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Hard Work, Sincere Thought Required for Gov. Wolf’s Budget Proposal, Schwank Says

HARRISBURG, March 3, 2015 – State Sen. Judy Schwank issued the following statement today after listening to Gov. Tom Wolf present his first budget proposal to a joint session of the General Assembly: “Gov. Wolf has presented an assertive and……Continue reading »

With Billions at Stake, Schwank Unveils Bill to Properly Address Pension Crisis

READING, Feb. 26, 2015 – Frustrated by inadequate proposals to address Pennsylvania’s multi-billion dollar public and municipal pension problems, Sen. Judy Schwank today said she has formally introduced her bill to create an expert panel that would devise the best……Continue reading »

Schwank Press Conference Thursday to Unveil Pension Review Commission Bill

HARRISBURG, Feb. 25, 2015 – State Sen. Judy Schwank and advocates will hold a press conference at 3 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 26, in the senator’s district office, to announce the introduction of her bill to best address Pennsylvania’s pension crisis.……Continue reading »

Berks leaders elated with Philly landing Democratic National Convention

Berks County area leaders see some big opportunities with the Democratic National Convention coming to Philadelphia in 2016 – and not just for Democrats. The Democratic party announced Thursday that Philadelphia landed the convention, and local Democrats said that they……Continue reading »

Industrial Hemp Bill Formally Introduced by Sens. Schwank, Folmer

READING, Feb. 12, 2015 – Pennsylvania farmers would be able to grow a new cash crop and participate in a wide range of manufacturing opportunities if a bill that Sens. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) and Mike Folmer (R-Lebanon) formally introduced today.……Continue reading »

250 New Acres Added to Farmland Preservation Program, Schwank Says

HARRISBURG, Feb. 12, 2015 – Add another 250 acres of Berks County land to Pennsylvania’s farmland preservation program. The three tracts, valued at nearly $625,000, were approved for inclusion in the record-setting operation today by the Pennsylvania Agricultural Land Preservation……Continue reading »

Wolf Unveils Natural Gas Severance Tax Proposal

CALN TOWNSHIP — Money isn’t all it takes to improve schools but it’s a necessary part of the equation, Gov. Tom Wolf said Wednesday. And he said a severance tax on natural gas drilling is the best way to send……Continue reading »