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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 »

8 Berks County Organizations to Get $260k State Investment to Target Underage, Dangerous Drinking, Schwank, Caltagirone Announce

READING, June 11, 2015 – Berks County communities working to help teenagers and young adults better understand the consequences of drinking and alcohol abuse today received nearly $260,000 in grants from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. Sen. Judy Schwank, Rep.……Continue reading »

Berks Senators introduce work zone safety measure

HARRISBURG, June 8, 2015 – Holly Doppel of Lenhartsville emailed Senators David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) and Judy Schwank (D-Berks) after she read the lawmakers were interested in spearheading a bipartisan effort to strengthen safety in work zones. Doppel was referring……Continue reading »

Reading grade-schoolers get some ice cream to go with their books

Students at Reading’s Glenside Elementary School got a treat for their mind and one for their bellies Friday. State Sen. Judy Schwank, Dairy Queen and the United Way of Berks County joined forces to give away free ice cream and……Continue reading »

Oley Township continues Memorial Day tradition

Before beginning her Memorial Day remarks, State Sen. Judy Schwank looked out at the crowd of nearly 200 at Friedens Cemetery in Oley Township. “I wish you could see what I see,” Schwank, Ruscombmanor Township Democrat, said as she began……Continue reading »