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HARRISBURG, Sept. 29, 2015 – The General Assembly’s leading minimum wage advocate will hold a press conference at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30, in the Capitol Rotunda to explain how she plans to get Republicans to finally consider increasing the base hourly rate to $10.10. Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione has proposed measures to move Pennsylvania’s […]

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HARRISBURG, Sept. 17, 2015 – To mark the 25th anniversary of the federal law that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in many places, state Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione today won unanimous approval of a resolution. The Americans with Disabilities Act came into being in 1990, and has been amended several times since then. “Since […]

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Two more senior expos planned for October PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 11, 2015 – A multitude of Philadelphia area seniors and their caregivers collected helpful information, enjoyed being entertained and had free health screenings Thursday during state Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione’s “Senior Expo 2015.” The event, held for the third consecutive year at Mayfair Community Center, gave […]

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Erie, Aug. 4, 2015 – Today, the Senate Labor and Industry Committee held a public hearing to examine recent changes to unemployment compensation eligibility and potential negative impacts to seasonal workers. The meeting was convened at the request of Sen. Sean Wiley (D-49) who has long-advocated a forum for legislators to hear directly from the […]

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PHILADELPHIA, July 9, 2015 – State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione today issued the following statement as she remembered the life and work of former state Sen. Len Bodack, who died today at the age of 82: “We represented people from opposite ends of Pennsylvania but we shared a passion for working on the issues that […]

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HARRISBURG, June 30, 2015 – State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione today voted against the Republican state budget proposal for 2015-2016, saying it falls far short of the needed investments in education, workers and taxpayers. “Many people believed we were heading in a new and better direction when the voters elected Tom Wolf to replace Tom […]

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HARRISBURG, June 24, 2015 – In her ongoing work to include Pennsylvanians with disabilities in daily life, state Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione today won Senate passage of resolutions that will designate September as “National Spinal Cord Awareness Month” and Sept. 10 as “World Suicide Prevention Day” in the commonwealth. During the month-long “National Spinal Cord […]

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  HARRISBURG, June 24, 2015 – State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione added her strong and enthusiastic support today to a new proposal that would eliminate school property taxes for millions of homeowners throughout Pennsylvania and significantly reduce many taxes in Philadelphia. The Senate Democratic Caucus introduced the PA Home Rebate Plan today. “Philadelphians and taxpayers […]

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HARRISBURG, June 10, 2015 – Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement today that he is waiving fees for child abuse clearances and criminal background checks for volunteers working with children is receiving state Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione’s approval. The Wolf administration announced the change this afternoon, and also said there will be a drop in the cost […]

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HARRISBURG, June 9, 2015 – Before a sea of colored t-shirts donned by union apprentices, state Sen. Christine Tartaglione once again celebrated the 5th Annual Apprenticeship Awareness Day today in the Capitol Rotunda. Known throughout Pennsylvania as a leading supporter of labor unions, Tartaglione said apprentices are learning great skills that will help turn around […]

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