Harrisburg, March 21, 2018– State Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) voted in favor of a package of bipartisan bills pertaining to domestic violence. The bills are aimed to empower victims of domestic violence by helping them leave their abusers and controlling their abusers’ access to firearms. Most notable in the package is SB 501, which requires […]

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HARRISBURG − March 20, 2018 − Stating that child protection is a foremost government responsibility, two state Senators have launched a push to reform laws, regulations, and funding for Pennsylvania’s child welfare system. Sens. Lisa Baker, R-20th, and Judy Schwank, D-11th, who lead the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, are looking to establish an […]

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Harrisburg – March 12, 2018 – Bolstering farms and farmers, promoting the use of locally produced food and significantly increasing a tax credit to spur job creation and investment in rural communities is the focus of a package of bills offered by three state Senate Democrats. 

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Harrisburg, February 15, 2018 − A road-naming bill to rename Route 176 in Berks County in honor of veterans was signed into law today by Gov. Tom Wolf. Berks County’s inclusion in the bill was the result of the efforts of State Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks). Under the legislation, HB 1602, separate sections of the Morgantown […]

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Reading, February 13, 2018  −Four dozen high school students from 13 Berks County schools will get a close-up look at being a legislator on Thursday, Feb. 15, during Sen. Judy Schwank’s fifth annual “Berks County Model Senate.” The event, which will be the first of three planned sessions of the Model Senate, will begin at […]

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Harrisburg, February 7, 2018– State Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) is encouraged by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue’s announcement of $17.5 million in emergency funding to stop the spread of the spotted lanternfly in southeastern Pennsylvania. “USDA has recognized how important it is to support us in our fight against the spotted lanternfly,” Schwank said. […]

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Harrisburg, January 22, 2018 − Today State Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) introduced a resolution that would encourage Pennsylvania corporations to pursue more equal and diverse gender representation in senior management and on boards of directors.  “Companies benefit from the input of women,” Schwank said. “We’ve seen the numbers, we have tangible evidence that women have […]

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Reading, January 18, 2018 – State Sen. Judy Schwank, Berks Country and the Berks Agricultural Resource Network invite Berks County students to share their thoughts about farming in an essay and video contest celebrating National Ag Day. The day reminds people where their food comes from and the contribution agriculture makes to their everyday lives. […]

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Harrisburg, December 22, 2017  − Three organizations in Reading will receive a total of $2.25 million in new state investments for their ongoing efforts to revitalization the city and improve educational opportunities for students and the community at large. Gov. Tom Wolf today approved Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grants for: Berks County Convention Center Authority, […]

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Reading, December 14, 2017  − State Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) hosted a press conference with State Inspector General Bruce Beemer to heighten public awareness of welfare fraud and announce a new enforcement initiative to stop the illegal sale of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) cards.  “Unfortunately, welfare fraud is an issue in my district,” Schwank […]

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