Philadelphia – September 12, 2017 – Sen. Larry Farnese and the Delaware Riverkeeper Network will hold a news conference on Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 10:30 a.m. in the Mayor’s Reception Room of Philadelphia City Hall to discuss the misuse of SLAPP suits to silence community opposition to development and to discuss Farnese’s anti-SLAPP legislation. Farnese’s […]

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Harrisburg, April 25, 2017 — Focused on protecting the rights of people and organizations against frivolous lawsuits aimed at stifling free speech, state Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) today thanked his colleagues for their support of his legislation, Senate Bill 95, and said he looks forward to swift consideration by the House of Representatives.

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Harrisburg – January 17, 2016 – Lauding the efforts of the Mazzoni Center to provide health care services for members of the LGBTQ community, State Senator Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) today announced a $1.5 million state investment in the Philadelphia based organization. “I am so proud to stand with the wonderful staff from the Mazzoni Center […]

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Harrisburg – December 6, 2016 – More than $2 million in state grant funds were approved today to support three local projects aimed at providing for safe and healthy recreational opportunities for Philadelphia residents and their families, announced State Senator Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia). “These projects speak to the core of what makes Philadelphia the vibrant […]

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Philadelphia, PA – November 29, 2016 − Mazzoni Center is pleased to announce it has received an award of $1.5 million through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP).  The funds are designated to support the purchase and renovation of a Center City building at Broad and Bainbridge Streets, where the agency will […]

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Harrisburg – November 16, 2016 – Senate Democrats today elected leaders for the 2017-18 legislative session. State Senator Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) was re-elected Democratic Floor Leader. “It is an honor and a privilege to once again be chosen to serve the caucus as Leader,” Costa said. “We face many challenges moving into the new session […]

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Harrisburg – October 24, 2016 – A $180,000 grant to create a connecting trail to the Schuylkill River Trail in East Fairmount Park and a $2.5 million loan to help with the relocation and expansion of Yards Brewing was approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA), State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) said today. “The new […]

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Harrisburg – October 14, 2016 –  Two popular cycling and outdoor recreation trail projects will receive more than $1.7 million in grant funds needed to improve safety for residents, state Senator Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) announced today. “It’s exciting when we have the chance to bring grant funds home that provide recreational opportunities for families and […]

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Harrisburg, September 7, 2016 − A $2.5 million state investment has been approved for Yards Brewing, LLC, a Philadelphia-based craft brewery, State Senator Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) announced today. “Investing in local businesses has an immediate and dramatic effect on our community,” Farnese said.  “It’s all about opportunity. “Through just this one loan we’re helping a business […]

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Harrisburg – July 1, 2016 – State grant funds were approved today for three local community projects aimed at making Philadelphia more accessible and vibrant for area residents and families, announced State Senator Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia). The grants were funded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA). The CFA is an independent state agency responsible for […]

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HARRISBURG, June 14, 2016 – Senator Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) today announced that more than $80,000 in Senior Community Center grant funds have been awarded to the South Philadelphia Older Adult Center. “Our senior centers provide vital programs and services that allow our seniors to remain active and involved in the community,” Farnese said. “These grant […]

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PHILADELPHIA, November 19, 2015 – State Sen. Larry Farnese today issued the following statement in support of airplane cleaners, baggage handlers and other workers who are employed by airline subcontractors at the Philadelphia International Airport and walked off the job to protest low pay and efforts to stop their unionization: “The men and women whose […]

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PHILADELPHIA – December 10, 2014 – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) today said that the residents in the 1st Senatorial District will soon be able to enjoy a more exciting Gallery at Market East and a more energy efficient Academy of Music thanks to $4 million in grants from the commonwealth. “If you’ve recently walked east […]

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PHILADELPHIA − October 21, 2014 – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) said residents in the 1st Senatorial District will soon be able to enjoy greener pathways and an iconic public radio station will have a better broadcast facility with the approval today of $616,000 in grants from the commonwealth. “From our scenic trails to new greening projects […]

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PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 23, 2014 – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia), members of the Pennsylvania legislature’s Equality Caucus, Equality PA and advocates today urged the immediate adoption of legislation that would expand the commonwealth’s hate crime protections to include lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) citizens. While longtime proponents of equal protection for all Pennsylvania residents, […]

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Co-prime Sponsors of HB/SB 300, business leaders, and faith leaders announce the launch of a statewide campaign to end discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people  Harrisburg – Today, legislators stood with faith leaders, business leaders, and members of the LGBT community to advocate for the passage of SB/HB 300 to end discrimination in […]

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HARRISBURG, March 12, 2014 – State Senate Democrats today said they would save Pennsylvania taxpayers billions of dollars and solve the state’s pension problem if their proposal to further reform pension rules, refinance billions and help school districts avoid escalating payments is adopted. Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny); the Democratic chairman of the Senate Finance […]

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HARRISBURG (Dec. 11, 2013) – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) today announced that House Bill (HB) 1644 passed the full Pennsylvania Senate by a vote of 49 to 0 and will return owner-occupied assessments to pre-Actual Value Initiative (AVI) levels once it’s signed into law.

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HARRISBURG, December 11, 2013 – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) today introduced Senate Bill 1208 to create buffer zones around Pennsylvania’s reproductive health care clinics so women can safely receive their medical services. The bill, which was announced in conjunction with a larger package of bills addressing the health needs of women, is designed to not only […]

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PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 29, 2013) – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) today released his letter to the Republican chairman of the Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee requesting a hearing on Senate Bill (SB) 1095. The bill, which was authored by Farnese, protects organizations from Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPP) and deters people from filing the damaging […]

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