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HARRISBURG,  Oct. 26, 2011 –  State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione today voted in opposition to a school voucher plan that will spend millions to benefit a narrow group of students while draining resources from already struggling public schools. “Instead of students choosing schools, schools will choose students. The unchosen will be children with disabilities, children […]

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In response to the unemployment figures released by the state Department of Labor and Industry, Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione released the following statement.  Tartaglione, D-Philadelphia, is the Democratic Chair of the Senate Labor and Industry Committee. “Nearly four months after Republicans pushed through a short-sighted state budget that slashed key funds for job creation and […]

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HARRISBURG, Oct. 18, 2011 – State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione said today she will continue to push for an update to Pennsylvania’s minimum wage law, after a Senate committee voted to avoid a decision yesterday. The Senate Labor and Industry committee tabled a Tartaglione amendment by that would have tied Pennsylvania’s minimum wage to the […]

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Day Care, Adult Care, Job Training, School-to-Work Transition, and Green Jobs are Targeted HARRISBURG, October 18, 2011 – – Today members of the Senate Democratic caucus unveiled legislation to be introduced this week to supplement the “PA Works Now” job creation plan, which has become the centerpiece of their agenda for the fall session. Senate […]

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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, 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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