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August 5, 2018: Winners and Losers for the Week Ending August 3City & State Pennsylvania

July 18, 2018: This state senator wants Pennsylvania to ban the outdated gay and trans ‘panic defense’BillyPenn

June 13, 2018: A Pa. Senate panel just approved a truly terrible abortion-ban billPennLive

May 3, 2018: Hey Pa., want Amazon HQ2? Pass the Fairness ActPennLive

May 3, 2018: Governor Wolf Leads Call-to-Action for Criminal Justice ReformGov. Wolf

April 23, 2018: Net neutrality protects consumers, access to the InternetPennLive

April 12, 2018: TODAY’S EDITORIAL: No room for politics in anti-harassment discussionsThe Daily Item

February 1, 2018: Lawmaker urges governor to sign executive order on net neutralityABC 27

January 30, 2018: Lawsuits to limit public participation can impact free speech, including #MeToo movementPhiladelphia Inquirer

November 2, 2017: ‘A form of daily terror’: Pa. lawmakers gather to address street harassment – WHYY

November 1, 2017: Local Lawmakers Host Round Table Discussion About Ending Street Harassment – NBC 10

October 18, 2017: Republican Lawmakers Seek to Strip Chip-Insured Kids of Trans-Related CoveragePhiladelphia Gay News

January 17, 2017: Mazzoni Center Moves Ahead with Expansion Plans Philadelphia Gay News

January 8, 2016: WLP Supports New Anti-Abortion Clinic Violence & Harassment BillWomen’s Law Project Blog

December 2, 2015: Sen. Farnese’s Pension

September 16, 2015: State Senator Farnese gives SOSNA members scoop on stalled budgetPhiladelphia Free Press

May 7, 2015: Pennsylvania Senate OKs public employee collective bargaining bills

April 16, 2015: An inside look at getting HB400 approved –

November 11, 2014: Phila., Lancaster, gun-control advocates sue to invalidate state law

November 11, 2014: Editorial: Shoot down this move to halt anti-violence effort

November 11, 2014: Officials announce suit to stop NRA-friendly legislation

November 10, 2014: Officials Sue State Over New Gun Law

November 5, 2014: Chinatown CDC Project Receives $3.7MM State Economic Growth Initiative Grant 

October 30, 2014: Local organizations get 650K in state grants

October 21, 2014: Pa. OKs measure allowing NRA to sue towns over gun laws NewsWorks

October 16, 2014: Pa. Senate defeats union dues measure – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

October 16, 2014: Pennsylvania Senate approves bill to allow gun groups standing to sue municipalities – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

October 15, 2014: Gun Debate About to Flare Up in Pennsylvania SenatePhilly Magazine

October 15, 2014: Senate approves bill to allow gun groups standing to sue over local

September 25, 2014: About 300 people gather at LOVE Park to rally for hate-crimes law

September 25, 2014: HuffPostLIVE: QueerView with @AlyonaMink – Huffington Post

September 25, 2014: Sen. Farnese Calls For Provision To Hate Crimes Law Following Attack On Gay Couple In Philadelphia – CBS Philly

September 25, 2014: Hundreds gather in LOVE Park to call for better law against hate – Newsworks

September 24, 2014: Hey Pennsylvania: Call gay-bashing the hate crime it is – Philadelphia Weekly

September  23, 2014: Philadelphia Gay Bashing Sparks Calls For LGBT Inclusive Hate Crime Laws; Republican Committee Accused Of Foot-Dragging  – International Business Times

September  23, 2014: Push for LGBT Hate Crime LawWe Are Central

September  23, 2014: For state Sen. Jim Ferlo, hate crime bill is personal issuePittsburgh Post-Gazette

September  23, 2014: Phila. police wrapping up investigation into attack on gay couple –

September  23, 2014: Lawmakers Push to Change Hate Crime LawABC 6

September 23, 2014: Lawmakers call for expansion of Pa.’s hate-crime protection to LGBT citizens  –

September 23, 2014: Probe Continues Into Attack On Same-Sex Couple – CBS Philly

September  23, 2014: Lawmakers Push to Expand PA Hate Crimes LawABC 27

September 22, 2014: Smart Talk Analysis of Gubernatorial DebateWITF

September 22, 2014: State pols join push to amend hate-crime law –

September 22, 2014: Philly Attack Is Important Reminder of Need for Updated State Hate Crime Laws – Human Rights Campaign

