HARRISBURG, Jan. 14, 2014 – Sen. Judy Schwank and Sen. John Blake will hold a press conference at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 15, in the Capitol to unveil a bill that would expand the state’s new City Revitalization and Improvement Zones. Lancaster and Bethlehem were selected last month to participate in the inaugural CRIZ program, […]

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HARRISBURG, Jan. 9, 2014 – The statewide organization representing 5,500 doctors, residents and students of family medicine has picked state Sen. Judy Schwank for its “2014 Legislator of the Year” award. The Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians said it picked the Ruscombmanor Township Democrat because of her work to introduce and advance patient-centered medical home […]

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READING, Jan. 9, 2014 – Sen. Judy Schwank will join members of the Oley American Legion Post 878 at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 11, to help make sandwiches as part of the group’s “Sandwiches for the Homeless” program. The Oley Legion makes sandwiches every month for lunch bags that are delivered to homeless people in […]

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HARRISBURG, Jan. 2, 2014 – State Sen. Judy Schwank today said she was glad to hear the commonwealth has decided to again delay implementation of new reporting requirements for organizations that operate small games of chance in Berks County and throughout Pennsylvania. The old law required eligible organizations and clubs to file a report by […]

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HARRISBURG, Dec. 12, 2013 – Pennsylvania’s 25-year-old agricultural land preservation movement acted today to protect another 878 acres of Berks County farmland, Sen. Judy Schwank said. “Nine more tracts of prime Berks County farmland are now protected from development,” Schwank said. “This means, once again, that agriculture will continue on as one of this region’s […]

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HARRISBURG, Dec. 12, 2013 – State Sen. Judy Schwank said today she is pleased with a special commission’s recommendation to change Pennsylvania’s formula for financing special education. The Special Education Funding Reform Commission released a long-awaited report Wednesday saying if Pennsylvania changes the way it calculates its special education payments, it will make the system […]

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HARRISBURG, Dec. 11, 2013 – Legislation introduced today by state Sen. Judy Schwank would make online posting of naked or sexually explicit images of former intimate partners a crime in Pennsylvania. The bill would make the offense a third-degree felony if the victim is a minor, carrying a penalty of up to seven years in […]

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HARRISBURG, Dec. 10, 2013 – The Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association today bestowed its prestigious “President’s Award” to state Sen. Judy Schwank. PVMA said it picked the Berks County Democrat because of her “tireless work to raise awareness about agricultural and animal issues” in Pennsylvania. “I have been a life-long advocate for farmers, agriculture professionals and […]

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READING, Dec. 9, 2013 – Sen. Judy Schwank will hold her “Elected Municipal Officials’ Meeting” for new and current officials at 7:30 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 12, in Wyomissing. This event will give officials the opportunity to obtain information about current legislation that impacts their municipality and to interact with state agency representatives. It also provides […]

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HARRISBURG, Dec. 9, 2013 – In memory of the soldiers who have died defending American freedom and in honor of Pennsylvania soldiers who will not be home during this holiday season, state Sen. Judy Schwank today laid a wreath at the Capitol as part of a “Wreaths Across America” event. “National Wreaths Across America Day” […]

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