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Farnese Backs Effort to Eliminate Statute of Limitations for Sexual Offenses

Harrisburg – April 10, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D- Philadelphia) today said he strongly supports legislation unveiled by Senate Democrats that would eliminate the statute of limitations for sexual offenses and allow victims to sue their abusers for damages. 
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Farnese’s Legislation Requiring Property Assessors Certification Approved by Senate Committee

Harrisburg, PA – March 27, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese’s (D- Philadelphia) legislation (Senate Bill 217) requiring the certification of assessors working in the Philadelphia Office of Property Assessments (OPA) was unanimously approved by the Senate Consumer Protection and Professional…
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Democrats Introduce Package of Legislation to Curb Workplace Harassment

HARRISBURG, PA, March 26, 2019 – Democrats from the Pennsylvania House and Senate today introduced a package of legislation aimed to curb harassment in the workplace, along with support from Governor Tom Wolf and Victim’s Advocate Jennifer Storm. “As a…
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Farnese: Nearly $1.5 Million in Funding Approved for Philadelphia Projects

Harrisburg, PA – March 26, 2019 - Sen. Larry Farnese (D- Philadelphia) said today that nearly $1.5 million in grant funding has been awarded to projects in Philadelphia’s First Senatorial District through the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s (CFA) Multimodal Transportation Fund…
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Sens. Farnese, Hughes Join Gov. Wolf in Support of Restore Pennsylvania, Aiming to help Remediate Contaminants in Pennsylvania Schools

Philadelphia, PA – March 21, 2019 – Governor Tom Wolf toured the John H. Taggart School in Philadelphia today to see progress on removing contaminants which can cause serious health problems. The governor also outlined how Restore Pennsylvania, the most…
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Farnese Reappointed to Housing Advisory, Data Processing Committees

Harrisburg – March 18, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) has been reappointed to serve on the Pennsylvania Housing Advisory Committee and Legislative Data Processing Committee for the 2019-2020 legislative season. “It is an honor to be reappointed to serve…
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Farnese: Local Organizations Receive Veterans’ Trust Fund Grants

Harrisburg – March 7, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) announced today that two local organizations will be receiving grants through the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs’ Veterans’ Trust Fund. Veterans Multi-Service Center, Inc. at 213 North 4th Street,…
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Sen. Farnese Announces Applications Now Available for Transportation Projects

Harrisburg – March 6, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) today announced that applications for the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s Multimodal Transportation Fund program are now available and can be submitted until July 31. Farnese is Democratic chair of the Senate…
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Farnese Announces $1.1 Million in Transportation Grants

 Harrisburg – February 1, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D- Philadelphia) announced today that $1.1 million in transportation grant funds were awarded to the city of Philadelphia. “Improving the appearance and accessibility of our beautiful historic district is paramount to…
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Farnese Appointed Democratic Chair of Key Senate Economic Development Committee

Harrisburg – January 17, 2019 – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) said today that he was appointed as Democratic Chair of the Senate Community, Economic & Recreational Development Committee.
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Senate Democratic Caucus Details Local Impacts of Federal Shutdown, Outline State Remedies

HARRISBURG, PA − January 16, 2019 −Members of the Senate Democratic Caucus stood together Wednesday, outlining the impacts of the federal shutdown on their constituents and addressing potential remedies at a state level.
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Farnese: Help Available to Rebuild and Revitalize Neighborhoods in Philadelphia

Harrisburg, PA – November 2, 2018 – A new source of funding for economic development, neighborhood revitalization and community improvement in Philadelphia will soon be available, according to state Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia). The new economic development fund was developed…
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Farnese: Nearly $6 Million Approved for Multiple Transportation Projects in Philadelphia

Harrisburg, October 2, 2018 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) announced today that $6 million in state grants were awarded for three important transportation projects in Philadelphia to aid the shipyard, convert cranes at the Tioga Marine Terminal and rehabilitate a…
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Farnese Introduces Legislation to Bolster Voter Pre-registration for Youth

