HARRISBURG, April 16, 2015 – Berks County’s reputation as a leader in farmland preservation grew by another 406 acres today when the Pennsylvania Agricultural Land Preservation Board added five farms to the historic program. The preservation board, of which Sen. Judy Schwank is a member, valued the tracts at $1,015,000. Berks County now has 692 […]

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HARRISBURG, April 14, 2015 – A legislative proposal by Sen. Judy Schwank dealing with sexual assault on college campuses in Pennsylvania took a positive step forward today. Schwank’s “PA Safe Campuses Act” received unanimous approval from the Senate Judiciary Committee. “Events like the recent one involving Kappa Delta Rho fraternity at Penn State and similar […]

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HARRISBURG, April 1, 2015 – Berks Countians who need help paying their heating bills or covering emergency repairs will have another month to apply for Pennsylvania’s federally funded LIHEAP program, Sen. Judy Schwank said today. The deadline to apply has been moved from Friday to May 1. “Winter was very cold and troublesome for many […]

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Public Utility Commission to talk electric choice READING, March 31, 2015 – Residents of Centerport and northern Berks County will have the opportunity at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 2, to learn more about electric choice and share their thoughts and concerns on other topics during Sen. Judy Schwank’s next town hall meeting. “Electric choice has […]

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HARRISBURG, March 26, 2015 – Sen. Judy Schwank will give students from her district a first-hand glimpse of life as a state lawmaker on Friday, March 27, at Albright College during the second session of her 2nd annual Berks County Model Senate. The session will comprise of the “Senate Committee Hearings,” where the student Senators […]

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OLEY, March 25, 2015 – A Berks County school devoted to career and technical education tonight recognized state Sen. Judy Schwank as the recipient of its “Friend of Career and Technical Education Award.” “You join a list of distinguished individuals from our community who have demonstrated a strong commitment to career and technical education and […]

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HARRISBURG, March 19, 2015 – To better protect Pennsylvanians from the unsolicited and embarrassing publication of their private, intimate pictures, state Sens. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) and Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia) said today they will introduce a proposal similar to the recently enacted so-called “revenge porn” law, that would make it a crime for someone to steal […]

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HARRISBURG, March 13, 2015 – Underscoring her leadership and reputation as someone who fights for families, women and the less fortunate, Sen. Judy Schwank has been appointed to serve on a commission that’s charged with making sure fairness and equal justice are applied in Pennsylvania’s court system. Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa appointed Schwank to […]

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READING, March 10, 2015 – Sen. Judy Schwank will join Lt. Gov. Mike Stack, Sen. Mike Folmer and others at 6:30 p.m., tomorrow, Wednesday, during a town hall meeting dealing with proposals to allow medical cannabis and industrial hemp in Pennsylvania. Sen. Schwank is the prime sponsor of Senate Bill 50, which would allow the […]

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HARRISBURG, March 10, 2015 – In conjunction with the state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, state Sen. Judy Schwank is reminding Pennsylvania veterans that the time is now to apply for special one-time payments in honor of their service during Persian Gulf operations in 1990 and 1991. The deadline to apply is Aug. 31. […]

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