 2328): [hdvideo id=96] “The governor’s $29.1 billion budget is a sham and I’m happy to have voted against it. In fact, I hope this is the last […]

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Proposal would require all liquor-by-the-drink taxes to be fully paid before licenses are renewed or transferred HARRISBURG, June 25, 2014 – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) today introduced a bill requiring City of Philadelphia liquor license holders to pay, in full, the city’s liquor-by-the-drink tax, including all interest and penalties, before the license would be approved […]

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Co-prime Sponsors of HB/SB 300, business leaders, and faith leaders announce the launch of a statewide campaign to end discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people  Harrisburg – Today, legislators stood with faith leaders, business leaders, and members of the LGBT community to advocate for the passage of SB/HB 300 to end discrimination in […]

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PHILADELPHIA, May 14, 2014 – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) today urged the board of the Pennsylvania Convention Center to exercise fairness and respect the Customer Satisfaction Agreement (CSA) reached with the Carpenters Local 8 and Teamsters Local 107 on May 9. The Board, citing a May 5 deadline, did not accept the CSA and […]

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HARRISBURG, April 30, 2014 – The Pennsylvania Senate has unanimously adopted Sen. Larry Farnese’s resolution declaring May as “Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Awareness Month” throughout the commonwealth. Senate Resolution 367 earned the chamber’s support Tuesday afternoon after Farnese and the proposal’s co-sponsor, Sen. Rob Teplitz (D-Dauphin), urged the action. “ALS is best known as Lou Gehrig’s […]

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PHILADELPHIA, April 24, 2014 – People and organizations that have been quieted by ongoing, frivolous lawsuits and mounting legal expenses today urged a state Senate panel to adopt Sen. Larry Farnese’s proposal to curtail the unfair practice. Farnese’s Senate Bill 1095 would expand Pennsylvania’s limited regulations and give civic organizations, individuals and various groups the […]

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PHILADELPHIA, April 23, 2014 – State Sens. Larry Farnese and Stewart Greenleaf will open a public hearing at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 24, at the Philadelphia Bar Association on the Philadelphia Democrat’s bill to disable Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation, more commonly known as SLAPPs. Farnese’s Senate Bill 1095 wouldallow individuals and community groups who […]

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HARRISBURG, March 12, 2014 – State Senate Democrats today said they would save Pennsylvania taxpayers billions of dollars and solve the state’s pension problem if their proposal to further reform pension rules, refinance billions and help school districts avoid escalating payments is adopted. Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny); the Democratic chairman of the Senate Finance […]

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PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 25, 2014 – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) said today the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing in April on his anti-SLAPP legislation, Senate Bill 1095. The hearing will take place at 9:30 a.m. on April 24 at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St., Philadelphia. Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation […]

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HARRISBURG, Feb. 4, 2014 – State Sen. Larry Farnese today said Gov. Tom Corbett is attempting to hoodwink Pennsylvanians with his farcical $29.4 billion budget proposal for 2014-15. “The governor claimed today that ‘Pennsylvania’s comeback’ is underway. Regrettably, it’s not true. Too many school children and working class families continue to suffer from the draconian […]

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