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HARRISBURG, April 23, 2015 – As one of the leading lawmakers who worked to address the issue of mandatory overtime for healthcare professionals, state Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione said the revelation that the 2009 law has not been followed is bad news for patients and workers. Auditor General Eugene De Pasquale released his audit of […]

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HARRISBURG, April 22, 2015 – Because “a rising tide lifts all boats,” state Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione said today a new study shows that if Pennsylvania finally approves a minimum wage of $ 10.10 an hour, residents in each of the state’s 67 counties will benefit. “History has proven, time and again, that minimum wage […]

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HARRISBURG, April 13, 2015 – Thanks to the legislative efforts of Sens. Christine M. Tartaglione and Rob Teplitz, April in Pennsylvania is now “Sexual Assault Awareness Month.” April became “Sexual Assault Awareness Month” when the senators successfully introduced a resolution making it so. “By taking precautionary steps in our schools, across college campuses and in […]

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HARRISBURG, March 13, 2015 – The organization charged with promoting and supporting the arts and cultures throughout Pennsylvania has picked up the fervent abilities of state Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione. Tartaglione, who has been a member of the Legislative Arts and Culture Caucus in Harrisburg, has been appointed to serve on the Pennsylvania Council on […]

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PHILADELPHIA, March 11, 2015 – Pennsylvania veterans who fought in the Persian Gulf Theater in the early 1990s could receive up to $525 a month for their service if they apply now for a special, one-time bonus, state Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione said today. The payments, through the Department of Military & Veterans Affairs, are […]

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PHILADELPHIA, March 10, 2015 – State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione will continue her push to increase Pennsylvania’s minimum wage tomorrow when the House Democratic Policy Committee convenes a hearing at Temple University. Tartaglione has proposed a package of legislation that would increase the minimum wage to $10.10 by Jan. 1 (Senate Bill 195), increase the […]

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HARRISBURG, March 4, 2015 – State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione today applauded Gov. Tom Wolf for his bold and promising 2015-2016 budget proposal. She said his willingness to push a higher minimum wage, his belief in proper education funding, his support of her idea to close the Delaware loophole, and ideas to help relieve the […]

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PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 20, 2015 – Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione is urging her constituents to participate next week in “America Saves Week.” “America Saves Week” is designed to increase awareness of the need for people to save money, reduce debt, and build wealth with a primary focus on financial action: setting goals, making a plan, and […]

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HARRISBURG, Feb. 17, 2015 – Because it’s more prevalent than breast cancer or any other type of cancer, state Sens. Christine M. Tartaglione and Lisa Baker today proposed a resolution designating “National Wear Red Day in Pennsylvania.” Sen. Tartaglione read the following statement this evening on the floor of the Senate: “Too often, women are […]

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PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 11, 2015 – Working with the Salvation Army and other charities to identify people who need help staying warm outside, Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione, Philadelphia City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell and Forman Mills will give out vouchers for coats, hats and scarves. The “Giveback Giveaway” will start at 3 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 12, at […]

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