PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 17, 2012 – State Senator Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) today issued a letter to State Sen. Jake Corman (R- Centre) asking why four of Pennsylvania’s universities, scheduled to possibly receive approximately $500 million in taxpayer funds, are not part of the regular budgetary process.

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State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) and CH2M HILL Philadelphia surprised 40 area children with new bikes for the holidays. This is the second year Sen. Farnese and CH2M HILL partnered to give new bikes to Big Brothers Big Sisters participants. Sen. Farnese is joined by Principal Brianna Dunn of the Laura W. Waring School and students.

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PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 22, 2011 – To celebrate Thanksgiving and help almost 50 area seniors and low income families, State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) gave away turkeys to United Communities Southeast Philadelphia’s Houston Community Center and Presbyterian Tower’s Riverside Homes. For the past three years Sen. Farnese has donated free turkeys before Thanksgiving so members of area community organizations have an enjoyable holiday.

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PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 15, 2011 – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) today voted to expand consumer choice and support local businesses by allowing consumers to directly ship wine to their homes. Senate Bill 790, which was amended in committee to closely resemble Sen. Farnese’s March 2011 legislation (Senate Bill 886) unanimously passed out of the Senate’s Law and Justice Committee. The bill will offer Pennsylvanians more choice in the wines they select and drink in their homes and area restaurants.

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PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 9, 2011 – State Sen. Larry Farnese today called on the Chairman of the Pennsylvania Senate’s Finance Committee to fast track his legislation that would keep state and municipal workers who are convicted of a sex crime against a minor from collecting their public pension.

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PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 27, 2011 – State Senator Larry Farnese introduced SB 1314 that would require all Philadelphia property assessors to be certified by the Commonwealth.

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October 7, 2011 – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) today introduced legislation that would keep state and municipal workers who are convicted of a sex crime against a minor from collecting their public pension.

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September 26, 2011 – State Senate Democrats today unveiled their revised job creation plan, called “PA Works Now,” which they claim would create 80,000 new jobs and leverage billions in private investment to generate jobs and economic activity.
 

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September 30, 2011 – Concerned community leaders, police and residents from the Point Breeze and Grey’s Ferry sections of Philadelphia came together to call for an end to the recent wave of violence. Senator Larry Farnese thanked the hard working police and community activists for fighting to keep their neighborhoods safe, and called on Harrisburg to enforce existing gun legislation, increase penalties for people who commit gun violence, and to join him in ending straw purchases and closing the Florida Loop Hole.
 
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September 22, 2011 – State Senator Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) was pleased to join port and labor leaders as Governor Corbett released $15 million to continue the Delaware River dredging project.

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September 20, 2011— State Senator Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) today offered a state Senate resolution recognizing September 21 as the United Nations’ “International Day of Peace.”

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August 12, 2011—-Senator Larry Farnese today reminded Philadelphians that he is working with Philabundance to provide Emergency Food Boxes (Eboxes) to families in need.

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HARRISBURG – August 11, 2011 – State Senator Larry Farnese’s legislation to expand consumer choice by allowing the direct shipment of wine was the subject of a hearing of the Senate’s Law and Justice Committee yesterday.

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Senator Larry Farnese initiated a call to action for individuals and businesses to support the return of the Philadelphia Police Mounted Patrol Unit.

The recent assaults and attacks of several people in Center City illustrate the need for an increased police presence.

 
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July 25, 2011 – Senator Larry Farnese today rejected the Governor’s Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission report as a whitewash that amounts to nothing more than an infomercial for the natural gas industry.

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July 25, 2011 – Senator Larry Farnese today welcomed the news that a letter of intent has been signed to build two new tanker ships at Aker Philadelphia Shipyard in South Philadelphia.

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PHILADELPHIA, July 21, 2011 – State Sen. Larry Farnese today lauded a new study that recommends offering all women in their 40s the chance to get annual screenings for breast cancer.

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July 21, 2011 By Larry Farnese Caylee Anthony will never have the chance to grow up as a fun-loving little girl; she’ll never again play in a park or on a swing. Her life was too short. The fact that little Caylee was missing for more than a month with few people knowing it is […]

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Philadelphia, July 13, 2011 — State Sens. Mike Stack and Larry Farnese today joined the Pennsylvania National Guard to announce that significant state dollars will be made available to provide meals and comfort to military personnel and their families who pass through the Liberty USO Center at the Philadelphia International Airport.

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HARRISBURG, July 12, 2011— State Senator Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) announced today that UO Real Estate, LLC, a division of Urban Outfitters, Inc. has received a $1.3 million state grant to install a fuel cell system that would run off natural gas and cut the company’s electricity usage in half. Farnese added that the project will […]

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