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Schwank Introduces Bill to Provide Equitable State Police Coverage for Municipalities Without Police

HARRISBURG, February 15, 2017 – Today Sen. Judy Schwank proposed a bill to ensure state police have sufficient resources to provide public safety services. Schwank (D-Berks) said Senate Bill 382 would offset funds the state provides to municipalities from motor…...Continue reading »

Senate Democrats Call for Special Session on Property Tax Relief or Elimination

Harrisburg – February 1, 2017 – State Senate Democrats said that Gov. Tom Wolf should call a special session of the General Assembly to ensure that legislation that results in significant property tax relief or total elimination is passed and…...Continue reading »

Bartolotta, Schwank Reintroduce Postpartum Depression Proposal

HARRISBURG, February 1, 2017 – Senators Camera Bartolotta (R-46) and Judy Schwank (D-11) reintroduced legislation today that would extend early intervention services to newborn and infant children of mothers affected by postpartum depression (PPD). Pennsylvania has a monitoring system in…...Continue reading »

National Agriculture Day Essay Contest

Reading, January 25, 2017 – State Sen. Judy Schwank, Berks Country and the Berks Agricultural Resource Network invite Berks County students to share their thoughts about farming in an essay and video contest celebrating National Ag Day. The day reminds…...Continue reading »

Schwank and Lt. Governor Mike Stack to Host Seminar on Dealing with Criminal Records

Reading, January 18, 2017  Sen. Judy Schwank is hosting an informational seminar on pardons, expungements and the new Limited Access processes on Saturday, Jan. 28, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Muhlenberg Township municipal building at 210 George Street....Continue reading »

Schwank to Chair Public Health & Welfare, Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committees

Reading, December 29, 2016  Sen. Judy Schwank will serve as the Democratic Chair of the Senate Public Health & Welfare Committee, as well as continue her post as the Democratic Chair of the Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee, Sen.…...Continue reading »

Scrape Eggs to Control the Spotted Lanternfly

Harrisburg, December 14, 2016  In conjunction with Penn State Extension, Sen. Judy Schwank has released an instructional video demonstrating how to kill spotted lanternfly eggs. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive pest that state officials worry could damage the state’s…...Continue reading »