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 […]

View More

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 […]

View More

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. […]

View More

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 […]

View More

View More

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 […]

View More

 
View More

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 […]

View More

View More

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 […]

View More

View More

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 […]

View More

Harrisburg, May 6, 2019 − Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) and Rep. Kevin Boyle (D-Phila.) today renewed their fight to put sexual orientation and gender identity back under the protections of Pennsylvania’s hate crimes law. “While these crimes might have individual victims, their impact is much deeper than that,” Farnese said. “The perpetrators are sending the […]

View More

 
View More

Harrisburg, May 6, 2019 – Pointing to growing public support, Rep. Dan Frankel (D-Allegheny) and Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) today said they will step up their fight to enact their anti-discrimination legislation this session. The legislation (House Bill 1404 and Senate Bill 614) would ban employment and housing discrimination based on an individual’s sexual orientation, gender […]

View More

 
View More

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. 

View More

 
View More