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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. 

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Harrisburg, PA – March 27, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese’s (D- Philadelphia) legislation (Senate Bill 217) requiring the certification of assessors working in the Philadelphia Office of Property Assessments (OPA) was unanimously approved by the Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee today. “If signed into law, the legislation will ensure that all assessors in […]

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HARRISBURG, PA, March 26, 2019 – Democrats from the Pennsylvania House and Senate today introduced a package of legislation aimed to curb harassment in the workplace, along with support from Governor Tom Wolf and Victim’s Advocate Jennifer Storm. “As a caucus, we’ve worked with stakeholders and advocates and our own employees to craft a package […]

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Harrisburg, PA – March 26, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D- Philadelphia) said today that nearly $1.5 million in grant funding has been awarded to projects in Philadelphia’s First Senatorial District through the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s (CFA) Multimodal Transportation Fund program. “These grants allow necessary improvements to the infrastructure of some of the most well-traveled […]

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Philadelphia, PA – March 21, 2019 – Governor Tom Wolf toured the John H. Taggart School in Philadelphia today to see progress on removing contaminants which can cause serious health problems. The governor also outlined how Restore Pennsylvania, the most aggressive infrastructure proposal in generations, would help Pennsylvania schools to address lead and other contaminants. […]

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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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