Posts by: Christin Brown

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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HARRISBURG, June 30, 2012 –  State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione today praised passage of a bill that will put more wheelchair-accessible taxis on the streets of Philadelphia. House Bill 2390 expands the number of taxicab medallions issued by the Philadelphia Parking Authority to allow for a growing fleet of vehicles that can be used by […]

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HARRISBURG, June 29, 2012 –   Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione today released the following statement on the final 2012-13 budget: “I commend the thousands of Pennsylvanians who took the time to come to Harrisburg over the past five months for their persistence and determination in moving this budget from where it started in February to what was […]

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HARRISBURG, June 12, 2012 – State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione praised the hundreds of union apprentices lining the Rotunda steps today and urged them to help convince lawmakers to rebuild the middle class.”Apprenticeships through organized labor not only prepare students for jobs, but they help ensure that the jobs can support families and communities,” she […]

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HARRISBURG, June 11, 2012 – After more than three years of effort, Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione’s bill to raise revenue for State Police training classes while creating a fairer fine-distribution system passed the Senate unanimously today. Senate Bill 237 is expected to raise as much as $4 million for cadet training, while municipalities that provide […]

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HARRISBURG, June 5, 2012 – While applauding the bipartisanship that marked negotiations, Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione today voted against the final version of Pennsylvania’s unemployment compensation reform, calling it a “disservice” to the economy and working families. “I appreciate the work and cooperation of all who worked on this legislation, but I cannot, in good […]

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HARRISBURG, June 4, 2012 – A bill that will raise revenue to fund State Police training classes while creating a fairer fine-distribution system cleared the Senate Appropriations committee today, according to state Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione, the bill’s sponsor. Senate Bill 237 will raise as much as $4 million for cadet training, while municipalities that […]

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HARRISBURG, May 9, 2012 – State Sen. Christine M . Tartaglione today praised the thousands of civic activists, educators and social service providers who traveled to Harrisburg over the past two months for helping Senate Democrats force changes in state budget priorities. “The budget framework passed in the Senate today still falls short of meeting […]

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HARRISBURG, April 3, 2012 – State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione joined Senate Democratic colleagues at a Capitol news conference today calling on the Corbett administration to focus budget priorities on jobs and working families. “Last year’s budget and this year’s proposal put a heavy burden on Pennsylvania’s vulnerable families while large corporations reap the rewards […]

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