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HARRISBURG, April 15, 2013 – With the deadline for filing tax returns looming, state Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione decried the Corbett administration’s strategy of relief for large corporations along with increased scrutiny for individuals.  “When the administration talks about tax relief, they’re talking about big business,” Tartaglione said. “Over the past two years individuals have […]

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HARRISBURG – April 12, 2013 — Bad news continues to pile up for Pennsylvania workers, while the state’s economic leaders look to South America for answers, state Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione said today. Figures released by the U.S. Department of Labor this week show Pennsylvania with the sharpest rise in new unemployment claims, while claims […]

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Harrisburg, March 19, 2013 — Employment numbers released by Pennsylvania labor officials this week show the state continuing to move in the wrong direction while falling far behind surrounding states in job creation, two leading state senators said today.  “The unemployment rate is still rising in Pennsylvania while the rest of the nation is recovering […]

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HARRISBURG, January 30, 2013 – State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione today released the following statement regarding Gov. Corbett’s plans for Pennsylvania liquor stores: “It’s obvious that there is little support in the General Assembly for the governor’s strange agenda and holding school funding hostage reveals a sad desperation. After gutting staffing for unemployment call centers, […]

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HARRISBURG, Jan. 8, 2013 – State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione, recently re-appointed as Democratic chair of the Senate Labor and Industry Committee, said today she will use the position to push for changes in Pennsylvania’s minimum wage law in order to prevent  working parents from sinking into poverty. “This is the committee where I’m comfortable […]

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HARRISBURG, Nov. 21, 2012 –  State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione announced today that she is again hosting a “Toys for Tots” collection box in each of her two district offices. “Through these years of difficult financial times, the people of Philadelphia have always found a way to help those less fortunate,” Tartaglione said. “Toys for […]

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HARRISBURG,  Oct. 31, 2012 – State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione today reminded voters that Pennsylvania officials have extended the deadline to apply for an absentee ballot.  “Hurricane Sandy forced a halt to most government services, putting pressure on last-minute absentee ballot applicants,” Tartaglione said.  “The new deadline gives those affected by the storm and local […]

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HARRISBURG, Oct. 2, 2012 –   State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione today said a Commonwealth Court decision restores voting rights for thousands of Pennsylvanians, but can’t entirely fix a “costly mistake.”   “I’ve been confident all along that the courts would see the serious flaws and dubious reasoning behind voter ID,” Tartaglione said. Unfortunately, the ruling […]

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HARRISBURG, June 12, 2012 – State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione praised the hundreds of union apprentices lining the Rotunda steps today and urged them to help convince lawmakers to rebuild the middle class.”Apprenticeships through organized labor not only prepare students for jobs, but they help ensure that the jobs can support families and communities,” she […]

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HARRISBURG, March 27, 2012 –State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione will join the Pennsylvania Assistive Technologies Foundation next week for a news conference to discuss the success of investments in Pennsylvanians with disabilities and the challenges they still face.             The news conference will be held in the Capitol Rotunda on Monday, April 2, at 11 […]

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