September 21, 2014: State pols join push to amend hate-crime law –

September 11, 2014: Has city’s gun violence witnessed its last straw? The Philadelphia Tribune

August 24, 2014: Editorial: It’s time to toughen gun law penalties –

August 22, 2014: Transportation cuts on hold at Philly schools –

August 20, 2014: Pressing for tougher gun law in Philadelphia  – Newsworks

August 20, 2014: Deadly Shooting Of 3-Year-Old In Philadelphia Has Officials Calling For Action – CBS Philly

August 20, 2014: Officials call for stronger law on illegal gun possession –

August 7, 2014: Corbett to advance $265M to Philly schools –

July 10, 2014: Sen. Farnese Expresses Disappointment with Governor, Republican Leadership –

July 3, 2014: Farnese introduces funding package for school district – The Philadelphia Tribune

July 2, 2014: State Senator Larry Farnese offers statement on PA Budget – Philadelphia Weekly Press

June 30, 2014: State Sen. Larry Farnese Issues Statement on Senate’s Passage of Gov. Corbett’s $29.1 Billion Farcical

June 29, 2014: Corbett could veto budget without pension changes – The Morning Call

June 26, 2014: Senate committee advances Bring your Gun to Work legislation –

May 29, 2014: Bill to defend civic speech from ‘strategic’ defamation suits proposed –

December 12, 2013: Paying for water-main-break flooding is complicated  –

December 11, 2013:  Pennsylvania’s New ‘Women’s Health Caucus’ Unveils Package of Pro-Active Bills – RH Reality Check

December 11, 2013: Philadelphia senator’s bill restricts anti-abortion

October 30, 2013: These Three Bills Have The Potential To Radically Change Philly’s Development Process – Philly Curbed

October 29, 2013: Farnese calls for hearings on SLAPP LegislationPlan Philly

July 12, 2013: Point/Counterpoint: Can Attorney General Kathleen Kane refuse to defend state in gay marriage lawsuit? –  The Morning Call

June 27, 2013: The Fight Over Gun Control: Senator seeks change in issuing licenses to carry gunsDelco Times

June 26, 2013: State Sen. Farnese talks gay rights on Dick Morris’ radio show – Philadelphia Weekly

June 25, 2013: Lawmakers Fume at Senator’s Proposed Gun Loophole –

June 21, 2013: Alloway introducing legislation to ease process to get /carryconceal license – Public Opinion

June 21, 2013: Pa. lawmaker proposes bill to skirt Phila. gun-permit process –

June 20, 2013: Proposal could ease concealed carry permitting in Philly – Newsworks

June 14, 2013: Pa. Senator from Phila. Plans to Tackle ‘SLAPP’ ReformThe Pennsylvania Record

June 11, 2013: Nutter facing tough task in Harrisburg  –

June 6, 2013: Senator Highlights Pitfalls of Payday Loan-Friendly Bill  –

May 28, 2013: Worried civic groups call on Philly to help out with insurance  – Newsworks

May 8, 2013: Unbelievably, it’s still legal in PA to discriminate against people because they’re gay: John L. Micek – Pennlive

May 7, 2013: Pa Rep. Sims and PA Sen. Farnese release statement on the introduction of house and senate bills 300 –  TriCounty Record

May 7, 2013: It’s about time PA made us all equal under the law (editorial) – The Public Record

May 7, 2013: PA Legislature Introduces Bipartisan Nondiscrimination Act to Protect LGBT CitizensPhiladelphia Weekly

April 30, 2013: Farnese, Bloom debate gun laws at Dickinson CollegeThe Sentinel

April 17, 2013: Inquirer Editorial: A bipartisan gun crackdown  –

April 16, 2013: DN Editorial: A city’s different –

April 12, 2013: At Pa. gaming board hearing, more support than opposition for 2d city casino –

April 11, 2013: Gaming Board public hearing: Sen. Farnese

April 5, 2013: Tougher penalty proposed for illegal guns in PhiladelphiaCNN Politics

April 5, 2013: Mandatory 2-year prison term proposed for illegal firearm users in Phila.  –

