HARRISBURG, June 20, 2014 – State Sens. Stewart Greenleaf (R-Montgomery) and Judy Schwank (D-Berks) today announced changes they are proposing to state law following the death of a Reading woman while she was jailed for truancy charges in Berks County Prison. Eileen DiNino, a 55-year-old mother of seven, died of undetermined causes June 7 as […]

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READING, June 12, 2014 – People who depend on state property tax or rent rebates now have another six months to submit an application for the money, state Senator Judy Schwank (D-Berks) said today after being notified by the Department of Revenue. Applicants now have until Dec. 31 to submit their free requests for the […]

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HARRISBURG, June 12, 2014 – A 25-acre Berks County farm has become the latest to be protected from future development under the state’s farmland preservation program, Sen. Judy Schwank said today. The John and Marie Hill farm in Perry Township was added to the fold following the purchase of agricultural easements. “Berks County is a […]

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HARRISBURG, June 3, 2014 – To encourage low-income families with children to enter and stay in the work force, Sen. Judy Schwank today said she will introduce legislation excluding a larger share of their earnings in determining eligibility for state Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, or TANF, benefits. Sen. Schwank’s proposal would increase the earned-income […]

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READING, May 27, 2014 – Residents of the Muhlenberg Township and Alsace areas of Berks County will have the opportunity at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 29, to share their thoughts and concerns with state Sen. Judy Schwank during her next town hall meeting. “We are coming down to the wire on Pennsylvania’s new budget so […]

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HARRISBURG, May 6, 2014 – State Sen. Judy Schwank today voted in favor of a bill to create a prescription drug monitoring program that would increase the quality of patient care, give health care consumers a better record of the drugs they have been prescribed, and help law enforcement agencies prevent fraud and drug abuse. […]

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HARRISBURG, May 6, 2014 – More Berks County residents will be able to recycle more of their consumer waste with the awarding of $1.25 million from Pennsylvania’s Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act. “Since Act 101 was implemented in 1988, the commonwealth has awarded millions to help residents in the 11th Senatorial District […]

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HARRISBURG, May 5, 2014 – In response to the arrests today of 13 mostly underage Berks County residents by Pennsylvania State Police, state Sen. Judy Schwank issued the following statement: “I am grateful for the excellent investigative work of the Berks County District Attorney’s office and state police, but the arrest today of more than […]

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READING, April 22, 2014 – Students planning to attend college or return to a post-secondary institution and need help paying for it have until May 1 to apply for a state grant through the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, or PHEAA, state Sen. Judy Schwank said today. “Earning a college degree is one of the […]

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HARRISBURG, April 1, 2014 – State Sen. Judy Schwank will meet with constituents at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 3, during a town hall meeting in Wyomissing. “With only three months remaining before adopting a new state budget, this will be a great time to meet with residents of the Wyomissing area and hear what they […]

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