State Sen. Larry Farnese issued the following statement on the Senate passage of 2012-13 state budget legislation (Senate Bill 1466), which passed by a 39-8 vote today. Today, I voted against the $27.6 billion budget because an increase of less than two percent over last year’s devastating budget cuts is just not enough for our […]

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Arts and Culture is Economic Engine that Provides 62,000 Jobs, Generates Almost $300 Million in State and Local Tax Revenues.

Harrisburg, June 7, 2011 – Senator Larry Farnese and other state senators today joined arts and cultural organizations from across Pennsylvania to protest the budget currently before the Pennsylvania General Assembly.

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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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