Posts by: Christin Brown

Philadelphia, Oct. 6, 2011— The Senate Democratic Policy Committee today heard from various stakeholders in the effort to modernize Pennsylvania’s liquor sales system in a way that will keep up consumer demand while continuing prevention of abuse and underage drinking.

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HARRISBURG, Sept. 27, 2011 — Pennsylvania Senate Democrats representing urban communities today called the Republican plan to change the Electoral College voting process a “blatant attempt to gerrymander votes during presidential election cycles. “We continuously tell people ‘Your vote counts,’ but the Republican leadership in the House and Senate are making a blatant attempt to […]

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HARRISBURG – September 26 – State Senate Democrats today unveiled their revised job creation plan, called “PA Works Now,” which they claim would create 80,000 new jobs and leverage billions in private investment to generate jobs and economic activity. State Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) said job creation is the number one priority for […]

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HARRISBURG, Sept. 26, 2011 – Hundreds of local seniors packed the gymnasium at Camelot’s Excel Academy for state Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione’s annual Senior Expo.

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HARRISBURG,  July 15, 2011 –  State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione today praised the city’s Latino leaders for coming to agreement on the handling of this year’s “Puerto Rican Festival.” “For many years, leaders in the Latino community have worked to create an environment of harmony and understanding in Philadelphia’s neighborhoods,” Tartaglione said. “Putting an end […]

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HARRISBURG,  June 30, 2011 –  State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione tonight offered an amendment to a key budget bill that would have prevented labor unrest at the Graterford Prison project. “The Graterford project is an important project and its timely completion is critical to addressing the Commonwealth’s prison capacity needs,” Tartaglione told the Senate Rules […]

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State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione today released the following statement on the budget: “Trying to spare wealthy corporations from any sacrifice during a difficult budget year, the governor and the majority have gutted programs that have been proven to be successful and cost effective.  That kind of budgeting is shortsighted and lends itself more to […]

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State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione released the following statement about today’s budget vote in the Appropriations Committee:

“It’s been said many times that the state budget process is about choices. Sometimes, those choices are tough.

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HARRISBURG, June 20, 2011 – Democratic lawmakers today introduced legislation that would blunt the Philadelphia School Reform Commission’s (SRC) attempt to violate seniority provisions in the existing teacher labor contract and then potentially cancel other labor agreements on June 30.

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HARRISBURG,  June 17, 2011 – State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione today praised Senate passage of a compromise bill that extends unemployment benefits and makes changes that will help shore up the Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund. “I am grateful that my colleagues have seen the wisdom of preserving and extending benefits during the worst days of […]

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