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Sen. Schwank to Host Senate Discussion in Reading on Employment Challenges for People with Criminal Records

At the request of state Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks), the state Senate Democratic Policy Committee is coming to Reading to hold a roundtable discussion on employment challenges facing people with criminal records. The meeting will take place at 11 a.m.……Continue reading »

Sens. Schwank, Rafferty Announce Pivotal $5.3M State Investment for Geigertown

HARRISBURG, April 22, 2015 – Residents of a southeastern Berks County community will enjoy better drinking water following the completion of a sanitary sewer project that today was awarded a $5.3 million investment from the commonwealth. State Sens. Judy Schwank……Continue reading »

$84.6M State Investment to Help Reading Better Protect Environment, Create Jobs, Sen. Schwank, Reps. Caltagirone, Rozzi Declare

HARRISBURG, April 22, 2015 – The City of Reading will get a much needed boost in its ongoing efforts to upgrade its wastewater treatment plant, meet the terms of a federal order, and protect the quality of the Schuylkill River……Continue reading »

With More Than $9M Awarded in 2014-15, Sen. Schwank Says College Students Should Act to Get PHEAA Grant Before May 1 Deadline

HARRISBURG, April 17, 2015 – With the May 1 deadline quickly approaching, state Sen. Judy Schwank today reminded Berks County students who are headed to college or are renewing their application to apply soon for a state grant. During the……Continue reading »

Sen. Schwank: 5 New Farms Added to PA’s Farmland Preservation Program

HARRISBURG, April 16, 2015 – Berks County’s reputation as a leader in farmland preservation grew by another 406 acres today when the Pennsylvania Agricultural Land Preservation Board added five farms to the historic program. The preservation board, of which Sen.……Continue reading »

College Campuses Closer to Being Safer as Schwank’s Bill Advances

HARRISBURG, April 14, 2015 – A legislative proposal by Sen. Judy Schwank dealing with sexual assault on college campuses in Pennsylvania took a positive step forward today. Schwank’s “PA Safe Campuses Act” received unanimous approval from the Senate Judiciary Committee.……Continue reading »

Deadline for Energy Assistance Grants Extended to May, Sen. Schwank Says

HARRISBURG, April 1, 2015 – Berks Countians who need help paying their heating bills or covering emergency repairs will have another month to apply for Pennsylvania’s federally funded LIHEAP program, Sen. Judy Schwank said today. The deadline to apply has……Continue reading »