Harrisburg – Sept. 24, 2018 – Legislation designed to ease access to the ballot and spur voter pre-registration by 16- and 17-year olds to ensure they are positioned to vote when they turn 18 has been introduced by state Sen.…
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Farnese: Grant Financing for Two Local Projects Announced

Harrisburg, September 18, 2018 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) said today that local projects proposed by the Schuylkill River Development Corporation and the Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation have been approved and will receive significant state grant funding.   The…
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Senator Farnese Announces $1.5M Grant for Gotham Building Project

Philadelphia, September 5, 2018 – Senator Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) today announced $1.5 million in state grant funding for the Gotham Building project in Philadelphia. The funding was approved through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP). “The extensive restoration and re-use…
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Statement from Representative Brian Sims & Senator Larry Farnese on Mazzoni Center

Philadelphia, PA − August 24, 2018 −We have closely followed the recent press reports regarding the firing of Kay Martinez, who served as Mazzoni’s Director of Diversity and Inclusion. Additionally, we spoke directly with Nefertari Sloan, a staff member, who…
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Farnese Issues Statement on Catholic Dioceses Grand Jury Report

Philadelphia – August 14, 2018 – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) issued the following statement concerning the investigative Grand Jury report detailing sexual abuse of children in six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania.  Farnese’s comments follow: “The Grand Jury report…
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Governor Appoints Farnese to Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs

Harrisburg – August 7, 2018 – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) issued the following statement concerning his appointment to the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs. Farnese was appointed to the 40-member Commission by Gov. Tom Wolf. The goal of the…
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Farnese Seeks Changes in Voter Registration Process to Spur Engagement

Harrisburg – July 23, 2018 – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) today announced that he is sponsoring legislation to make it easier for young people to engage in the political process.  Farnese’s bill would permit 16- and 17-year olds to…
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Farnese: Ban “Gay and Trans Panic” Defense in Murder Cases

Harrisburg – July 18, 2018 − Assailants charged with murder against LGBTQ individuals would be prohibited from using “gay panic” and “trans panic” defenses to avoid conviction or mitigate punishment, if legislation authored by state Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) is approved.  “It…
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Senator Farnese Announces $3.5 Million in Grant Funding to District Transit Projects

Harrisburg, May 8, 2018 – Senator Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) announced that nearly $3.5 million was awarded to his district through PennDOT grants to improve transportation alternatives, as well as enhance public accessibility. Projects in the 1st Senatorial District include: $1,000,000…
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Hughes, Farnese Call for Creation of Pennsylvania Center for Gun Violence Research

Harrisburg – May 3, 2018 – Horrific school shootings have prompted calls for banning assault weapons, posting armed guards in school buildings and other school safety upgrades. Two Philadelphia senators say we need to do more.     Sen. Vincent J.…
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Farnese’s Bill Requiring Certification of Property Assessors in Philadelphia Clears Senate

Harrisburg – April 25, 2018 – Legislation requiring assessors in Philadelphia’s Office of Property Assessments (OPA) be certified has cleared the Senate on a unanimous vote, according the proposal’s sponsor, Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia). “There simply is no reason that…
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Farnese: On Lok Center for Seniors Receives Community Center Grant

 Harrisburg – April 23, 2018 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) said the On Lok Center for Seniors in Chinatown has received grant funding to expand and improve their services. “The services and programs provided through On Lok encourages seniors to…
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Farnese: Philadelphia Housing and Financial Projects Approved for PHARE Grants

Harrisburg, April 16, 2018 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) announced that eight projects in Philadelphia have been awarded funding to assist with housing and financial education programs. “Funding for these projects is essential to improving our region,” Farnese said. “Increased…
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Farnese Calls for Action on Anti-Discrimination Legislation

Philadelphia –April 5, 2018 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) joined Governor Tom Wolf and lawmakers from both the Pennsylvania Senate and House of Representatives for a news conference today to discuss legislation to combat sexual harassment. Farnese’s anti-discrimination legislation, Senate…
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Farnese Highlights Apprenticeship Grants Awarded to Philadelphia

