HARRISBURG, October 2, 2012 – For the past six months, everyone from elected officials to community activists said the same thing: Pennsylvania’s voter ID law was unfair and made getting an approved ID difficult. But today there was welcome news when Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson agreed with us when he said that an ID was not […]

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PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 12, 2012 — Home invasion impacts communities across Pennsylvania and state Sen. Mike Stack is working to curb the growth of violence with a new state law specifically targeting home invasion. During a public hearing today in Philadelphia, the Senate Judiciary Committee addressed Stack’s legislation creating a specific criminal offense for a home […]

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PHILADELPHIA, May 18, 2012 – State Senator Larry Farnese was joined by Pennsylvania Senators and Representatives from Philadelphia, members of Philadelphia’s City Council and community activists to jointly call upon Mayor Nutter to implement a fair property assessment program and to explore better funding alternatives for the School District of Philadelphia.

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HARRISBURG, May 1, 2012 — State Sen. Shirley Kitchen, along with her Democratic colleagues in the Senate and House, today denounced the reinstatement of an asset test on Pennsylvania’s 1.8 million Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients. Under the Corbett administration’s plan, starting today any SNAP recipient under the age of 60 who has more […]

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HARRISBURG, March 28, 2012 – In what State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) called a victory for consumer choice, the Senate unanimously passed legislation that would permit direct shipment of wine to Pennsylvania residents. “Our state stores have a great selection of fine wines, but they cannot possibly offer wines from every winery across the country […]

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PHILADELPHIA, March 26, 2012 – State Senator Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) received a 100 percent from Pennsylvania environmental groups for his green voting record. The Marcellus Shale Scorecard gives each state senator and representative a grade based on their Act 13 votes.

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HARRISBURG, March 20, 2012 – State Senator Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) today denounced House Bill 1077 as an unconscionable bill that could require women to undergo an unnecessary and humiliating transvaginal ultrasound so they can access their protected health services.

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PHILADELPHIA, March 5, 2012 – State Senator Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) today announced that he will vote against the Republican bill requiring voters to show identification at the polls. HB 934, which is likely to be acted on by the entire Pennsylvania Senate this week, would not just discourage voter participation, but it could cost taxpayers about $1 million.

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Senator Larry Farnese to hold senior expos on March 22, 2012 and on April 5, 2012. All Senior Citizens of the First Senatorial District are invited to attend. Representatives from local and state government agencies as well as public and private service providers will be available to discuss programs and services for older Philadelphians.


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PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 17, 2012 – State Senator Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) today issued a letter to State Sen. Jake Corman (R- Centre) asking why four of Pennsylvania’s universities, scheduled to possibly receive approximately $500 million in taxpayer funds, are not part of the regular budgetary process.

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State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) and CH2M HILL Philadelphia surprised 40 area children with new bikes for the holidays. This is the second year Sen. Farnese and CH2M HILL partnered to give new bikes to Big Brothers Big Sisters participants. Sen. Farnese is joined by Principal Brianna Dunn of the Laura W. Waring School and students.

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PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 22, 2011 – To celebrate Thanksgiving and help almost 50 area seniors and low income families, State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) gave away turkeys to United Communities Southeast Philadelphia’s Houston Community Center and Presbyterian Tower’s Riverside Homes. For the past three years Sen. Farnese has donated free turkeys before Thanksgiving so members of area community organizations have an enjoyable holiday.

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October 7, 2011 – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) today introduced legislation that would keep state and municipal workers who are convicted of a sex crime against a minor from collecting their public pension.

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September 30, 2011 – Concerned community leaders, police and residents from the Point Breeze and Grey’s Ferry sections of Philadelphia came together to call for an end to the recent wave of violence. Senator Larry Farnese thanked the hard working police and community activists for fighting to keep their neighborhoods safe, and called on Harrisburg to enforce existing gun legislation, increase penalties for people who commit gun violence, and to join him in ending straw purchases and closing the Florida Loop Hole.
 
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September 22, 2011 – State Senator Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) was pleased to join port and labor leaders as Governor Corbett released $15 million to continue the Delaware River dredging project.

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August 12, 2011—-Senator Larry Farnese today reminded Philadelphians that he is working with Philabundance to provide Emergency Food Boxes (Eboxes) to families in need.

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HARRISBURG – August 11, 2011 – State Senator Larry Farnese’s legislation to expand consumer choice by allowing the direct shipment of wine was the subject of a hearing of the Senate’s Law and Justice Committee yesterday.

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Senator Larry Farnese initiated a call to action for individuals and businesses to support the return of the Philadelphia Police Mounted Patrol Unit.

The recent assaults and attacks of several people in Center City illustrate the need for an increased police presence.

 
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July 25, 2011 – Senator Larry Farnese today rejected the Governor’s Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission report as a whitewash that amounts to nothing more than an infomercial for the natural gas industry.

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July 25, 2011 – Senator Larry Farnese today welcomed the news that a letter of intent has been signed to build two new tanker ships at Aker Philadelphia Shipyard in South Philadelphia.

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