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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Philadelphia, June 20, 2014 — 22-year-old Brandon Ruffin is facing Murder, Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault and other charges for the senseless shooting on August 1, 2014, on Etting Street, that claimed the life of 3-year-old Tynirah Borum.  Ruffin, a convicted felon who was scheduled for a premlinary hearing today, would have been behind bars at […]

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PHILADELPHIA, July 10, 2014 – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) today issued the following statement about Gov. Corbett’s morning press conference and the failure of the Republican leadership to work together to craft a sensible FY14-15 budget: “It’s good to see that Gov. Corbett finally decided to do something about the budget that has been […]

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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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