Harrisburg, April 17, 2013 – Senate Democrats’ 2013-14 budget priorities are heavily weighted toward job creation, education investments, strengthening the social-services safety net, modernizing liquor sales and refocusing Pennsylvania’s business tax menu to help small businesses, they announced today at a Capitol news conference. Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) said that Senate Democrats will go […]

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READING, April 12, 2013 — The U.S. Army will hold a “farewell ceremony” at 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 14, at Governor Mifflin Intermediate School for the U.S. Army’s 333rd Engineer Company (Horizontal). State Sen. Judy Schwank will attend the tribute. The 333rd will be heading to Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Most […]

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HARRISBURG, April 10, 2013 – State Senator Judith L. Schwank said today that a bill she has proposed would help ensure that state police have sufficient resources to provide public safety services. Schwank (D-Berks) said Senate Bill 841 would offset funds the state provides to municipalities from motor license revenue in the same amount as […]

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HARRISBURG, April 3, 2013 – Gov. Tom Corbett today told Reading business leaders how important it is to sell the state’s successful and profitable liquor stores, but he delivered the message in the wrong city, Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) said today. “Reading is in the midst of an economic struggle similar to other cities and […]

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READING, March 28, 2013 — State Sen. Judy Schwank will hold a town hall meeting at 7 p.m., April 4, for residents of Exeter Township and surrounding communities in the Community Room of the Exeter Community Library, 4569 Prestwick Drive, Exeter. “This is an opportunity for us to have a conversation about the issues impacting […]

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HARRISBURG, February 14, 2013 — State Sen. Judy Schwank today praised the Attorney General’s decision to stop the Corbett administration’s rush to sell off the state lottery without legislative oversight. “Like many of us, the Attorney General saw the lottery plan as a broad overreach of the administration’s authority and her decision to reject the […]

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HARRISBURG, February 5, 2013 — State Sen. Judy Schwank today issued the following statement on the governor’s 2013-14 state budget address: “Today’s budget plan did not provide a solid long-term plan for lifting up our economy. As our smaller cities and urban areas across the state continue to struggle, we should be focused on putting […]

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HARRISBURG, Jan. 30, 2013 — The Pennsylvania Senate today unanimously approved legislation that would ensure that all NCAA-imposed fines on Penn State University as a result of the infamous child sex abuse scandal remain in Pennsylvania, according to state Sen. Judy Schwank. In light of the notorious Jerry Sandusky case, Penn State has agreed to […]

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HARRISBURG, Jan. 9, 2013 — State Sen. Judy Schwank today applauded a decision by the Corbett Administration to move the financial report filing deadline to Feb. 1, 2014 for local clubs and charitable non-profit organizations that run small games of chance to raise funds. The initial deadline was Feb. 1, 2013. “While the passage of […]

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HARRISBURG, Jan. 8, 2013 — The Senate Democratic Leadership has appointed state Sen. Judy Schwank as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee. Members of this committee make key funding decisions and determine the fiscal impact of legislation on Pennsylvania. The committee members also develop the state budget and determine Pennsylvania’s spending priorities. “I’m very […]

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