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Schwank Sponsoring Legislation to Allow Municipalities to Limit Fireworks

Harrisburg, July 17, 2019  State Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) is proposing legislation to grant municipalities the authority to regulate and limit the use of fireworks in their cities, boroughs and townships. Schwank has received many complaints about the use of…...Continue reading »

Schwank Pleased with Overall Budget, Disappointed by Lack of Movement in Property Tax Reform

Harrisburg, June 27, 2019 -- The Pennsylvania legislature passed a $34 billion budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. State Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) voted for the budget and was pleased with several aspects of it, like the $25 million increase in…...Continue reading »

Schwank Proposal Naming Fleetwood Borough Road, ‘Alex J. Szoke Highway’ Approved by Senate

Harrisburg, June 26, 2019 − A bill containing a proposal by state Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) that would name the first block of West Main Street in Fleetwood Borough, Berks County, as the “Alex J. Szoke Highway” has been approved…...Continue reading »

Members of Pa Senate Democratic Caucus Request Disaster Declaration on Gun Violence

Harrisburg, Pa. − June 24, 2019 − Members of the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus today jointly sent a letter to Governor Tom Wolf requesting a disaster declaration for gun violence in the Commonwealth. “We believe it is necessary to raise…...Continue reading »

Schwank Warns of Scam Targeting Senior Citizens

Harrisburg, June 18, 2019 − State Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) is warning residents of a scam targeting Property Tax or Rent Rebate recipients. Schwank’s office was notified of a scam that consists of unsolicited calls from a person claiming to…...Continue reading »

Senate, House Members Unveil Elections Reform Proposals

Harrisburg PA – June 4, 2019 – State Sen. Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) and Rep. Sara Innamorato (D-Pittsburgh) led House and Senate Democrats in announcing several voting reform proposals Tuesday in the Main Capitol Rotunda.  The legislators were joined by a…...Continue reading »

Schwank Announcing Vaccination Legislation

Reading, May 15, 2019  State Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) is holding a press conference at Reading Hospital - Tower Health’s campus to announce pending legislation that addresses school vaccinations. The bill would require completion of a standardized form for requesting…...Continue reading »