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 exemptions from vaccination requirements for school-age children and require a consultation with a physician before […]

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Schwank, Sabatina, Street promote organics, tax-exemptions, tax credit expansion, urban agriculture

Harrisburg – May 7, 2019 – Senate Democrats introduced key pieces of the PA Farm Bill today, including measures to promote organic farming, exempt taxes for beginning farmers, increase tax credits and stimulate urban farming.

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    Harrisburg, May 7, 2019 – Senator Judy Schwank (D-Berks) joins legislative members of the Task Force on Lead Exposure at a press conference today to discuss the legislative recommendations that were part of ‘Lead Exposure Risks and Response in Pennsylvania: Report of the Advisory Committee and Task Force on Lead Exposure.’ The legislative […]

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Harrisburg, Pa − April 30, 2019 − Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) today announced the following state funding for school and community safety in the 11th Senate District, which Schwank represents: Berks Career and Technical Center, $367,626; Brandywine Heights Area School District, $562,775; Exeter Township School District, $393,632; Fleetwood Area School District, $23,222; Reading Muhlenberg Career and […]

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Reading, April 2, 2019  State Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) is hosting an event to honor Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The event is being held at St. John Missionary Baptist Church at 436 S. 7th Street in Reading at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 4. The event is a remembrance for the 51st anniversary of […]

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Harrisburg, March 25, 2019  A Reading local recreation project was approved today for a $725,000 Multi-Modal Transportation Grant by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, according to Sen. Judy Schwank and Reps. Thomas Caltagirone and Mark Rozzi.  The Commonwealth Financing Authority approved a grant to: Improve pedestrian and bicycle connectivity and to make safety improvements along East […]

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Hughes, Schwank, Haywood offer multi-faceted approach Harrisburg – March 6, 2019 – Senate Democrats said today that they are sponsoring a three-bill legislative package designed to provide additional tax credits to farmers, encourage the use of locally sourced food and expand farmers’ markets. State Sen. Vincent J. Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery), Democratic chair of the Senate Appropriations […]

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Harrisburg, March 5, 2019 − Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) recently introduced legislation to expand hemp production in Pennsylvania. SB335, the Industrial Hemp Act, recognizes hemp as an allowable cosmetic ingredient, food, food additive or herb to be regulated as any other food ingredient or food commodity.  “Hemp is a multi-million-dollar industry that is expected to grow […]

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HARRISBURG – February 28, 2019 – Bipartisan legislation would improve screening and treatment of new mothers affected by postpartum depression, according to the bill’s sponsors, Senators Camera Bartolotta (R-46) and Judy Schwank (D-11). The Prenatal and Postpartum Counseling and Screening Act would require health care providers to offer information to pregnant women regarding parenting and prenatal […]

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