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Senator Judy Schwank Sponsoring Two College Financial Aid Events This Week

Harrisburg, October 17, 2016 – On Wednesday, October 19, 2016, beginning at 7 p.m., Senator Judy Schwank is sponsoring her annual College Financial Aid Awareness Seminar in the Commissioners Board Room of the Muhlenberg Township Building, 210 George Street, Reading,…...Continue reading »

Schwank Legislation Supporting Women with Post-Partum Depression Clears Committee

Harrisburg – Sept. 28, 2016 – Legislation sponsored by Senator Judy Schwank that would provide early intervention services for infants and mothers when the mother is affected by post-partum depression received unanimous support today from the Senate committee on Public Health…...Continue reading »

Schwank Introduces Legislation Shielding Farms from Realty Transfer Tax

Harrisburg – Sept. 27, 2016 – State Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) today introduced legislation to reinstate a decades old program that exempts agricultural conservation easements from Pennsylvania’s Realty Transfer Tax (RTT). The proposed bill would provide exemptions for 270 farms…...Continue reading »

Schwank, Jozwiak: State Grant Paves Way for New Industrial Development, Jobs

Harrisburg, September 16, 2016 − More than $2.5 million in grant funds from Pennsylvania's Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) will be used to transform a brownfield site near the Reading Regional Airport in Bern Township into an industrial park, State Senator Judy Schwank…...Continue reading »

Schwank: Two Berks County Farms Help Pennsylvania Reach Land Preservation Milestone

Harrisburg – Aug. 24, 2016 – State Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) congratulated the owners of two Berks County farms who joined the ranks of more than 5,000 Pennsylvania farms preserved through the efforts of the State Agricultural Land Preservation Board.…...Continue reading »

Upgrades for Reading Waste Water Treatment Facility Approved by PENNVEST

Harrisburg - Aug. 11, 2016 - Upgrades at Reading's Fritz Island Waste Water Treatment Facility will be completed thanks to $27.1 million in additional funding from the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST), state Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) said today. "I'm…...Continue reading »

Schwank Looks Forward to Future of Hemp Industry in Pennsylvania

Harrisburg - July 22, 2016 - Legislation recently signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf legalizing the growing of industrial hemp in Pennsylvania represents a significant step forward for the agricultural industry in Pennsylvania, State Senator Judy Schwank (D-Berks) said…...Continue reading »