Latest News


Senate Democrats Outline Legislation to Combat Opioid and Heroin Crisis

Harrisburg, May 18, 2016 – With drug overdose deaths reaching epidemic levels, Senate Democrats unveiled legislation today to address the opioid addiction crisis from prevention through recovery. “Addiction is a disease that does not discriminate and there is no easy……Continue reading »

Bill Would Provide Early Intervention for Mothers Suffering from Postpartum Depression

HARRISBURG, May 17, 2016 – Newborn and infant children of mothers affected by postpartum depression (PPD) would be eligible for early intervention services under legislation introduced today by Sens. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) and Camera Bartolotta (R-Washington). Senate Bill 1269 would……Continue reading »

Senate Approves Schwank Bill to Keep Parents Out of Jail for Delinquent Truancy Fines

  HARRISBURG, May 10, 2016 – Sparked by the tragic death of a Berks County mom who died after being imprisoned for her child’s delinquent truancy fines, Sen. Judy Schwank has won the Pennsylvania Senate’s approval of a bipartisan bill……Continue reading »

Sen. Schwank Announces Fire/EMS Grant Awards for Berks County 1st Responders

READING, April 25, 2016 – More than five dozen Berks County EMS and fire companies will receive state grants totaling more than $840,000 to help with training, equipment purchases and construction or renovation of facilities, Sen. Judy Schwank announced today.……Continue reading »

More than 70k Acres of Berks County Farmland Now Protected, Sen. Schwank Says

HARRISBURG, April 14, 2016 – The number of acres of Berks County agricultural land protected by Pennsylvania’s farmland preservation program eclipsed 70,000 today, state Sen. Judy Schwank said. The milestone happened when the Pennsylvania Agricultural Land Preservation Board, of which……Continue reading »

Statewide Drug Addiction Study Proposed by Schwank Ordered by PA Senate

HARRISBURG, April 4, 2016 – The Pennsylvania Senate today unanimously approved Sen. Judy Schwank’s resolution for an advisory task force to find better ways to address drug addiction and treatment. “I believe the task force will find that Pennsylvania needs……Continue reading »

Business Tips, Advice on Tap Wednesday During Sen. Schwank’s ‘W.E. R.O.A.R. Summit’

READING, March 28, 2016 – Women business owners and entrepreneurs will have the unique opportunity to learn how to grow their businesses Wednesday, March 30, during a special seminar in Reading sponsored by Sen. Judy Schwank and a group of……Continue reading »