Reading, September 21, 2017 − Legislation sponsored by Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) that would require the POW-MIA flag to be flown whenever the American and state flags are flown on state grounds received unanimous support from the Senate State Government Committee. In the last 100 years, more than 1,100 Pennsylvania families have lost loved ones whose bodies […]

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Senate Democrats have been in the forefront of efforts to address exposure to lead Harrisburg – September 1, 2017 – State Sen. Vincent J. Hughes and Senate Democrats applauded Gov. Tom Wolf’s support of universal testing of children under the age of 2 to determine their risk of lead poisoning.  The governor has urged the […]

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Harrisburg, July 18, 2017 – On Monday, July 17th, the Pennsylvania Senate approved Rick Kauffman’s appointment by Gov. Tom Wolf to the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. Kauffman, Bern Township, was nominated by Sen. Judy Schwank. “Rick served Penn State Extension with distinction for more than three decades,” Schwank said. “His management skills and administrative experience […]

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HARRISBURG, April 20, 2017 – The State YMCA of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania State Alliance of YMCAs honored Sen. Judy Schwank with a Champion of Youth Award at the 2017 YMCA Champions of Youth Luncheon. The luncheon, held at the Red Lion Hotel in Harrisburg, is the opening event of the Pennsylvania YMCA Youth and […]

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HARRISBURG, April 19, 2017 – This week Sen. Schwank and Sen. Elder Vogel (R-47) introduced legislation meant to protect farmers from grain brokers who suddenly go out of business. A grain broker, or dealer, is someone who buys grain from a farmer and then sells it to a third party. Pennsylvania currently has no regulations […]

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HARRISBURG, March 29, 2017 – Four Berks County municipalities will receive a total of $450,000 in new state investments for their ongoing efforts to improve water and sewer services. Sen. Judy Schwank today said the Commonwealth Financing Authority approved grants for: Kutztown Municipal Authority, Kutztown University Meter Replacement, $50,277; Topton Borough, Sanitary Sewer Pipe Lining, […]

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Reading, February 23, 2017 – State Sen. Judy Schwank is hosting an opioid addiction awareness event from 7 to 9 p.m. on March 16 at the Governor Mifflin Intermediate School in Shillington.  The event, Coping with Opioid Addiction: Real Life Experiences, is geared toward anyone who may know someone struggling with an opioid addiction. It […]

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HARRISBURG, February 15, 2017 – Today Sen. Judy Schwank proposed a bill to ensure state police have sufficient resources to provide public safety services. Schwank (D-Berks) said Senate Bill 382 would offset funds the state provides to municipalities from motor license revenue in the same amount as the value of the state police coverage to […]

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Harrisburg – February 1, 2017 – State Senate Democrats said that Gov. Tom Wolf should call a special session of the General Assembly to ensure that legislation that results in significant property tax relief or total elimination is passed and signed into law this session.

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HARRISBURG, February 1, 2017 – Senators Camera Bartolotta (R-46) and Judy Schwank (D-11) reintroduced legislation today that would extend early intervention services to newborn and infant children of mothers affected by postpartum depression (PPD). Pennsylvania has a monitoring system in place to protect infants who suffer from certain medical conditions such as low birth weight […]

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