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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Harrisburg, April 16, 2018 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) announced that eight projects in Philadelphia have been awarded funding to assist with housing and financial education programs. “Funding for these projects is essential to improving our region,” Farnese said. “Increased access to financial education and expanding housing opportunities creates stable, growth-oriented communities.” The projects were […]

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Philadelphia –April 5, 2018 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) joined Governor Tom Wolf and lawmakers from both the Pennsylvania Senate and House of Representatives for a news conference today to discuss legislation to combat sexual harassment. Farnese’s anti-discrimination legislation, Senate Bill 613, was added as a part of the legislative package highlighted by the governor. […]

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Harrisburg – April 4, 2018 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) announced that six local organizations have received grant funding to improve and expand their apprenticeship programs and services. “These grants are a great investment in the possibilities of Philadelphia’s workforce,” Farnese said. “I am pleased to see increased opportunities for good paying jobs expanding in our […]

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HARRISBURG, March 16, 2018 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) announced that Triple Bottom Brewing Company and Alliance HSP Philadelphia, two growing businesses in his district, have received grant and loan funding to support economic development projects in the area. Triple Bottom Brewing Company has received a $400,000 loan to assist with the start-up of their brewery. […]

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HARRISBURG, March 1, 2018 − Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) today announced a new grant from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) that will promote the development and marketing of beer brewing in Pennsylvania. One of the grantees is Pennsylvania Pursue Your Hoppiness, a project with the PA Department of Community and Economic Development that will identify and […]

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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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