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 on Anne d’Harnoncourt near the museum. The building, constructed in 1928, is city-owned, internationally known […]

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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 encouraging Amazon to take its business elsewhere because while Philadelphia and Pittsburgh have local non-discrimination […]

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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 consumers equal access to the Internet.  Consumer protection advocates believe this will likely result in […]

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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, I’m going to try to do it here in Pennsylvania,” said Senator Farnese. “Free access […]

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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 Philadelphia Navy Shipyard and Aramark, among other projects. “This is a huge state investment in […]

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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 this move, students of Harrisburg University would transfer to Harrisburg’s main campus after their first […]

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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 today will enhance leisure opportunities and transportation in Center City and along the Delaware River,” […]

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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 this meeting at a time when we’re talking about this on a national level and […]

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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, November 1 at 10:30 am in Courtroom # 676 at Philadelphia City Hall, 1401 John F […]

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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 to the local share assessment. The local share assessment drafted by Farnese includes a $10 […]

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Harrisburg, PA – October 24, 2017 – This morning, elected officials stood with advocates to push for an expansion of Pennsylvania’s hate crime definition. As state law currently stands race, color, religion or national origin are protected classes under the hate crimes statute. Pending legislation in the Senate (SB 96)  and House (HB 505) would reenact […]

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Philadelphia – September 12, 2017 – Sen. Larry Farnese and the Delaware Riverkeeper Network will hold a news conference on Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 10:30 a.m. in the Mayor’s Reception Room of Philadelphia City Hall to discuss the misuse of SLAPP suits to silence community opposition to development and to discuss Farnese’s anti-SLAPP legislation. Farnese’s […]

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Harrisburg, April 25, 2017 — Focused on protecting the rights of people and organizations against frivolous lawsuits aimed at stifling free speech, state Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) today thanked his colleagues for their support of his legislation, Senate Bill 95, and said he looks forward to swift consideration by the House of Representatives.

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Harrisburg – January 17, 2016 – Lauding the efforts of the Mazzoni Center to provide health care services for members of the LGBTQ community, State Senator Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) today announced a $1.5 million state investment in the Philadelphia based organization. “I am so proud to stand with the wonderful staff from the Mazzoni Center […]

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Harrisburg – December 6, 2016 – More than $2 million in state grant funds were approved today to support three local projects aimed at providing for safe and healthy recreational opportunities for Philadelphia residents and their families, announced State Senator Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia). “These projects speak to the core of what makes Philadelphia the vibrant […]

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Philadelphia, PA – November 29, 2016 − Mazzoni Center is pleased to announce it has received an award of $1.5 million through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP).  The funds are designated to support the purchase and renovation of a Center City building at Broad and Bainbridge Streets, where the agency will […]

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Harrisburg – November 16, 2016 – Senate Democrats today elected leaders for the 2017-18 legislative session. State Senator Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) was re-elected Democratic Floor Leader. “It is an honor and a privilege to once again be chosen to serve the caucus as Leader,” Costa said. “We face many challenges moving into the new session […]

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Harrisburg – October 24, 2016 – A $180,000 grant to create a connecting trail to the Schuylkill River Trail in East Fairmount Park and a $2.5 million loan to help with the relocation and expansion of Yards Brewing was approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA), State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) said today. “The new […]

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PHILADELPHIA, October 14, 2016 – Two Center City redevelopment projects will receive $3 million in assistance from a state program aimed at fostering cultural and economic growth, Sen. Larry Farnese announced today. The grant funding for the projects will be funded through the state Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP). The Independence Visitor Center located in […]

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Harrisburg – October 14, 2016 –  Two popular cycling and outdoor recreation trail projects will receive more than $1.7 million in grant funds needed to improve safety for residents, state Senator Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) announced today. “It’s exciting when we have the chance to bring grant funds home that provide recreational opportunities for families and […]

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