Reading, November 15, 2017  State Sen. Judy Schwank will review cleanup efforts in Ruscombmanor Township Thursday morning. The cleanup is the result of state actions after a township resident found lead battery casings and residue on a private lane. The project removed 1,000 tons of soil and included cartway and drainage improvements.  Representatives from the […]

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Harrisburg, November 14, 2017 − Three Berks County municipalities will receive a total of $1.3 million in new state investments for their ongoing efforts to improve recreation services and transportation along 5th Street Highway. Sen. Judy Schwank today said the Commonwealth Financing Authority approved Greenway, Trails and Recreation Grants for: Topton Borough, Topton Community Park Playground, […]

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Reading, November 2, 2017 − Sen. Judy Schwank is hosting a Home Water Workshop for residents who get their drinking water from a private well, spring or cistern on Thursday, Nov. 16, at Penn State Berks, 1800 Broadcasting Road. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Franco Building, Room 109.  The program, presented by Penn […]

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Philadelphia – November 1, 2017 – At the request of state Sen. Lawrence Farnese (D-Phila.), the Senate Democratic Policy Committee today held a roundtable discussion at City Hall on strategies for preventing street harassment. “It is really important to have this meeting at a time when we’re talking about this on a national level and […]

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Harrisburg, October 25, 2017 − Gov. Tom Wolf recently named Sen. Judy Schwank to the Pennsylvania Commission for Women. The Commission for Women, which was created by Executive Order and consists of volunteer members, is responsible for advising the governor on policies and legislation that impact women. It also supports economic and civic opportunities for […]

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Harrisburg, October 25, 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 was approved by the Senate today. Senate Bill 882, which Schwank introduced in June, was approved by the upper chamber, 50-0 The bill would […]

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Reading, September 26, 2017 – Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) and the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency are holding a College Financial Aid Awareness Seminar at 7 p.m. on Oct. 5 at the Muhlenberg Township Building to inform high school juniors and seniors how to apply for college financial aid. The seminar ensures students and their […]

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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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Reading, August 16, 2017 −  Sen. Judy Schwank will hold a Child Care Seminar from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Exeter Community Library on Tuesday, Aug. 22. In a panel discussion, representatives from Community Services for Children, Pennsylvania Association for the Education of Young Children (PennAEYC) and the Albright Early Learning Center will cover what tools parents […]

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