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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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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