READING, September 12, 2019 – The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s Criminal Justice Advisory Committee has granted Berks County more than $800,000 across six projects aimed to address drug court initiatives and projects to help victims of crime, State Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks), State Rep. Mark Rozzi (D-126th District) and State Rep. Tom Caltagirone […]

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Reading, September 10, 2019  On Thursday, September 26, beginning at 6 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, Pennsylvania.  And, on Saturday, October 12, beginning at 10:30 a.m., Senator Schwank is sponsoring a Free Application […]

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READING, August 28, 2019 – Gov. Tom Wolf approved $348,750 in grant funds through PennDOT’s Aviation Transportation Assistance Program, Aviation Development Program, and the Multimodal Fund for Reading Airport to make infrastructure and equipment upgrades State Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) and State Rep. Barry Jozwiak (R-5th District) announced.  The funds will help Reading Regional Airport […]

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HARRISBURG, August 26, 2019 – After a months-long review of a sexual misconduct complaint against a former Pennsylvania House member, a Dauphin County grand jury has called for the Pennsylvania Legislature to create a new, independent Office of Legislative Responsibility to create a centralized reporting system for victims to report sexual harassment and sexual misconduct. […]

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Reading, August 8, 2019  State Senator Judy Schwank (D-Berks) is again hosting a free Aging Parent Conference on Sept. 5, 2019, at Muhlenberg Middle School, 801 E Bellevue Avenue. The conference is aimed to serve the adults who already are caring for their elderly parents, those concerned about doing so soon and those planning for […]

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Harrisburg, August 1, 2019 − Today Gov. Tom Wolf awarded $1.5 million Pennsylvania’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) to rehabilitate the Berks County Trust Company Building in Reading, State Senator Judy Schwank (D-Berks) announced. The grant was awarded to the Shuman Development Company/Acme Structure X, Inc. and will pay to renovate and rehabilitate the Berks […]

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HARRISBURG — July 31, 2019 — In response to Governor Wolf’s announcement of Executive Order 2019-05 and directives intended to increase protection of vulnerable populations, Senator Lisa Baker (R-20th) and Senator Judy Schwank (D-11) said they were pleased the administration is building on legislative efforts to address deficiencies in Pennsylvania’s child welfare system. For more […]

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Harrisburg, Pa. – July 29, 2019 – Members of the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus sent a letter to the state’s congressional delegation, urging that the federal Department of Agriculture does not end automatic eligibility for Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. This change would impact 3.1 million Americans; 120,000 living in Pennsylvania. The caucus urged […]

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HARRISBURG, July 29, 2019 – State Senators David Argall (R-29) and Judith L. Schwank (D-11) announced today that PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards has agreed to their joint request to deploy automated speed enforcement units in work zones along Interstate 78 in Berks County when they become available this Fall.  PennDOT is authorized to deploy automated […]

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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 fireworks after the 2017 enactment of the state Fireworks Law, which she voted against. The […]

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