Harrisburg – March 18, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) has been reappointed to serve on the Pennsylvania Housing Advisory Committee and Legislative Data Processing Committee for the 2019-2020 legislative season. “It is an honor to be reappointed to serve on these two important committees,” Farnese said. “In their own ways, both the Housing Advisory […]

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Harrisburg – March 7, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) announced today that two local organizations will be receiving grants through the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs’ Veterans’ Trust Fund. Veterans Multi-Service Center, Inc. at 213 North 4th Street, Philadelphia will receive a $25,000 grant through the program, while the Military Assistance Project located […]

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Harrisburg – March 6, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) today announced that applications for the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s Multimodal Transportation Fund program are now available and can be submitted until July 31. Farnese is Democratic chair of the Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee. The program provides grant funding to encourage economic development […]

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 Harrisburg – February 1, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D- Philadelphia) announced today that $1.1 million in transportation grant funds were awarded to the city of Philadelphia. “Improving the appearance and accessibility of our beautiful historic district is paramount to our city’s development,” said Farnese. “Increasing the ease of access to our community is essential […]

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Harrisburg – January 17, 2019 – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) said today that he was appointed as Democratic Chair of the Senate Community, Economic & Recreational Development Committee.

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HARRISBURG, PA − January 16, 2019 −Members of the Senate Democratic Caucus stood together Wednesday, outlining the impacts of the federal shutdown on their constituents and addressing potential remedies at a state level.

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Harrisburg, October 2, 2018 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) announced today that $6 million in state grants were awarded for three important transportation projects in Philadelphia to aid the shipyard, convert cranes at the Tioga Marine Terminal and rehabilitate a former heavy metal shredding facility on Pennrose Avenue. “It is fantastic that the projects were […]

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Harrisburg – Sept. 24, 2018 – Legislation designed to ease access to the ballot and spur voter pre-registration by 16- and 17-year olds to ensure they are positioned to vote when they turn 18 has been introduced by state Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia).

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Harrisburg, September 18, 2018 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) said today that local projects proposed by the Schuylkill River Development Corporation and the Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation have been approved and will receive significant state grant funding.   The senator said the funding was approved through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA). “It is fantastic […]

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Philadelphia, September 5, 2018 – Senator Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) today announced $1.5 million in state grant funding for the Gotham Building project in Philadelphia. The funding was approved through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP). “The extensive restoration and re-use of the Gotham Building will be fantastic for our area, utilizing the latest technology in […]

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Philadelphia, PA − August 24, 2018 −We have closely followed the recent press reports regarding the firing of Kay Martinez, who served as Mazzoni’s Director of Diversity and Inclusion. Additionally, we spoke directly with Nefertari Sloan, a staff member, who was reprimanded for attempting to address inequities and organizational policy, as well as other members […]

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Philadelphia – August 14, 2018 – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) issued the following statement concerning the investigative Grand Jury report detailing sexual abuse of children in six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania.  Farnese’s comments follow: “The Grand Jury report includes details of horrendous acts perpetrated by members of the clergy from six Roman Catholic […]

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Harrisburg – August 7, 2018 – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) issued the following statement concerning his appointment to the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs. Farnese was appointed to the 40-member Commission by Gov. Tom Wolf. The goal of the commission is to help coordinate and drive statewide equality initiatives. The Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ […]

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Harrisburg – July 23, 2018 – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) today announced that he is sponsoring legislation to make it easier for young people to engage in the political process.  Farnese’s bill would permit 16- and 17-year olds to preregister to vote.  The preregistration would qualify the youths for automatic voter registration once they […]

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Harrisburg – July 18, 2018 − Assailants charged with murder against LGBTQ individuals would be prohibited from using “gay panic” and “trans panic” defenses to avoid conviction or mitigate punishment, if legislation authored by state Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) is approved.  “It is unconscionable that Pennsylvania permits the use of gay and trans panic defenses in murder […]

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Harrisburg, May 8, 2018 – Senator Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) announced that nearly $3.5 million was awarded to his district through PennDOT grants to improve transportation alternatives, as well as enhance public accessibility. Projects in the 1st Senatorial District include: $1,000,000 to modify the intersection at Broad and Locust Streets to replicate the current construction on […]

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Harrisburg – May 3, 2018 – Horrific school shootings have prompted calls for banning assault weapons, posting armed guards in school buildings and other school safety upgrades. Two Philadelphia senators say we need to do more.     Sen. Vincent J. Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) and Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) are introducing legislation that would create the Pennsylvania […]

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Harrisburg – April 25, 2018 – Legislation requiring assessors in Philadelphia’s Office of Property Assessments (OPA) be certified has cleared the Senate on a unanimous vote, according the proposal’s sponsor, Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia). “There simply is no reason that assessors in Philadelphia’s OPA should not be certified,” Farnese said.  “All assessors who work in […]

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 Harrisburg – April 23, 2018 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) said the On Lok Center for Seniors in Chinatown has received grant funding to expand and improve their services. “The services and programs provided through On Lok encourages seniors to be active, healthy, and social,” Farnese said. “These programs are essential to our senior community.” […]

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