April 4, 2013: Unlicensed Philly gun owners may soon get ‘special cheese sandwiches’  – Metro

April 4, 2013: Lawmakers unveil effort to cut Philadelphia gun violence6 ABC Action News

April 4, 2013: Broad Regional Support For Stricter Philadelphia Gun Law  – CBS Philly

April 4, 2013: Strengthening gun penalties discussedDaily Times

March 22, 2013: Critics say Pa. Senate proposal could hurt Philly’s ability to cash in – Newsworks

March 15, 2013: Lawmakers fiddle on gun control while cities burn: commentary – Pennlive

March 13, 2013: John L. Micek: Time to get back to basics on covering the uninsured.Pennlive

March 5, 2013: Warm welcome in Harrisburg as new Public Welfare chief assumes hot seat Newsworks

March 5, 2013: Senators heap praise on new DPW chief, in post for 14

March 4, 2013: Philadelphia not doing what it could to collect $8 million from tax deadbeats – Newsworks

February 21, 2013: HEARD ON THE HILL / IN THE HALL: Sen. Williams Draws A Bead On Violence – The Public Record

February 8, 2013: Op-ed: What’s missing from the gun-control debate in Pennsylvania –

February 8, 2013: Friday’s DN: Judicial candidates eye Traffic Court, which may be

February 6, 2013: Bills To Eliminate Philadelphia Traffic Court Approved By Senate Committee – CBS Philly

January 16, 2013: It’s time to change the Pa. hit-and-run laws that encourage drivers to flee Newsworks

December 21, 2012: State Sen. Larry Farnese to Introduce Assault Weapon BanPhiladelphia Weekly

December 19, 2012: Larry Farnese Takes the Lead on Gun Safety in PA SenateKeystone Politics

December 19, 2012: Philly legislator plans assault weapons ban billThe Morning Call

December 19, 2012: Corbett, GOP Cool on New Gun Laws; Dems Push Ahead –

November 20, 2012: State lawmakers urges more transparency in casino selection process – Metro

November 20, 2012: State Sen. Farnese has concerns about new casino, calls for more transparency –

November 16, 2012: When it comes to health insurance, Philly women pay more –  Philadelphia Citypaper

November 15, 2012: With small gains in state Senate, Philly Dems see big opportunitiesPhiladelphia Citypaper

October 18, 2012: Final flurry of Pennsylvania legislation –

October 17, 2012: ‘Straw purchase’ guns bill heads to Corbett’s desk – York Daily Record

October 17, 2012: Live-Blog: The last day of the 2011-12 legislative session – Capital Ideas

October 17, 2012: Pennsylvania Senate Approves Tougher Penalties For Straw Purchases – KYW/CBS 3

October 17, 2012: ‘Straw purchase’ guns bill heads to Corbett’s desk – MSNBC

October 16, 2012: Pa. measures to increase penalties for hit-and-run drivers will have to wait – Newsworks

September 24, 2012: Navy Yard transit forum talks about diverse ways to get to the growing business hub

August 17, 2012: It’s Shark Week, So Let’s Ban Shark Fins in PennsylvaniaThe Philly Post

August 1, 2012: Philly Official Predicts Election Day ‘Mess’NBC 10

June 27, 2012: Jailed Sandusky likely to keep his $59K annual pension from stateTribune Review

June 5, 2012: State Lawmakers Crash Property Tax Party –

June 1, 2012: Council nearing compromise on tax plan and more money for schools? –

May 31, 2012: Philly state legislators still not unified on city property tax reform –

May 31, 2012: What Mayor Nutter can learn from other mayors –

May 25, 2012:  Harrisburg may complicate Phillys property assessment reform –

May 18, 2012:  Sen. Farnese moves to thwart Mayor Nutter’s property tax planNewsworks

May 16, 2012:  The end of the hairy, joyless feminist – Bangor Daily News

April 25, 2012: Home2 Suites By Hilton® breaks ground on largest Hotel for Brand to dateBreaking Travel News

April 13, 2012: Harrisburg would frown on Phila. tax hikePhilly Inquirer

April 12, 2012:  Philadelphia Housing Authority honors KingSouth Philly Review

April 11, 2012: Pennsylvania Ballet Fundraising Gets Lift From CommonwealthCBS Philly

