PHILADELPHIA, July 21, 2011 – State Sen. Larry Farnese today lauded a new study that recommends offering all women in their 40s the chance to get annual screenings for breast cancer.

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July 21, 2011 By Larry Farnese Caylee Anthony will never have the chance to grow up as a fun-loving little girl; she’ll never again play in a park or on a swing. Her life was too short. The fact that little Caylee was missing for more than a month with few people knowing it is […]

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Philadelphia, July 13, 2011 — State Sens. Mike Stack and Larry Farnese today joined the Pennsylvania National Guard to announce that significant state dollars will be made available to provide meals and comfort to military personnel and their families who pass through the Liberty USO Center at the Philadelphia International Airport.

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The state legislature says it’s very close to reaching a hand-shake deal on the state spending plan, which could happen in the next few hours. However, PA Governor Tom Corbett is being very tight lipped about state budget talks.  Unlike the man he succeeded, this new governor refuses to say anything about budget talks until […]

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HARRISBURG, June 16, 2011 – State Sen. Larry Farnese today announced that the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) has authorized a $50 million public service contribution to the Commonwealth to supplement the Pennsylvania State Grant Program. “I am very pleased about the action taken today by the PHEAA Board,” said Senator Farnese, who was […]

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HARRISBURG, June 15, 2011—State Senator Farnese today applauded passage by the Senate of legislation that would ban the possession, use and sale of so-called bath salts, synthetic marijuana and salvia divinorum. Farnese, a long time supporter of a ban on these substances, first introduced similar legislation earlier this year as Senate Bill 909.

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Votes ‘No’ on Mensch Amendment to Senate Bill 732 [hdvideo id=19 ] Harrisburg (June 8, 2011) – Senator Larry Farnese today affirmed his commitment to women’s rights by voting ‘No’ on the Mensch amendment to Senate Bill 732. “My views on reproductive rights are well known,” said Senator Farnese.  “I support a woman’s right to […]

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Arts and Culture is Economic Engine that Provides 62,000 Jobs, Generates Almost $300 Million in State and Local Tax Revenues.

Harrisburg, June 7, 2011 – Senator Larry Farnese and other state senators today joined arts and cultural organizations from across Pennsylvania to protest the budget currently before the Pennsylvania General Assembly.

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HARRISBURG, May 3, 2011 – Senator Larry Farnese today announced that he has introduced legislation to reinstate the mandatory sentencing provision for straw purchases of multiple firearms.

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Senator Larry Farnese announced he will host his second annual Business Funding Seminar. The speakers include Sam Rhoads, Senior Vice President, Finance, Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC), Jared Lucas, Small Business Financing Division, Center for Business Financing, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) and Lynne Ruby, Director, DCED Grants Office. This is a […]

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Initiative to Restore the Philadelphia Police  Mounted Patrol Unit Fundraising continues to restore the Philadelphia Police Mounted Patrol Unit. Our goal is to have the Mounted Units back on the streets this year. Senator Farnese recently announced that he has secured $100,000 in funding to jumpstart the effort, but there is still a long way […]

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Harrisburg, March 25, 2011 – Senator Larry Farnese today joined Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, the families of officers killed in the line of duty, members of the Philadelphia Police Foundation and others to welcome the first five horses to the soon-to-be restored Philadelphia Police Mounted Unit.

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Legislation Would Change the Way Wine is Sold and Expand Consumer Choice March 22, 2011—Senator Larry Farnese today announced that he is seeking co-sponsors and will introduce legislation that will change the way wine is sold and expand consumer choice. Senator Farnese’s legislation would allow consumers in Pennsylvania to order wine by mail from anywhere […]

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The Public Must be Protected; Justice Must be Served March 22, 2011, Harrisburg—–Senator Larry Farnese today re-introduced two hit-and-run bills from the 2009-2010 Legislative Session, both of which strengthen the laws and increase the penalties for those who leave victims at the scene of car crashes. “We must stiffen the penalties for drivers who hit […]

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Substance Used as Cocaine Alternative; Leads to Extreme Violent Behavior March 21, 2011—Senator Larry Farnese today announced that he will introduce legislation that would ban substances commonly known as ‘bath salts.’ The legislation would add the following chemical compounds to Schedule I of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act: 3, 4—Methy-lenedioxymethcathinone (Methylone), 3, […]

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PHILADELPHIA—March 18, 2011—-At the request of Senator Larry Farnese, the Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee today held a fact-finding hearing about the backlog of DNA testing and the use of DNA testing in criminal investigations. The hearing focused on finding solutions to reduce the backlog of DNA test results and on a bill that would change […]

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HARRISBURG, March 8, 2011 – Following Gov. Tom Corbett’s budget address where he laid out his $27.3 billion spending plan, State Senator Larry Farnese made the following statement: “I applaud the governor for his efforts to craft a balanced spending plan despite severe fiscal difficulties. We know what is at stake here – a $4 […]

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HARRISBURG, March 7, 2011 – State Sen. Larry Farnese will deliver the Senate Democratic Caucus’ response to Gov. Tom Corbett’s budget address on March 8. “I am honored to be chosen by my Senate Democratic colleagues to respond to Governor Corbett’s budget proposal,” Farnese said. “I believe it is important that everybody’s attention be focused […]

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No Need to Study or Review Current Laws Regarding Standards for Operating Dog Kennels March 2, 2011—Senator Larry Farnese today renewed his position for humane laws regarding puppy mills in Pennsylvania. “There is no need to spend taxpayer money to study or review the current law, which has already been voted on and enacted,” said […]

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Common- Sense Gun Laws Close ‘Florida Loophole,’ Protect the Public, Hold Criminals Accountable Harrisburg – February 18, 2011—-Senator Larry Farnese today introduced a four-part gun package to close the ‘Florida Loophole’ and further strengthen the laws and penalties to hold criminals accountable for gun crimes. “This four-point package emphasizes public safety by strengthening the laws […]

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