Philadelphia, December 11, 2019 − Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) today announced state grant dollars for seven area programs aimed at curbing crime and giving young people constructive outlets and choices. “I am pleased to see state dollars bolster local efforts to encourage people to seek positive and constructive outcomes – and avoid destructive and negative […]

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Harrisburg – November 20, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) and Rep. Donna Bullock said it was important to raise awareness of homeless youth in Pennsylvania. That’s why they hosted a news conference today in the state Capitol on Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness Awareness Day. “Last year there were 36,823 school children in Pennsylvania […]

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Harrisburg – November 18, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D- Philadelphia) and Rep. Maria Donatucci announced today that the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has awarded $250,000 for the continued development and improvements to FDR Park. “For many years FDR Park has been an incredible asset for our city,” Farnese said. “I am very […]

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Harrisburg – November 15, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D – Philadelphia) announced today that community development projects in his district have been awarded over $2 million in state tax credits. “Strong investments in our communities are a strong investments in our future,” Farnese said. The tax credits come through the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) […]

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Philadelphia – November 12, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D- Philadelphia) announced today that $900,00 in Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Recreation and Conservation Grants have been awarded to two projects within the city. “It is vital to the health and vitality of our city that we maintain and develop our natural resources […]

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Harrisburg – November 12, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D – Philadelphia) announced today that three city projects have received a total of $850,000 in state funds. “Making sure our city has the most efficient, safe, and up-to-date transportation networks is one of the keys to continue seeing our city thrive,” Farnese said. Projects receiving […]

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Harrisburg – October 31, 2019 – Four grants totaling more than $550,000 have been approved for local organizations in Philadelphia, state Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) said today. Grant funding was approved for Fairmont Community Development Corporation, Friends of Bok, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and Turning Points for Children. “The grant funding will help support four important […]

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Legislation will give state the tools to prevent and address hate crimes across commonwealth

HARRISBURG, October 30, 2019 – As Pennsylvanians paused to mark one year since the terror attack in Squirrel Hill, legislators in the Pennsylvania House and Senate have moved to introduce a comprehensive legislative package to address hate crimes.

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  Harrisburg – October 29, 2019 – Legislation sponsored by Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) to streamline the guardianship process for medically disabled adult children was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee today. “As Democratic Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, I am proud to sponsor legislation to streamline the guardianship process and save families with […]

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Harrisburg – October 21, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D – Philadelphia) voted no on Senate Bill 790 today, which he said will further deregulate the oil and gas industry within Pennsylvania. “The Pennsylvania Constitution guarantees all citizens of this Commonwealth the ‘right to clean air, pure water, and to the preservation of the natural, […]

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Harrisburg – October 2, 2019 – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) said today that two urban agriculture grants worth in excess of $50,000 have been approved for projects in his district in Philadelphia. “One of the goals of the recently approved farm bill package was to spur urban agriculture,” Farnese said.  “The grants approved for […]

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Harrisburg – September 25, 2019 – State Sen. Larry Farnese’s (D-Philadelphia) effort to help young medical marijuana patients receive treatment — inserted into legislation increasing the minimum age of sale for tobacco products — was approved today by the Senate. “My efforts are aimed at helping younger medical marijuana patients who would be caught in […]

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Harrisburg – September 19, 2019 – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) issued the following statement concerning an updated and expanded report regarding Sen. Daylin Leach’s (D-Montgomery) conduct. Farnese’s statement follows: “The updated and expanded report we received regarding Senator Leach’s conduct has done nothing to change my opinion that he needs to resign. Workers should […]

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Philadelphia – September 18, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D- Philadelphia) said today that the deadline for submitting testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee for their Oct. 2nd hearing regarding statute of limitations reform for those who have experienced sexual violence is Sept. 20, 2019. All submitted testimony will go through the Pennsylvania Office of […]

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Philadelphia – September 17, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D- Philadelphia) announced today that multiple projects within his district are receiving a total of $250,000 through the Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program. “I am very pleased that this investment in our community’s recreational areas are being made.” Farnese said. “Thriving neighborhoods succeed because they have […]

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Philadelphia – September 13, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D- Philadelphia), Democratic chair of the Senate Judiciary committee, announced today that the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) has awarded $1.4 million in state grants for projects in his district. Farnese said the money will aid programs fighting violence in the community and help […]

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Philadelphia – September 11, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D- Philadelphia) said today that $200,000 in state grant money will be invested into a project to create affordable housing in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood of Philadelphia. The grant money will be used to provide 22 units of affordable housing for low income residents. Holy Trinity […]

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Bicameral group of lawmakers vow to fight proposed bills HARRISBURG, September 5, 2019 – As the Pennsylvania House and Senate prepare to return to session this fall, a bicameral group of lawmakers has vowed to fight anti-LGBTQ legislation that is being prepared by some House members. The proposed legislation in question would block the state […]

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Harrisburg – August 28, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D – Philadelphia) announced today that the Philadelphia International Airport has been awarded $424,900 for needed improvements to the airports SEPTA rail facilities “The Philly Airport is a vitally important part of the transportation network of Pennsylvania, and to the whole country,” said Farnese. “Making sure […]

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