Harrisburg – April 10, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D- Philadelphia) today said he strongly supports legislation unveiled by Senate Democrats that would eliminate the statute of limitations for sexual offenses and allow victims to sue their abusers for damages. 

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Harrisburg, PA – March 27, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese’s (D- Philadelphia) legislation (Senate Bill 217) requiring the certification of assessors working in the Philadelphia Office of Property Assessments (OPA) was unanimously approved by the Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee today. “If signed into law, the legislation will ensure that all assessors in […]

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HARRISBURG, PA, March 26, 2019 – Democrats from the Pennsylvania House and Senate today introduced a package of legislation aimed to curb harassment in the workplace, along with support from Governor Tom Wolf and Victim’s Advocate Jennifer Storm. “As a caucus, we’ve worked with stakeholders and advocates and our own employees to craft a package […]

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Harrisburg, PA – March 26, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D- Philadelphia) said today that nearly $1.5 million in grant funding has been awarded to projects in Philadelphia’s First Senatorial District through the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s (CFA) Multimodal Transportation Fund program. “These grants allow necessary improvements to the infrastructure of some of the most well-traveled […]

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Philadelphia, PA – March 21, 2019 – Governor Tom Wolf toured the John H. Taggart School in Philadelphia today to see progress on removing contaminants which can cause serious health problems. The governor also outlined how Restore Pennsylvania, the most aggressive infrastructure proposal in generations, would help Pennsylvania schools to address lead and other contaminants. […]

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Harrisburg – March 18, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) has been reappointed to serve on the Pennsylvania Housing Advisory Committee and Legislative Data Processing Committee for the 2019-2020 legislative season. “It is an honor to be reappointed to serve on these two important committees,” Farnese said. “In their own ways, both the Housing Advisory […]

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Harrisburg – March 7, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) announced today that two local organizations will be receiving grants through the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs’ Veterans’ Trust Fund. Veterans Multi-Service Center, Inc. at 213 North 4th Street, Philadelphia will receive a $25,000 grant through the program, while the Military Assistance Project located […]

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 Harrisburg – February 1, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D- Philadelphia) announced today that $1.1 million in transportation grant funds were awarded to the city of Philadelphia. “Improving the appearance and accessibility of our beautiful historic district is paramount to our city’s development,” said Farnese. “Increasing the ease of access to our community is essential […]

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Harrisburg – January 17, 2019 – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) said today that he was appointed as Democratic Chair of the Senate Community, Economic & Recreational Development Committee.

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HARRISBURG, PA − January 16, 2019 −Members of the Senate Democratic Caucus stood together Wednesday, outlining the impacts of the federal shutdown on their constituents and addressing potential remedies at a state level.

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Harrisburg, October 2, 2018 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) announced today that $6 million in state grants were awarded for three important transportation projects in Philadelphia to aid the shipyard, convert cranes at the Tioga Marine Terminal and rehabilitate a former heavy metal shredding facility on Pennrose Avenue. “It is fantastic that the projects were […]

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Harrisburg – Sept. 24, 2018 – Legislation designed to ease access to the ballot and spur voter pre-registration by 16- and 17-year olds to ensure they are positioned to vote when they turn 18 has been introduced by state Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia).

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Philadelphia, September 5, 2018 – Senator Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) today announced $1.5 million in state grant funding for the Gotham Building project in Philadelphia. The funding was approved through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP). “The extensive restoration and re-use of the Gotham Building will be fantastic for our area, utilizing the latest technology in […]

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Philadelphia, PA − August 24, 2018 −We have closely followed the recent press reports regarding the firing of Kay Martinez, who served as Mazzoni’s Director of Diversity and Inclusion. Additionally, we spoke directly with Nefertari Sloan, a staff member, who was reprimanded for attempting to address inequities and organizational policy, as well as other members […]

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Open House on Addiction

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State Senator Larry Farnese invites you to an Open House on Addiction! The event will be held on September 10 from 6-8pm at Broad Street Ministry located at 315 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107. Join us for an informational open house for those suffering from any form of substance addiction and for their family, […]

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Philadelphia – August 14, 2018 – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) issued the following statement concerning the investigative Grand Jury report detailing sexual abuse of children in six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania.  Farnese’s comments follow: “The Grand Jury report includes details of horrendous acts perpetrated by members of the clergy from six Roman Catholic […]

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Harrisburg – August 7, 2018 – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) issued the following statement concerning his appointment to the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs. Farnese was appointed to the 40-member Commission by Gov. Tom Wolf. The goal of the commission is to help coordinate and drive statewide equality initiatives. The Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ […]

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Harrisburg – July 23, 2018 – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) today announced that he is sponsoring legislation to make it easier for young people to engage in the political process.  Farnese’s bill would permit 16- and 17-year olds to preregister to vote.  The preregistration would qualify the youths for automatic voter registration once they […]

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Harrisburg – July 18, 2018 − Assailants charged with murder against LGBTQ individuals would be prohibited from using “gay panic” and “trans panic” defenses to avoid conviction or mitigate punishment, if legislation authored by state Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) is approved.  “It is unconscionable that Pennsylvania permits the use of gay and trans panic defenses in murder […]

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