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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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HARRISBURG, Feb. 9, 2015 – Republicans and Democrats, advocacy groups and minimum wage earners filled a church near the state Capitol this afternoon to organize for a new effort to finally increase Pennsylvania’s minimum wage to $10.10. “We need to help the ones who need help the most,” Sen. Tartaglione said during the kickoff to […]

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HARRISBURG, Feb. 6, 2015 — The case for aggressive action on Pennsylvania’s stagnant minimum wage was made stronger today by new economic research, state Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione said. Tartaglione praised the Keystone Research Center’s thorough comparison of her minimum wage bill (Senate Bill 195) and a watered-down version proposed by a Republican colleague. “The […]

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HARRISBURG, Jan. 27, 2015 – Pennsylvania’s frontline workers who are languishing with poverty-level wages would finally be paid more under new minimum wage legislation that state Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione announced today. The five-bill proposal would increase the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2016 and make the state’s tipped minimum 70 percent of […]

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PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 15, 2015 – State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione announced that she will once again hold an influential seat to continue fighting for labor rights and an increase in the minimum wage as the Democratic chair of the Senate Labor and Industry Committee. “Serving as the Democratic Chair of this important panel ensures that […]

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HARRISBRUG, Jan. 6, 2015 – State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione today took the oath of office today for her sixth term in the Pennsylvania General Assembly and promised to continue her fight for better policies that promote economic development, raise the minimum wage, and improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. “Many of […]

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PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 18, 2014 – A Pennsylvania group that works to improve life for people with developmental disabilities will hold four meetings next month, including one in Norristown, to gage how it can best target funding under a new grant program, state Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione said today. The Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council is also […]

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PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 3, 2014 – As the Corbett administration continued its subterfuge during its final mid-year budget briefing, state Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione today said Pennsylvania would generate new revenue if it finally approved a minimum wage increase. “Other state economies that are doing a better job recovering from the recession have one thing in […]

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PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 6, 2014 – To help keep heaters working and the lights on through winter, state Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione today said the time is now for low-income residents in her district to apply for the popular Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program; better known as LIHEAP. The application window for federally funded LIHEAP […]

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