HARRISBURG, June 8, 2015 – Holly Doppel of Lenhartsville emailed Senators David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) and Judy Schwank (D-Berks) after she read the lawmakers were interested in spearheading a bipartisan effort to strengthen safety in work zones. Doppel was referring to the lawmakers’ push to add speed cameras to ensure the speed limit is followed […]

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READING, May 27, 2015 – Students at one of Reading elementary schools will receive new books and free ice cream sandwiches at 1:45 p.m., Friday, May 29, thanks to donations by the United Way and a local Dairy Queen, Sen. Judy Schwank said today. Schwank is a tutor in Glenside Elementary School’s “Ready. Set. Read!” […]

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READING, May 14, 2015 – One of Pennsylvania’s champions for education has converted Gov. Tom Wolf’s idea for career and technical instruction into a proposal that is now before a Senate committee for consideration. Sen. Judy Schwank’s Senate Bill 114 would deliver as much as $15 million for public-private training partnerships focusing on high-demand, high-growth […]

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READING, May 12, 2015 – Residents of Mohnton and south central Berks County can learn more about choosing their electricity generator and getting the latest from Harrisburg during Sen. Judy Schwank’s next town hall meeting. The 90-minute get-together will start at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 14, in the social hall of Robeson Evangelical Lutheran Church. […]

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HARRISBURG, May 11 – Members of the legislature’s Women’s Health Caucus today unveiled their “Pennsylvania Agenda for Women’s Health” for the new session at a Capitol news conference. The caucus is co-chaired by Reps. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, and Frank Farry, R-Bucks; and Sens. Judy Schwank, D-Berks, and Chuck McIlhinney, R-Bucks. Frankel said, “We need to […]

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Reading – April 28, 2015 – At the request of state Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks), the Senate Democratic Policy Committee today held a roundtable discussion on employment challenges facing people with criminal records. “While acknowledging that reasonable restrictions and prohibitions are appropriate in some cases, we must do all we can to remove needless barriers […]

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At the request of state Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks), the state Senate Democratic Policy Committee is coming to Reading to hold a roundtable discussion on employment challenges facing people with criminal records. The meeting will take place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 28, in the Schmidt Technology and Training Center Building, Reading Area Community […]

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HARRISBURG, April 22, 2015 – Residents of a southeastern Berks County community will enjoy better drinking water following the completion of a sanitary sewer project that today was awarded a $5.3 million investment from the commonwealth. State Sens. Judy Schwank (D-Ruscombmanor Township) and John Rafferty (R-Collegeville) said PENNVEST’s funding for the Geigertown project includes a […]

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HARRISBURG, April 22, 2015 – The City of Reading will get a much needed boost in its ongoing efforts to upgrade its wastewater treatment plant, meet the terms of a federal order, and protect the quality of the Schuylkill River with the approval today of an $84.6 million investment by a state agency that’s dedicated […]

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HARRISBURG, April 17, 2015 – With the May 1 deadline quickly approaching, state Sen. Judy Schwank today reminded Berks County students who are headed to college or are renewing their application to apply soon for a state grant. During the 2014-’15 academic year, the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency awarded 3,989 grants worth $9.12 million […]

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