PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 25, 2014 – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) said today the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing in April on his anti-SLAPP legislation, Senate Bill 1095. The hearing will take place at 9:30 a.m. on April 24 at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St., Philadelphia. Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation […]

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HARRISBURG, Feb. 4, 2014 – State Sen. Larry Farnese today said Gov. Tom Corbett is attempting to hoodwink Pennsylvanians with his farcical $29.4 billion budget proposal for 2014-15. “The governor claimed today that ‘Pennsylvania’s comeback’ is underway. Regrettably, it’s not true. Too many school children and working class families continue to suffer from the draconian […]

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PHILADELPHIA, July 12, 2013 – State Sen. Larry Farnese today released the following statement rebuking the Corbett administration for not supporting Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s decision not to defend Pennsylvania’s Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in a recently filed lawsuit (Whitewood, et al vs Corbett, et al): “So, let me get this right, the Corbett […]

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PHILADELPHIA, April 11, 2013 — State Sen. Larry Farnese issued the following words of sympathy on the tragic death of Philadelphia Fire Captain Michael Goodwin: “On this sad day, I extend my condolences to the family and friends of Captain Michael Goodwin. His reputation as a cherished husband, devoted father and dedicated public servant of […]

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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 22, 2013) – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) today thanked the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (Board) for their recent decision to hold an additional public input hearing in South Philadelphia on the future location of the City’s second casino.  Gaming Board Chair William Ryan announced the decision in Thursday’s Senate Appropriations Committee hearing. […]

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PHILADELPHIA, AUG. 1, 2012 — Senior citizens who live in state Sen. Larry Farnese’s Senatorial District will be greatly impacted by Pennsylvania’s new voter ID law, according to newly released statistics. The First Senatorial District has the highest number of seniors who are registered voters and do not have a proper photo ID from the […]

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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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