Posts by: Christin Brown

HARRISBURG, PA, October 20, 2017– Pennsylvania Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione will welcome the community to the historic State Capitol Rotunda on Monday, Oct. 23, to learn about a multitude of resources available to persons with disabilities. Senator Tartaglione’s annual Disability Employment Awareness Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and feature dozens of organizations that offer a wide array of products and services ranging from accessibility tools and service dogs to simulation devices that will allow visitors to experience briefly the daily challenges faced by people with physical disabilities.

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Philadelphia – October 20, 2017 – Pennsylvania Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione partnered with Rep. Jason Dawkins and the Philadelphia-based Women Organized Against Rape on Thursday evening to facilitate a vital and timely discussion about sexual violence prevention. About 40 women and men, including numerous sexual violence survivors, joined the legislators at the Wissinoming Park recreation center […]

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Harrisburg – October 3, 2017 – A Senate resolution urging the President and Congress to make emergency financial assistance available for Puerto Rico as it seeks to recover from the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria was introduced today by state Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione (D-Philadelphia). “Hurricane Maria left a trail of death and destruction in […]

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Harrisburg – August 4, 2017 – State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione’s (D-Philadelphia) community picnic held on Thursday in Norris Square Park was a resounding success with hundreds attending and more than 500 backpacks handed out to school students, Tartaglione said. 

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School Code Changes Will Hurt Teachers Harrisburg – July 27, 2017 – State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione (D-Philadelphia) said today that the bipartisan revenue package adopted by the state Senate would fix the Actual Value Initiative (AVI) for Philadelphia and is a vast improvement, but new provisions impacting collective bargaining rights for teachers is an […]

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Harrisburg – April 25, 2017 – A $15 million transfer to temporarily aid the processing of unemployment compensation claims, remove backlogs and result in the hiring of 200 workers laid off last year was signed into law as Act 1 yesterday afternoon by Gov. Tom Wolf, state Sen. Christine Tartaglione (D-Philadelphia) said today. Tartaglione, who […]

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Harrisburg – February 8, 2017 – State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione (D-Philadelphia) issued the following statement harshly critical of the passage of legislation that assails the rights of women and working families.

Tartaglione said there were a number of anti-women and anti-worker measures adopted by the Senate.

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Harrisburg – February 7, 2017 – Senate Democratic Labor and Industry chair Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione (D-Philadelphia) offered comments about the proposed $32.3 billion 2017-18 Fiscal Year budget that Gov. Tom Wolf unveiled today before a joint session of the General Assembly.  The plan increases spending slightly over last year, but cuts $2 billion in […]

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Harrisburg – February 3, 2017 – State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione (D-Phila.) today announced that she will introduce legislation to incrementally raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2021. “An increase in the minimum wage is justified morally and makes sense economically,” Tartaglione said. “It is unconscionable that someone working full 40-hour week at the […]

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Harrisburg – January 18, 2017 – A new website administered by the Pennsylvania Treasury will provide access to information about savings accounts designed to aid individuals with disabilities and their families, state Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione (D-Philadelphia) said today. The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) website can be accessed at www.paable.gov. “I am pleased […]

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