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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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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