April 12, 2012 — Sen. Farnese held his Third Annual Business Funding Seminar at The Moore College of Art & Design. The event was designed to help area small and large businesses learn about state and local services, funding opportunities and the current trends that are shaping business in Philadelphia and throughout Pennsylvania.   [hdvideo […]

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HARRISBURG, March 28, 2012 – In what State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) called a victory for consumer choice, the Senate unanimously passed legislation that would permit direct shipment of wine to Pennsylvania residents. “Our state stores have a great selection of fine wines, but they cannot possibly offer wines from every winery across the country […]

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PHILADELPHIA, March 26, 2012 – State Senator Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) received a 100 percent from Pennsylvania environmental groups for his green voting record. The Marcellus Shale Scorecard gives each state senator and representative a grade based on their Act 13 votes.

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HARRISBURG, March 20, 2012 – State Senator Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) today denounced House Bill 1077 as an unconscionable bill that could require women to undergo an unnecessary and humiliating transvaginal ultrasound so they can access their protected health services.

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PHILADELPHIA, March 5, 2012 – State Senator Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) today announced that he will vote against the Republican bill requiring voters to show identification at the polls. HB 934, which is likely to be acted on by the entire Pennsylvania Senate this week, would not just discourage voter participation, but it could cost taxpayers about $1 million.

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Senator Larry Farnese to hold senior expos on March 22, 2012 and on April 5, 2012. All Senior Citizens of the First Senatorial District are invited to attend. Representatives from local and state government agencies as well as public and private service providers will be available to discuss programs and services for older Philadelphians.


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Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s decision to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood is outrageous and politically motivated. Komen’s founder Nancy G. Brinker says the organization’s decision has been “mischaracterized”, but I do not agree.

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PHILADELPHIA, February 2, 2012 – Focusing on ways to make campaign financing more fair and equitable, a wide range of experts today provided testimony at a public hearing before the Senate Democratic Policy Committee.

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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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