Harrisburg – April 4, 2018 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) announced that six local organizations have received grant funding to improve and expand their apprenticeship programs and services. “These grants are a great investment in the possibilities of Philadelphia’s workforce,” Farnese…
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Farnese Applauds Funding for Two Developing Businesses

HARRISBURG, March 16, 2018 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) announced that Triple Bottom Brewing Company and Alliance HSP Philadelphia, two growing businesses in his district, have received grant and loan funding to support economic development projects in the area. Triple Bottom…
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Sen. Farnese Announces Pennsylvania Pursue Your Hoppiness Grant from PLCB

HARRISBURG, March 1, 2018 − Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) today announced a new grant from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) that will promote the development and marketing of beer brewing in Pennsylvania. One of the grantees is Pennsylvania Pursue Your Hoppiness,…
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Farnese: $3 Million State Grant Approved for Philadelphia Museum of Art

Harrisburg, February 8, 2017 – A $3 million grant for a transportation project at the Philadelphia Museum of Art has been approved, state Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) said today. The funding will improve roadway and pedestrian access to the museum…
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Senator Farnese: PA at Risk of Losing Amazon HQ2 Due to Lack of LGBT Protections

Philadelphia, Pa. – February 3, 2018 –  A recent report in Philly.com highlights an ad campaign against Pennsylvania in the Amazon Headquarter hunt due to the state’s lack of LGBT protections. A group of LGBT activists have begun an ad campaign…
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Farnese Calls on Governor to Protect Net Neutrality

Harrisburg – January 26, 2018 – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) called on Gov. Tom Wolf to use an executive order to protect net neutrality for all Pennsylvanians.  In December, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to dismantle regulations guaranteeing…
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Senator Larry Farnese Introduces Legislation to Protect Net Neutrality in Pennsylvania

Philadelphia − January 22, 2018 − Senator Larry Farnese introduced legislation that would mandate transparency from broadband internet providers. “I believe that everyone should enjoy free access to the internet and since the federal government will no longer ensure that,…
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Farnese: Massive $20 Million State Investment in Philadelphia Projects to Spur Economic Growth

Harrisburg – December 22, 2017 – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) hailed today’s announcement of more than $20 million in state investment for an assortment of projects in Philadelphia, including the Walnut Street Theatre, a new manufacturing center at the…
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Harrisburg University Unveils 38,000 Square Foot Location in Philadelphia

Philadelphia − December 8,2017 − Harrisburg University, along with Hussian College, unveiled a new, 38,000 square foot location to expand their Philadelphia campus. The expansion expands on the Philadelphia presence Harrisburg University has had for the past three years. Prior to…
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Farnese: $2.1 Million in State Financing Approved for Philadelphia Transportation Projects

Harrisburg – November 14, 2017 – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) said today that $2.1 million in state grants were approved for six greenways and transportation-related projects in Center City and along the Delaware Waterfront in Philadelphia.  “The funding approved…
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State Senate Committee Discusses Ways to Prevent Street Harassment

Philadelphia – November 1, 2017 – At the request of state Sen. Lawrence Farnese (D-Phila.), the Senate Democratic Policy Committee today held a roundtable discussion at City Hall on strategies for preventing street harassment. “It is really important to have…
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State Senate Committee to Discuss Ways to Prevent Street Harassment

PHILADELPHIA, October 30, 2017 − At the request of Senator Lawrence Farnese (D-Phila.), the state Senate Democratic Policy Committee will hold a public roundtable discussion this Wednesday in Philadelphia on strategies for preventing street harassment. The hearing will be held this Wednesday,…
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Senator Farnese Applauds Passage of Gaming Legislation, Economic Development Funding for Philadelphia

Harrisburg, PA – October 26, 2017 – Senator Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) voted for the omnibus gaming bill that is on its way to the Governor. The bill, House Bill 271, is an important piece of the budget and included the fix…
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