Philadelphia, PA − August 15, 2019 − Senator Larry Farnese released the following statement on police officers’ shooting last night in North Philadelphia: “Last night’s shooting in North Philadelphia was devastating and we were reminded those who serve in our police force regularly put their lives on the line; their actions last night were nothing […]

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Philadelphia, Pa. − August 6, 2019 − Following the weekend’s rash of gun violence across the nation, and the epidemic of gun deaths plaguing Pennsylvania, Senator Larry Farnese has joined a bicameral group of legislators calling for a special session to address gun reform immediately. The group, PA SAFE Caucus, sent a letter to the Governor […]

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Harrisburg, Pa. − August 1, 2019 − Today, Democratic members from the Pennsylvania House and Senate are asking Governor Tom Wolf to declare a state of emergency to address the needs created by the elimination of the state’s General Assistance program. General Assistance was terminated, effective August 1st and there are no state resources lined […]

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Philadelphia – August 1, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D- Philadelphia) announced today that multiple projects in his district have been awarded $21,882,000 in state redevelopment grant funds. Through the Redeveloped Assistance Capital Program (RACP), grants are distributed to projects across the state that deal with the acquisition and construction of regional, cultural, civic, recreational, […]

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Harrisburg, Pa. – July 29, 2019 – Members of the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus sent a letter to the state’s congressional delegation, urging that the federal Department of Agriculture does not end automatic eligibility for Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. This change would impact 3.1 million Americans; 120,000 living in Pennsylvania. The caucus urged […]

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Harrisburg – July 15, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D- Philadelphia) announced today the award of almost $100, 000 in federal grants to local elementary schools to fund healthy, fresh food programs for students. “Providing nutritious meals to students allows them to be prepared and focused on their school work,” said Farnese. “Making sure our […]

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Philadelphia – July 12, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) announced that thirteen development and rehabilitation projects for low-income housing in Philadelphia have been approved through the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA). “Philadelphia’s growing population is always in need of more affordable housing opportunities,” said Farnese. “I am pleased to see these numerous projects approved […]

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Harrisburg – July 1, 2019 ∧ Sen. Larry Farnese (D- Philadelphia) said today that $27,700 in Environmental Education grants have been awarded to environmental programs in Philadelphia. “Environmental stewardship is one of the most important things that we can do for our communities, and I am very happy these education program grants were funded,” Farnese said. […]

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Harrisburg – June 27, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) spoke today on the Senate floor to detail his reasons for opposing the proposed 2019-2020 General Fund budget bill.  “Simply put, I believe there are multiple reasons to say we could do better for the citizens of Pennsylvania,” Farnese said during his remarks. “I am […]

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HARRISBURG, June 26, 2019 – State legislators from Philadelphia, including Rep. Jordan Harris, House Democratic Whip, Sen. Anthony Williams, Senate Democratic Whip, Rep. Maria Donatucci, Sen. Larry Farnese, Senate Democratic Secretary, and Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler, issued the following statement on the announced closure of the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery: “The explosion and subsequent fire at […]

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Philadelphia – June 14, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) announced that the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) has awarded grant funding through various sources to support Philadelphia programs to assist victims of domestic violence and treatment for substance abuse. “Some of the people in need of the most help are victims of […]

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Harrisburg, Pa. − June 6, 2019 − “Yesterday, the Senate Democratic Caucus received a briefing on the investigation into allegations against Senator Daylin Leach.   After reflecting on what I learned, I am calling for State Senator Daylin Leach to resign due to his history of improper conduct and for the real harms his conduct […]

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Philadelphia – May 10, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) is pleased to announce that the Philadelphia Senior Center on the Avenue of the Arts has been awarded a 2018-2019 Senior Center Grant to implement and improve programs. “Senior Centers are important and necessary establishments in our communities,” said Farnese. “For many aging adults, the […]

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