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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Harrisburg, December 18, 2012 – Acknowledging the escalating problems in economically-challenged communities across the state, Pennsylvania Senate Democrats today discussed their plans to address a wide range of problems impacting aging and distressed cities. The “Growth, Progress & Sustainability” or GPS plan focuses on developing new policies that foster cooperation while addressing and strengthening the core […]

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READING, Dec. 13, 2012 — An additional 168 acres of Berks County farmland will be preserved through the purchase of conservation easements valued at $420,000 that were approved today by the Pennsylvania Agricultural Land Preservation Board, according to state Sen. Judy Schwank, a Preservation Board member. According to the senator, the following farms will be […]

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READING, Dec. 11, 2012 — State Sen. Judy Schwank reminds everyone that the filing deadline for senior citizens and other individuals eligible for the 2011 Property Tax and Rent Rebate is Dec. 31. “This program has provided beneficial property tax relief to many individuals and families, so I encourage eligible folks to apply now,” Schwank […]

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READING, Dec. 10, 2012 – State Sen. Judy Schwank and Rep. Thomas Caltagirone announced today that the governor will join state and local officials to hold a crime summit in January in Reading. Schwank and Caltagirone made the comments after a meeting with city and county officials today in Schwank’s offices on plans for the […]

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READING, Nov. 28, 2012 — State Sen. Judy Schwank announced today that several Berks County municipalities have been awarded state grants toward improvement projects in local parks and greenways. “Our local parks and green spaces are precious community resources, so it’s important that we ensure that they are around for generations to come,” said Schwank […]

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READING, Nov. 27, 2012 — State Sen. Judy Schwank applauded the work of the Task Force on Child Protection, which today released its report detailing recommendations for improving Pennsylvania’s laws regarding child abuse. “This is a very important report that offers a comprehensive blueprint on how to address the issue of child abuse,” said Schwank, […]

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