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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Philadelphia – September 18, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D- Philadelphia) said today that the deadline for submitting testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee for their Oct. 2nd hearing regarding statute of limitations reform for those who have experienced sexual violence is Sept. 20, 2019. All submitted testimony will go through the Pennsylvania Office of […]

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Philadelphia – September 17, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D- Philadelphia) announced today that multiple projects within his district are receiving a total of $250,000 through the Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program. “I am very pleased that this investment in our community’s recreational areas are being made.” Farnese said. “Thriving neighborhoods succeed because they have […]

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Philadelphia – September 13, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D- Philadelphia), Democratic chair of the Senate Judiciary committee, announced today that the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) has awarded $1.4 million in state grants for projects in his district. Farnese said the money will aid programs fighting violence in the community and help […]

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Philadelphia – September 11, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D- Philadelphia) said today that $200,000 in state grant money will be invested into a project to create affordable housing in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood of Philadelphia. The grant money will be used to provide 22 units of affordable housing for low income residents. Holy Trinity […]

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Harrisburg – August 28, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D – Philadelphia) announced today that the Philadelphia International Airport has been awarded $424,900 for needed improvements to the airports SEPTA rail facilities “The Philly Airport is a vitally important part of the transportation network of Pennsylvania, and to the whole country,” said Farnese. “Making sure […]

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HARRISBURG, August 27, 2019 – After a months-long review of a sexual misconduct complaint against a former Pennsylvania House member, a Dauphin County grand jury has called for the Pennsylvania Legislature to create a new, independent Office of Legislative Responsibility to create a centralized reporting system for victims to report sexual harassment and sexual misconduct. […]

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Philadelphia, PA − August 15, 2019 − Senator Larry Farnese released the following statement on police officers’ shooting last night in North Philadelphia: “Last night’s shooting in North Philadelphia was devastating and we were reminded those who serve in our police force regularly put their lives on the line; their actions last night were nothing […]

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Philadelphia, Pa. − August 6, 2019 − Following the weekend’s rash of gun violence across the nation, and the epidemic of gun deaths plaguing Pennsylvania, Senator Larry Farnese has joined a bicameral group of legislators calling for a special session to address gun reform immediately. The group, PA SAFE Caucus, sent a letter to the Governor […]

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Philadelphia – August 1, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D- Philadelphia) announced today that multiple projects in his district have been awarded $21,882,000 in state redevelopment grant funds. Through the Redeveloped Assistance Capital Program (RACP), grants are distributed to projects across the state that deal with the acquisition and construction of regional, cultural, civic, recreational, […]

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Philadelphia – July 12, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) announced that thirteen development and rehabilitation projects for low-income housing in Philadelphia have been approved through the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA). “Philadelphia’s growing population is always in need of more affordable housing opportunities,” said Farnese. “I am pleased to see these numerous projects approved […]

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Harrisburg – June 27, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) spoke today on the Senate floor to detail his reasons for opposing the proposed 2019-2020 General Fund budget bill.  “Simply put, I believe there are multiple reasons to say we could do better for the citizens of Pennsylvania,” Farnese said during his remarks. “I am […]

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HARRISBURG, June 26, 2019 – State legislators from Philadelphia, including Rep. Jordan Harris, House Democratic Whip, Sen. Anthony Williams, Senate Democratic Whip, Rep. Maria Donatucci, Sen. Larry Farnese, Senate Democratic Secretary, and Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler, issued the following statement on the announced closure of the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery: “The explosion and subsequent fire at […]

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Harrisburg, Pa. − June 6, 2019 − “Yesterday, the Senate Democratic Caucus received a briefing on the investigation into allegations against Senator Daylin Leach.   After reflecting on what I learned, I am calling for State Senator Daylin Leach to resign due to his history of improper conduct and for the real harms his conduct […]

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Philadelphia – May 10, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) is pleased to announce that the Philadelphia Senior Center on the Avenue of the Arts has been awarded a 2018-2019 Senior Center Grant to implement and improve programs. “Senior Centers are important and necessary establishments in our communities,” said Farnese. “For many aging adults, the […]

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Harrisburg, May 6, 2019 − Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) and Rep. Kevin Boyle (D-Phila.) today renewed their fight to put sexual orientation and gender identity back under the protections of Pennsylvania’s hate crimes law. “While these crimes might have individual victims, their impact is much deeper than that,” Farnese said. “The perpetrators are sending the […]

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Harrisburg, May 6, 2019 – Pointing to growing public support, Rep. Dan Frankel (D-Allegheny) and Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) today said they will step up their fight to enact their anti-discrimination legislation this session. The legislation (House Bill 1404 and Senate Bill 614) would ban employment and housing discrimination based on an individual’s sexual orientation, gender […]

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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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