March 31, 2012: Cheers & Jeers: Goodbye Unkovic –

March 28, 2012: Pa. Senate OKs direct wine shipments – Pocono Record

March 27, 2012: The War On Men: 7 Crazy Pieces Of Real Legislation – BuzzFeed

March 21, 2012: Farnese Explains Erectile Dysfunction Bill – My Fox Philly

March 21, 2012: After female ultrasound bill, State Sen. Farnese wants ‘invasive tests’ for men as well –

March 21, 2012: PA Senator Counters Ultrasound with Erectile Bill  – NBC 10 Philadelphia

March 21, 2012: PA Senator Counters Ultrasound with Erectile Bill  – The Sentinel

March 6, 2012: Mayor Nutter’s Crackdown on Lost/Stolen Guns Comes Under Heavy Fire – Philadelphia Weekly

March 5, 2012: Elementary school bed bug problem gives State Senator’s bill more ammoCBS 21 News

February 28, 2012: Welfare cuts draw anger from Pa. Democrats – WHTM 27

February 22, 2012: Local legislators urge Port Richmond to get involved – Northeast Times Star

February 12, 2012: Democrats Fight ‘Lean’ Budget –

February 12, 2012: Official Pushes River Dredging –

February 7, 2012: Senator working to give old South Philly Armory more local control to make way for redevelopment –

February 5, 2012: Inquirer Editorial: Multipronged effort needed to cut murders –

February 3, 2012: Larry Farnese Co-Sponsoring Campaign Finance Reform BillCBS Philly

January 29, 2012: Michael Nutter’s crime strategy needs Harrisburg’s help  –

January 27, 2012: Third Regiment Armory Pinned Down In Legal Crossfire –

January 5, 2012: Audio books for the blind to be less accessible in Philly –

January 3, 2012: State Legislature Members Form LGBT Equality Caucus –  PhillyNow

December 22, 2011: Senator Farnese and CH2M HILL surprised 40 area children with new bikes for the holidays. – Philadelphia Daily Record

November 17, 2011: DN Editorial: The race to legislate in Penn State scandalPhiladelphia Daily News

November 16, 2011: Bills take aim at sex criminals’ pensions –

November 15, 2011: ‘Pony Up’ brings in $3,000 for Philly’s Mounted Patrol Unit –

November 11, 2011: PSU Scandal Brings Sex Abuse Bills to Forefront –

November 10, 2011: Farnese, Kevin Boyle call for tougher legislation amid Penn State allegations –

November 9, 2011: Sascha Murillo | Insuring motherhood in PennsylvaniaThe

October 30, 2011: ‘Fla. loophole’ back in target –

October 30, 2011: Will Philadelphia property assessors have to get certified? –

October 28, 2011: Another bill aims to get Phila. tax assessors certified –

October 18, 2011: Critics and advocates of Pa. abortion bill – ABC 6

October 7, 2011: Letters to the Editor:  Ease rules on Pa. wine shipmentsPhiladelphia Inquirer

October 6, 2011: But where’s his jobs plan?

September 28, 2011: Senator Farnese Joins Governor Corbett to Create Jobs And Expand Philadelphia’s PortsWeekly Press

August 31, 2011: Democratic legislators seek to abolish Philadelphia School Reform

August 26, 2011: State senators take aim at SRC, favoring an elected board

August 23, 2011: Harrisburg Prepares for Epic Fight Over Liquor PrivatizationPhiladelphia Weekly

July 21, 2011: Why we need a ‘Caylee’s Law’

July 20, 2011: Pa. senator introduces Caylee’s lawABC 27

June 23, 2011: What’s Going on with the PA Medical Marijuana Bill?PhillyNow

June 23, 2011: UPDATE: Lawmakers have agreed to state budget in principle – CBS 21 News

June 21, 2011: Horses Headed to Philadelphia Roxborough-ManayunkPatch

June 16, 2011: PA Sen Dems: It’s Investing Not SpendingWDUQNews

June 15, 2011: EDITORIAL: ‘Sacrifices’ not shared – York Dispatch

June 2, 2011: ‘Healthy Future’ to address obesity, lack of fresh

June 2, 2011: Stu Bykofsky: Lifelines for 2 who were at the end of their

May 3, 2011: Farnese: Throw the book at straw gun buyers –