Reading, September 20, 2018  Gov. Tom Wolf recently announced the availability of $5 million in grant funding to help Pennsylvania dairy farmers overcome challenges and capitalize on new opportunities. This historic funding, made available for the first time under the Pennsylvania Dairy Investment Program, is the most recent of several initiatives from the Wolf Administration […]

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HARRISBURG, September 18, 2018 – Three local recreation and conservation projects were approved today for grant funding totaling $375,000 by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, according to Sen. Judy Schwank and Reps. Thomas Caltagirone and Mark Rozzi.   The Commonwealth Financing Authority approved grants for:  Berks County Conservation District, Antietam Valley Storm Water Improvements and Lake Restoration, $125,000  Reading, Schuylkill River Trail Gap […]

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HARRISBURG, September 18, 2018 – Thirteen Berks County municipalities will receive a total of $1.325 million in new state investments for their ongoing efforts to improve water and sewer services.  Sen. Judy Schwank today said the Commonwealth Financing Authority approved Small Water and Sewer System grants for:  Robeson Township Municipal Authority, Sewage Pumping Improvements, $125,000;  Joint Authority of the Wyomissing Valley, UV Light Disinfection […]

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READING, September 11, 2018 – Gov. Tom Wolf approved $500,000 in grant funds from Pennsylvania’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) for The Berks Community Health Center to open a new location in Northeast Reading, State Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) State Rep. Mark Rozzi (D-126th District) and State Rep. Tom Caltagirone (D-127th District) announced. The Health […]

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Reading, August 17, 2018 State Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) is hosting a live telecast on BCTV on Monday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m. The program is on the dairy industry and will include a panel conversation between Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, Penn State Extension Agent Mat Haan, Executive Director of the PA […]

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Reading, August 1, 2018  State Senator Judy Schwank (D-Berks) is hosting a free Aging Parent Conference on Sept. 5, 2018, at the McGlinn Conference Center, 460 St. Bernardine Street, adjacent to Alvernia University. The conference is inspired by Schwank’s late mother, Margaret Levine, who passed away in May. In the week leading to her passing, […]

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Reading, July 12, 2018  State Senator Judy Schwank (D-Berks) was encouraged by Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement that 70 municipalities will receive more than $31 million to support traffic signal upgrades. Funding comes through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s “Green Light-Go” program. Three of the municipalities receiving funding are in Berks County. Brecknock Township: $1,652 for […]

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Harrisburg, June 18, 2018  − Legislation sponsored by Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) to study the Commonwealth’s dairy industry was approved by the Senate today. Senate Resolution 384, which Schwank introduced last week, directs the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to conduct a study and issue a report making recommendations for initiatives to assist dairy producers […]

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Harrisburg, June 6, 2018 − Legislation sponsored by Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) and Sen. Ryan Aument (R-Lancaster) that would increase penalties against merchants or vendors who exploit the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by trafficking SNAP cards was approved by the Senate today. Senate Bill 1127, which Schwank introduced in March, was approved by the upper […]

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Reading, June 1, 2018 State Senator Judy Schwank (D-Berks) is inviting Berks farmers to a roundtable discussion with Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding on Wednesday, June 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Berks County Agricultural Center Auditorium at 1238 County Welfare Road in Bern Township. The event is an opportunity for farmers to […]

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