Posts by: Christin Brown

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 21, 2014 – The nation’s oldest, private psychiatric hospital will be able to preserve a tract of land near Tacony Park, thanks to a $ 150,000 state grant secured today by state Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione. The Natural Lands Trust will use the money from the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s Greenways, Trails and Recreation […]

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PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 20, 2014 – Wissinoming Park will offer many new features to summertime visitors now that a $ 300,000 state grant has been awarded to help pay for their construction, Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione said today. Wissinoming is getting a Community Conservation Partnerships Grant for the project. It’s one of 219 awarded by the […]

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HARRISBURG, Oct. 15, 2014 – State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione today helped to quash a backdoor attempt to weaken unions by joining a bipartisan push to defeat an amendment that would have prohibited employers from automatically deducting membership dues from a worker’s paycheck. Called “paycheck protection” by proponents, Tartaglione said the proposal, introduced by Sen. […]

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HARRISBURG, Oct. 7, 2014 – State lawmakers and Capitol visitors had the opportunity today to experience how people live with disabilities during Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione’s annual Disability Awareness Day. People without disabilities were able to experience “blindness” or what it is like to move around in a wheelchair during the three-hour event. “I present […]

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HARRISBURG, Oct. 6, 2014 – Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione is urging the administration of Gov. Tom Corbett to finally take immediate action to improve Pennsylvania’s website for job seekers. In a letter to state Department of Labor & Industry Secretary Julia Hearthway, the senator said the administration must stop importing postings from websites such as […]

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PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 29, 2014 – Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione, advocates and members of Raise the Wage PA today marched to Gov. Tom Corbett’s office here to finally urge his endorsement of legislation that would increase Pennsylvania’s minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. Raise the Wage PA’s “statewide action day” featured similar rallies in nine other […]

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HARRISBURG, Sept. 23, 2014 – Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione today stood with advocates and fellow state lawmakers as they called for immediate action to expand Pennsylvania’s hate crimes statute to include lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered citizens. “We cannot sit idly as people attack our relatives and neighbors because they disagree with their sexual orientation,” […]

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PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 18, 2014 – Hundreds of 2nd Senatorial District residents learned about beneficial services and vital information today during the second of state Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione’s three senior expos. Attendees also had the opportunity to have free vision, blood pressure and prescription drug screenings and reviews during the event, which was held at […]

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PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 9, 2014 – Fire Departments, volunteer ambulance companies and rescue squads needing financial assistance to buy equipment, make renovations or repairs to their facilities or train new members should act soon to apply for a state grant, Sen. Christine Tartaglione said today. Pennsylvania’s “Fire Company, Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program” is accepting applications […]

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PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 21, 2014 – State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione visited Wissinoming Park today to continue her picnic series with constituents, hand out free backpacks and school supplies to children, and experience the chilly pour of a bucket of ice to benefit the ALS Foundation. “It’s good to be back at Wissinoming Park,” Tartaglione said. […]

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