Four Berks County local governments, including the Lyons Borough Municipal Authority, the City of Reading, Richmond Township, and Ruscombmanor Township, have been awarded state H2O Water and Sewer grants totaling $3.715 million by the Commonwealth Finance Authority, Senator Judith L. Schwank announced today. According to Senator Schwank, the Lyons Borough Municipal Authority has been awarded […]

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Harrisburg, April 21, 2011 – State Senator Judy Schwank announced today that an additional 158 acres of Berks County farmland will be preserved through the purchase of conservation easements valued at $394,000.  The funding was approved today by the Pennsylvania Agricultural Land Preservation Board. “These funds are a significant lifeline to many family farms throughout […]

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HARRISBURG, April 13, 2011 – State Senator Judy Schwank will serve as Democratic Chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee, Democratic Leaders announced today. Schwank, who was sworn in last week to complete the term of the late Senator Michael O’Pake, said the committee is an opportunity to continue to boost Pennsylvania’s largest industry. “I am […]

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Harrisburg, April 5, 2011 – Calling job creation and educational opportunity fundamental needs that Pennsylvania must meet for its future success, Judy Schwank (D- Berks) was sworn into office today as state Senator for the 11th District. “We know the serious challenges facing our region and Pennsylvania,” Schwank said. “Fortunately, people here also have the […]

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Yesterday, several Senate Democrats joined students from the state System of Higher Education who traveled by bus and by foot to rally at the Capitol against Governor Corbett’s proposed cuts to higher education. The 50 percent cut in state funding could mean layoffs, higher tuition, and fewer programs.

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