Posts by: Christin Brown

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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HARRISBURG, August 9, 2013 – Thousands of constituents from the neighborhoods surrounding Norris Square Park attended state Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione’s annual community festival yesterday. By coordinating numerous sponsors and community partners, Tartaglione was able to personally distribute more than 1,500 backpacks stuffed with back-to-school supplies such as pencils, notebooks and erasers. “This event has […]

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HARRISBURG, July 16, 2013 – State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione today urged Gov. Tom Corbett to quickly sign the state Fiscal Code passed by the House yesterday, more than two weeks after the budget deadline.   In a letter sent today, Tartaglione told Corbett “the wheels of productivity that drive agencies, departments and organizations in […]

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HARRISBURG, June 30, 2013 — State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione today voted against a Republican-backed budget plan that continues more than two years of economic backsliding and education failure. “Pennsylvania has been sitting in the ditch watching the rest of the country drive past and the administration’s plan to get us moving is simply more […]

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HARRISBURG, June 18, 2013 – State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione today released the following statement regarding Sen. McIlhinney’s liquor proposal: “I am grateful to Sen. McIlhinney for taking the time and making the effort to listen to a broad range of opinions on the short-sighted House liquor privatization bill.  Unfortunately, the result appears to be […]

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HARRISBURG, June 3, 2013 — State  Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione today joined her Democratic colleagues in support of a budget alternative that improves funding for schools, social services and job creation while holding the line on broad-based taxes. “Governor Corbett and House Republicans want Pennsylvanians to believe that the weakest among us must continue to […]

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