Philadelphia, June 20, 2014 — 22-year-old Brandon Ruffin is facing Murder, Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault and other charges for the senseless shooting on August 1, 2014, on Etting Street, that claimed the life of 3-year-old Tynirah Borum.  Ruffin, a convicted felon who was scheduled for a premlinary hearing today, would have been behind bars at […]

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Philadelphia Police and area District Attorneys applaud the bipartisan effort to make Philadelphia safer PHILADELPHIA (April 4, 2013) – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) and State Rep. John Taylor (R-Phila.); joined today by First Deputy Police Commissioner Richard J. Ross, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams, Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman and Delaware County […]

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PHILADELPHIA (February 13, 2013) – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) today announced that the State of Pennsylvania is investing $14,000,000 in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grants in the First Senatorial District of Pennsylvania.  The RACP grants, and the three projects they fund, will bring jobs, economic development, green energy solutions and improve tourism in […]

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PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 15, 2011 – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) today voted to expand consumer choice and support local businesses by allowing consumers to directly ship wine to their homes. Senate Bill 790, which was amended in committee to closely resemble Sen. Farnese’s March 2011 legislation (Senate Bill 886) unanimously passed out of the Senate’s Law and Justice Committee. The bill will offer Pennsylvanians more choice in the wines they select and drink in their homes and area restaurants.

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PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 9, 2011 – State Sen. Larry Farnese today called on the Chairman of the Pennsylvania Senate’s Finance Committee to fast track his legislation that would keep state and municipal workers who are convicted of a sex crime against a minor from collecting their public pension.

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PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 27, 2011 – State Senator Larry Farnese introduced SB 1314 that would require all Philadelphia property assessors to be certified by the Commonwealth.

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September 20, 2011— State Senator Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) today offered a state Senate resolution recognizing September 21 as the United Nations’ “International Day of Peace.”

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HARRISBURG, July 12, 2011— State Senator Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) announced today that UO Real Estate, LLC, a division of Urban Outfitters, Inc. has received a $1.3 million state grant to install a fuel cell system that would run off natural gas and cut the company’s electricity usage in half. Farnese added that the project will […]

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HARRISBURG, July 7, 2011— In response to the disappearance and death of Florida girl, Caylee Anthony, and her mother’s controversial murder trial, state Senator Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) is planning to introduce legislation that would toughen penalties against those who conceal the death of a child.

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HARRISBURG, June 29, 2011— State Senator Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) cast a negative vote against the 2011-2012 state budget (House Bill 1485) which passed the state Senate last night.  In voicing his displeasure for the $27.15 billion state spending plan, Farnese said that the budget puts the needs of Pennsylvania families second, while pandering to the […]

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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. [hdvideo id=21 ] Harrisburg—Senator Larry Farnese today continued fighting for the arts by offering an amendment in committee that would have restored $20 million dollars in funding to the Arts.  The amendment was offered in […]

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