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Harrisburg – October 28, 2015 – At the request of state Sen. Vince Hughes (D-Phila.), the Senate Democratic Policy Committee today held a hearing on the devastating impact that the state’s 120-day budget impasse is having on schools across the state. “While many of the budget dispute points remain unresolved, what is clear is that […]

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HARRISBURG, Oct. 21, 2015 – Following up on her promise to force a vote on her bill to increase Pennsylvania’s minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, state Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione today submitted her discharge petition on Senate Bill 195. Tartaglione said she planned to introduce the petition during a Sept. 30 press conference. However, […]

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HARRISBURG, Oct. 20, 2015 – With some lawmakers wearing vision-distortion glasses and others using a wheelchair or a walker for the first time, decision-makers got the chance during state Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione’s “Disabilities Day at the Capitol” to experience life as a person with disabilities. The senator also won unanimous approval of a resolution […]

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HARRISBURG, Oct. 19, 2015 – Despite inroads in breast cancer research, state Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione today said more needs to be done, and she urged the Pennsylvania Senate to approve her resolution making October “Breast Cancer Awareness Month” and Oct. 16 “National Mammography Day.” The Senate approved Sen. Tartaglione’s resolution. “Unfortunately, funding for research […]

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HARRISBURG, Oct. 19, 2015 – To help decision makers better understand the needs of Pennsylvanians with disabilities, state Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione will once again hold her “Disabilities Day at the Capitol.” “I hold Disabilities Day to help people with disabilities find gainful employment, and to help employers without those same disabilities better understand what […]

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PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 14, 2015 – Older Philadelphians and their family members will have the opportunity to learn about programs that can enrich their lives at 10 a.m. tomorrow, Oct. 15, at the Community Academy of Philadelphia Charter School during state Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione’s annual Senior Expo. Representatives from various government agencies as well as […]

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Harrisburg – Oct. 7, 2015 – At a recent hearing of the Senate Labor and Industry Committee, members learned first-hand about the impact of recent changes in the unemployment compensation system as it applied to seasonal workers, according to state Sen. Christine Tartaglione (D-Philadelphia). Tartaglione said the hearing, which was held on Oct. 6 at […]

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