Posts by: Christin Brown

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 17, 2014 – State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione today urged Gov. Tom Corbett and his Department of State to heed the Commonwealth Court ruling striking down Pennsylvania’s bad voter ID law. The law had required all voters to produce approved photo identification prior to casting their votes in election. “From the beginning, the […]

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HARRISBURG, Jan. 14, 2014 – Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione today said groups interested in continuing the greening of Philadelphia should apply now for a share of the state’s recreation and conservation grants. The 2014 awards will be made by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. “Many Philadelphians are watching – and enjoying – the […]

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HARRISBURG, Jan. 8, 2014 – A just-finished report on violence prevention in Pennsylvania should be acted upon as soon as the legislature returns to session Jan. 13, state Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione said today in a letter to a key lawmaker. The “Report of the Advisory Committee on Violence Prevention” listed 44 recommendations in its […]

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HARRISBURG, Dec. 24, 2013 – Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione said today the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program has invested a total of $7 million to help the expansion of the St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and make improvements at Fox Chase Cancer Center. St. Christopher’s is receiving $3 million while Fox Chase is getting $4 […]

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PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 17, 2013 – With thousands of Pennsylvanians buying the most popular Christmas gifts and planning family get-togethers by plane, train and automobile, state Sens. Christine M. Tartaglione and Vincent Hughes today said too many people will not be able to afford an average holiday because they earn a poverty-level minimum wage. The Democratic […]

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Harrisburg – December 10, 2013 – In advance of the governor’s planned mid-year budget briefing, state Senate Democrats today announced details of a plan to generate more than $1 billion in budget savings and revenues they say can be used to make key investments, avoid deep cuts or tax increases in dealing with a projected $839 […]

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HARRISBURG, Dec. 9, 2013 – Gov. Tom Corbett’s revelation that he is against raising the minimum wage because he is worried about its affect on the economy is another example of how this governor is only worried about the rich, the state’s leading minimum wage advocate, Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione said today. “Corporations have been […]

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PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 3, 2013 – Eligible residents who need help stretching their budgets have less than a month left to apply for property tax or rent rebates, state Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione said today. “Pennsylvania’s property tax/rent rebate program can really help low-income residents who need assistance,” Tartaglione said. “This can make the difference for […]

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Philadelphia – November 25, 2013 – State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione will begin distributing more than 1,500 Thanksgiving turkeys to needy families in the 2nd Senate District at 1 p.m. today at her 1061 Bridge Street district office. Tartaglione will travel throughout the district delivering turkeys this week. Your coverage is invited.

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Harrisburg – November 25, 2013 – State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione today urged students to take some time to research often overlooked college scholarship opportunities.   “You don’t have to be able to dunk a basketball or graduate at the top of your class to get help with college tuition,” she said. “There are numerous […]

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