Health, Safety and Environmental Concerns are Top Priorities August 2, 2010 — State Sen. Larry Farnese got a firsthand look and discussed his environmental and health concerns with energy industry officials as part of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee tour of a Marcellus Shale and Atlas Energy gas drilling site near Smithfield in Fayette County. […]

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Several Hundred Senior Citizens Expected to Attend PHILADELPHIA, April 22, 2010 – – State Senator Larry Farnese today hosted Senior Expo 2010 at the Philadelphia Senior Center, 509 South Broad St. Several hundred senior citizens from the First Senatorial District attended. This is the second year that Senator Farnese has hosted the Senior Expo, and […]

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Philadelphia, April 15, 2010 – – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) announced today that the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) has received two state grants totaling $350,000 to help with the development of potential new industrial and manufacturing business sites. “These funds provide the opportunity to attract new businesses to the area and provide a […]

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Buy-in loophole unfair to taxpayers, police and firefighters April 7, 2010 – Senator Farnese today announced that he is drafting legislation that would prohibit city employees from using time earned in other jurisdictions to buy into the Philadelphia’s pension system unless they have worked for the City of Philadelphia for at least 5 years. It […]

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Suitable Location Crucial for Second License in Philadelphia April 12, 2010—–State Senator Lawrence Farnese today called for radical change in the casino licensing process in light of last week’s collapse of the proposed Steve Wynn/Foxwoods agreement. “We need to have a process that is going to produce a suitable location to build a casino,” said […]

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Mobile Office Open to Serve Constituents Every First Tuesday of the Month Beginning April 6, 2010 March 31, 2010 — Senator Larry Farnese today announced that his Center City Philadelphia Mobile Office will open Tuesday April 6, 2010 at the Philadelphia Senior Center, 509 South Broad St. The office will be open for walk-in service […]

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Order and Safety Must Return to Center City March 30, 2010—-Senator Larry Farnese today called for the restoration of the Philadelphia Police Mounted Unit. “We have a public safety emergency,” said Senator Farnese. “The Mounted Unit would go a long way in restoring order and safety to Center City. We must regain public confidence so […]

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PHILADELPHIA, March 18, 2010 – – Pennsylvania State Senator Larry Farnese and the Pennsylvania SPCA today announced the first “Have a Heart for the Animals” blanket and towel collection drive. “I am pleased to partner with Pennsylvania SPCA CEO Sue Cosby,” said Senator Larry Farnese. “Warm blankets and towels will mean so much to the […]

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Senator’s Bills Would Stiffen Penalties for Hit and Run Convictions Philadelphia, March 11, 2010 — State Senator Larry Farnese today heard testimony from families, law enforcement and victims advocates at a public hearing about the devastating effects of hit-and-run crashes. The Senator is prime sponsor of two bills that would stiffen the penalties and increase […]

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Bill Would Fulfill State-Mandated Requirement to Ban Future Elected Officials From Participating in DROP February 25, 2010–State Senator Larry Farnese today issued the following statement in support of City Council’s bill that would prohibit future elected officials from participating in DROP: “I strongly urge City Council to pass this bill to prohibit future elected officials […]

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February 18, 2010 – The First Senatorial Distict came together Wednesday February 17, 2010 for the 2010 CCRA Chili Challenge and Community Supper at the Radisson Plaza Warwick Hotel. This annual event showcases Center City’s vibrant restaurant community with some of the best chili Center City has to offer. This year, I put my chili […]

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HARRISBURG, February 9, 2010 – – Speaking on the $29 billion 2010-2011 state spending plan introduced today by Gov. Ed Rendell, state Sen. Larry Farnese expressed his readiness to begin negotiating the state budget. Farnese lauded the governor’s plan to not increase broad-based taxes. “We all recognize that Pennsylvania is still facing serious budget shortfalls,” […]

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PHILADELPHIA, February 4, 2010 – Senator Lawrence Farnese will appear Sunday February 7, 2010 with host Natasha Brown on the CBS 3/CW57 public affairs show “Speak Up.” The 30-minute show airs at 8am on broadcast UHF channel 57. Senator Farnese will discuss several of his initiatives, including helping shelter animals through a partnership with the […]

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PHILADELPHIA, February 4, 2010 – Senator Lawrence Farnese will join Rhea Hughes, Angelo Cataldi, Al Morganti and the 610WIP Morning Team Wednesday February 10, 2010 at 7:30am to discuss his first annual Valentine’s “Have a Heart for the Animals” partnership with the Pennsylvania SPCA. Senator Farnese’s partnership will help shelter animals through a warm blanket […]

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PHILADELPHIA, January 14, 2010 – – State Sen. Larry Farnese and Philadelphia breast cancer specialists today urged Congress to keep mammogram funding intact as the national health care debate moves forward. Farnese criticized a recent study by the United States Preventative Services Task Force that stated that women in their 40s do not need a […]

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