Harrisburg, PA − April 8, 2020 − The Senate adjourned Tuesday afternoon after the House Republicans indicated they would not be taking up Senate Bill 841, legislation that would have enabled local municipalities to hold their meetings remotely, permitted e-notary use; lengthened the time period a property tax payer can receive an early payment discount […]

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PITTSBURGH, April 2, 2020 – Alarmed by disturbing warnings that racist attacks on Asian Americans are increasing in Pennsylvania and across America during the coronavirus crisis, a group of Pennsylvania lawmakers, the Pennsylvania State Police and other stakeholders today held a press conference to alert the public and to urge vigilance against this rising evil.

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Philadelphia, PA − March 20, 2020 − State Senator Larry Farnese, along with Mayor Jim Kenney, State Rep. Maria Donatucci and Councilman Kenyatta Johnson released the following statement: “We stand with the more than 600 -32BJ contracted airport workers from the Philadelphia International Airport laid off due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.  These workers are skycaps, […]

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Harrisburg – March 11, 2020 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D- Philadelphia) today announced the award of $543,427 in grant money for the for the 1st Senate District. A total of $455,927 in state grant money was awarded to bolster security for 10 nonprofits, as well as $87,500 from the Bryne Justice Assistance Grant. “The Nonprofit Security […]

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PHILADELPHIA − February 26, 2020 −State Sen. Larry Farnese today released the following statement on Safehouse’s sudden decision to site a facility in South Philadelphia: “If Safehouse intends to operate their facilities the same way they conducted their siting process, we cannot allow it in South Philly and we should not allow it anywhere in Pennsylvania. […]

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    Harrisburg, PA − February 4, 2020 − State Sen. Larry Farnese released the following statement regarding today’s 2020-21 budget address by Gov. Tom Wolf: “In his budget address today, Gov. Wolf stood up for two top priorities in my district. “His $1 billion plan for ending the plague of toxic schools is a […]

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PHILADELPHIA − January 23, 2020 − With the help of a state grant, dairy processing will make a return to a historic Philadelphia facility, state Sen. Larry Farnese announced today. Pennsylvania’s Dairy Investment Program awarded Perrystead Dairy LLC $126,039 to  help restore the former Harbison’s Dairy in Kensington to serve the growing need for high-end milk […]

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Harrisburg, PA – December 17, 2019 – Philadelphia’s historic district will become more cyclist and pedestrian friendly through $1.5 million in new state funding for bike lanes and intersection improvements, state Sen. Larry Farnese announced today. “For me, transforming Philadelphia into a 21st century city that welcomes bicycles and foot traffic has been a priority,” […]

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Harrisburg – December 17, 2019 – State Sen. Larry Farnese, a long-time advocate for Philadelphia’s cyclists and pedestrians, has been appointed to the Senate Transportation Committee, Senate leadership announced today. “I think we are overdue in rethinking the way we do transportation in Pennsylvania and I’m excited for the opportunity,” Farnese said. “For too long, […]

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Philadelphia, December 11, 2019 − Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) today announced state grant dollars for seven area programs aimed at curbing crime and giving young people constructive outlets and choices. “I am pleased to see state dollars bolster local efforts to encourage people to seek positive and constructive outcomes – and avoid destructive and negative […]

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Harrisburg – November 20, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) and Rep. Donna Bullock said it was important to raise awareness of homeless youth in Pennsylvania. That’s why they hosted a news conference today in the state Capitol on Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness Awareness Day. “Last year there were 36,823 school children in Pennsylvania […]

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Harrisburg – November 18, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D- Philadelphia) and Rep. Maria Donatucci announced today that the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has awarded $250,000 for the continued development and improvements to FDR Park. “For many years FDR Park has been an incredible asset for our city,” Farnese said. “I am very […]

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Harrisburg – November 15, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D – Philadelphia) announced today that community development projects in his district have been awarded over $2 million in state tax credits. “Strong investments in our communities are a strong investments in our future,” Farnese said. The tax credits come through the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) […]

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Philadelphia – November 12, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D- Philadelphia) announced today that $900,00 in Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Recreation and Conservation Grants have been awarded to two projects within the city. “It is vital to the health and vitality of our city that we maintain and develop our natural resources […]

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Harrisburg – November 12, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D – Philadelphia) announced today that three city projects have received a total of $850,000 in state funds. “Making sure our city has the most efficient, safe, and up-to-date transportation networks is one of the keys to continue seeing our city thrive,” Farnese said. Projects receiving […]

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Harrisburg – October 31, 2019 – Four grants totaling more than $550,000 have been approved for local organizations in Philadelphia, state Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) said today. Grant funding was approved for Fairmont Community Development Corporation, Friends of Bok, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and Turning Points for Children. “The grant funding will help support four important […]

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  Harrisburg – October 29, 2019 – Legislation sponsored by Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) to streamline the guardianship process for medically disabled adult children was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee today. “As Democratic Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, I am proud to sponsor legislation to streamline the guardianship process and save families with […]

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Harrisburg – October 2, 2019 – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) said today that two urban agriculture grants worth in excess of $50,000 have been approved for projects in his district in Philadelphia. “One of the goals of the recently approved farm bill package was to spur urban agriculture,” Farnese said.  “The grants approved for […]

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Harrisburg – September 25, 2019 – State Sen. Larry Farnese’s (D-Philadelphia) effort to help young medical marijuana patients receive treatment — inserted into legislation increasing the minimum age of sale for tobacco products — was approved today by the Senate. “My efforts are aimed at helping younger medical marijuana patients who would be caught in […]

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Harrisburg – September 19, 2019 – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) issued the following statement concerning an updated and expanded report regarding Sen. Daylin Leach’s (D-Montgomery) conduct. Farnese’s statement follows: “The updated and expanded report we received regarding Senator Leach’s conduct has done nothing to change my opinion that he needs to resign. Workers should […]

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