Posts by: Christin Brown

October 29, 2012 — (6 p.m.) Gov. Tom Corbett held briefing to update the status of Hurricane Sandy and its impact on Pennsylvania.  The governor said that the storm had 90 mile per hour winds and was making landfall in New Jersey and expected to move west.  The storm was moving at 28 miles per […]

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Harrisburg – October 19, 2012 — Senate Democratic Leaders today called Pennsylvania’s latest employment report “unfortunate, but not surprising” given the lack of interest in rising unemployment on the part of the Corbett administration.  “It’s a trend that needs to be reversed immediately,” said Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa. “The national economy and economic picture […]

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October 15, 2012:  Sen. Tartaglione hosted the 2012 Senate Disability Day. This event provided all members and staff with the opportunity to experience, first hand, what it is like to have various disabilities.  Wheelchairs, walkers, vision-distorting goggles, magnifiers, arm restraints and noise canceling headphones were available to try – for a few minutes or for […]

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HARRISBURG, Oct. 2, 2012 –   State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione today said a Commonwealth Court decision restores voting rights for thousands of Pennsylvanians, but can’t entirely fix a “costly mistake.”   “I’ve been confident all along that the courts would see the serious flaws and dubious reasoning behind voter ID,” Tartaglione said. Unfortunately, the ruling […]

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HARRISBURG, June 30, 2012 – Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione today released the following statement on today’s Commonwealth Court ruling: “I’ve been confident all along that the courts would see the serious flaws and dubious reasoning behind voter ID. With just over a month to go before the election, we have to switch our focus to […]

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HARRISBURG, Sept. 25, 2012 – The state Senate has unanimously passed a resolution, sponsored by Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione, designating Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 “Hispanic Heritage Month” in Pennsylvania. The designation aligns the state with national Hispanic Heritage Month and recognizes the growing contributions of Hispanic Americans including profound success in business, government and […]

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 HARRISBURG, Sept.  21, 2012 –  With confusion swirling about voting rights and the future of health care and hundreds of seniors turned out yesterday for Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione’s Senior Expo for answers to a wide variety of questions. “The political season has brought with it some confusing advertising about seniors and health care and […]

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HARRISBURG, July 27, 2012 –  State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione has written a letter to Labor and Industry Secretary Julia Hearthway asking her to reverse and administration decision  to furlough nearly 100 employees who process claims and investigate fraud. “Not only will this result in joblessness for a substantial number of employees in an economy […]

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HARRISBURG, July 17, 2012 –  State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione today urged African-American homebuyers to contact the U.S. Department of Justice to see if they are qualified to receive part of a $125 million settlement with Wells Fargo. “It’s terrible to find out that financial institutions are still considering race when evaluating lending applications,” Tartaglione […]

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HARRISBURG, June 30, 2012 – More than three years after her first bill was introduced, Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione today praised House passage of a measure that will raise revenue for State Police training classes while creating a fairer fine-distribution system.   Senate Bill 237 passed the House with an overwhelming majority  tonight and heads to […]

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