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54-Acre Arnold Farm Now Protected, Sen. Schwank Announces

HARRISBURG, Aug. 13, 2015 – A 54-acre tract in Tulpehocken Township, Berks County, is now under the commonwealth’s farmland preservation shield, state Sen. Judy Schwank said today. Lawrence and Donna Arnold received nearly $135,000 in conservation easements in exchange for……Continue reading »

State Grant Opp for Businesses Working to Stop Pollution, Improve Energy Efficiency, Schwank Says

READING, July 29, 2015 – Businesses working to save electricity or protect the environment can now apply for a state grant for pollution prevention and energy conservation projects, Sen. Judy Schwank said today. The Department of Environmental Protection’s Small Business……Continue reading »

Next Phase of Reading Waste Water Treatment Facility Upgrade to Happen with Approval of $37M PENNVEST Loan, Sen. Schwank, Reps. Caltagirone, Rozzi Report

HARRISBURG, July 22, 2015 – The ongoing rejuvenation of Reading’s treatment facilities today counted the approval of a $37.2 million low-interest loan for the replacement of the Fritz Island solid waste treatment plant. Just as it approved an $84.6 million……Continue reading »

Statewide Conservation Group Honors Sen. Schwank With ‘Legislator Leadership Award’

MONROEVILLE, July 8, 2015 – State Sen. Judy Schwank – who has worked to protect Berks County farmland, enhance open spaces throughout Pennsylvania, and safeguard natural resources – has been named a “legislative leader” by the organization that advocates for……Continue reading »

Sen. Schwank: Republican Budget Fails Property Taxpayers in Berks County

HARRISBURG, June 30, 2015 – Ignoring Berks County residents’ call for relief from skyrocketing property tax bills, the Republican state legislature today steamrolled its $30.2 billion budget, absent the support of state Sen. Judy Schwank. Schwank said the General Assembly……Continue reading »

Avian Influenza Not Yet in PA, But Sen. Schwank Says State Ready to Act

HARRISBURG, June 26, 2015 – Because the latest avian influenza outbreak has wiped out 50 million birds across the country and appears to be headed this way, Sen. Judy Schwank is working with state agriculture officials as they develop response……Continue reading »

More Berks Co. Farmland Preserved Today, Schwank Says

HARRISBURG, June 11, 2015 – Berks County’s farmland preservation movement expanded today when a state panel added another 280 acres to the commonwealth’s preservation program. Sen. Judy Schwank, who is a member of the Pennsylvania Agricultural Land Preservation Board, said……Continue reading »