Posts by: Christin Brown

Harrisburg – November 20, 2013 – The transportation funding plan that passed the Senate tonight was the ‘flawed product of a flawed process,” state Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione said today. “Changes to Pennsylvania’s prevailing wage laws have been proposed and debated for years and have failed to reach a majority or even a consensus,” she […]

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Harrisburg – November 19, 2013 – State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione today joined Senate Democratic colleagues in announcing a series of bills intended to address problems faced by Pennsylvania veterans in their return to civilian life. “Today’s returning veterans face unique challenges in returning to civilian life after long deployments during a weak recovery from […]

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HARRISBURG, Nov. 18, 2013 – The state Senate today unanimously passed a resolution sponsored by Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione marking Dec. 3 as “International Day of Persons with Disabilities.” Started in 1982 by the United Nations, the day is recognized around the world. “This day of recognition has helped raise understanding and awareness throughout the […]

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The following statement was offered today by Senator Christine M. Tartaglione in support of Auditor General DePasquale’s recent audit that discovered mismanagement of a Department of Public Welfare contract for home care workers: Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today issued a report detailing gaping holes in the monitoring of home care workers payroll contracts.  As a […]

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HARRISBURG, Oct. 21, 2013 – The state Senate has unanimously passed a resolution marking “Brachial Plexus Injury Awareness Week in Pennsylvania,” state Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione announced today. “With greater knowledge and awareness of this type of injury, I hope we will be able to reduce the number of brachial plexus injuries that occur in […]

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PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 17, 2013 — At a news conference in Philadelphia’s City Hall today, state Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione announced new legislation aimed at restoring the buying power of Pennsylvania’s minimum wage. Tartaglione, the Democratic chair of the Labor and Industry Committee was joined by Democratic Appropriations Chair Sen. Vincent J. Hughes and local labor […]

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WHO: State Senator Christine Tartaglione, Democratic Chair of Senate Labor and Industry Committee State Senator Vincent Hughes, Democratic Chair of Senate Appropriations Committee Elizabeth McLroy, Secretary-Treasurer of Philadelphia AFL-CIO Mark Price, Labor Economist at Keystone Research Center Kathy Black, President of the Coalition of Labor Union Women John Dodds, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Unemployment […]

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HARRISBURG, Sept. 3, 2013 – State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione joined thousands of local workers and their families yesterday in a rain-drenched parade held to celebrate Labor Day and to show solid support for working families.   Rather than detract from the event, Tartaglione said, the morning downpour served as a fitting symbol for the […]

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PHILADELPHIA,  Aug. 18, 2013 – The following statement was offered today by Senator Christine M. Tartaglione, Democratic Chair of the Senate Labor and Industry Committee, in support of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers and Philadelphia Coalition Advocating for Public Schools rally advocating for Full, Fair Funding for our Schools:   “It has been said that […]

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PHILADELPHIA,  August 21, 2013 – Hundreds of residents from the neighborhood surrounding Wissinoming Park turned out yesterday for a community picnic organized by state Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione. The event was the first in the Northeast Philadelphia neighborhood after years of popular events in Norris Square Park. “State funding cuts are presenting difficult challenges for […]

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