Posts by: Christin Brown

HARRISBURG, Nov. 20, 2012 –  State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione is urging US Air to settle long-stalled contract talks with its current workers before closing a merger with American Airlines. In a letter to Douglas Parker, CEO of US Airlines Group, Tartaglione said pursuing a merger before settling with its own workers would make it […]

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HARRISBURG, NOVEMBER 14, 2012  – State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione, the first  woman to ever be elected to a Senate Democratic caucus leadership post, was reelected today by her colleagues. Tartaglione, now in her fifth term, is the Senate Democratic Caucus Secretary, a position that oversees the Senate handling of executive nominations that require Senate […]

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HARRISBURG,  Oct. 31, 2012 – State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione today reminded voters that Pennsylvania officials have extended the deadline to apply for an absentee ballot.  “Hurricane Sandy forced a halt to most government services, putting pressure on last-minute absentee ballot applicants,” Tartaglione said.  “The new deadline gives those affected by the storm and local […]

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Hurricane Sandy Update

On October 30, 2012 By

Absentee ballot deadline extended in Pennsylvania as state recovers from this massive storm. Harrisburg — October 30, 2012 – (9:20 a.m.) Gov. Tom Corbett provided additional details on how Pennsylvania is dealing with Hurricane Sandy earlier today at a briefing held at Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) headquarters.  the briefing was carried live on local […]

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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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